(February 28, 2020) Gifted vocalist Marc Martel will bring the music of legendary rock band Queen to Nantucket this summer as he joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra as the special musical guest for the 24th annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Tickets are available at NantucketHospital.org/Pops
Martel’s incredible talents were showcased in the Oscar-winning film “Bohemian Rhapsody” as he was chosen to be one of the voices of Freddie Mercury for the Queen biopic. Martel was previously tapped by original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor to front their official tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, before setting out on his own in 2017 with The Ultimate Queen Celebration. His viral YouTube videos have generated millions of views, and Martel has appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” singing the Queen classic “Somebody to Love.”(more…)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning this week about the potential for spread of novel coronavirus illness, COVID-19, in the United States. This was not unexpected, and the NCH infection control and emergency preparedness teams have been preparing for this possibility since we first learned of the outbreak in China. The outbreak has been continuing with rapidly increasing case counts in a growing number of countries. As part of the announcement this week, the CDC also broadened its highest level of travel advisory to include South Korea in addition to China.(more…)
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is inviting Nantucket residents to submit applications for its 2020 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…)
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is not only an integral part of the island community, but it is an equally integral part of our family as well. As a family of six, we have frequented the ER for stitches, fevers and other mishaps that accompany a family with four boys, always receiving attentive and comprehensive care. But the hospital hasn’t just been there for our family during tragic events or unfortunate circumstances. It has served as the “home away from home” where we gave birth and welcomed three of our four children into the world, most recently our son Charles on January 10, 2020. It is these life changing moments for which we feel forever connected and grateful to our community hospital.
While nothing can fully prepare a family for the life changing experience that bringing a new baby into the world will be, the process can be a positive one or not. Our experience, most recently, was nothing short of perfect.
We had a pretty good idea of what to expect, this being our third child in three years. What we could not have planned for however, was the tremendous care our family received by the nursing staff and just how much they would contribute to our overall experience.
We arrived on a Friday morning and were warmly welcomed. It felt as though the whole nursing staff was anticipating our arrival, ready and eager to get the process started. How grateful we were to have such individualized attention, knowing that is not the norm in most all other hospitals. They embraced our desire for a holistic, natural birth. Whether through maintaining the set environment through dimmed lighting and quiet music, or providing birthing balls at various stages or encouraging walking the halls and trying new laboring positions. They respected our wishes the entire way.
And so today we ask you to join us in supporting The NCH Fund and help sustain our community’s hospital and the extraordinary care it provides. Thank you.
– Kathleen and Isaiah Stover with their kids Gabe, J.J., Xander and Finn
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is making the process of checking-in for an appointment easier, more private and streamlined through our new eCheck-in feature.
Beginning Feb. 23rd, 2020, patients can save time and conveniently check-in for their upcoming appointment from their mobile device or computer by logging into their Partners Patient Gateway account up to seven days in advance. This feature applies to all scheduled appointments at NCH, including at the physician clinic, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Imaging, Infusion, and Dialysis.(more…)