Nantucket's outdated hospital to be replaced
Jul. 05, 2013
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Nantucket is getting a new hospital to replace the old and cramped Cottage Hospital.
Cottage Chief Executive Dr. Margot Hartmann says the current facility is 57 years old, energy inefficient and lacks adequate parking spaces. It has just one operating room and the emergency department is too small, especially when of summer residents descend on the island.
She says the 19-bed, wood-shingled hospital on a roughly six-acre campus was built at a time when "medicine was delivered in a very different way."
She tells the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/12L8Vr7) a new facility on a 20-acre campus in the middle of the island is expected to cost about $75 million.
There is no timetable for the new facility to open.
Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com