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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Staff Celebrates Reopening of Main Hospital Entrance

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Press Release

NANTUCKET, MA (June 7, 2021) - 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. Now, over a year and 33,000 COVID-19 tests later, the hospital has taken down the tents that provided testers protection from the elements and will reopen the main entrance tomorrow morning. COVID-19 testing will continue to take place on an appointment basis inside the hospital.

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. The two served over 200 ice cream treats from Percelay's vintage restored 1966 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck. According to Gary Shaw, NCH president, "we wanted to do something fun to let our team know how much we appreciated all their efforts. While one event does not nearly express our gratitude, it was a fun way to say thanks ". Bruce A. Percelay said "anything we can do to put a smile on the faces who sacrificed so much for this island, is our pleasure."

For further information contact James Lanza, Public Information Manager, Nantucket Cottage Hospital 508-825-8250.

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