(October 1, 2014) Nantucket Cottage Hospital recently held its annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon and celebrated employee service anniversaries. Most notable among the many honorees were Suzanne Sullivan, RN, and Annie Backus, LPN, who were recognized for 45 and 40 years, respectively, of dedicated service to the hospital and the island community.
(October 1, 2014) Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) is pleased to announce a new partnership with MEP Health, LLC, an emergency and outpatient care group that is owned and managed by emergency physicians.
NCH is partnering with MEP to help accomplish its ongoing mission to improve quality throughout the hospital, and specifically in its Emergency Department, as well as help solve the complex puzzle of staffing the Emergency Department to handle the population changes that come with Nantucket’s seasons.
(October 1, 2014) The annual enrollment and change period for Medicare’s Part D drug coverage begins this year on October 15 and continues through December 7.
To get Medicare prescription drug coverage, you must be enrolled in, or join a plan run by an insurance company or other private company approved by Medicare. Each plan can vary in cost and drugs covered.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Social Services Department provides one-on-one consultations for those Medicare recipients who wish to enroll or review their current prescription plan.
(September 24, 2014) The Nantucket Cottage Hospital family is mourning the loss of Jane Guerrieri Bonvini, who passed away Tuesday morning. For more than two decades, Jane, a critical care nurse, was an integral part of the NCH team and a mentor to many of the hospital’s nurses.
“Jane was a remarkable clinician of extraordinary capacity who gave her heart and soul to this hospital,” said NCH President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann.
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Nantucket Cottage Hospital has entered the 2014 Pink Glove Dance competition to bring together island caregivers, cancer patients and survivors, and the entire Nantucket community to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fund.Now we need your vote!
The Pink Glove Dance is an international competition in which hospitals and health care facilities from around the world organize and produce music videos – featuring, of course, pink-colored exam gloves - to raise breast cancer awareness and prevention.
Voting in the competition begins today, and the winners in each category (Healthcare System, Standalone Healthcare Provider, or Non-Healthcare Organization) will receive $10,000 toward the breast cancer charity of their choice. To vote for Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s video, please follow this link.Voting is tied to an e-mail address, so each registered e-mail address can vote once per day for a specific video. Votes can be submitted through September 23rd, and the winner will be announced October 2nd.
“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.
The fireworks finale of the 2014 Boston Pops on Nantucket concert!!! Thanks to everyone who attended to support Nantucket Cottage Hospital and to all who had a hand in helping us pull it off!