Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) has announced that Ms. Jean Callum of North Truro has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the nonprofit community health center organization. Callum had most recently served as OCHS’ Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Ancillary Services. She brings more than three decades of community health experience to the position, having dedicated her entire career to the health sector in various administrative capacities.

“In her six years with us, Jean has led many key program expansions including new OCHS radiology and pharmacy services in addition to technology enhancements that have significantly strengthened the organization and our patient experience,” according to Patricia Nadle, Chief Executive Officer of OCHS. “We are confident that Jean’s acumen and commitment to community health will only further improve the patient experience and the efficiencies of the services we provide on the Lower and Outer Cape.”

“As Outer Cape Health Services celebrates 30 years of incorporation this year, I could not think of a more meaningful time to work in the capacity of COO in the decade ahead,” shared Callum. “As COO, I will always have the health of our patients—and the organization as a whole—at top of mind.  I am honored to be entrusted with this next important opportunity in service to a community that I also call home.”

Callum holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Health Services Administration from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

More about Outer Cape Health Services, Inc.

Founded in 1987, OCHS operates community health centers in Harwich, Wellfleet and Provincetown offering primary care, specialty and urgent care, behavioral health and dental services, in addition to two pharmacies in Provincetown and Wellfleet, and many other specialty programs. In 2016, OCHS served nearly 17,000 residents and visitors to the Lower and Outer Cape annually with more than 70,000 total patient visits. 

As a mission-driven organization, OCHS provides access to capable, compassionate community-based healthcare for patients and visitors of the Outer and Lower Cape, regardless of their ability to pay. OCHS is a licensed Medical Clinic of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Recently, OCHS was recognized separately by both HRSA and the Joint Commission for being an outstanding community healthcare organization. The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards. Learn more at www.outercape.org.