The Mashpee Enterprise: Legislators, Health Leaders Discuss Prevention Funding

March 8, 2017

Click here to read a feature article from The Mashpee Enterprise about the Commonwealth Conversations roundtable discussion with Massachusetts State Senators that started at CHC of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Times: State Senators get a Sense of the Cape

March 8, 2017

Click here to read the complete Cape Cod Times article about the Commonwealth Conversations with Massachusetts State Senators that began here at Community Health Center of Cape Cod!

2017 Massachusetts State Senate Commonwealth Conversations at Community Health Center of Cape Cod

March 3, 2017

Senator Michael Brady, Second Plymouth and Bristol district; Senator Julian Cyr, Cape and Islands district; and Senator Vinny deMacedo, Plymouth and Barnstable district will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) and funding for Community Health Centers on Tuesday, March 7.  Various members of the Barnstable County PWTF Partnership will be in attendance to discuss this partnership, and to discuss other community public health priorities.  The event will be held at Community Health Center of Cape Cod’s Mashpee office.


Please consider joining us to cover this event.  More information is below:


Event Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time: 9:15 am – 10:30 am

Location: Community Health Center of Cape Cod (Park in the upper lot and use main entrance)
107 Commercial Street, Mashpee, MA 02649

Media Contact: Chris Ellis

Media Contact Phone: (914) 433-0926 (day of event)

Media Contact Email: [email protected]

Cape Cod Times: Federal Cuts Threaten State’s Health Reform

February 27, 2017

Click here to read this  Cape Cod Times article featuring Community Health Center of Cape Cod’s CEO Karen Gardner.




Cape Cod Radio: “Cape Cod Talks Addiction” Series with CHC of Cape Cod

February 23, 2017

Click on the link below to hear Cape Cod Talks Addiction’s interview with CHC of Cape Cod staff members: Director of Clinical Operations, Suzanne Robbins; Nurse and Addiction Program Coordinator, Jen Monaghan; Development Associate, Alexandra Speck. Hosted by CodComm’s Sarah Colvin.

Community Health Center

The Cape Cod Foundation Awards Community Health Center of Cape Cod Substance Abuse Grant

February 15, 2017

Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod is one of five Cape nonprofits to receive a Community Impact Strategic Focus Grant from The Cape Cod Foundation this year. The Health Center received $10,000 from The Jean B. Edgerly Memorial Fund and The Janet T. Spence Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation to support the expansion of its substance abuse treatment programming. In particular, grant funds will allow for increased outpatient, medication-assisted treatment, and they will help to expand programming to provide partial-day treatment, including intensive, integrated wellness, medical and mental health counseling. Currently, Community Health Center of Cape Cod provides more than 5,500 substance abuse-related visits annually. The Health Center aims to multiply these numbers to provide nearly 9,200 visits.

The Cape Cod Foundation recently announced that it would award $48,500 in strategic grants to nonprofits that provide preservation, health, employment, and educational services. Other grant recipients include, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Duffy Health Center, Lower Cape Outreach Council, and Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary & the Sanctuaries of the Mid and Upper Cape.  To learn more about the Health Center’s substance abuse programming, please visit:

Cape Cod Times: Despite funding threats, health centers continue expansions

January 31, 2017

Click here to read the Cape Cod Times article about the Bourne office expansion amidst the changing political climate.

Community Health Center of Cape Cod Renovates the Bourne Offices

January 26, 2017

Bourne – Community Health Center of Cape Cod continues to grow, and is expanding its Bourne location to meet the increasing demands for healthcare and a surge in patients. This expansion will increase access to primary care and behavioral health services, and will also add pharmacy and dental services in Bourne. Currently, dental and pharmacy services are only available in the Health Center’s Mashpee location.

The Health Center serves more than 15,000 patients, including 1 in 15 residents in Bourne. Residents from the villages of Bourne, along with other off-Cape areas, such as Plymouth, Wareham, Caver and Rochester comprise the fastest growing population of newly-registered patients at the Health Center. This project will allow the Health Center to provide a better quality of care due to improved privacy and comfort, upgraded equipment and technology, providing increased access to integrated care to more patients.

 “It will be great to offer these services to our patients in Bourne,” Chief Operating Officer Katy O’Connell said. The Health Center’s Bourne facility is conveniently located for patients both on- and off-Cape at 123 Waterhouse Road, just a mile and a half from the Bourne Bridge. Community Health Center of Cape Cod also has offices in Mashpee and Falmouth.

CHC of Cape Cod Promotes Two Employees: Katy O’Connell and Chris Ellis

January 9, 2017

Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod is happy to announce the promotion of two employees. Katy O’Connell has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, she will oversee patient access to care, quality improvement programs, and information technology. Ms. O’Connell will collaborate with Health Center clinical leadership to ensure programs and infrastructure support the health center’s patient centered medical home.  She has been with Community Health Center of Cape Cod for 10 years. She started as a data entry and grant writing volunteer, and for the past five years served as Chief Information Officer.


Christopher Ellis has been promoted to Senior Development Associate, where he oversees foundation relations and communications efforts for the Health Center. In his new role, Christopher will provide insight on fundraising components of the organization’s strategic plan and is overseeing a communications campaign to help increase awareness about the Health Center.  He has been with the organization for two years.

The Mashpee Enterprise: Community Health Center Integrates Care

January 4, 2017

Click Here to read the December 15, 2016 cover story in the Mashpee Enterprise about integrated health services at CHC of Cape Cod.