Our Affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital & Mass General Brigham
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham and an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital. The mission of Nantucket Cottage Hospital has always been to provide the highest quality health care services to our community on Nantucket, and to connect our patients with those services which are not available on the island. Our affiliation with Massachusetts General Brigham is an integral part of this goal.
The most significant benefit of the affiliation is for patients with complex medical needs who require tertiary care or specialty services unavailable on the island. These patients have a direct link to caregivers and services at MGB affiliates, offering better coordination of care and services through such means as a shared electronic medical record and an expanded pool of consulting sub-specialists.
MGH physicians have long consulted at NCH, seeing patients on a regular basis on the island. Additionally, NCH has experienced long-standing clinical collaborations with the MGH in such specialties as cardiology, neurology, dermatology and emergency services. Additionally, NCH is connected to the MGB system through telemedicine and the Patient Gateway.