December 2012 
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Nantucket Magazine's Person of the Year
Dr. Margot Hartmann, President & CEO 
Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD President & CEO
Dr. Margot Hartmann, President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, was selected as N Magazine's Person of the Year for her positive impact to the island, both professionally in her role as CEO and personally as a member of the island community. 
Since assuming the role of CEO and president two years ago, Dr. Hartmann has worked from the inside-out to build a stronger organization representing the best in quality of care and satisfaction among patients. Previsouly, Dr. Hartmann was at the helm of the hospital's emergency room, where she brought a strong sense of compassion mixed with lightning fast medical intuitiveness to solve some of the island's most complicated medical emergencies. Today, as CEO, Dr. Hartmann has put forward strategic initiatives on several fronts, most notably closing a $7.5 million dollar fiscal gap of operating losses, returning the hospital back to strong financial performance. 
"Given Dr. Hartmann's enormous impact in the island's most important institution, our choice of her as a person of the year was clear," said Bruce A. Percelay, editor and publisher of Nantucket Magazine. Dr. Hartmann's exclusive interview with Nantucket Magazine is featured in this month's edition, on newsstands now. 
One Donation, Twice the Impact
Support our $250,000 Matching Gift Challenge 

"Imagine Nantucket without our hospital." 
That's the question recently raised by longtime Nantucket resident Roy Flanders

Mr. Flanders is funding a Challenge Grant to the community. 
He will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Annual Fund 
from new or renewed donors made by the end of this calendar year, up to $250,000
We need your help to meet this challenge. 
Double the impact of your gift and make your tax-deductible contribution now!  


This year, Nantucket Cottage Hospital served thousands of people in our community in countless ways. From bringing babies into the world, providing emergency care and diagnostic services, dialysis, chemotherapy and radiology to physical therapy, our incredible staff, along with our Massachusetts General Hospital partners has had a very busy year. This affiliation with MGH, ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News & World Report, strengthens our hospital and the community by bringing us a variety of state of the art clinical resources and new relationships. 

We are pleased to be co-chairing the Annual Fund for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The funds raised provide the added financial support needed to deliver the quality of care you deserve for all your heath care needs. 
Warm regards, 

Robert Shapiro, MD

Annual Fund Co-Chair

Trish Murray Bridier

Annual Fund Co-Chair

Dr. Steinmuller
Dr. Nicole Steinmuller
The Doctor Will See Your Whole Family Now 
From N Magazine ...

A graduate of Tufts Medical School and resident at Boston 
Medical Center, Dr. Nicole Steinmuller envisioned her practice somewhere in Massachusetts, but never on Nantucket. Yet as fate would have it, Nantucket Cottage Hospital proved the perfect place to establish her practice in family medicine. "They were looking for exactly what I do," Dr. Steinmuller says. "They were looking for a primary care doctor, a family physician, that had surgical obstetrical skills. They were basically looking for me." 
Obstetrics, or the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, is in greater demand on the island as more Nantucket mothers opt to have their babies here, rather than on the Cape or in Boston. Island births are between ninety-five and one hundred per year (approximately one hundred births in 2011), and NCH representatives speculate that 2012 will be "record-breaking" in the arrival of "native" sons and daughters. 
Hospital Thrift Shop Makes Record Year-End Donations 
The not-for-profit Hospital Thrift Shop on Nantucket has made a record-setting $176,000 in year-end donations to Nantucket Cottage Hospital and to Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON). 
Most of the contribution, totaling $123,000, goes to the hospital's general operating fund, with hospital administrators planning to use it for an upcoming move of the hospital's Rehabilitation Department to a location in Bayberry Commons. The Social Services Department at the hospital received $31,000 for patient support services. PASCON received $21,000 earmarked for its Marla Ceely Lamb Fund, which helps patients with travel off-island for treatment. 

About the Hospital Thrift Shop
Founded in 1929 by a small group of dedicated volunteers, the Thrift Shop sells affordable, recycled clothing and household items to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital and its associated programs. In its first year, the Thrift Shop raised $603 for the hospital. This year's donations by the Thrift Shop mark a $46,000 increase over its 2011 contributions. 
Hospital representatives receive donation checks from the chair of the Hospital Thrift Shop, Nancy Newhouse
Physician Wellness Lecture Series 
Physiatry and New Developments in Pain and Regenerative Medicine 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 
Noon - 1:00pm 
Founders Building, Nantucket Cottage Hospital 

Dr. Suzanne Duncan cares for patients weekly as a consulting Physiatrist in the Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and sees patients in her private practice on Nantucket. Physiatry, Greek for 'the art of healing,' is a specialty that trains physicians to handle complex neurological, psychological and musculoskeletal issues involved with rehabilitation a patient from injuries. 
AIDS Awareness  
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. 
Did you know? 
  • There are over 40.3 million cases of AIDS worldwide
  • 25% of those infected do not know their status 
  • 50% of new infections in the US are among young people under the age of 25 
For more information about local resources, visit the Nantucket AIDS Network at the Christmas Stroll Maketplace located in the Grand Union parking lot on Saturday, December 1st. You can also visit the Nantucket AIDS Network online.
Molly LaFauci, Grateful Patient  
Program Coordinator, Texas Children's Hospital 
Houston and Nantucket
Molly LaFauci

"I was nervous to get an ultrasound in a hospital that I had never visited. A volunteer walked me from the front entrance to radiology check-in, where after a minimal wait time a kind woman announced my name and ushered me into the ultrasound room. She immediately put me at ease with her sincerity, and she was genuine in her concern. The visit passed quickly as we discussed her road to working at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. It's rare to be in the company of someone who loves what they do every day. I am grateful for the staff and volunteers at NCH, and I know my next visit will be as pleasant." 

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