4 / 6 / 2017

2017 Partners In Excellence Award

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 today at Faregrounds Restaurant.

This year’s individual award winners were patient access manager Amanda Bidlack, and Martha Lake-Greenfield, the nurse manager for the emergency department. The team award went to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital clinical infusion nurse team, including: Jen Boley, Gretchen Buchmann, Kristen Chenard, Libbey Tracey, and Amanda Troy. (more…)

2 / 15 / 2017

The 2017 Beinecke Scholarships Open to Applicants

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…)

1 / 25 / 2017

Celebrate Our CRNAs!

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.

11 / 4 / 2016

Whaler Pride Day at NCH!


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!

10 / 28 / 2016

Celebrating a Chapter of NCH History: The old Nurses Dormitory


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.