5 / 13 / 2024

Hospital Thrift Shop Opens for 95th Season

(May 13, 2023) The Hospital Thrift Shop reopened for its 95th year in business on Monday, May 13, 2024. The line stretched down India Street and wrapped around to Centre Street, with shoppers eager to browse through merchandise donated over the winter by island residents and visitors. Founded in 1929 by a small group of volunteers, the Thrift Shop sells affordable, recycled clothing and household items to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Since opening almost 100 years ago, the Thrift Shop has donated over $7.5 million to NCH. Visit HospitalThriftShop.org to learn more.

2 / 14 / 2024

ACKs of LOVE 2024

NCH is pleased to bring back our ACKs of LOVE initiative from February 14 through February 29, 2024 celebrating NCH staff with discounts and giveaways at local businesses. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, staff can take advantage of the following perks by showing a hospital-issued ID.

Staff – please log into Vitals to view the list of this year’s ACKs of LOVE participants.

 

11 / 14 / 2023

Hospital Thrift Shop Donates $625,000 to NCH after an Extraordinary Season on India Street

November 14, 2023 –  Wrapping up its 94th year in business, the Hospital Thrift Shop presented a check this morning to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, totaling $625,000.

“This donation is a remarkable reminder of what we can do as a community. Thank you to everyone involved with the Thrift Shop – the staff, volunteers, shoppers, and donors – for creating something so meaningful for our hospital and our community,” said Amy Lee, President of NCH. “Employee housing is the hospital’s most important capital need for the foreseeable future and this gift will make a meaningful impact.”

The Thrift Shop has now donated over $7.5 million to Nantucket Cottage Hospital since 1929.

Mary Casey, Executive Director, Hospital Thrift Shop
Pam Leinbach, President of the Board of Directors, Hospital Thrift Shop
Amy Lee, President, Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Craig Muhlhauser, Chair, Board of Trustees, Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Chris Glowacki, Vice President, Strategy, Community Health and Chief Development Officer, Nantucket Cottage Hospital

 

8 / 25 / 2023

112th Annual Meeting Award Winners

August 25, 2023 – This morning, at Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s 112th Annual Meeting, outstanding individuals and community organizations were recognized for their contributions to Nantucket Cottage Hospital. These annual leadership awards include Marissa Teramae, NCH Ultrasound Technician, as this year’s recipient of the Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care. The patient who nominated Marissa praised her respect, integrity, empathy, and communications. In one quote from Marissa’s nomination, the patient stated, “she showed empathy through her actions and words throughout our time working together. She understood what I was going through, and she made every effort to make it easier for me. She was my absolute rock during that time and made me feel so safe and supported through an extremely anxious time. She made me feel like she actually cared about me and the outcome of my pregnancy, and that felt really good.”

Congratulations to Marissa Teramae on this well-deserved honor!

From left: Judy Seinfeld, Marissa Teramae, Jason Graziadei


The Sandy Craig Leadership Award was presented to Margaretta Andrews, in recognition of her service to NCH – where she served as both an employee and a member of the Board of Trustees – as well as her work leading the Community Foundation For Nantucket.

The Sandy Craig Leadership Award is given each year in memory of Alexander “Sandy” M. Craig, Jr. to a member of the community who has made a positive contribution to the island through Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Amy Lee and Margaretta Andrews


The Phil Murray Business Award was presented to Fairwinds Counseling Center. The Phil Murray Business Award is given in memory of Philip Chase Murray to a business that has made a positive impact on the island over the past year. Nantucket Cottage Hospital president Amy Lee noted Fairwinds’ response to the island’s mental health challenges and recent suicides, as well as its partnership with NCH on crisis response.

From left: Amanda Wright, Amy Lee, Jason Bridges, Morgan Baker


The Bruce A. Percelay Philanthropy Award was presented to Bill Kupper, chair of NCH’s Sankaty Swing golf tournament and a former member of the hospital’s development and marketing committees. Bill helped spearhead a revitalization of the hospital’s golf tournament event.

Amy Lee and Bill Kupper


The Myrt Eldridge Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to three long-time volunteers: Toby Greenberg, Ann Oliver, and Randy Wight.

 

 

7 / 24 / 2023

Swim Across America Shatters Previous Fundraising Record

July 24, 2023 – Hundreds of swimmers, volunteers, friends, and family took over Jetties Beach on Saturday, July 22 for the most successful Swim Across America – Nantucket in the event’s 11-year history. Over $675,000 was raised to support cancer treatment, patient care, and research. The previous record was $525,000.

Congratulations to Team NHC/PASCON who raised $28,450 and counting! Team leader, Gretchen Hull, remarked “Thank you to everyone for joining the team, donating, fundraising and/or volunteering to make the Swim such a successful event! I am so proud of our team and am truly grateful for all your hard work and dedication.”

The funds raised will be donated to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket, and the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center. Click here to learn more about Swim Across America – Nantucket.