Cape Cod Hospital has received a $10 million charitable donation from the Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust, Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation announced. The gift is the single-largest contribution in the hospital’s history.
Peter and Pamela Barbey, of Hyannis Port, believe their donation will hopefully create to help Cape Cod Hospital reach more people and provide more comprehensive oncology and cardiac care for the community.
“We look for opportunities to make a catalytic change with our giving,” explained Peter Barbery. “After a really inspiring meeting with Mike Lauf, Cape Cod Healthcare’s CEO, we quickly decided that Cape Cod Hospital was the right place and this was the right opportunity for our family’s charitable trust to give a truly meaningful gift. Cape Cod Hospital is building on a tradition of success in this community, and we want to help them expand their already excellent medical care.”
The Barbeys’ donation is part of Cape Cod Healthcare’s “Quality. Trust. Partnership. Campaign.” The gift will help fund a new tower at Cape Cod Hospital that will host expanded cardiac and oncology medical services. The first two floors of the tower will “redefine cancer care” on the Cape by creating more access, enhance protocols and help recruit the best physicians and staff. The cardiac floor will provide care for patients following stent procedures, as well as aortic and mitral valve replacement and repair.
“The generosity of the Barbey family represents a partnership that shares in the vision of Cape Cod Healthcare to help identify and respond to the needs of our community,” said Lauf. “Expanding our comprehensive oncology and cardiac services at Cape Cod Hospital is an impactful and exciting step in our continued commitment to providing increased access to the highest quality care for our community and visitors. We extend our sincere gratitude to Peter and Pamela Barbey and others who continue to support our mission to provide the best possible care for our patients on Cape Cod.”