NANTUCKET — Nantucket is on the verge a new era of health care, and in movie parlance, its new hospital is ready for a close-up.
An estimated 500 people got a sneak peek at the gleaming new Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Saturday during two open house events — one for employees and their families and one for the general public — in advance of an official opening next month. The $89 million, 106,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to the existing and soon-to-be demolished hospital that was built in 1957 when the island had roughly one-third of its current year-round population.
“I think of it as time travel from 1957 to the 21st century,” said Dr. Margot Hartmann, president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
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