Supporting Our Community
Every day, Nantucket Cottage Hospital carries out its mission to improve the health and wellness of Nantucketers. NCH promotes wellness for people of all ages through prevention, education and readily accessible health care services, in an effort to improve the general health, vitality and quality of life for all Nantucket residents and visitors.
NCH assumes the leadership role within the community by collaborating with other local organizations, by ensuring availability of an integrated array of health care services and by responding to the needs of the increasingly diverse Nantucket community.
Beinecke Scholarship Fund
The Beinecke Scholarship Fund at Nantucket Cottage Hospital helps students to finance their studies in medical and healthcare related educational and training programs. The fund benefits residents of Nantucket and employees of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, according to guidelines and requirements provided in the application form.
Criteria for the scholarship focuses on six areas of health care study and training. Nursing is the fund’s first priority, followed by radiology and imaging services, laboratory services, pharmaceutical fields, physician and physician’s assistant studies, and physical therapy training. No consideration is given to applicants whose desired course of study is outside of the realm of health care or medicine.
Download the 2017 Beinecke Scholarship Application Packet here
Due by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 | For more information, please call Lina Gillies at (508) 825-8200.
Community Benefits Report
We take our responsibility to the island seriously, and report annually to the state Attorney General’s office with details of our charitable, volunteer and community-wide health initiatives. These efforts are outlined in our FY2016 Community Benefits Report and includes an in-depth look at the benefits we offer to Nantucket, such as our annual Health Fair, flu clinic, as well as our free health and wellness screenings.
Community Health Needs Assessment
The 2015 Nantucket Community Health Needs Assessment is part of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s ongoing efforts to assess the health needs of the island community. This effort included focus groups with the Healthy Community Collaborative and Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Patient & Family Advisory Council, as well as a Quality of Life survey that was distributed widely throughout the community. Click here to read the final report.