Cape Cod Hospital

Cape Cod Hospital

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Cape Cod Hospital is a not-for-profit regional medical center located in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Founded in 1920, as of 2011 it is the largest hospital on Cape Cod. The current administration is headed by CEO Michael K. Lauf.

The hospital has 283 beds with more than 1,700 employees and 300 physicians on staff. It has an extensive cardiac care service in a partnership with Harvard University Medical School affiliate Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The emergency department is one of the busiest in Massachusetts, providing emergency services to more than 84,000 patients on an annual basis.

History

Before the founding of the hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod formed in 1916 to establish a single nurse in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Until the founding of the hospital, injured fisherman would be sent by train to Boston for treatment. Local businessmen initiated an effort to establish an area hospital. The hospital was founded in 1920.

Falmouth Hospital was founded in 1963 to serve the upper cape and in 1996 that merged with Cape Cod Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association to form the unified Cape Cod Healthcare organization, currently the parent company for Cape Cod Hospital.

The hospital was led by James Lyons from 1981 through its merger. He then served as the Cape Cod Healthcare CEO until 1998. Between 1998...
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