Nantucket is getting a new hospital to replace the old and cramped Cottage Hospital. Dr. Margot Hartmann, Cottage’s chief executive, said the facility is 57 years old, energy inefficient, and lacks adequate parking. It has just one operating room and the emergency department is too small, especially when summer residents descend on the island. She said the 19-bed wood-shingled hospital was built at a time when ‘‘medicine was delivered in a very different way.’’ She told the Cape Cod Times that 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.
Island’s outdated hospital to be replaced
You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month
Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.
- High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
- Convenient access across all of your devices
- Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
- Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
- Less than 25¢ a week