Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the island’s leading physical therapy program, has relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility just a short distance away from the hospital campus at 6 Bayberry Court. The relocation was made possible by the Hospital Thrift Shop, which donated nearly $300,000 toward this effort.
The program’s highly-skilled therapists can now provide exceptional care in private patient rooms and in an environment conducive to high quality treatment. Patients have noticed: since moving to the new space, the number of patient visits has grown significantly.
“This new space represents a significant improvement for our patients and the staff of the Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital,” said NCH President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann. “We’re so grateful to everyone who had a hand in helping this project come to fruition, and for the extraordinary contributions from the Hospital Thrift Shop.”
“This is such an important health service for the island community so we wanted to contribute all that we could toward providing the space it deserves,” said Cathy Ward, the president of the Hospital Thrift Shop’s Board of Directors. “We’re so pleased to have helped facilitate the relocation of Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates and we know it will immediately enhance the patient experience.”
Linda Taylor, a longtime supporter of NCH and an advocate for quality health care on Nantucket, also contributed funds toward the relocation effort.
Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital offers comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services, including hands-on, one-on-one therapy sessions for patients with a wide range of diagnoses. Among the program’s highly-trained and certified employees are therapists with expertise in taping and bracing techniques, craniosacral bodywork, myofascial joint mobilization and other massage therapies.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital has been recognized with the 2014 Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth for its environmental stewardship. The award is among the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.
The Partner Recognition Award is intended to recognize health care facilities that have begun to work on environmental improvements, have achieved some progress, and have at least a 10 percent recycling rate for their total waste stream. The award demonstrates Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s commitment to improving environmental performance and achieving the top standards of excellence in sustainability.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s sustainability and environmental stewardship initiatives are a joint effort among several hospital departments including the plant operations, food services, materials, information technology, environmental services and pharmacy departments. Together, these groups have reduced the hospital’s energy consumption, purchased energy efficient computers and recycled products, incorporated local farm produce into NCH’s food offerings, founded a pharmaceutical waste program, and monitored the hospital’s waste streams.
The award was presented to NCH at the CleanMed Conference on June 5 in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference is the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.
“Sustainability and environmental stewardship are priorities for Nantucket Cottage Hospital and this award shows the commitment of our departments to practices that are environmentally sound and responsible,” said NCH President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann. “This recognition is a reflection of the high standards we maintain to protect the health of our patients, staff and community.”
Nantucket Cottage Hospital chef Wendy Turbini cooks delicious and nutritious meals for hospital staff and patients.
Wendy is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has more than 40 years of cooking and restaurant experience. On Nantucket, she served as the executive chef at the Jared Coffin House for 10 years, and also worked as a chef at her husband’s butcher shop.