MVH in the News

Bringing Cancer Care Closer to Home

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is pleased to announce that as an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, we now offer patients a more comprehensive approach to treating cancer. Read more at the Martha’s Vineyard Times.

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 […]

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital honors the man behind the scenes

The story of the new, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has been written. How it was built without a mortgage, thanks to more than $50 million in donations, How it is filled with the latest technology and linked electronically to Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the premier medical institutions in the world. But there is another story, […]

Hospital Hits Summer With Streamlined ER

…Over at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, too, the Memorial Day sniffles are a traditional indicator of the headache to come. The number of people presenting at the hospital emergency room jumps dramatically, a harbinger of the crazy-busy summer… Read the full article in the Vineyard Gazette

Martha’s Vineyard’s Windemere nursing home wins state approval for facelift

The Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which provides nursing home care and physical rehabilitation for Island residents, will embark on a major physical rehabilitation of its own. Read the full article in The Martha’s Vineyard Times

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital dietician helps diabetics cope

With a diagnosis of diabetes comes a process of education about managing a chronic condition through individualized diet and lifestyle changes. As is the case with anything new, there is a learning curve as diabetics familiarize themselves with medical terminology, get the hang of self-testing blood sugar, and adjust their food choices and exercise based […]

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital installs new wide-bore MRI

Earlier this month, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital radiology department took delivery of a 13,000-pound magnet, a critical component of a new General Electric Optima wide-bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine hospital leaders say will provide expanded diagnostic capabilities, improved patient comfort, and reduced fees. Read the full article in The Martha’s Vineyard Times

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital board adds two new members

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital board met March 26 and elected John H. Schaefer of Edgartown and New York and Walter S. Teller of Chilmark and California to the hospital board of trustees. Read the full article in The Martha’s Vineyard Times

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s permanent art collection

The new Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is a 90,000 square foot, $48 million center for the practice of modern medicine. Generous Islanders, seasonal visitors, corporations, and foundations built it without tapping Vineyard taxpayers. It is a nonprofit, 24-bed affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, and its sleek and formal style, expansive hallways, and spacious public areas would […]

New anesthesiology link set between MGH and Island hospital

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has signed an agreement under which the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) will provide anesthesia coverage for its Island affiliate. Read the full article in The Martha’s Vineyard Times