Vol. XXI, No. 1; Winter 2013
Michael K. Lauf, president/CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare, has been named treasurer of the Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals. The Council consists of 23 community hospitals throughout the state that collectively care for more than 25 percent of the Commonwealth’s acute care hospital admissions.
Community Health Center of Cape Cod has announced two major donations from Upper Cape organizations to help fund its recently opened 22,000-square foot addition. The new addition in Mashpee serves patients for Dental, Behavioral Health, General Medicine, and Women’s & Family Health. The “Building for the Future Campaign” received $10,000 from the Mashpee Women’s Club and $5,000 from the Falmouth Marine Lodge A.F. & A.M. This funding will help the Health Center continue to care for underserved and underinsured children, adults, seniors, and families in our community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. However, there is currently just over $1 million left to raise for the $9.25 million project that will allow a total of 20,000 people, primarily from the Upper Cape, access to affordable healthcare.
William and Linda Zammer have been recognized as the 2012 recipients of the Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award. Owners of the Popponesset Inn in New Seabury since 1988, the Zammers have a long history of distinguished service to the Cape Cod community but it was fitting that the award ceremony took place at Cape Cod Hospital, one of the major recipients of their benevolence. Among his many positions, Mr. Zammer is Chairman of Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc.
Sonja Brewer, a long-time contributor to To Your Good Health, A Health Care Newsletter, announces she is stepping down as Regional SHINE Director and starting a new position with the Oral Health Excellence Collaborative. Her task will be to build a network of SMILE Counselors to work primarily through the COAs to bring dental education, information and access to dental care resources to seniors through presentations and individualized appointments. She will continue to be covering the same Cape and Islands region and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.