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Your Health, Your Hospital
Pops 2012 Tickets on Sale
National Nutrition Month
Benefit Night at SeaGrille
Light It Up Blue
Garden Club Donation
Dr. Hartmann on GenoTV

Mark your calendars
Health Fair 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
The annual Health Fair offers an array of health care services including medical consultations, demonstrations, screenings and educational sessions.  

2011 Annual
Community Report
Community Report
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A Year of Achievements in Nursing

A message from Interim Chief Nursing Officer Mary Jane Costa, RN, PhD, highlighting nursing achievements in 2011.

Native Reunion a Big Hit

Thanks to the local families who attended this year's Nantucket Native Reunion, celebrating children born at NCH since 2007. See photos from the event on our Facebook page

Survey Remains Open
The NCH survey will remain open until Tuesday, March 7, 2012. A prize drawing among participants for Pops tickets will occur shortly thereafter. To take part in this survey and help NCH better serve our community, please click here

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Nantucket Bookworks Shows NCH Some Love

Thanks to Nantucket Bookworks for their generous donation of a portion of their proceeds from February 4th. Bookworks celebrated  'Love Month' by supporting local nonprofits.  

National Healthcare Observances
National Nutrition Month
National Kidney Month
Professional Social Work Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 4-10

Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 12-18
Brain Injury Awareness Week

March 14

Registered Dietician Day

March 19
Certified Nurses Day 

March 30
Doctor's Day 

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact the foundation office at 508-825-8250 or email Shay Murphy at

March 2012
 Ready for Summer?
Buy your tickets for this year's 16th annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital - August 11, 2012  
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We just added over 150 new photos from last summer's Boston Pops concert to our
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March is National Nutrition Month  
Nantucket Cottage Hospital offers nutrition services to both 
inpatients and outpatients. Our registered dietician offers nutrition counseling for adherence to medically indicated diets as well as weight loss, stress management and overall wellness.  

National Nutrition Month focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound habits for eating and physical activity. According to the American Dietetic Association, get your plate in shape with these simple tricks: 
  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
  • Make at least half your grains whole
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk
  • Vary your protein choices  
  • Cut back on sodium and empty calories from solid fats and added sugars  
  • Enjoy your foods but eat less  
  • Be physically active in your own way     
Contact NCH's Nutrition Department to speak to our registered dietician, or make an appointment at 508-825-8141   Berries

Top 10 Reasons Why
Consulting with a
Registered Dietician Can Benefit You

Suzanne Davis, RD, LDN, CDE
NCH Registered Dietician

Join Us For a Benefit Night SeaGrille

The SeaGrille Restaurant  
Friday, March 30, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

10% of all food sales will be donated to the hospital, including take-out.

Grateful Patient Says Thanks 
Nantucket resident Trisha Murphy expressed her gratitude to the NCH emergency room staff for saving her husband's life in Nantucket's Inquirer and Mirror newspaper of March 1, 2012.

"First of all we both want to give the [Nantucket Cottage Hospital] medical staff present that night the utmost praise for their performance. If it wasn't for them my husband would not be with us anymore. I witnessed all they did that night and I have nothing but immense praise for them all."

Light It Up Blue
To Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day  

On Monday, April 2, Nantucket Cottage Hospital will once again "light it up blue" to help shine a bright spotlight on the public health crisis of autism and improve the future for everyone who struggles with the disorder. Help us raise autism awareness by wearing blue to join us in this initiative. Light it up blue

"Light It Up Blue" is sponsored by Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization 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.

To participate in "Light It Up Blue" in celebration of World Autism Day, visit the Autism Speaks website. To learn more about events scheduled throughout April for Nantucket families living with autism and other disabilities, please contact Kim Horyn, Director of the Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center, at 646-341-3043, or visit the Nantucket Resource Center website.

Nantucket Garden Club Bench     Garden Club Bench
Our sincere appreciation goes to the Nantucket Garden Club for their donation of a beautiful new bench to greet visitors at the hospital's main entrance.

The Nantucket Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club of America and sponsors annual island events in addition to taking part in long-term civic projects. To learn more about this organization, visit the Garden Club on Facebook or see

Dr. Hartmann Answers Community's FAQs
NCH President and CEO, Dr. Margot Hartmann, recently appeared on GenoTV - Channel 17 to answer common questions about the future of the hospital.

Click the image below to watch the 18-minute video.

Dr. Hartmann on GenoTV  



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 
Michael A.F. Roberts  -  Judith R. Stewart