Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the island’s leading physical therapy program, has relocated to a new state-of-the-art facility just a short distance away from the hospital campus at 6 Bayberry Court. The relocation was made possible by the Hospital Thrift Shop, which donated nearly $300,000 toward this effort.
The program’s highly-skilled therapists can now provide exceptional care in private patient rooms and in an environment conducive to high quality treatment. Patients have noticed: since moving to the new space, the number of patient visits has grown significantly.
“This new space represents a significant improvement for our patients and the staff of the Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital,” said NCH President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann. “We’re so grateful to everyone who had a hand in helping this project come to fruition, and for the extraordinary contributions from the Hospital Thrift Shop.”
“This is such an important health service for the island community so we wanted to contribute all that we could toward providing the space it deserves,” said Cathy Ward, the president of the Hospital Thrift Shop’s Board of Directors. “We’re so pleased to have helped facilitate the relocation of Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates and we know it will immediately enhance the patient experience.”
Linda Taylor, a longtime supporter of NCH and an advocate for quality health care on Nantucket, also contributed funds toward the relocation effort.
Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Associates of Nantucket Cottage Hospital offers comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services, including hands-on, one-on-one therapy sessions for patients with a wide range of diagnoses. Among the program’s highly-trained and certified employees are therapists with expertise in taping and bracing techniques, craniosacral bodywork, myofascial joint mobilization and other massage therapies.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital chef Wendy Turbini cooks delicious and nutritious meals for hospital staff and patients.
Wendy is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has more than 40 years of cooking and restaurant experience. On Nantucket, she served as the executive chef at the Jared Coffin House for 10 years, and also worked as a chef at her husband’s butcher shop.