4 / 30 / 2021

2020 Pillars of Excellence Award Recipients



The Pillars of Excellence Awards recognizes the outstanding contributions of our employees from across the Mass General Brigham system. Individuals and teams are nominated by their co-workers for going “above and beyond the call of duty” in the areas of:

  • Commitment to an Exceptional Patient Experience – providing quality, coordinated and compassionate care.
  • Optimizing Collaboration – among and across individuals, teams and the system.
  • Enhancing Efficiency – achieving outstanding outcomes with resourceful approaches.
  • Advancing Innovation & Progress – leading the development and implementation of new ideas.
  • Fostering Community – improving the health and well-being of our colleagues and neighbors.
  • Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – engaging each other with intention and enriching our work environment.

Please join us in congratulating the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Recipients of the 2020 Pillars of Excellence Awards!

Watch the video of the livestreamed presentation by clicking here.


4 / 27 / 2021

Bruce A. Percelay Awarded 2020 Jack Connors, Jr. Award for Excellence in Philanthropy

Bruce A. Percelay has been presented with the 2020 Jack Connors, Jr. Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. The award, named in honor of Mass General Brigham Chair Emeritus Jack Connors, is given each year to two honorees for their contributions to Mass General Brigham hospitals.

Percelay received his award representing the community and specialty hospitals in recognition of his support, advocacy and philanthropic leadership throughout the $120 million capital campaign to build the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH). The hospital’s main building is now known as the Percelay Pavilion in honor of his efforts.

In presenting the award, Scott M. Sperling, the Chairman of Mass General Brigham, praised Percelay’s “singular relentless efforts” in leading Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s historic capital campaign for a new hospital and hospital housing.

Gary A. Shaw, the President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage added, “this award is truly deserved, and we at NCH are gratified that our colleagues at Mass General Brigham recognized the extraordinary efforts and sterling leadership that Bruce contributes to the hospital.”

Percelay is chairman and founder of The Mount Vernon Company, a real estate investment and development firm based in Massachusetts. The thirty-year-old firm owns and manages over 2,000 apartments, five hotels and a range of commercial properties in Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Percelay is the chairman of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, has served as chair of Habitat for Humanity and The Make-A-Wish Foundation and has served on the board of The Rappaport Institute at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He has been recognized in the United States Congressional Record for his contributions to life in Massachusetts.

In addition to his support for NCH, Percelay has been actively involved in Nantucket in a number of ways, including the building of the Nantucket Whaling Museum, co-founding member of the Great Harbor Yacht Club and the publisher of Nantucket Magazine, the leading publication on the island.

Bruce A. Percelay
4 / 24 / 2021

Survey: Community Health Needs Assessment: LEP

Nantucket Cottage Hospital wants to hear from our Spanish speaking and Portuguese speaking community members.

Hospital de Nantucket quiere escuchar a los miembros de nuestra comunidad hispanohablante.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital quer ouvir a opinião dos membros da nossa comunidade de língua portuguesa.


4 / 23 / 2021

Asymptomatic Testing by Appointment Only Starting Wednesday, 4/28/21

Beginning on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, “Stop the Spread” elective testing for asymptomatic patients (no symptoms and no known contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case as defined by the CDC), will be by appointment only. 75 appointments are available per day, Monday through Saturday. Appointments must be scheduled 2 days in advance and are available up to 6 days in advance. View and schedule an appointment for elective testing by clicking here.

COVID-19 Testing Hours as of April 28, 2021

COVID-19 testing hours for those with symptoms & close contacts

  • Drive-through, first come, first served
  • Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Drive-through evaluation site at 57 Prospect Street

COVID-19 elective testing for persons without COVID-19 symptoms or close contact – “Stop the Spread”

  • By appointment only – click here
  • Appointments available Monday – Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Appointments available Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Drive-through evaluation site at 57 Prospect Street
  • Beginning Wednesday, April 28 asymptomatic tests will not be given without an appointment.