A new article from the Cape Cod Times celebrates the Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s resilient design and ability to survive Category 5 hurricanes. The piece notes that “the 106,000 sf, 14-bed hospital is being built to hurricane design specifications established by Miami Dade County — some of the strictest in the country.” Our David Kelly is quoted in the piece and shares that “building according to the Florida code allows the hospital to withstand Hurricane Irma-strength winds of 185 mph, rather than 150 mph as specified by Massachusetts codes. The term is resiliency — it’s survivability.”
The full Cape Cod Times piece is available online. Here’s more about the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
As the only healthcare option for 11,000 permanent residents — in addition to 60,000 seasonal residents — the safety-net hospital needed to offer more on-island services in a facility that could accommodate a fluctuating island population and withstand severe weather events.
The result is a right-sized hospital that will transform the patient experience and increase access to providers in an environment defined by the need for a collaborative, efficient and highly flexible operational model. The dynamic replacement includes the functions and technology of a full-service hospital to serve year-round residents – specifically when inclement weather cuts off access to the mainland – while the emergency department’s capacity can accommodate the population swell during summer months.