Month: January 2020
Clinicians at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital have been closely monitoring the spread of a new coronavirus – first detected in Wuhan City, China last month – which has sickened hundreds and killed a number of people. Additional cases are being identified in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States. Below, Erica Shenoy, MD, PhD, associate chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Infection Control Unit, offers insight into what everyone should know about this virus(more…)
Michelle and Bob Atchinson to Chair the 2020 Boston Pops on Nantucket
(January 29, 2020) Nantucket Cottage Hospital is pleased to announce that Michelle and Bob Atchinson will serve as the event chairs for the 2020 Boston Pops on Nantucket concert set for August 8th.
The Atchinsons, summer residents of the island who have been coming to Nantucket for 30 years, will oversee the signature event of the summer with a dedicated group of hospital staff and volunteers, producer Jon Rosbrook and Aisling Glynn’s ACKtivities, as well as vendors and special guests. The annual concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital that brings thousands of people together at Jetties Beach. All of the net proceeds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital’s general operations and its year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community.
“Bob and I are honored to take on this role in support of Nantucket Cottage Hospital and are excited to work with the many volunteers who make the Pops a special event for the community,” Michelle Atchinson said. “We look forward to doing our part to steward this great tradition and ensure that it continues to provide critical support for our island hospital.”
The concert in August 2020 will mark the 24th year for the Boston Pops on Nantucket event.(more…)
Celebrating the Year in Patient Safety & Quality Care at NCH
Patient satisfaction with the care they receive at NCH is a key metric which we track. Did you know?
91 percent of all inpatients at Nantucket Cottage Hospital reported that they were “likely to recommend” the hospital to friends and family during the last quarter of 2019 in which data was available. This exceeds both the state and national averages.(more…)
Nantucket New Year’s Baby 2020
By Denise Coffey / The Cape Cod Times (full story here)
The island’s first baby of the new year — and the new decade — is Bella Fix.
Bella made her entrance into the world at 2:02 p.m. Friday at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
The daughter of Nicko and Amy Fix, Bella has brown eyes; weighs six pounds, three ounces; and measures 18 inches.
Bella’s arrival was something of a surprise. Her mom went for a scheduled ultrasound Friday morning, and she was born four hours later.
“My wife and I were both surprised,” Nicko said, noting that Bella was due on Jan. 18 but doctors felt it was better to do a C-section. “It’s awesome. Everyone was great.”(more…)