Nantucket Cottage Hospital Names New President & CEO

Gary Shaw has been chosen as the new President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

NANTUCKET – Nantucket Cottage Hospital has a new President and CEO.

The board of trustees chose Gary Shaw to replace Margot Hartmann, who stepped down in September.

Shaw most recently served as President of Cambridge Medical Center in Minnesota and has 20 years of experience leading hospitals and healthcare organizations.

He also served in the U.S. Navy’s Medical Service Corps for two decades, where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

At Cambridge Medical Center, Shaw was responsible for a number of system-wide improvement initiatives in quality and patient care and led the development of a new $9 million outpatient clinic.

Prior to that position, he served as the hospital administrator for the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, a 158-bed regional referral center and teaching hospital for the Alaska Native and American Indian populations.

Shaw said he and his wife, Trisha, are happy to be returning to their New England roots and joining the Nantucket community.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be invited to work with the wide array of highly skilled team members at Nantucket Cottage Hospital,” Shaw said. “I am truly humbled.”

Jack Burke, the vice chair of the hospital’s board of trustees and chair of the new CEO search committee, said Shaw’s experience in healthcare organizations that serve remote and rural areas, along with being an active member of those communities, were attributes the board believes will be beneficial toe Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

“Of the many potential candidates we interviewed during this search process, Gary was a clear, unanimous choice of the committee given his background, leadership qualities and extensive accomplishments as a healthcare executive.”

Shaw will join the hospital in his new role Monday, December 9.

Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, had served the hospital as interim President and CEO since Hartmann’s departure. She will continue to assist the hospital in a consulting role.

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Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has been part of the news team in the NewsCenter since the spring of 2014. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee.
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