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…)
It’s National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week, the AANA / American Association of Nurse Anesthetists‘ annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety. Please join us in recognizing Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s CRNAs pictured here: Peter Duquette, left, and Wayne Wilber.
Peter and Wayne are among the nation’s 50,000+ CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide approximately 43 million anesthetics each year.
CRNAs are typically the primary providers of anesthesia care at rural community hospitals like NCH, enabling healthcare facilities in these areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services.
Today is Whaler Pride Day at Nantucket Cottage Hospital!
Our staff is wearing Whaler gear at work today to support the undefeated Nantucket High School football team as it takes on Seekonk in the Div. 4 South sectional semifinals at Vito Capizzo Stadium today at 5 p.m. GO WHALERS!
This week we gathered former residents of the old nurses dormitory on the Nantucket Cottage Hospital campus before the structure is removed to make room for the new hospital. These nurses, techs and other hospital staff who lived in “The Dorm” at various points between 1961 and 1999, some of whom still work at the hospital, were part of a memorable chapter in the history of NCH. On Thursday, these women gathered for a photo outside the nurses dorm and traded hilarious and heartwarming stories from their days living on the hospital campus.
From left to right are Eleanor MacVicar, Charlene Thurston, Jill Johnson, Jean Bennet, Maryanne Worth, Gloria Gasnarez, Violet Allen, Betty MacDonald, Diane Ryder, Bette Allen Gauvin, Allyson Bold, and Betsey Minihan. Missing from the photo is current NCH employee Roberta Santos, as well as many others who have since moved on from the island.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital announced today that Steve Gilgen, MBA, CPA, has been appointed as the hospital’s new Chief Financial Officer following an extensive search process.
Gilgen joins the NCH team after more than 27 years as the CFO of Murphy Medical Center in Murphy, NC, a 57-bed critical access hospital that included a 134-bed skilled nursing facility and a rural health clinic. At Murphy Medical Center, Gilgen was responsible for all financial areas of the organization including financial reporting, budget, managed care, and cost reporting. He will bring an extensive background in community hospitals and accounting to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. (more…)