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…)
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…)
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:
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.”