A new article from the Cape Cod Times celebrates the resilient design of the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital and its ability to “survive Category 5 Hurricanes.” The piece notes that “the 106,000 sf, 14-bed hospital is being built to hurricane design specifications established by Miami Dade County – some of the strictest in the country. Canon Design’s David Kelly is quoted in the piece and shares that “Building according to the Florida code allows the hospital to withstand Hurricane Irma-strength winds of 185 mph, rather than 150 mph as specified by Massachusetts codes. The term is resiliency – it’s survivability.”
The Hospital Thrift Shop has completed its $500,000 pledge to Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s capital campaign for the island’s new hospital.
The completion of the pledge was announced by Brenda Williams, president of the Hospital Thrift Shop’s Board of Directors, during a recent appreciation dinner hosted by the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation.
In 2014, the Hospital Thrift Shop committed to a pledge of $500,000 to the hospital’s capital campaign, to be fulfilled in 2018. Each year, part of the Thrift Shop’s annual donation was set aside to fulfill the pledge with the rest of the money going towards the purchase of medical equipment and capital items.
The new Nantucket Cottage Hospital is currently under construction on Prospect Street, and the hospital is continuing to raise funds for its $120 million capital campaign intended for both the new hospital, and the completion of its campus with additional staff housing. (more…)
Kaplan, who previously worked at Nantucket Cottage Hospital as an emergency room technician, has returned to the island after completing additional education and clinical training through Northeastern University and serving as a physician assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In addition to her familiarity with Nantucket patients through the NCH Emergency Department, Kaplan has also worked with island physician Tim Lepore and the Yale Medical School on three separate studies on tick-borne diseases.
“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to return to the place where I started my medical career,” Kaplan said. “I love my island community!” (more…)
No other hospital in Massachusetts worries when they call for an ambulance to transport a patient whether that ambulance will show up or not. But our clinicians at Nantucket Cottage Hospital recently found themselves in this dilemma when the ambulance companies that previously travelled to the island to transport patients to the mainland stopped coming. For these companies, it was a matter of insurance reimbursements not covering their costs. For our team and some of our patients at NCH, it was a crisis. (more…)