Nantucket Cottage Hospital Names New President

Jason Graziadei •

Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Tuesday named Amy E. Lee as its new president.

Lee currently serves as chief operating officer and vice president at Central Maine Medical Group/Central Maine Healthcare, and has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. She will assume the leadership post at Nantucket Cottage Hospital on Oct. 17.

“I’m truly humbled, to have the opportunity to lead an exceptional community organization like Nantucket Cottage Hospital, in a world-class system like Mass General Brigham,” said Lee, MBA, MBHA, MJ, FACMPE, in a statement shared by the hospital. “I look forward to guiding a vision that ensures growth and service that benefits the entire island community, while honoring its unique history and culture.”

Prior to joining Central Maine, Lee served as vice president for primary care, medical specialties, physician residency programs and patient contact center at Carle Foundation Hospital, a 433-bed hospital in Urbana, Illinois. She holds three Master’s degrees: a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University in Chicago; a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Lee succeeds Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FAAN, who was a member of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s board of trustees and chief nurse emerita of Massachusetts General Hospital before being appointed as NCH's interim president in February 2022 following the abrupt resignation of former NCH president and CEO Gary Shaw.

“Amy has demonstrated the ability to inspire colleagues and foster a culture of collaboration,” said Craig Muhlhauser, chair of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s board of trustees. “Her experience and passion for delivering high-quality patient care to the community uniquely positions her to lead Nantucket Cottage Hospital as the healthcare provider for island residents and our many visitors.”

Ives Erickson will continue to serve on the hospital’s board of trustees.

“It’s been an honor serving as interim president for an organization so dedicated to serving and improving the health of the Nantucket community,” said Ives Erickson. “We are delighted to welcome Amy and look forward to working with her as she ushers an exciting time for our hospital.”

While previous hospital leaders have carried the title of "President and CEO," Lee's official role will be "President" as the Mass General Brigham has dropped the CEO title from individual hospital presidents across its system of healthcare facilities.

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