Partners HealthCare and
the Massachusetts General Hospital Affiliation

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a member of Partners HealthCare and an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital. The mission of Nantucket Cottage Hospital has always been to provide the highest qualtiy health care services to our community on Nantucket, and to connect our patients with those services which are not available on the island. Our affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital is an integral part of this goal.

The most significant benefit of the affiliation is for patients with complex medical needs who require tertiary care or specialty services unavailable on the island. These patients now have a direct link to caregivers and services at the MGH, offering better coordination of care and services through such means as a shared electronic medical record and an expanded pool of consulting sub-specialists.

MGH physicians have long consulted at NCH, seeing patients on a regular basis on the island. Additionally, NCH has experienced long-standing clinical collaborations with the MGH in such specialties as cardiology, neurology, dermatology and emergency services. Additionally, NCH is connected to the MGH through telemedicine links.

About the Massachusetts General Hospital
Founded in 1811, the MGH is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England . The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year the MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and health centers. Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually. The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each year. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the country, with an annual research budget of approximately $500 million. It is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School , where nearly all MGH staff physicians serve on the faculty. The MGH is consistently ranked among the nation's top few hospitals by US News and World Report .

About Partners HealthCare System
Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Partners is an integrated health care system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes the two founding academic medical centers, community hospitals, specialty facilities, community health centers, primary care and specialty physicians and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a nonprofit organization.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.