Cape Cod Healthcare expands local clinical services through Brigham and Women's partnership

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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on