NCH Foundation
Celebrate 100

Holiday Wishes
Thrift Shop Record
World AIDS Day
2012 Annual Appeal

Upcoming Event: Community Forum


Starting in January 2012, NCH will hold a series of three or four public community forums as a way to get feedback from Nantucketers. On January 24, Dr. Margot Hartmann will lead the first community forum in the PSF Community Room at the new town administration building on Faregrounds Road.

She says, "As we move on to the next 100 years, we need to know what the community needs us to be. And in order to do that, we have to be in dialogue with community, hear their concerns, hear what we're doing right and what they'd like us to do differently." 


Forum attendees should come prepared for an hour of open Q and A.  

Look for our annual Community Report
in the December 1st edition of the I&M newspaper

2011-2012 NCH Statistics and Facts Available Now:
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Festival of Trees 

2011 Tree  

NCH's entry into the Nantucket Historical Association's annual
Festival of Trees event at the Whaling Museum.   


RED TICKETS: Accepted for Donation 

The hospital is accepting Red Ticket donations for the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce's annual Red Ticket Holiday Drawing. If you receive a Red Ticket at a local business and wish to donate it to NCH, please drop it off or mail to the NCH Foundation at 57 Prospect Street, Nantucket, MA 02554.  

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Your Health, Your Hospital                         December 2011

From our family to yours
Nantucket Cottage Hospital wishes you good health and happiness this holiday season. 
Brant Point Wreath
Photo courtesy of Greg Hinson

Thrift Shop Raises $130,000 


Thrift Shop Donation 2011

Inquirer and Mirror
Photo by Nicole Harnishfeger; Story by Jason Graziadei


It all adds up at The Hospital Thrift Shop.  


And this year, the used clothing, household items, books, collectibles and hundreds of volunteer hours at the shop on India Street added up to a bundle.  


The Hospital Thrift Shop raised over $130,000 over the past year, an all-time record for the charitable organization founded in 1929, and on Monday morning its board of trustees presented checks to four recipients in the Founders Building at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  


Hospital President and CEO Margot Hartmann accepted a $100,000 donation from The Thrift Shop that will be used to renovate and expand the facility's laboratory. The Marla Ceely Lamb Fund, which helps defray transportation and lodging costs for patients who must travel off-island for cancer treatment, received $10,000. Nantucket Cottage Hospital's Shorty Fund, which assists low-income islanders with travel costs associated with off-island medical care, received $10,000, and another $10,000 check was made out to the Andrew Holdgate Fund, which helps defray the costs for children to travel to off-island medical appointments.  


"This is the largest gift that has been given since 1929, it's amazing" said Nancy Newhouse, the new president of the Thrift Shop's board of trustees. "The biggest reason for it is the wonderful things people donate. They donate to The Thrift Shop because they know it helps the hospital and the community. It's a wonderful cycle."  


Newhouse believes the tough economic climate actually contributed to The Thrift Shop's record donation this year.  


"People are looking for a bargain, and because of the number of donations, we're able to sell things at affordable prices and that's what attracts people to The Thrift Shop," she said.  


December 1st is
World AIDS Day 

 World AIDS Day logo 2011  

World AIDS Day 2011
"Getting to Zero"

After 30 years of the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the global community has committed to focusing on achieving 3 targets:

Zero new HIV infections.
Zero discrimination.
Zero AIDS-related deaths.

Visit for more information



Nantucket AIDS Network

Join Nantucket AIDS Network for an evening of reflection and celebration on December 1st. Friends, family and supporters are invited to meet on the steps of Bank of America at 5pm for a candle light stroll down Main Street. The walk will be followed by a lively gathering at Town Restaurant with hors d'oeuvres, hot cider, cocktails and lots of good cheer! 
Nantucket AIDS Network
Please call the Nantucket AIDS Network for more information:

2012 Annual Appeal Fundraising Campaign 

From the desk of Dr. Margot Hartmann 


This summer, I was delighted to read the following in a Nantucket Inquirer & Mirror editorial: "We are all potential patients of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and don't we want the hospital to be the best it can be?"

I couldn't agree more. In the year since I became President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, we've focused laser sharp on making this among the best rural hospitals anywhere. Let me assure you, our top priority is to keep our doctors and nurses able to give you the best care possible, ready for you whenever you need us.   


We remain responsible for our own future. Our hurdles in today's healthcare environment are magnified by being 30 miles at sea. We're challenged by a fluctuating seasonal population and an extraordinary cost of living, in addition to the difficulties mainland hospitals face. 


Our hospital is the heart of the island, providing life-sustaining  support for our diverse community. On behalf of our doctors, nurses, administrators, trustees - and most of all - the people we serve, thank you for so generously helping us continue our mission.  

 Donate Here

     With gratitude and my best wishes,   


 Margot's Signature Blue

     Margot Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D.

     President and CEO 



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