New Nantucket Cottage Hospital to Open in February

NANTUCKET – The new Nantucket Cottage Hospital will open its doors to patients next month.

Hospital staff will begin moving patients from the old facility into the new 106,000 square-foot building on February 20.

The new facility, will feature 14 inpatient beds, with four designated for the maternity ward. It will have 29 clinical exam rooms for primary care, expanded labor and delivery services, a new heliport landing, a trauma room, five infusion bays, and 12 emergency examination rooms.

The hospital has also been designed to account for the seasonal swings in population, as the year-round community of 17,000 increases to 50,000 during the summer months.

After the new hospital opens, the final phase of the project will begin with the demolition of the old building and the completion of the final site work, parking area and landscaping. The final stage is expected to be compelted by June.

The hospital has raised $116 of its $120 million capital campaign.

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