Island Health Care

Island Health Care Begins Vaccinations; Case Spread Slows

Marking another pandemic milestone, Island Health Care, the federally qualified community health center in Edgartown, began vaccinating its front line health care workers Wednesday afternoon.

As Testing Ramps Up, New Cases Reported

In the Island’s biggest day of coronavirus testing since the pandemic began, the boards of health reported three new antibody cases and three new symptomatically positive patients on the Vineyard Thursday.

Early Results Announced, as Comprehensive Testing Begins

All 10 participants in the first round of coronavirus testing at the high school have tested negative for the virus.

New Coronavirus Testing Site Begins Rollout

The first round of comprehensive coronavirus testing on the Vineyard commenced with a slow rollout on Thursday.

Coronavirus Testing Project Ramps Up on the Vineyard

Quest Diagnostics, Island Health Care, the six Vineyard boards of health and a bevy of volunteers are working tirelessly to put the Vineyard testing project in motion.

One New Coronavirus Case Reported Thursday

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new coronavirus case in their daily demographic update Thursday, bringing the Islandwide total to 24 positive cases since the outbreak began.

Contact Tracing Is Key Part of Public Health Effort

Six Island health agents and public health nurses with Island Health Care are hard at work identifying and monitoring every confirmed case of Covid-19 on the Vineyard.

Hospital Confirms 12th Case of Coronavirus; Island Health Care Receives Federal Grant

The latest confirmed case of Covid-19 is a man in his thirties, public health officials said Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases on the Island to 12. In related news, Cong. Bill Keating announced a $513,830 federal grant to Island Health Care.

Chilmark Hears Pitch for Community Health Collaborative

A proposal to establish a new collaborative Island health group began circulating in Island towns this week. Cynthia Mitchell met with the Chilmark selectmen to explain the concept.

Starting the Healthy Living Conversation

As the Island’s new community health nurse, West Tisbury native Lila Fischer said she is seeing the Vineyard in a whole new light.