6 / 20 / 2016

A Very Happy Father’s Day at Nantucket Cottage Hospital

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It was a very happy Father’s Day at Nantucket Cottage Hospital for Fausto Paniagua as he celebrated the birth of his daughter Eva.

Pictured here is Eva with her mother, Hercira Montes De Oca, and Fausto over the weekend. Eva was born on Saturday, June 18th weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 21 inches. Congratulations and Happy Father’s Day!

3 / 14 / 2016

David Goodman, Grateful Patient

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Few people are better acquainted with Nantucket Cottage Hospital from a patient’s perspective than island tile-layer and fisherman David Goodman.

Over his many years on the island, Goodman has been a patient in the Emergency Department after a cerebral hemorrhage. He’s stayed for a week on the inpatient floor suffering from liver disease. And he’s utilized the hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation services frequently for his recoveries, as well as countless visits to Dr. Tim Lepore’s primary care office.

“I got better care here than I would have got anywhere,” Goodman said. “I had incredible attention. It’s a real personal touch being here, and what I mean by that is the nurses and doctors went out of their way to take care of me. It was beyond ‘I’m just doing my job.’ and that was a big thing for me.” (more…)

1 / 22 / 2016

She’s Our President and Our Patient!

Margot and Margot injuryBest wishes to our very own Dr. Margot Hartmann who will be having knee surgery here at Nantucket Cottage Hospital this morning to repair a patellar (kneecap) fracture. Dr. Hartmann’s surgery will be performed by the hospital’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rocco Monto.

Dr. Hartmann, President & CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, is pictured here on the right with her mother.

Did you know Nantucket Cottage Hospital performs over 800 surgical and other procedures in our operating room every year year? Learn more here

1 / 6 / 2016

Nantucket New Year’s Baby

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital welcomed the first island baby of 2016 on the morning of January 2nd.

Maria Raquel Pineda, a healthy baby girl, was born at 4:51 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long.

She is the daughter of Noé Pineda and Sonia Raquel Chacón, of Nantucket. Pictured here are baby Maria, the proud parents Noé and Sonia, as well as Maria’s big brother Amilcar Tejada behind them. Congratulations to the family!

The Birthplace at Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a full service, fully equipped facility complete with three large labor rooms and both ante and post-partum rooms. During the last fiscal year (September 2014 – September 2015), the Birthplace at Nantucket Cottage Hospital welcomed 137 new Nantucket Natives to the world.

12 / 28 / 2015

12th Generation Nantucket Native Born at NCH

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On Dec. 23rd we welcomed a 12th generation Nantucket native to the world at The Birthplace!

Avery Sandsbury, the daughter of island residents Josh and Jamie Sandsbury, was born at 6:48 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, measuring 19 inches long.

Josh shared with us his family’s genealogy book that traces its roots back to the 1700s on Nantucket. Happy holidays and congratulations to the proud parents!