8 / 21 / 2020

Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s 109th Annual Meeting Recap

Nantucket Cottage Hospital welcomed Craig Muhlhauser as its new Chairman of the Board of Trustees on Friday during its 109th Annual Meeting while honoring the accomplishments of its outgoing Chair Kevin Hickey, and presented the hospital’s annual awards to staff and community members. Special guest Dr. Peter Slavin, President of Massachusetts General Hospital, provided an update from Boston, touching on the research happening around treatments and immunizations for COVID-19.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital President and CEO Gary Shaw announced to the annual meeting attendees gathering virtually on Zoom that Muhlhauser had been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“With a new facility and new leadership under Gary Shaw, Nantucket Cottage Hospital has a unique opportunity to fulfill the promise of our new hospital, deliver more and better services to our patients, and help make our community healthier and safer,” Muhlhauser said. “I’m excited to be part of this journey and looking forward to the year to come.” (more…)

8 / 20 / 2020

New State Mandate for Student Flu Shots

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is aware of the new state mandate requiring influenza vaccination for students before Dec. 31, 2020.

At this time, the hospital has not yet received its allocation of flu shots for the community but we expect to receive it over the next few weeks. We are actively planning our annual flu shot clinics for patients and will be working closely with the Nantucket Public Schools and the Town of Nantucket Health Department to expand access and availability this fall. We will announce the dates of our annual flu shot clinics and all other immunization initiatives as soon as possible on our web site, social media platforms, and through the local newspapers and radio stations. There will be ample time and opportunities for all students to receive their immunization. (more…)

8 / 20 / 2020

A Note of Thanks

Since we are both employees of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, we’ve always heard about the exceptional care our hospital provides but we feel grateful to have experienced that ourselves recently with the birth of our daughter on August 11th.

When COVID became a reality at the beginning of my pregnancy, we knew we were lucky to call Nantucket home. Despite ever-changing pandemic guidelines and policies that emerged nationally and locally, we never felt anything but kindness, comfort and confidence from NCH staff. We were kept well educated about the virus and how to keep ourselves safe before and after delivery, calming our nerves by giving us all the information we needed. Behind all the masks and face shields, we were always reassured that our health and safety was top priority. Plus, NCH never lost any of its charm or personality despite the extra restrictions.

Being pregnant during a pandemic certainly had its challenges but we are forever grateful that our colleagues and friends at NCH were the ones to take care of us. We can’t thank everyone enough for giving us the experience of a lifetime.

– Shay and Neil Maguire


8 / 20 / 2020

Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s 109th Annual Meeting

Gary A. Shaw, FACHE, President & CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, together with Kevin Hickey, outgoing Chairman of teh Board of Trustees, invite you to Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s 109th Annual Meeting.


Friday, August 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Due to COVID-19 precautions, this year’s meeting will be held virtually. The meeting is open to the public by clicking here.




The meeting will include a recap of our year and a welcome to the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Craig Muhlhauser. We will also recognize several volunteers and staff members who have provided exemplary service and leadership this year.

8 / 18 / 2020

Updated Visitor Policy at Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Nantucket Cottage Hospital Visitor Policy

Updated August 14, 2020

As we reopen services and prepare to welcome back more patients amid the coronavirus pandemic, we are proceeding with a comprehensive approach to prevent the spread of infectious disease.  The Nantucket Cottage Hospital team is dedicated to the safety of the Nantucket Community.

To achieve a safe environment for our patients, visitors, and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic please review these important details about our visitor policy: (more…)