NCH Nurse Manager Kim Patten, second from right, with her family at the 40 Under 40 awards reception
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Medical/Surgical and Infusion Services Nurse Manager Kimberlee Patten has been recognized by Cape & Plymouth Business magazine with one of its “40 Under 40” awards, which recognize the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.
The program honors distinguished business people under the age of 40 who have made a mark in our region at an extraordinarily young age. (more…)
$25K Challenge Grant Will Support Grant Wentworth’s Cape Cod to Nantucket Solo Swim Benefitting Island Cancer Care
Nantucket Cottage Hospital today announced that an anonymous donor has stepped forward with a $25,000 challenge grant toward Grant Wentworth’s solo swim from Cape Cod to Nantucket to benefit the hospital’s cancer care program.
The challenge grant means that every dollar contributed to Wentworth’s swim up to $25,000 will be matched by this anonymous donor, with a goal of pushing his fundraising total over $150,000 before he embarks from Cape Cod in late July.
Through the Swim Across America charitable organization, Grant has already raised over $105,000 to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s oncology program, which provides on-island care for Nantucket cancer patients and brings oncologists from the Mass General Cancer Center to the island.
No one has attempted a solo swim across the 30 miles of open water between Nantucket and Cape Cod in nearly three decades. The only man known to have successfully completed a solo crossing is Paul Asmuth, an International Swimming Hall of Famer who swam from Nantucket to Hyannis in just over 12 hours back in 1986.
This summer Grant Wentworth wants to match Asmuth’s incredible feat.
In July, the 28-year-old Nantucket summer resident will attempt a solo swim from Cape Cod to Nantucket – the opposite direction of Asmuth’s crossing in ’86 – in what will be an incredible test of his stamina, willpower and mental toughness.
“I’ve been looking out at this body of water my whole life,” Wentworth said, “and I think the idea was always in my mind: is this something that’s possible?”
Through the Swim Across America charitable organization, Wentworth is leveraging the Cape Cod-to-Nantucket swim to support Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s cancer care program, and has already raised over $100,000 from friends, family, and supporters. (more…)
Formerly the location of the hospital’s physical therapy department, the new space has been completely renovated to better serve patients and allow staff to operate efficiently and cooperatively. The initiative will also allow the hospital to expand its specialty clinics area, increasing the number and frequency of visits by physician specialists from the mainland. (more…)
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s annual Beinecke Scholarships were awarded Tuesday to help island residents advance their education and training in the medical fields.
Open to graduates of Nantucket High School and employees of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, this special fund was created by the late Nantucket businessman and civic leader Walter Beinecke, Jr. in the 1950s.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital president and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann announced the 45 recipients of this year’s Beinecke Scholarships and awarded $35,300 during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the Founders Building at NCH. (more…)