In collaboration with architects from Cannon Design, Nantucket Cottage Hospital staff, volunteers, patients, and community members have all provided valuable insights that have guided the design of our new hospital. These plans honor the architectural heritage of Nantucket, while also reflecting the quality medical care that is provided inside. Our new hospital will transform the patient experience by enhancing privacy and safety, increasing access to our providers, and incorporating new technology throughout the building. It also creates the foundation for our future by providing new opportunities to expand services and attract the best clinicians.
The site plan we have developed for our property at 57 Prospect Street will maximize the hospital’s current location, while allowing us to continue operating the current facility during construction. The new layout will create dedicated entrances to the site for patient parking from both Prospect Street and Vesper Lane, as well as separate entrances for the emergency department and deliveries to the loading bay. To create a viable construction site for the new hospital, several buildings on the NCH property will be moved. The Founders Building will be relocated to hospital property at 10 Vesper Lane. The Anderson Building and medical offices will be moved to the northeast end of the hospital property along Prospect Street, and the old nurses dorm will be demolished.