Hospital Thrift Shop Donates $400,000 to Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Rendering of proposed new Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Rendering of proposed new Nantucket Cottage Hospital

NANTUCKET –The Hospital Thrift Shop has donated a record-breaking $400,000 gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

The board members of the thrift shop recently presented the Hospital’s officials with a $300,000 check, which has been earmarked for new medical equipment.

Another $100,000 will be committed to the Thrift Shop’s pledge of $500,000 for the construction of the new hospital.

It represents the largest gift from the Thrift Shop to the hospital in its 87-year history.

“It’s just an amazing act of generosity towards the hospital from the thrift shop and something that really benefits the hospital and the medical care on the Island,” said Hospital spokesman Jason Graziadei.

The Hospital Thrift Shop sells merchandise donated by island residents and visitors from late May through mid-October and operates as a separate non-profit organization.

The 2016 season marked the shop’s 87th year in business on India Street.

The new equipment purchased with this year’s donation includes dialysis machines, cardiac rehab treadmills, a bariatric bed and patient care equipment and a physiocontrol defibrillator.

The new equipment will be put to use immediately in the current hospital and will be able to be transferred into the new hospital when it’s completed in 2018.

“It really addresses the immediate needs of the hospital as well as the future needs as we start construction on our new building,” said Graziadei.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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