Aims to keep quality special care services local
Earlier this month, Cape Cod Healthcare announced that it has formalized its clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Organization, both members of the Partners HealthCare system. The organizations have been working together for over a decade.
The clinical affiliation will further expand services that are already in place such as cardiac surgery and radiology, while adding new local services. It will keep specialty care local so Cape Cod Healthcare patients don't have to travel off Cape for treatment.
"We intend to devote appropriate resources toward building and expanding these programs," said Allen Smith, M.D., M.S., President, BWPO. "Our shared capabilities will enhance these services and ultimately benefit all Cape Cod residents and visitors."
The clinical affiliation is not a merger or take-over of any sort. "CCHC will remain independently operated and governed," said Michael Lauf, President and CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare. "No financial assets, obligations or control will change hands."
Relationships among Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital, members of their respective medical staffs and local patients remain unchanged.