12 / 22 / 2016

Remembering Roy Flanders

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is mourning the loss of longtime island resident Roy Flanders, who passed away this week.

Roy was a patient and friend of the hospital who in 2012 announced an incredible $250,000 matching challenge grant to NCH to inspire the island community to support its hospital.

“I tried to whittle it down to five words: Imagine Nantucket without our hospital. Can you imagine?” Roy asked on the front page of The Inquirer and Mirror in December 2012. “The thing is, I’ve been there so many times, especially in the last year with some health issues. I hope to encourage as many people to help out.” (more…)

12 / 16 / 2016

New Hospital Construction Update


Below is the complete version of a letter to the editor that was published in the Dec. 15 edition of The Inquirer and Mirror to update the island community about the new hospital project: 

We have entered an exciting yet challenging chapter in the 105-year history of Nantucket Cottage Hospital as we prepare to build the island’s new hospital. We would like to provide an update to the community about our progress to date, and what’s to come in the months ahead.

If you’ve driven by the hospital recently, you’ve probably noticed that our campus at 57 Prospect Street has begun to transform.  Before we can break ground for the new hospital, we are completing several enabling projects to create space for the new building, which will be located directly behind the existing hospital in the southwest corner of our property. (more…)

12 / 5 / 2016

Milestones Magazine, Edition #3

Focusing on Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s campaign to build a new hospital, Milestones magazine is designed to provide an update on the project and celebrate the donors and volunteers who are making this historic initiative a reality. Published in November 2016, our third issue highlights the Percelay Family’s incredible gift of $10 million, plus we give readers a glimpse into what the new hospital will look like inside. Read the complete digital edition by clicking below:

12 / 2 / 2016

Join Chris & Carmen Carey in Supporting The NCH Fund


Chris and Carmen Carey came to Nantucket 10 years ago and have made the island their home. In that time they have also come to rely on the services of Nantucket Cottage Hospital for everything from emergency and primary care, to specialty physician services. For the Careys, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is one of the main factors that have given them the confidence to build a new life on the island.

Chris, who owns the home building and caretaking firm The Carey Company, has type 1 diabetes, and gets his regular blood work done on-island at the hospital. He’s also been a patient in the emergency department after a carpentry accident. Carmen, who works at RJ Millers – a salon and spa – was able to stay on the island to see a visiting podiatrist at Nantucket Cottage Hospital for treatment of plantar fasciitis.

“We love being part of the year-round community and we know how important it is to have a good hospital,” Carmen said. “So we hope you’ll join us by supporting The NCH Fund, too.

11 / 17 / 2016

Nantucket Cottage Hospital Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Quality and Patient Satisfaction


Nantucket Cottage Hospital announced today that it has been recognized by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) and  iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“This is a well-deserved recognition of the professionalism and compassion that our staff brings to Nantucket Cottage Hospital every day,” said Dr. Margot Hartmann, president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. “The quality of care and the experience we provide our patients are two of the most important measures of our performance as a hospital, so it is gratifying to see the efforts of our staff honored in this way.”

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is one of only two rural hospitals in Massachusetts to be recognized by NOSORH and iVantage for excellence in quality, joining Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in earning this distinction.

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.  “It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.”