Patients & Visitors
Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during
your inpatient stay. Our rooms contain all the amenities
found in mainland hospitals: electronic bed, nurse call button,
telephone and color TV. There is no charge for local calls. For long distance calls,
please be prepared to call the operator with your calling
card or credit card. Television service is free of charge
and includes the major networks.
Many nurses hold national certifications in their individual
areas of expertise (critical care, oncology, obstetrics,
emergency care, etc.). Registered nurses have advanced
cardiac life support certification. Many have pediatric
advanced life support, as well. Our nurses are committed
to providing the community with personal, high quality
The Nantucket Cottage Hospital Food Service Department provides
you with nutritious and appetizing meals that follow your
physician's dietary recommendations.
A menu will be provided to you each morning with your breakfast
tray. The menu you fill out will be for the following day.
We ask that you complete your selections by 10:00 a.m. A
member of the Food Service Department will come to your room
to collect your menu and provide assistance with your selections.
Meals are served at the following times:
A registered dietitian is available to answer any questions
regarding your dietary restrictions and to address other
nutritional concerns you may have.In the event you would like a hot or cold beverage or a snack,
please ask your nurse.
Guests may purchase meal tickets. Please see the Visitor
Information section for cafeteria hours and information.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital recommends that you limit the
number of valuables you bring with you during your stay.
In the event you wish to protect your valuables, they will
be stored in the hospital safe.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is committed to providing the
safest and healthiest environment for our patients, visitors
and staff. For this reason, it is a non-smoking campus.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a latex-free facility.
Your health care team begins preparing for your discharge
the moment that you arrive. Multidisciplinary case conferences
for the purpose of discharge planning are available throughout
your stay. On the day of discharge, you will need to make
arrangements for your trip home. The nursing or social
work staff is available to help with logistics.
Before you go home, you will be given an instruction sheet
detailing the results of your care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
The sheet includes a medication schedule, activity limitations,
special diet orders and other important information, all
of which will be reviewed with you prior to discharge.
You are encouraged to ask any questions about your discharge
plan. Should you feel that you are not quite ready for discharge,
you should communicate this with the nursing or social work
Nantucket Cottage Hospital encourages
patients to participate in the decision-making process
of providing their care. Your questions and input are vital.