Outer Cape Health Services Receives $1 Million Pledge For Community Health Center

HARWICH – Outer Cape Health Services has announced a one-million dollar gift to their capital campaign to build a new state-of-the-art community health center in Harwich.

The gift comes courtesy of Tom and Trish Kennedy of Brewster through the community health center’s capital campaign “Enhancing Spaces, Impacting Lives.” The gift is the largest private donation in the organization’s history.

“The Lower and Outer Cape towns have an urgent need for modern, community-based, full-service healthcare facilities — ‘Medical Home Centers’ for all residents, regardless of ability to pay,” shared Trish Kennedy.

“Healthcare has become a political punching bag, while everyone in our community suffers from lack of inadequate services. We are proud to support this valiant effort by Outer Cape Health to finally make the Harwich Port facility available to all who call these towns home.”

The “Enhancing Spaces, Impacting Lives” campaign is well underway to support the opening of a new community health center in Harwich Port by the end of the year, and the rebuilding expansion of the existing Wellfleet health center set for completion in 2019.

The Kennedy’s gift will be applied to a naming opportunity at the new Harwich Port health center.

“Tom and Trish Kennedy have been wonderful stewards of the community in pledging this generous major gift. They believe in our work in helping to provide quality and reliable access to healthcare for all in need on the Lower and Outer Cape,” according to Patricia Nadle, Chief Executive Officer of OCHS.

“We could not be more appreciative for their vision and leadership.”

Previously OCHS received a one-million-dollar federal grant for the Harwich Port project from The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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