Nantucket Cottage Hospital is required by federal and state law to maintain the
privacy of the health information we collect as part of the health care services we provide and personal information made available to us through this website..
Privacy of Health Information
We are required
to provide you with a Health Care Privacy Notice explaining to you our
privacy practices, legal duties and your rights concerning
your health information.
As part of the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have the right to:
- Review your health record
- Request amendments to your health record
- Request disclosures of your health record
- Request limitations on disclosures of your health record
- Request the hospital contact you at an alternate phone
number or address
As part of HIPAA, the Hospital must:
- Protect your health information from anyone not authorized
to have access to it
- Provide you with a copy of the Health Care Privacy
- Follow the terms of the Privacy Notice
- Train staff to comply with the Privacy Rule under HIPAA
- Not use or disclose your health information
without your written consent for purposes other than treatment,
payment or health care operations, unless such disclose
is required by law.
Please take the time to read this very important Health Care Privacy Notice about your rights as a patient. If you have
any questions regarding the Privacy Notice, you may contact
the Hospital's Privacy Official at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Privacy of Personal Information
Nantucket Cottage Hospital respects your privacy and has instituted
policies intended to ensure that any personal
information collected through this website is handled in a safe and responsible
We collect only the domain name,
but not the email address of visitors to our website.
The information we collect is used to improve the
content of the site. The information is not
shared with other organizations.
If you have supplied us with your
email address, postal address, or telephone number
online, you may receive periodic email, mailings
and telephone calls about Nantucket Cottage Hospital news, giving opportunities
and upcoming events. If you do not want to receive
such information from us in the future, please contact the Foundation Office.
Credit Card Information
This website uses SSLA Secured processing to encrypt credit card information provided as part of an online donation or an order placed through our online gift shop.
This eliminates the risk of the decoding of that information by
anyone other than Nantucket Cottage Hospital for the purposes of processing your donation or order. To check the security
of your connection, look at the bottom of your
browser window after accessing the server. If
you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending
upon your browser), then the secured processing is active. You can
also verify secured processing by looking at the URL line
of your browser. When accessing a secure server,
the first characters of the site address will
change from "http" to "https."
Nantucket Cottage Hospital does not employ "cookies" in
order to gain information about people visiting
This site contains links to other sites. Nantucket Cottage Hospital's
privacy practices may differ from these other
sites. Nantucket Cottage Hospital is not responsible for the
Changes to this policy
Nantucket Cottage Hospital reserves the right, in its sole discretion
and without any obligation, to modify or correct
any error or omissions in any portion of this
website. From time to time, we may use visitor
information for new, unanticipated uses not previously
disclosed in our privacy notice.
If our information practices change at some time
in the future we will post the policy changes to
our website to notify you of these changes and
provide you with the ability to opt out of these
new uses. If you are concerned about how your information
is used, you should check back at our website
If you have questions or feel that
this website is not following its stated policy regarding personal information, please contact the Foundation Office.
Any information posted on this website
is for general information purposes only, and
should not be construed as medical advice, medical
opinion, diagnosis or treatment. Any information
provided by Nantucket Cottage Hospital on this website is not a substitute for
medical attention. Consult a licensed
health-care professional for medical
advice and treatment.