NCH Foundation
Celebrate 100

NCH's Official Birthday
Turkey Plunge 2011
American Diabetes Month
Emergency Preparedness Drill Recap

Great American Smokeout  

The American Cancer Society marks the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout on November 17th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance to quit smoking that day.  


Click here for more information from the American Cancer Society

Flu Vaccinations 

On October 1st, NCH administered 314 influenza vaccinations to Nantucketers at a reduced cost.

Mammography Screenings


On October 20th, NCH offered 12 free mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women on a first-come, first-serve basis to honor October as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

 Made possible through generous support from the Sacerdote family.  

Celebrate National Rural Health Day November 17

 National Rural Health Day

In Massachusetts, nearly 800,000 people
(12% of the population)
live in 54% of the state's landmass classified as rural.


Nantucket is considered a rural community, served by a rural hospital. 

November 1-7


Celebrate Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

November 7-13


Perioperative Nurses Week

MD ACKcess Line 


For help finding a Primary Care Physician or a consulting doctor,
call the Nantucket Cottage Hospital
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Nantucket Cottage Hospital 

Foundation e-Newsletter


Your Health, Your Hospital                                     November 2011

Happy 100th Birthday NCH!

Nantucket Cottage Hospital was officially incorporated on November 18, 1911.

Happy 100 Birthday
Original photo courtesy of
Nantucket Historical Association

The charter reads:

"Be It Known, That Whereas [the Trustees] have associated themselves with with the intention of forming a corporation under the name of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a hospital, visiting nurses, or any kind of work connected with illness, in any form whatever, for the benefit of all persons, regardless of race or creed, the same to be free, as far as the means permit for those unable to pay. Patients able to pay will be charged reasonable rates to be determined by the Board of Trustees.   


Celebrate With Us

Meet us on November 17, 2011 at the Rose & Crown from
5-7pm for a celebratory evening honoring the hospital's official centennial birthday. Party like it's 1911!

Join the NCH Team at
Turkey Plunge

Turkey Plunge

November is
American Diabetes Month

Did you know? 

  • 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes (8.3% of the population)
  • 18.8 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes
  • 7 million people are underdiagnosed
  • 79 million people have prediabetes 

Recent studies have shown that prediabetes may already be causing some long-term damage to the body, especially to the heart and circulatory system.

You can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes through healthy living. Changing your diet, increasing your physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are great places to start.


Determine your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes:

1. Visit

2. Click on Diabetes Basics

3. Complete the Risk Test 


To speak with someone at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, please contact Certified Diabetes Educator Suzanne Davis, RD, LDN, CDE at 508-825-8141 or  

NCH's Emergency Preparedness Drill

From the desk of:
Edward Hennegan,
Massachusetts Department of Public Health,

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, I had the pleasure of observing the island-wide full scale exercise on Nantucket. The exercise involved an airplane accident causing multiple injuries. I was very impressed by the level of professionalism, organization and patient care and concern shown by the Nantucket Cottage Hospital staff. I did not observe any confusion, it was obvious the staff know their roles and responsibilities during a large scale incident and carried out those duties without any hesitation or delay.

The entire hospital component of the exercise was flawless, and I believe this is no small part due to the effort and work performed by Martha Lake-Greenfield and the Emergency Preparedness staff of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The entire staff that day including but not limited to doctors, nurses, EMT's, runners, support staff and directors showed the hospital is prepared to respond to the needs of the residents and visitors on the island of Nantucket.  

Much to be Thankful For ...

As we approach Thanksgiving, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital staff thanks our individual families for their support as we care for patients and the community at large. Without supportive loved ones, the NCH staff would not be able to provide kind and compassionate service to patients on a 24-7 basis.



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
Diane Pearl, 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