Outer Cape Health Services Announces Chief Clinical Officer

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HARWICH PORT, MA – December 14, 2023 – Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) today announced the appointment of Marianne D. Harris, PhD, APRN-CNP, NEA-BC, as the community health center’s Chief Clinical Officer.

A Newton, Massachusetts native, Dr. Harris is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, and nurse executive who started her advanced practice career in family medicine and primary care at a federally qualified health center affiliated with Boston Medical Center. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University, Boston, a Master of Science in Family and Community Health from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Harris is a highly seasoned advanced practice clinician with more than three decades of experience with inpatient operations, as well as clinical leadership in pediatric and adult emergency services, urgent care, and other ambulatory settings.

As OCHS Chief Clinical Officer, she will lead the organization in the areas of clinical staff and programs, clinical practice, quality initiatives, clinical risk and safety management, utilization review, and the integration and innovation of all clinical service lines. Dr. Harris comes to OCHS with a track record in strengthening quality, patient safety, and patient experience using innovative care methods.

Previously, she held adjunct faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University and Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, IL. She is also involved in test development and competency assessment for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which certifies nurses nationally in several clinical specialties.

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More about Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. (OCHS)

Founded in 1987, Outer Cape Health Services operates not-for-profit community health centers in Harwich Port, Wellfleet, and Provincetown. OCHS offers primary care, behavioral health, recovery services, telehealth, pharmacy service, community resource navigation, and other specialty care, and urgent care, radiology, and optometry services in Provincetown. OCHS serves nearly 20,000 residents and visitors annually on the lower and outer Cape.

As a mission-driven organization, OCHS provides access to high quality, community-based healthcare for patients and visitors from Yarmouth to Provincetown, regardless of their ability to pay. OCHS is a licensed Medical Clinic and Addiction Treatment site of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). OCHS is recognized by both HRSA and the Joint Commission for being an outstanding community healthcare organization and is a member of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. To learn more, visit outercape.org.