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Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod received Gold recognition in the Wicked Local 2017 Readers Choice Awards for “Regional Favorite” in the Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician category. CHC of Cape Cod also received Silver recognition for “Regional Favorite” in the Dentist or Dental Office category. These regional awards include votes for organizations from the following towns: Barnstable/Hyannis, Bourne, Dennis, Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich and Yarmouth.
In addition to these regional awards, CHC of Cape Cod was a Readers Choice Award winner in Mashpee, placing first in the following three categories: first choice for Doctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician, first choice for Dentist or Dental Office and first choice for Optical Shop. The Health Center is thankful to the community for voting it as a top location to receive care on the mid and upper Cape. For 20 years, the Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards have provided communities an opportunity to recognize their favorite local businesses. Wicked Local Favorites is part of the Wicked Local network of websites.
Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod is delighted to announce its receipt of $10,000 from the Cape and Islands United Way to support Substance Abuse Program Expansion. The expansion is aimed at helping youth and adults refrain from substance abuse and other risky and unhealthy behaviors. The CHC Bourne office houses the Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program, an individualized, highly structured addiction recovery program that combines counseling, monitoring and medical care to help combat the opiate epidemic. The OBOT program provides comprehensive treatment for opiate addiction, including Medication-Assisted Treatment, case management and behavioral health services. In 2015, the Health Center completed 2,256 substance abuse visits. This expansion project will provide increased access to behavioral health services for Health Center patients, including the OBOT program.
Click here to read a Cape Cod Times article on the State of Massachusetts providing more Naloxone to 10 Community Health Centers, including CHC of Cape Cod.
Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod will host a substance use drop-in night the first Tuesday of every month beginning Tuesday, June 6. The drop-in nights will take place from 4-8 pm, at the Health Center’s Mashpee location at 107 Commercial Street. Launched by the Mashpee Substance Use Task Force, the drop-in night will provide treatment options, counseling and education to individuals and families struggling with substance use and addiction. This drop-in center model is the first of its kind on Cape Cod.
The events are free to attend and are open to all. A number of human services organizations will be represented each month, including CHC of Cape Cod, South Bay Mental Health Center, Gosnold, Duffy Health Center, Adcare and Parents Supporting Parents. The drop-in nights will feature five to 10 “recovery angels” offering active substance users and their loved ones support. There will also be a clinician available at each session to meet with individuals and to get them appropriate treatment.
“Hopefully attendees can find help in some way and point a loved one in the right direction,” said Jennifer Monaghan, RN, Addiction Program Coordinator at Community Health Center of Cape Cod.
Community Health Center of Cape Cod believes everyone deserves accessible, affordable, high-quality care and is committed to expanding medical and behavioral health services for substance use disorder prevention and treatment. More information about our substance use treatment at Community Health Center of Cape Cod is available at www.chcofcapecod.org. Child watch will be available from 6-8pm at the Health Center. The first drop-in night will take place on June 6 from 4-8 pm and the July session will be held on July 11 because of the holiday.
CHC of Cape Cod is one of 37 community programs to receive funding from the Cape and Islands United Way. The funds are designated for the Health Center’s Substance Abuse program expansion. To view the complete article in the Cape Cod Times, click here.
Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod is one of 10 community health centers to have been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the GE Foundation-funded SUSTAIN Communities (Substance Use Support & Technical Assistance In Communities) initiative. With additional assistance from Partners HealthCare, the ten health centers will receive customized coaching, training and support to build capacity for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in their communities.
The awardees are: Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Caring Health Center, Codman Square Health Center, Community Health Center of Cape Cod, DotHouse Health, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Lowell Community Health Center, Mattapan Community Health Center and South End Community Health Center.
The Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers will manage the program, which will include executive coaching on change management, on-site peer mentoring for addiction services and case-based team learning sessions. Furthermore, participating health centers will receive a $50,000 stipend for multi-disciplinary care teams to commit time to this initiative.
Community Health Center of Cape Cod believes everyone deserves accessible, affordable, high-quality care and is committed to expanding medical and behavioral health services for substance use disorder prevention and treatment. CHC of Cape Cod plans to expand access to care for at least 900 individuals over the next two years. It also aims to implement a Structured Outpatient Addictions Program (SOAP) to strengthen integration with behavioral health services and to expand its scope beyond substance abuse to overall pain and addictions management.
Click here to read a feature article in The Falmouth Enterprise about the concerns of rising healthcare costs in the State and how community health centers, like CHC of Cape Cod, can help offer a solution. CEO Karen Gardner is featured in the article!
Click here to read Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Jessica Burgess write about the risks associated with Substance Use Disorder and our approach to treatment at CHC of Cape Cod.
CHC of Cape Cod will host a Substance Use Drop-In Night the first Tuesday of every month beginning in June from 4-8 p.m. Launched by the Mashpee Substance Use Task Force, the drop-in night will provide treatment options, counseling and education to individuals and families struggling with substance use and addiction. Click here to read The Mashpee Enterprise article for more details!
Mashpee – Community Health Center of Cape Cod is happy to announce the hire of two providers: Rick Renner, PA-C and Maryanne Bombaugh, MD, MBA, MSc, CPE, FACOG. Rick Renner, P.A.-C is a Physician’s Assistant who has 41 years’ experience in family, occupational, pain and addiction medicine, and urgent care. He is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and a member the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Mr. Renner has worked in urgent care at Seacoast Emergency Physicians in Dover, New Hampshire, and in Internal Medicine/Family Practice at Salmon Falls Family Healthcare in Somersworth, New Hampshire. He received his B.A. from Hobart College and his PA-C from Northeastern University. He is licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Mr. Renner’s collaborating physician is Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Tager, and he is responsible for providing care in the walk- in, urgent care setting.
Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh is a gynecologist in the Women’s Health Clinic. Prior to working at Community Health Center of Cape Cod, she was on the medical staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Carney Hospital, and served as Medical Director at Bay View Women’s Health in Sandwich. She is currently Chair of the Massachusetts Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, having served in this role since 2014. Recently she served as Executive Medical Director of Population Health and the Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety at Reliant Medical Group and previously as the Associate Medical Director for Quality for the Steward Health Care Network. Dr. Bombaugh is a delegate to the AMA from Massachusetts, and was recently nominated for Vice President of the Massachusetts Medical Society by its physicians. Dr. Bombaugh received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management and a MSc from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and received certification in medical management from the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Bombaugh received the Meritorious Service Medal from the USA as Chief of Gynecology Service for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1984-1992, completing her military service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the Division Chief in Gynecology.