As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, new cases of COVID-19 are increasing around the country and on Nantucket. Vaccines are on the horizon and advances in new therapeutics are rolling out, but the country is still experiencing significant transmission of the virus, with COVID-19 hospitalizations at record highs. Gathering and eating together with family on Thanksgiving are among our most enjoyable traditions, but the ongoing pandemic requires our vigilance with respect to precautions and mitigation to keep the island community safe. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health are recommending that people only celebrate Thanksgiving this year with other people in their household. (more…)
Barbara N. Malone, MD, a fellowship trained pediatric ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon, has joined the Nantucket Cottage Hospital medical staff. Dr. Malone will be seeing patients up to 18 years of age with ENT concerns, offering clinical appointments by referral as well as surgical procedures as deemed appropriate at NCH. This will include treating patients for such issues as ear infections and hearing problems, nose and throat infections, nosebleeds or nasal injuries, difficulty breathing and snoring, and other problems of the head and neck in children.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to join the medical community at NCH,” Dr. Malone said. “I hope to deliver ENT specialty care to the kids on island and keep them here as much as possible.” (more…)