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For 13 generations, the Mayhew family has called Martha’s Vineyard home. They and other families have come to rely on Martha’s Vineyard Hospital over the past 101 years for everything from births, to tick bites, to unexpected emergencies.
Jack, Deborah, and Sarah Mayhew – the three children of the late John and Shirley Mayhew – were all born at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Jack and Deborah still live in West Tisbury while Sarah returns for frequent visits to this beautiful Island.
They know that when they need it, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is at the ready.
About 20 years ago, after multiple heart events, Jack was rushed to the emergency department, where it quickly became clear he needed urgent care. A doctor performed surgery but wanted Jack to be seen at Mass General Hospital. Heavy fog made that a challenge, but as they always do, the Hospital’s resourceful Emergency Department found a way to get Jack the transport and care required.
"We as a family always felt well taken care of."
Whether it’s a tick bite that caused Babesiosis for Sarah during a visit home in 2016 or the three procedures that Deborah recently underwent, “We as a family always felt pretty well taken care of,” says Jack.
The doctors and nurses are trusted neighbors allowing them to receive care close to home. “Because when you have to go off Island, and you have anesthesia, you can’t drive away. That means you have to drag someone over from the Island with you to bring you home. That would be difficult on my daughter who has a toddler and a baby at home. So being able to receive those services done here on the Island is huge to me.”
Jack recalls his mother, Shirley, being so appreciative of the care she received on Island. “She always felt very much listened to, which is very comforting.”
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s annual appeal provides the financial resources so crucial to providing the type of medical care you and your family depend on – whether you’ve lived here year-round for generations like the Mayhews, or you find yourself in need during a weekend trip. Our patients are always treated like family. We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Thank you for being here for us!