9 / 28 / 2016

Nantucket Cottage Hopital Names Steve Gilgen as New CFO

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…)

9 / 22 / 2016

Patient Thanks to the NCH Emergency Department

“The irony of spending hours in the ER at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, afternoon into early evening, on the day that the island’s biggest fundraiser for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital with the Boston Pops was being held, was not lost on me.

This served to sharpen even more the critical need all of us have to have a beautifully functioning, efficient and medically competent hospital in place. For that was what my houseguest and I found Saturday afternoon. Head over handlebars on an unfamiliar bike brought my friend in, walking into the ER having trouble breathing, in pain, bearing the mark of this accident with obvious scrapes and bloody leg and arm. We had barely sat down at the first step of admittance when a nurse appeared to check vital signs and importantly, listen for signs of a collapsed lung. The wonderfully compassionate and smart admissions person had called in for immediate examination. Thankfully, no collapsed lung, so into waiting room we went. (more…)

9 / 15 / 2016

Community Health Initiative Forum

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9 / 14 / 2016

New Hospital Plans Earn State Approval


Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s effort to build a new hospital for the island community passed a significant milestone today as the Massachusetts Public Health Council voted unanimously to approve the Determination of Need application for the new facility.

The approval from the state agency represented the final major regulatory review for the new hospital project, as the plans for the proposed 106,000 square-foot facility received the endorsement of the Nantucket Planning Board and the Historic District Commission over the summer. The hospital is currently seeking the final building permits from the Town of Nantucket’s department of Planning & Land Use Services.

“Today’s approval is the culmination of a tremendous effort by our team to advance the project to this point, and represents a major milestone for our historic campaign,” said Nantucket Cottage Hospital President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann. “We are so grateful to the Nantucket community for the heartfelt support of our new hospital.”   (more…)

9 / 14 / 2016

2016 Employee Appreciation Luncheon


On Tuesday Sept. 13, we celebrated our staff during an employee appreciation luncheon and recognized Betsey Minihan and Roberta Santos who have each worked at Nantucket Cottage Hospital for 35 years!

President and CEO Dr. Margot Hartmann, along with Human Resources director Jason Hull and Chief Nursing Officer Greg Bird honored 32 other hospital employees for their years of service to NCH and their achievements over the years. (more…)