(Hyannis, June 4, 2018) Cape Cod Healthcare and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum have partnered to showcase museum artworks in the Main Lobby Gallery in Cape Cod Hospital. The exhibit opened earlier this month and will continue until November 2018. Museum Executive Director John Allen and Cape Cod Healthcare President and CEO Michael Lauf came up with the idea to partner through a hospital exhibit last fall. Cape Cod Healthcare’s art consultant Melissa Woringer worked with the Museum to coordinate the event. “It is our pleasure to collaborate with the Museum and host this impressive exhibit,” said Lauf. “The artwork will bring great pleasure to our patients, visitors and employees, and give them a glimpse into the life of President Kennedy’s life on Cape Cod.” The exhibit at the hospital features many intimate shots of JFK and his family on Cape Cod. Among them is one of President Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, walking on the beach in Hyannisport. Another is a shot of the president and his brothers, Robert and Ted, walking out of the ocean after a swim. And another is a warm family picture of the president’s mother and father and eight of their children on the beach. “The directors and staff of the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation were honored by the request of the Cape Cod Hospital to share this special exhibit,” said Allen. Born in Massachusetts, nurtured on Cape Cod, and embraced worldwide, John F. Kennedy is one of the most memorable world leaders in modern history. During a time of widespread fear and social unrest, JFK was a powerful advocate for democracy and freedom around the world. His messages of strength, hope, and unity captured the world’s attention and inspired new attitudes about civil rights, global citizenship, public service, and civic-mindedness. Today, these ideals remain as compelling, relevant, and important as they were in 1961. Decades have passed since the young, charismatic JFK gave his presidential victory speech at the nearby Hyannis Armory, but today, this Kennedy-Cape Cod connection remains strong. This history has become part of our local heritage and is an important aspect of our community — educationally, culturally, and economically. As stewards of this civic memory, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum seeks to ensure that this local heritage is preserved, and that JFK’s ideas, ideals, optimism, and inspiration live on. The museum today enjoys a strong collaboration relationship with the John F. Kennedy Library and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston. Also, we value the friendships with members of the Kennedy family and are appreciative of their commitment to our mission. The Main Lobby Gallery is located in the walkway between the main lobby and the O’Keefe Surgical Center at Cape Cod Hospital. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.