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!

10 / 27 / 2015

“Extraordinary Care” at The Birthplace

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Marita Scarlett, an island resident and the mother of a new Nantucket Native, recently shared her experience at Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Birthplace where she and her family welcomed Malcolm Kai Scarlett to the world:

“I had the most extraordinary care in the Labor and Delivery department. The nurses were knowledgeable, nurturing, patient-centered and excellent advocates. They turned a less than ideal situation into a dream. Thank you to: Steph, Jess, Nicole, Sarah, Cindi and Penny for making us feel safe and loved.”


10 / 9 / 2015

Nantucket Cottage Hospital Emergency Department Wedding!


The Emergency Department at Nantucket Cottage Hospital is where lives are saved and today, it was also where two lives were united.

Amid a bustling Friday afternoon in the Emergency Department, Tessa Sandler and Chad Denton were married, with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff throwing makeshift confetti on the newlyweds.

The couple had planned a ceremony for Saturday at the Brant Point Lighthouse, but Sandler’s 89-year-old grandmother Arlene Sandler had a fall on Friday morning as she was helping to prepare the flower bouquets and was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital by ambulance.

When the family learned that Arlene had to be airlifted to a Boston hospital for further treatment and would not be able to attend the wedding the next day, they decided to hold the ceremony right then and there. (more…)