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Construction Progress Our New Hospital

Nantucket’s new community hospital, the first new medical facility on the island in more than 60 years, opened for patient care on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Thanks to an unprecedented $120 million capital campaign, the largest in Nantucket history, the new hospital was built entirely through private donations, debt-free, and with no taxpayer dollars.


THANK YOU Dr. Butterworth Retiring After 40 Years at NCH

Dr. George Butterworth, the longest serving physician on Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s medical staff, will retire on May 31st, 2019 after more than 40 years of general practice and obstetrical care on the island.


Services in Focus Behavioral Health Integration

NCH and Gosnold on Nantucket have launched a pilot behavioral health integration program to embed Gosnold’s behavioral health consultants in the hospital’s primary care practices. This collaborative pilot program aims to identify patients at risk for behavioral health issues in the primary care setting and develop a treatment plan before their issues become a crisis.


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.


Our Patients 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 $427,610

The Hospital Thrift Shop presented its annual gift, continuing its 89-year tradition of generous giving with a $427,610 contribution that will be used to purchase new medical equipment and other capital items, as well as handmade furniture for the new hospital. It will also complete the Thrift Shop’s pledge of $500,000 toward the new hospital it made back in 2015.


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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