12 / 28 / 2015

12th Generation Nantucket Native Born at NCH

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On Dec. 23rd we welcomed a 12th generation Nantucket native to the world at The Birthplace!

Avery Sandsbury, the daughter of island residents Josh and Jamie Sandsbury, was born at 6:48 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, measuring 19 inches long.

Josh shared with us his family’s genealogy book that traces its roots back to the 1700s on Nantucket. Happy holidays and congratulations to the proud parents!

12 / 16 / 2015

Swim Across America – Nantucket Volunteers Present Checks to NCH and PASCON

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Swim Across America Nantucket‘s lead volunteer organizers Jim Pignato and Jill Roethke stopped by the hospital yesterday to present checks representing the funds raised by more than 280 participants in the SAA open water swim event in late August.

This year’s incredible donations included $185,000 to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital cancer care program and $75,000 to Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket for its supportive cancer program. Pictured here are Jim, Jill, PASCON program director Charlene Thurston and hospital president and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann.

We are so grateful to Jim, Jill and all those who participated in or supported this year’s Swim Across America at Jetties Beach. Once again, the island community came together for this wonderful event and cause that aids Nantucket cancer patients. Thank you!

11 / 30 / 2015

Hospital Thrift Shop Donates $327K to NCH

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Another year and another amazing season for the Hospital Thrift Shop.

After an incredible five months of sales on India Street in downtown Nantucket, the Hospital Thrift Shop on Monday announced a $327,000 gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

This year’s gift has been earmarked for distinct purposes, including $177,000 for cardiac stress testing and telemedicine equipment, as well as $150,000 that will be set aside for the capital campaign for the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The Thrift Shop has now raised $300,000 toward its original pledge of $500,000 for the new hospital. (more…)

11 / 19 / 2015

Report to Our Donors – 2014/2015


Every year, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation publishes its annual Report to Our Donors to celebrate, highlight, and thank our donors and volunteers. This report is filled with the names of people who recognize that life as we know it on Nantucket wouldn’t be the same without a hospital that meets the needs of a thriving year-round community. (more…)

11 / 18 / 2015

Nantucket New School Field Trip

We were thrilled to host the Nantucket New School‘s preschoolers on Monday, Nov. 16 for a field trip to the hospital. The students visited a number of our departments, includuing the Emergency Department, Imaging Services and The Birthplace, where they got a peek at the newest Nantucket Native!

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