Community Benefits Plan Summary

Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., through its Community Benefits initiative, is committed to enhancing the quality of and access to comprehensive health care services for all the residents of Cape Cod. Through continuous assessment of community needs, coordinated planning and the allocation of resources, this commitment includes a special focus on the unmet needs of the financially disadvantaged and underserved populations. We will take a leadership role in collaborative efforts joining our resources, talent, and commitment with that of other providers, organizations and community members. The Community Benefits Mission Statement was affirmed by the CCHC Community Health Committee and the Board of Trustees in 2000 and remains in effect.

A plan is developed each year to align Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth Hospital and Cape Cod Healthcare’s Community Benefits activities to the identified significant health needs and target populations in Barnstable County. An eleven-member Community Health Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Trustees of Cape Cod Healthcare, provides oversight and input to annual planning and implementation of key initiatives. Community Benefits staff ensures that annual plans, priorities, goals and activities comply with Mass Attorney General (AG) Guidelines, Medicare guidelines and IRS requirements.