The NCH Fund

An investment in the well-being of the island

Our Island. Our Hospital.
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Nantucket Cottage Hospital is in the midst of an exciting and historic time as we prepare to build our new hospital, but meanwhile, we continue to care for our community every day. Even as our campus turns into a construction site, our primary care offices will still be seeing hundreds of patients every day, our Emergency Department will continue to provide high quality medicine around the clock, and babies will continue to be born at The Birthplace.

We are caring for more Nantucketers than ever before, and these programs and services would not be possible without the sustained support of the island community. That’s why I am asking you to consider making a contribution to The NCH Fund, our annual appeal, which supports the year-round operations of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Simply put, many islanders could not make their lives 30 miles at sea without a first-class community hospital, as demonstrated by the words of Chris and Carmen Carey and Alli & Sean Mitchell below.

As we navigate the complexities of modern healthcare 30 miles at sea, with high fixed costs and low volume for most of the year, your support of our ongoing operations is so important. Please consider making a gift to The NCH Fund, the foundation of our community’s health and wellness.

Thank you,
Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD | President & CEO

There are three easy ways to make your tax-deductible gift:

  1. Donate online by clicking here
  2. Call us at (508) 825-8250
  3. Mail your check to: 57 Prospect Street, Nantucket, MA 02554
  4. Make a gift of appreciated securities

Thank you for your support of the NCH Fund. In the past five years, The NCH Fund has nearly doubled, largely due to our generous leadership donors!

Donor Spotlight Chris & Carmen Carey support The NCH Fund

Chris and Carmen Carey came to Nantucket 10 years ago and have made the island their home. In that time they have also come to rely on the services of Nantucket Cottage Hospital for everything from emergency and primary care, to specialty physician services. For the Careys, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is one of the main factors that have given them the confidence to build a new life on the island.



Donor Spotlight Alli & Sean Mitchell support The NCH Fund

Longtime island residents Sean and Alli Mitchell have a growing family. Over the past two years, the Mitchells have welcomed two healthy boys to their family – Thomas and Patrick – who joined them and their three dogs under one roof. “I wasn’t someone who used the hospital too much in the past,” Alli said. “But now? You’d have to pry me off this island to have a baby anywhere else!”



Donor Spotlight Ben Brasher raises funds through lemonade stand

Amid the hustle and bustle of The Boston Pops on Nantucket concert in 2014, you might have missed a slightly smaller fundraiser of sorts, at the entrance to Jetties Beach.There was young Benjamin Brasher, an 11-year-old boy, who had set up a lemonade stand to provide refreshments for those waiting in line for the concert and to donate the proceeds to the hospital.