Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Stop & Shop have entered into a temporary license agreement, allowing the hospital to use Stop & Shop’s land near its mid-island store for a staging area for construction of the new hospital at 57 Prospect Street. Stop & Shop has waived all fees in connection with the agreement, a benefit to the hospital valued at $1.2 million.
The parcel, known as the Craig Property, adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club and fronting on Sparks Avenue and Pleasant Street, will be used for staging for the hospital’s construction activities. Stop & Shop previously used the Craig Property as a staging area for construction of its new mid-island store. (more…)
A building permit has been issued by the Town of Nantucket for the construction of the island’s new hospital – a major milestone for this historic initiative. This permit is the result of an extensive review process and collaboration with the town’s Building Department, so we want to thank the staff of Planning & Land Use Services for its assistance. To follow the project and get the latest construction updates, click here.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is inviting Nantucket residents to submit applications for its 2017 Beinecke Scholarship Fund. This special fund, created by the late Nantucket businessman and civic leader Walter Beinecke, Jr., is intended to further the education and training of island residents in medical and health care fields by helping to finance their studies. The scholarship fund is open to graduates of Nantucket High School, employees of Nantucket Cottage Hospital and any other island resident who can satisfy the guidelines and requirements. (more…)
Por segunda vez el Nantucket Cottage Hospital y su Departamento de Consejo Pediátrico para Pacientes y Familia, da la bienvenida a la comunidad de la isla para atender la Feria de Salud Juvenil para el 12 de marzo en el Great Harbor Yacht Club.
No hay nada más importante que la salud y el bienestar de los mas jóvenes de nuestra isla. Por ese motivo nuestros voluntarios del Departamento de Consejo Pediátrico para Pacientes y Familia, han decidido volver hacer este evento por la segunda vez en dos años. Esta feria de salud incluiría exámenes de salud gratuitos, información sobre la cubertura de seguro médico y discursantes con información para la comunidad. Una colectiva de organizaciones para el servicio a la comunidad juventil también participarán en este evento. La Feria de Salud Juvenil es para jóvenes de hasta 18 años de edad junto con sus familias. (more…)
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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