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Pops Update
Increased Same Day Care
Major Casualty Incident
Upcoming Community Forums

Join Dr. Margot Hartmann, NCH President and CEO, as well as other hospital administrators and physicians at our upcoming community forums. Learn about the changes occurring at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and give us feedback on how we're doing. Help shape the future of the hospital and health care on the island by joining us. 
Monday, June 18, 2012
Nantucket Atheneum,
5:30-7 pm

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Dreamland Theatre
4 pm
'Island Practice'
Hits Shelves 
NY Times author Pam Belluck's new book about Dr. Timothy Lepore hit bookstores last week.
Island Practice
Physician Wellness Talks   
Join us this summer for a series of physician wellness talks. Several Nantucket Cottage Hospital physicians will participate in this series to discuss popular issues. Stay tuned for more information.

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June 2012
Help Us Deliver Care for the
Next Generation   
It costs $32 million to be Nantucket's only year-round, around-the-clock medical facility, with a 24/7 emergency department, 19 in-patient beds, primary care physicians and visiting specialists. As a nonprofit community hospital, we receive funding from medical reimbursements, grants and private donations.

For 100 years, the community has been there for Nantucket Cottage Hospital so that we can be here for Nantucket. Be a part of that ongoing tradition and donate now.

Pops 2012  
Keith Lockhart will again lead the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, filling the night with music and fun on Saturday, August 11th, and Melanie Sabelhaus will serve as the Boston Pops on Nantucket chair. Honorary chairs for this year's event are Mrs. Nathan R. Allen, Jr., Margaretta Andrews and Michael Molinar. Special guest to be announced soon.

Plan to join us for what promises to again be a rollicking, memorable evening of song, fireworks and celebration to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  
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*If you purchase tickets online, they will be mailed in July.

More Appointments
Via Visiting Physicians

Patients in need of medical care on Nantucket this summer will discover that our hospital has more physician office hours available to meet their needs.

Nine internal medicine physicians associated with the Massachusetts General Physician Organization (MGPO) will take rotations to provide five additional half-days of office appointments starting in July.

Each week, a visiting doctor will see patients in the office suites of either Dr. Pearl or Dr. Koehm, who are among our current MGPO doctors. The extra daily hours will help make available same-day or next-day care for patients who might otherwise visit our Emergency Room for non-emergency ailments.

Names of the visiting doctors and their schedules will be published later this month in hospital advertising and on the hospital website. Patients who need to see a doctor this summer but who don't have a local primary care physician may call our MD ACKcess line at 508-825-1000 for an appointment. 

In response to the pending departure of Dr. Greg Hinson from the hospital's year-round MGPO practice, two locum tenens (temporary) physicians will see his patients through the summer. Dr. Ron D. Scott will fill in from June 4th - July 6th and Dr. Elizabeth O'Connor fills in from July 6th through mid-September, when the hospital plans to have a permanent replacement for Dr. Hinson.  

ER Manages Major
Casualty Incident

On Monday, May 23, our hospital's Emergency Department experienced a surge in patients due to a van rollover on Polpis Road that was quickly classified as a major casualty incident (MCI). The vehicle held 15 passengers who were visiting the island as a part of the University of Massachusetts Life Long Learning Program and their driver, the program's director.  

Before the first patient arrived at 5:05pm, five physicians and more than a dozen nursing staff were ready to treat the patients who had injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to contusions and fractures.

While caring for the 16 patients injured in the van rollover, an additional six patients came into the ER seeking care. Because of weather off-island, MedFlight was unable to come to the island, so ground transportation was arranged for three accident victims as well as two additional patients who needed treatment at a larger hospital.  The Southeastern Massachusetts Emergency Response System, which goes on alert in case of an MCI, helped arrange the off-island ambulances which the Steamship Authority brought to the island on a special trip.  Hy-Line Cruises also helped us by taking two patients on their regular 8pm ferry.  Two other accident victims were admitted to NCH.  Those not transported or admitted here were treated and released.

Quick action by our medical and administrative staffs, and use of the hospital's incident command system, resulted in our mostly trouble-free responses and positive outcomes for patients. Officials at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have praised Nantucket Cottage Hospital for its emergency preparedness and for our reactions to these major casualty incidents. 



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. 
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