WBUR in Boston has an interesting story today on a new JAMA study of cancer death rates that found Nantucket’s rate has plummeted in recent decades. The story features some commentary from Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s oncology program director Dr. Richard Penson:
While statewide death rates are down 24 percent, Nantucket’s are down 42 percent, one of the most impressive drops in the country according to that new paper in the journal JAMA.
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It’s National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week, the AANA / American Association of Nurse Anesthetists‘ annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety. Please join us in recognizing Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s CRNAs pictured here: Peter Duquette, left, and Wayne Wilber.
Peter and Wayne are among the nation’s 50,000+ CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide approximately 43 million anesthetics each year.
CRNAs are typically the primary providers of anesthesia care at rural community hospitals like NCH, enabling healthcare facilities in these areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services.
Thanks to the support of hundreds of Nantucket families, businesses and organizations, the work to prepare our site for the construction of the island’s new hospital is underway! One of the many community partners helping to make this project a reality is Nantucket Bank, which has generously contributed to our capital campaign. On Wednesday, January 18th, Neil Marttila, the bank’s senior vice president and market executive, stopped by the hospital to help Dr. Hartmann with the move of the Founders Building toward its new location on Vesper Lane. Thank you to Nantucket Bank and everyone who has contributed to this historic initiative!
The Birthplace has implemented new technology to improve fetal monitoring for expecting mothers at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
On Jan. 12th, The Birthplace went live with the Obix perinatal data system, a comprehensive system for central, bedside and remote electronic fetal monitoring. The new system will integrate with Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s new electronic medical record system, Epic, when it goes live in the spring, and will help hospital clinicians improve their practice, educate their staff, and promote patient safety.
Welcome to Nantucket’s 2017 New Year’s Baby: Iroda Nurilloeva!
Iroda, a baby girl, was born Monday, Jan. 2, at 8:40 p.m. at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 19 1/4 inches.
She is the daughter of Toliba Muradova and Fayzullo Eshonkulov, and is the first baby born at NCH in 2017. Congratulations to the proud parents! (more…)