“The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal hurricane preparedness tips to all of the citizens of the Commonwealth,” stated MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “The three key tips for preparing for hurricanes, as well any potential emergencies or disasters are to build a kit, create a plan and stay informed.”
Hospital seeking to meet Nantucket’s medical needs now and in the future
As we all consider the present and future health-care needs of Nantucket, I’m reminded of the sage words of Nantucket Cottage Hospital co-founder Dr. John S. Grouard in the early 1900s:“It is imperative that the conditions under which medicine and surgery are practiced (here) must be superseded by more modern ones.”
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s core mission has never changed. We are striving to improve health care on Nantucket and a new building that will serve the island today and into the future is a critical piece of this puzzle.
The Hospital Thrift Shop and Nantucket Cottage Hospital got a nice mention in People Magazine this week after actress Drew Barrymore stopped by the Thrift Shop and purchased a copy of “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Read the story here
For Nantucketers, a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming enough without the daunting prospect of repeatedly traveling off-island for specialized care and consultations with oncologists in Boston.
For more than two decades, Nantucket Cottage Hospital has provided chemotherapy treatments to as many island cancer patients as possible in an effort to ease some of the hardship of securing oncology services while living 30 miles at sea. With help from the Swim Across America fundraiser, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is now providing a whole new level of cancer care on the island.
Since July 1st we have treated over 1,000 patients at our new Walk-In Care service at Nantucket Cottage Hospital!
Please be advised that Walk-In Care is returning to its Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule this week, after having been open daily over the past month. More information about Walk-In Care can be found here.
The Affordable Care Act has ushered in sweeping changes to the U.S. health care system which are still evolving.
As a small, rural health care facility, Nantucket Cottage Hospital must understand these changes and be ready to adapt.
Join us on August 21 at noon to hear three distinct perspectives on this topic, including: Kathy Butterworth, Lisa Gilman and Alex Rosenberg, who are Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Health Care Advocates; Dr. Margot Hartmann, NCH President and CEO; and Calvin Richardson, Massachusetts General Hospital’s program director for Population Health Management.
Here’s your chance to take the stage at Jetties Beach with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra as a guest conductor!
This one-of-a-kind experience is being auctioned online ahead of the Boston Pops on Nantucket concert on Saturday, August 9, with the proceeds to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s medical director and chief of surgery Dr. Tim Lepore is a leading expert on tick-borne diseases, which continue to represent a threat to public health on Nantucket with dozens of confirmed cases reported every year.
On Thursday, July 31, Nantucket Cottage Hospital will host a “Tick Talk” with Dr. Lepore as part of its ongoing “Under The Tent” brown bag lunch lecture series. Dr. Lepore will discuss his research into tick borne diseases, the recent discovery of new types of tick-borne diseases, as well as the tips and recommendations for prevention and testing.