Martha’s Vineyard Hospital adds physician assistants

Physician assistant (PA) Anthony Piland stood bedside, wrapping a super size gauze pad around the Chappaquiddick resident’s finger, which had caught a huge splinter while he was working with his father, who owns a painting and restoration company.

Mr. McElhinney said he could not care less whether Mr. Piland was a nurse or a doctor or a physician assistant.

“All I know is I got treated quickly and excellently,” he said…