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September 11-12

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Take a chance to win a trip for 2 to the island of Tortola, courtesy of Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines.

 Tropical Beach

Winner drawn on September 12th at the Swing for NCH post-golf tournament.


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Walk Now for Autism Speaks 

On August 20th, over 40 NCH Staff, family and friends represented the Hospital at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks. The Hospital's team - NCH Walks - raised over $3,500!
Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Autism Speaks

Code Blue

 Softball Team

 Code Blue Resized 
The Hospital's softball team - Code Blue - finished the regular season in 7th place and made it to the playoffs for the first time! The team had a fun season filled with a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. They're looking forward to next year.  

 Moors End Farm


Moors End

Moors End Farm graciously donates fresh, local produce to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, allowing the kitchen to enhance offerings to patients, visitors, and staff. The partnership between NCH and Moors End promotes community sustainability and farm-to-table practices. Moors End Farm, open daily, is located on Polpis Road in Nantucket.



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NCH in History 

From mid-1920 to
early 1921,

160 patients were cared for at NCH.

The average cost per day for each patient was $7.25


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Your Health. Your Hospital.

September 2011



Aerial View Pops 2011
Photo by George Riethof / Nantucket Aerial


Big Night for Pops

It wasn't just the big, full moon that excited Nantucket on the night of Saturday, August 13th.


     More than 8,500 music fans and hospital supporters gathered on Jetties Beach for hours of mingling, dining and being serenaded by the memorable songs of pop music star Carly Simon with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra - all to benefit the hospital.


     It was the 15th appearance for the Boston Pops on Nantucket, and it served as a huge birthday party to help celebrate the hospital's 100th anniversary. Fittingly, the evening climaxed with what many thought were Nantucket's most spectacular fireworks in recent memory, illuminating a giant birthday cake that rose above the stage.


     Most importantly, thanks to the large attendance and generosity of our many sponors and contributors, the night raised much needed money for the hospital to continue its high standard of excellent critical care for all on Nantucket. With receipts and expenses still being counted, net proceeds from the night appear to be nearly double those of previous years. With the sand out of our shoes, the Foundation office has already begun planning for the 16th annual Boston Pops on Nantucket.


     On behalf of every caregiver who works at Nantucket Cottage Hospital,  CEO Margot Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., Maureen Hackett, Foundation President and Chair and Michael A.F. Roberts, Chair of the NCH Board of Trustees express their gratitude to everyone who made the evening a success - staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors and the people of Nantucket. Thank you, one and all!



Carly Simon - Photo by Kris Kinsley

Photo by Kinsley Hancock Photography /

2011 Pops Video (Produced by John Stanton, Shouldered Oar Films)

Celebrating Nantucket Cottage Hospital 

(John Stanton, Shouldered Oar Films) 

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Swing for Nantucket Cottage Hospital


     More than 150 golfers of all ages and skill levels are expected at Nantucket's Sankaty Head Golf Club on September 11-12, 2011 for the 21st annual Swing for Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  


     The two-day outing includes a fun, casual pre-tournament cocktail party on Sunday evening then a next-day, Monday round of golf, BBQ luncheon and evening awards ceremony. A dozen volunteers work to assemble a silent auction, putting contests, a raffle that this year includes a four-day trip for two to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and the chance to score a hole-in-one to win a 2010 Smart Car . The tournament offers a rare opportunity for non-members of Sankaty Head Golf Club to enjoy its facilities and play its 18-hole, championship links-style golf course on the coast of the Atlantic.


     NCH is still seeking silent auction items, as well as underwriting through sponsorships named for fictional and real characters from the sport of golf including Caddy Shack, Happy Gilmore, Bobby Jones and Bagger Vance. Donations for the silent auction come from a wide variety of Nantucket merchants and artisans, with the raffle prize trip donated by Cape Air-Nantucket Airlines and the Smart Car made available by Don Allen Ford.  


     The tournament typically raises tens of thousands of dollars for the hospital to help in funding health care services and replacement equipment at Nantucket's only around-the-clock, year-round health care facility.   


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Donor Spotlight

Marion and Bob Rosenthal


     "We started coming to Nantucket 40 years ago. With all the wonderful charitable organizations that help to sustain Nantucket's unique heritage, the Hospital is - and must be - our first priority. Without health care, beautiful Nantucket would not be as safe and strong. NCH gives Nantucket residents and visitors peace of mind. Our family had several experiences with NCH in the past and we are eternally grateful for the care we received. Now more than ever, health care needs to be a top priority in order to sustain a community that is in the hearts of so many."


