The Pathology Department is accustomed to dealing with astounding volume. Yet when COVID-19 testing became a crucial aspect of care during the pandemic, the department’s microbiology lab saw the pace quickening and called in reinforcements.
The Nantucket Cottage Hospital Board of Trustees has named Gary Shaw president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital following a nationwide search. Shaw – who began his new role Dec. 9 – brings more than two decades of experience leading hospitals and health care organizations from Delaware to Alaska, as well as 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy’s Medical Service Corps.
“Gary is the right person to lead Nantucket Cottage Hospital into this new era with the island’s new health care facility, and every member of the search committee and the board feels confident that his experience and skillset are well-matched to meet the challenges of our remote island hospital,” said Kevin Hickey, chair of the hospital’s Board of Trustees.
Shaw most recently served as president of Cambridge Medical Center in Minnesota. Prior to that, he was the hospital administrator of the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, a regional referral center and teaching hospital for the Alaska Native and American Indian populations. Shaw enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1977, progressing from hospital corpsman to lieutenant commander of the Navy’s Medical Service Corps. He served during four wars and his last assignment was as Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s public health representative to the United Nations during the Bosnian war.
“My wife Trisha and I are very excited to be returning to our New England roots, joining the Nantucket community, and I couldn’t be more pleased to be invited to work with the wide array of highly skilled team members at Nantucket Cottage Hospital,” Shaw said.Shaw succeeds Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD, who served as Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s president and CEO since 2010.
- May | 28 | 2020
In typical times, pink-jacketed volunteers can be seen throughout Massachusetts General Hospital. In mid-March, with the hospital preparing for a wave of COVID-19 patients, all volunteer programs were placed on pause except one: patient discharge and escort.
- May | 22 | 2020
With the school year effectively cut short and the remainder of their running season canceled, athletes from the Wellesley High School could have stayed at home this spring and on the sidelines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But not 18-year-old Jackson O’Toole and his teammates.
- May | 15 | 2020
As part of Mass General's COVID-19 response efforts, 62 Spanish-speaking clinicians—from trainees to full professors across multiple specialties—were recently assembled to assist teams caring for patients with low-English proficiency.
- Mar | 6 | 2020
As a 10-year participant in the Run to Home Base, Marine Corps veteran Michael York is no stranger to putting in the miles to support veterans, service members and their families. This year, York is taking on a new challenge through his participation in the 124th Boston Marathon.
- Mar | 6 | 2020
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.