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Leading the Charge

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The new Nantucket Cottage Hospital was debt-free and financed entirely through private donations—not a penny of taxpayer dollars was used. It was an achievement unprecedented on Nantucket Island. Among the many donors, small and large, one couple stands out as having led the charge: Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay.

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Staff Celebrates Reopening of Main Hospital Entrance

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Just 13 months after opening its doors to a brand new $89 million facility, Nantucket Cottage Hospital closed its main entrance at the Percelay Pavilion to limit unmonitored access during the COVID-19 pandemic and to launch one of the first drive-through COVID-19 testing sites in the state. To celebrate the reopening hospital staff enjoyed ice cream served by hospital President and CEO, Gary Shaw, and Bruce Percelay, major hospital supporter and head of the hospital’s capital campaign.

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Op-ed: These programs would lift up the disenfranchised among us

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The outrage over George Floyd’s death has sparked a reaction the likes of which we have not seen since 1968. From cries for reform to protests in the street, the collective expression of anger has resonated across the country. Unfortunately, all the handwringing and eloquent statements of support will not change the systemic problems in our system at the root of our current crisis. The most effective source of reform may well come from the same place where many people feel the problem emanates: the business community.

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