     Dr. Margot Hartmann, President and CEO, expressed her gratitude to the Rosenthals, who recently donated $100,000 towards the purchase of a new ultrasound machine for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.


     "The new ultrasound is approved by MGH Cardiology, MGH Obstetrics, and MGH Radiology Breast Division," according to Dr. Efren Flores, NCH Radiologist. "It provides significantly higher resolution images than our current machine and will allow NCH to provide quality diagnostics for cardiac ultrasound, breast imaging, and OB exams. This machine will allow us to expand our relationship with MGH Cardiology to provide diagnostic interpretation, and will greatly enhance our imaging capabilities for breast disease. NCH will begin offering ultrasound-guided biopsies and reduce the need for some of our patients to travel off island to receive imaging studies."   

     Financial support from private donors like Marion and Bob Rosenthal makes it possible for Nantucket Cottage Hospital to survive and thrive. If you have an interest in supporting the hospital, please call the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation at (508) 825-8254.

Patient Success Story

A conversation with Courtney O'Neill,


     "As a Senior Development Officer at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation, I very often hear stories of appreciation and praise for the staff at our hospital. Many times, our donors are moved to support our hospital because of the excellent care they or loved ones have received.


     Last Wednesday, I was on the receiving end of that care and treatment after a stomach ache that I attributed to food poisoning turned out to be appendicitis. Our NCH Emergency Department personnel were kind, thorough and professional. After they determined that the best course of action for my particular case was to be transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, the team set to work organizing everything needed to ensure the best outcome.


     My caregivers were warm and compassionate while also efficient and business-like in completing the transfer process. When I arrived at Mass General, I was greeted as if I had just been moved from one room to the next, rather than miles away. My records and information were all waiting in Boston, and I was already on the Operating Room list for emergency surgery. The treatment and care at MGH was top-notch, and I was proud to be associated with such a fine institution.


     I have always been honored to be a member of the staff of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, but now I can speak with authority when I say the community of Nantucket is lucky to have such a wonderful hospital with so many fantastic caregivers."



NCH Emergency Plan at the Ready


     As Hurricane Irene approached New England in late August, and days before Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency throughout the commonwealth, the emergency management team at NCH was already on alert and mobilized. Staff leaders from throughout the hospital met almost daily through the weekend as the storm passed.


     Whether it's a major casualty incident or an approaching severe storm, NCH staff are poised to respond quickly. Charged with developing and updating emergency procedures, in accordance with best practices and regulatory guidelines, the hospital's Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) committee meets twice monthly to keep the hospital in a state of readiness. Emergency supplies are monitored and replenished. Detailed plans are put in place for additional medical and other staffing if needed and for emergency shelter relief. The EPP team remains in direct contact with local, state and federal officials during alerts.


     Thankfully, Hurricane Irene diminished by the time it reached Nantucket. Its most damaging effects were felt elsewhere. In the last year, the NCH emergency management team has mobilized three times for real situations: Hurricane Earl over Labor Day Weekend in 2010, a local major casualty incident in April and then Hurricane Irene. Throughout the year, the team has joined outside agencies in staging mock disaster drills and table top simulations of real emergencies to remain always prepared. 





Michael A.F. Roberts ~ Chair  -  Bernard S. Carrey ~ Vice Chair

Robert H. Brust ~ Treasurer  -  Arthur I. Reade, Jr. ~ Clerk

 Elisa H. Allen  -  Charles L. Balas  -  Judith G. Belash  -  Bruce A. Chabner, M.D.  -  Heidi Cox
Maureen Hackett  -  William P. Hourihan, Jr.  -  James R. Kelly  -  Peter W. Nash  -  Gregory J. Pauly 
K. Keith Roe  -   Peter L. Slavin, M.D.  -  John W. Stakes III, M.D.  -  Richard D. Thomson
George P. Butterworth, M.D. ~ President of Medical Staff
Margot Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D. ~ President & CEO
Stephen C. Anderson ~ Immediate Past Chair


Maureen Hackett ~ President & Chair
Michael A. Molinar ~ Treasurer  -   Mrs. Nathan R. Allen, Jr. ~ Clerk
Cary W. Akins, M.D.  -  Stephen C. Anderson  -  Dennis W. Perry
Michael A.F. Roberts  -  Judith R. Stewart
Judy Biondi ~ Executive Director