No other hospital in Massachusetts worries when they call for an ambulance to transport a patient whether that ambulance will show up or not. But our clinicians at Nantucket Cottage Hospital recently found themselves in this dilemma when the ambulance companies that previously travelled to the island to transport patients to the mainland stopped coming. For these companies, it was a matter of insurance reimbursements not covering their costs. For our team and some of our patients at NCH, it was a crisis. (more…)
Every year, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation publishes its annual Report to Our Donors to celebrate, highlight, and thank our donors and volunteers. This report is filled with the names of people who recognize that life as we know it on Nantucket wouldn’t be the same without a hospital that meets the needs of a thriving year-round community. It’s one of the ways we acknowledge the hundreds of men, women and children who generously share with us their talents and treasures as volunteers, donors and staff. Read the full report.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital honored the recipients of the annual Partners in Excellence awards, which recognize superlative performance throughout the Partners HealthCare system, during a ceremony earlier this week at 56 Union.
This year’s individual award winners are Jason Graziadei and Nancy Pittman. The team award went to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Food Services team, including Maria McGrath, Team Leader, Bob Buccino, Dean Chianese, Orlando Fowler, James Kyomitmaitee, Chris Lemont, Chai Sophonwattana and Wendy Turbini.
The awards were presented by Jeff Davis, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Mass General, and NCH President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann, who offered the following comments about each of the recipients:
Derek Andelloux, MD, has joined the Nantucket Cottage Hospital medical staff as a full-time, year-round primary care physician. Dr. Andelloux’s new family practice will open this month in the hospital’s Anderson Building at 57 Prospect Street where he will welcome new patients of all ages before moving into the new hospital when it is completed later this year.
“I really believe in general practice care, womb-to-tomb family medicine,” Dr. Andelloux said. “I enjoy the challenge of not knowing what’s going to walk through your door, and seeing a wide range of ailments.”
With his roots in Southeastern New England, Dr. Andelloux is moving from Rhode Island to Nantucket in part to be closer to his family, and has purchased a home on the island with his wife Megan.
“We’ve been coming to Nantucket for 10 years,” Dr. Andelloux said. “We fell in love with the island, and not just in the summer, but also in the offseason when it’s quiet and peaceful. We will enjoy living here year-round.” (more…)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Open House at the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street
Free Event – Stop By!
- Meet Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy team
- Speak to the experts and get your questions nanswered
- Hear how you or your loved ones might benefit from their services
- Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar for a fun and informative a night out
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SPORTS MEDICINE: Meet Kelly Facteau, MSPT band Brittany Russo, PTA and discuss techniques to prevent injuries while exercising. Ask questions about taping and bracing techniques and sports-specific rehab.
PHYSICAL THERAPY: Talk with Liz Camp, DPT, and Jameson Heise, DPT about balance, and therapeutic exercise to restore your movement and functionality, and knowing when it’s necessary to use assistive devices. And chat with Kelly Facteau, MSPT and LouAnn Bronson, PT, BS about pelvic floor dysfunction.
SPEECH THERAPY: Join Sara Perroni, SLP to hear how adults with progressive and neurological conditions might benefit from speech therapy. And meet Jody Newman, MA, SLP, CCC and Blanca Ramos, SLPA to discuss when it’s necessary to seek speech therapy for a child.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Ask Pedro Amaral, OTR/L your questions about hand, wrist and elbow issues. And meet Jenna Darkow, OTR/L, who can discuss when it’s necessary to seek occupational therapy for a child.
This event is sponsored by Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Women+Wellness Lecture Series. Click here to learn about our signature summer event on July 23, 2018.