10 / 12 / 2017

Signing The Final Steel Beam For The New Hospital

Thanks to Nicole Harnishfeger of The Inquirer and Mirror for capturing this great video of staff and community members signing the final steel beam that was added to the new hospital on Oct. 6th!

10 / 3 / 2017

NCH Welcomes John F. D’Avella, MD, FASN

Nantucket Cottage Hospital announced today that John F. D’Avella, MD, FASN, has joined the hospital’s medical staff as an internal medicine physician.

Dr. D’Avella is moving to the island and joining NCH following a distinguished career in Connecticut, where he was a physician at Hartford Hospital for more than 30 years, with an extensive background in nephrology and dialysis. He and his wife Denise own a home on Nantucket, and have visited the island for many years.

Dr. D’Avella will initially join Dr. Diane Pearl’s practice on a part-time basis, while also providing nephrology consults in the hospital’s medical/surgical unit and in the emergency department, and accepting referrals for patients with kidney issues, difficult to manage hypertension, diabetes, and kidney stones. (more…)

10 / 2 / 2017

Pediatric Occupational and Speech Therapy Now Available at Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of NCH

Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital announced today that it has added pediatric occupational therapy and speech therapy to the broad range of services it provides to the island community.

These new outpatient services will be available by appointment at Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Associates of NCH’s facility in Bayberry Court, within a mile of the main hospital campus. The new staff members who will be working with pediatric patients in these areas include: (more…)

10 / 2 / 2017

NCH Social Services Offers Assistance With Medicare Part D Enrollment

The annual enrollment and change period for Medicare’s Part D Prescription drug plans begins Oct. 15th and runs through December 7th.

To get Medicare prescription drug coverage, you must be enrolled in, or join a plan run by an insurance company or other private company approved by Medicare. Each plan can vary in cost and drugs covered. Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Social Services Department provides one-on-one consultations for those Medicare recipients who wish to enroll or review their current prescription plan. Due to the fact that plans can change yearly, NCH Social Services Manager Peter MacKay advises island residents to look over their plans on an annual basis to ensure it is the best option to meet their needs. (more…)

9 / 21 / 2017

NCH Earns Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) announced today that it has been accredited by The Joint Commission, the non-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations in the United States, by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.

NCH earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation, a symbol of quality that reflects the hospital’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

The Joint Commission conducted a rigorous unannounced on-site survey of Nantucket Cottage Hospital in late May 2017, when a team of expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards for emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and other areas. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with NCH staff members.

“To be accredited by The Joint Commission is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates a commitment to excellence across all our departments,” said NCH President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann. “I want to commend our staff for all the work and preparation that went into earning this certification. The island community can be proud of its medical professionals who made this happen, and can have confidence in coming to NCH for their care.” (more…)