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September 6, 2016

Announcing New Leadership at Outer Cape Health Service

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 lastPatricia Nadle 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

Announcing a New Member of the OCHS Senior Leadership Team

Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Bissonnette, CFRE as Chief Development Officer.


Ms. Bissonnette, who began her new role last week, served for over 11 years as Chief Development Officer for the Community Health Center of Cape Cod. During her tenure she built a development department and oversaw two capital campaigns for building projects. She has also served in development management roles for the Copley Harris Company, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Thayer Academy, and Wheaton College.


“Karen is a wonderful addition to the OCHS senior management team,” said Patricia Nadle, Chief Executive Officer. “She has the talent, drive, and experience to help us achieve our ambitious plans to serve more patients across the Outer and Lower Cape.”


Ms. Bissonnette’s first major role will be the launch of a capital campaign to support the upcoming building projects. “I know how important community health centers are to the well-being of Cape communities,” said Bissonnette. “I look forward to helping OCHS grow and expand our services. This is such an exciting opportunity.”