Community Health Initiative

NCH recently awarded $762,000 in grant funding to 13 non-profit recipients to help address the island's most pressing health issues.

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Rural Health Achievement

NCH was recognized by National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for overall excellence in outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Nantucket's New Hospital

We’re seizing a once in a generation opportunity to build the right hospital for Nantucket.

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Welcome Dr. Frank O'Connor

Dr. O’Connor, a former captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, will bring vast general surgery experience and laparoscopic surgical skills to Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

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Healing Near Home

Patients recovering from a major surgery, stroke, or injury who require rehabilitation or skilled nursing will find just what they’re looking for right here at NCH

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Cancer Expertise Close to Home

Our partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital brings world-class cancer care to you.

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Your Road to Recovery

Our Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy team is committed to providing the island with comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services.

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Wellness Found Here

We exist solely for Nantucket and its people, giving everyone who calls the island home the confidence to live, work and play in this special place.

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Construction Progress Our New Hospital

We’re seizing a once in a generation opportunity to build the right hospital for Nantucket. Our new hospital will be modern, efficient, and flexible enough to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of health care delivery and meet the challenges that come with being the ultimate safety net for a community 30 miles at sea.


Services in Focus Cancer Care

Developed in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital our program brings a team of cancer specialists to the island on a weekly basis for patient consultation and treatment. Ugne Aleknaite, a Nantucket-based Certified Nurse Practitioner, coordinates with Mass General, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and on- and off-island providers to care for Nantucket cancer patients and their families.


services in focus Welcome Dr. John D'Avella

John F. D’Avella, MD, FASN, has joined the hospital’s medical staff as an internal medicine physician. Dr. D’Avella will initially join Dr. Diane Pearl’s practice on a part-time basis, while also providing nephrology consults in the hospital’s medical/surgical unit and in the emergency department, and accepting referrals for patients with kidney issues, difficult to manage hypertension, diabetes, and kidney stones.


WAYS TO GET INVOLVED Jeannie Critchley's Story

In April 2015, Jeannie Critchley was coming to the end of another school year and looking ahead to summer on Nantucket. But Critchley, who has been a teacher at Nantucket Elementary School for nearly 30 years, was about to receive some health news that would change her life. After a routine mammogram at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Critchley was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.


Ways to get involved Hospital Thrift Shop Donates $381,500

Continuing its 88-year tradition of generosity, the Thrift Shop announced a $381,500 gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital following another successful season on India Street. “It never ceases to amaze me what the Thrift Shop is able to do year after year,” said Dr. Margot Hartmann, President and CEO of NCH.


Ways to Get Involved Be Well Kids Health Fair

SAVE THE DATE: March 11, 2018 at the Great Harbor Yacht Club from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The health fair includes free health screenings, health insurance information, workshops, speakers and community resource information. Games, crafts, activities and healthy snacks will also be available at this free event.


Make a Donation The NCH Fund

Please consider a donation to The NCH Fund, our annual appeal, which supports the year-round operations of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Simply put, many islanders could not make their lives 30 miles at sea without a first-class community hospital,. Learn more about some of our supporters, like Alli and Sean Mitchell.

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