Hospital Ready to Respond in Unlikely Event of Ebola

While the Ebola virus remains far afield, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has been preparing to respond in the unlikely event that a suspected case reaches Vineyard shores. An informational meeting was held this week with health care workers.

Hospital Donates Space for Community Services Crisis Center

Islanders experiencing mental health and substance abuse crises are expected to benefit from a Martha’s Vineyard Community Services crisis stabilization unit that will be run on hospital grounds. The so-called red house will be renovated to house the program.

Martha's Vineyard Hospital Plans New Walk-In Clinic

Patients seeking nonemergency care at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will have the option of visiting a new walk-in clinic by next summer, the hospital announced this week.

Two New Trustees for Martha's Vineyard Hospital

Warren Spector of Chilmark and New York city and Ronald H. Rappaport of Chilmark were both elected as trustees of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital at a meeting May 24.

Hospital Cited for Two Safety Violations After On-Site Inspection

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for two violations and must pay a $7,000 fine.

Martha's Vineyard Hospital Ranked in Top 20

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has been ranked one of the top 20 highest critical access hospitals in the country, according to the National Rural Health Association.

OSHA Visits Hospital Following Isolated Carbon Monoxide Incident

Detection of high counts of carbon monoxide were reported in the hospital boiler room in late March. Oak Bluffs fire and health officials said the incident was isolated and corrected quickly.

Much to Take Away at Annual Hospital Health Fair

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital's annual health fair was on March 15. The event brought out hundreds of people and promoted healthy living by connecting the community with the hospital.

Hospital Health Fair

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital hosts its annual health fair from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15.

Hospital Takes Steps to Ease Primary Care Crunch

In a first-of-its-kind program here, the Martha's Vineyard Hospital will hire doctors who are acute care specialists to manage inpatient care. Primary care doctors will no longer shoulder the burden of doing rounds, hospital leaders said.

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