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CHA Names New Chief of Emergency Medicine
3/5/2015
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has named Benjamin Milligan, MD, FACEP, as its chief of emergency medicine, placing him in charge of the emergency departments at CHA’s Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, and Whidden Hospital in Everett. Dr. Milligan joined CHA in 2008 as an attending physician at CHA Cambridge Hospital. He became the associate site chief of emergency medicine for Cambridge and Somerville Hospitals in 2012 and then was promoted to site chief for both sites last ye...
 
 
 
 
CHA ED Staff Members Help Improve Health in Haiti
4/25/2014
Over the past six months, several members of CHA’s Emergency Department have participated in trips to Haiti as part of the METI Project , a nonprofit organization founded by Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) and the Pro EMS Center for MEDICS. Its mission is to promote sustainability in health care through medical education, training, and improved infrastructure in underserved parts of the world. Physician assistant Gabe Tash traveled to Haiti in October 2013; nurse Jennifer Wallace ventured there in Dece...
 
CHA's ED Transformation Highlighted in National Webcast
2/5/2014
On Tuesday, February 4, hospital leaders from across the country tuned into a webcast about CHA's ED transformation as part of the  HealthLeaders Media Live series. During the presentation, titled "The Efficient ED: Reducing Triage Delays and Forging the Link Between ED and Primary Care," CHA ED and senior leaders detailed methods and strategies used to redesign and improve EDs, offering practical insight and real-world solutions. CHA operates three 24-hour  emergency departments at its Cambri...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Nurse Named Metro Boston EMS Nurse of the Year
11/19/2012
Cambridge, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) nurse Jennifer Wallace, RN, has been named the EMS Nurse of the Year by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council. The award, which honors a nurse who has contributed in a significant way to the development of EMS skills, efforts, and education within the greater Boston region, was recently presented at the twelfth annual EMS awards ceremony at American Legion Post 440 in Newton, Mass. Wallace, who started at CHA in 1994, served as a nu...
 
CHA Emergency Department Considered a National Model
3/29/2012
Cambridge, MA...Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard-affiliated public healthcare system, was highlighted by HealthLeaders Media for its nationally recognized improvements in emergency care.  CHA operates three 24-hour emergency departments, at its Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, and Whidden Hospital campuses, and sees nearly 100,000 emergency patients each year. On March 29, 2012 hospital leaders from across the country tuned into a webcast held at CHA's Cambridge Hospital campus ab...
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Names New Site Chief of Emergency Medicine for Whidden Hospital Campus
12/1/2011
Everett, MA...Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has named Melisa Lai Becker, MD, its new Site Chief of Emergency Medicine for CHA's Whidden Hospital campus in Everett. Dr. Lai Becker joined Cambridge Health Alliance in 2006 as an emergency medicine physician at CHA's Cambridge Hospital campus. She won the Cambridge Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007 and was named the department's outstanding provider in 2011. In 2009, she established CHA's Division of Medical To...
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Posts Emergency Wait Times Online
2/18/2011
Cambridge, MA... