Palliative & Supportive Care
of Nantucket

Care, guidance & support through serious illness

Please note: Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket has moved to the Anderson Building on the Nantucket Cottage Hospital campus at 57 Prospect Street in the space previously occupied by Dr. George Butterworth’s practice. 


If you’re facing a difficult illness on Nantucket, you are not alone. And neither are your loved ones. Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing excellent physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for people with life-threatening illness and their families. Services are provided through an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers, and focus on alleviating physical, emotional and spiritual symptoms of distress and enhancing personal growth and well-being in order to help patients and their families attain the highest quality of life possible. Services are available throughout the continuum of illness, from diagnosis through cure or, if cure is not possible, through advancing illness and death. Operated as a department of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the program is funded by Palliative & Support Care of Nantucket Foundation, a separate, tax-exempt public charity. Through this unique partnership in caring, we strive to provide state-of-the-art palliative and supportive care.

pascon logoLearn more about Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket on the organization’s web site

Nancy Burns-Fusaro

“My sisters and I will be forever grateful to the extraordinary staff of Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket for the support, care and guidance we received throughout my mother’s three-year illness. From the very beginning of our journey – that day in November of 2010 when we first heard her diagnosis of ovarian cancer – through to this very day, months after her passing — the folks at Palliative & Supportive Care have been beside us, helping us to cope with the reality of death and dying, while teaching us how to cherish and appreciate the beauty of the experience. We are comforted by the knowledge that our beloved mother received the best care possible thanks to PASCON — from the early stages of her illness, through the sometimes arduous back and forth travel to Boston for treatment, to her peaceful passing at home. Our lives were enriched deeply and my mom’s last years enhanced immeasurably thanks to the wisdom, comfort, kindness and love that was so freely showered upon us by Tim Lepore, Peter MacKay, Charlene Thurston, Ginnie Faria, and Nan Strelnitski.”

– Nancy Burns-Fusaro