This annual world-class cello concert features Amit Peled and his "Cello Gang" of students from the John Hopkins Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. Proceeds benefit the rebuilding of the OCHS Wellfleet Health Center and carry on the tradition of Bernard Greenhouse, an internationally acclaimed cellist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio.
Mr. Greenhouse continued teaching and playing until he was in his 90s. Beginning in 2005 and continuing until his death in 2011, Mr. Greenhouse was the driving artistic force behind the annual concerts held in Wellfleet featuring former students, and carry on his legacy of presenting world-class cello music.
As Bernard Greenhouse said on many occasions, "Amit, it is now your responsibility to pass on the knowledge and musical heritage to the next generation." -- Amit Peled
See a preview of Mr. Peled and his students below:
February 28, 2017
Andrew Jorgensen, MD accepts Chief Medical Officer Position at OCHS
Andrew Jorgensen, MD, FACP, FAAP, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Medical Officer effective May 1 of this year. Dr. Jorgensen, a full-time Provincetown resident, is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He has served as OCHS' Associate Medical Director since 2015.
"We are very grateful for the opportunity to promote Dr. Jorgensen to lead our medical program at an exciting time of planned growth for all three of our clinical sites," stated OCHS CEO Patricia Nadle, BSN, MEd. "In addition to providing strong patient care, his clinical interests include building upon our patient centered medical home model, behavioral health integration, provider wellness, and community health access. Dr. Jorgensen will undoubtedly take on this new role with great vigor and passion, with these important interests in mind."
As a key member of the OCHS senior leadership team, Dr. Jorgensen will be charged with assuring patient safety, quality care, and positive patient outcomes. Reporting directly to CEO Nadle, Dr. Jorgensen will supervise and mentor both clinical providers and program directors while also continuing to provide clinical care and act as site medical director for the Provincetown Health Center. He will assume his new role as longtime OCHS Medical Director Dr. Barbara Prazak transitions to focusing on part-time direct patient care and playing a clinical leadership role in OCHS' plans to renovate and expand the Wellfleet and Harwich community health centers.
January 20, 2017
Medical Director to Transition to New Role with Organization
OCHS Medical Director Barbara Prazak, MD will transition to a part-time clinical role with the organization. Prazak has served as Medical Director for the past seven years during a period of dramatic growth, overseeing medical staff recruitment, training and protocols in addition to seeing patients. During her tenure, OCHS added a Harwich site for which she oversaw the medical provider staff, in addition to the Provincetown and Wellfleet health center locations.
In her new role, Dr. Prazak, 62, will relinquish her administrative oversight duties and focus on direct care for her patient base while also playing a clinical leadership role in OCHS' plans to expand and upgrade its Wellfleet and Harwich Port health centers. Dr. Prazak, a long-time Wellfleet resident, is board certified in internal medicine. After graduating magna cum laude from Boston College, she obtained her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She has practiced as a board certified internist since 1983 and began working with OCHS in 1989 as a primary care physician. In 2015, Dr. Prazak was honored with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers' Physician of the Year Award.
"We are happy and grateful to have the privilege of continuing to work with Dr. Prazak in her next phase with us at OCHS," said Patricia Nadle, OCHS CEO. "It has also been our great fortune to have had Dr. Prazak as both our Medical Director and as an internist for nearly three decades. Her breadth and depth of expertise and deep ties to the Outer Cape are unparalleled."
Over the past 28 years, Prazak has set an outstanding standard for top quality care and dedication to the local communities served by OCHS. "We are in the process of posting for the Medical Director position as we work to smoothly transition Dr. Prazak into her new OCHS role by May 1," added Nadle.
"I am looking forward to having more time with both my family and my patients, but also to the opportunity of helping OCHS with its goal of expanding our Wellfleet and Harwich Port centers to better serve our patients and community," explains Dr. Prazak. "My new role at OCHS allows me to look to the future in a way that supports my personal goals and interests while also satisfying my passion for improving access to quality healthcare."
September 6, 2016
Announcing New Leadership at Outer Cape Health Services
The Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce new executive leadership.
The Board has selected Patricia Nadle as our new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Nadle has been serving as interim CEO for the last few months and has served as OCHS Chief Operating Officer since 2015. Her appointment begins immediately.
“We are thrilled that Pat has accepted the position of CEO,” said Board President Pamela French, MD, MPH. “As COO, Pat has made significant contributions to improving our clinical operations and she has done a superb job of guiding the organization through our CEO transition.”
Ms. Nadle brings over 30 years of experience to the position, having served in various executive management positions for Cape Cod Healthcare, Prospect Charter/CARE Health Partners, Alegent Health, and Crouse Hospital. “OCHS plays such a vital role in the lives of Outer and Lower Cape residents,” said Nadle. “It’s an honor to serve as CEO, and I could not ask for a better team of people with whom I have the privilege of working every day.”
Ms. Nadle takes the helm of OCHS as it begins a period of significant growth and expansion targeted at meeting the unmet need for healthcare on the Lower and Outer Cape. Plans call for the development of a new location for the health center in Harwich that will triple its current capacity, as well as significant renovations or replacement of the aging Wellfleet health