Boston Children’s Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital Announce Collaboration to Broaden Access to World Class Specialized Pediatric Care

BOSTON and HYANNIS, MASSACHUSETTS (July 21, 2021) -- Boston Children's Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital have announced they will work together to enhance patient access to highly specialized pediatric care for Cape Cod families.

 

Effective July 1, Boston Children’s physicians now provide 24/7 medical services and clinical consultation for Cape Cod Hospital’s pediatric program, including its inpatient unit, newborn nursery and labor and delivery unit, and consultations to its emergency department.

 

“Providing the best healthcare on Cape Cod means providing the best pediatric care. Our collaboration with Boston’s Children’s Hospital helps us to achieve this important goal,” said Michael K. Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “The opportunity to work with Boston Children’s was an exciting choice, as it brings the added clinical quality, reputation, physicians and resources our community desires.

 

“In times of crisis, our patients want to be near loved ones rather than travel for care. Now, Boston Children’s Hospital will bring their clinicians’ hands-on expertise here.

 

Boston Children’s will provide new pediatric services, including interactive video technology to support pre-transport decisions and care for critically ill newborns requiring transfer, training in high-risk clinical scenarios, and consultative support for Cape Cod Hospital’s newborn hearing screening program.  

 

“Boston Children’s Hospital is committed to providing access to the highest quality, integrated pediatric care to patients and families throughout Massachusetts, preferably as close to home as possible” said Dr. Kevin B. Churchwell, President and CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to working together with the exceptional staff at Cape Cod Hospital -- as well as other providers on the Cape -- to strengthen our shared ability to bring specialized pediatric care closer to the patients and families of Cape Cod.”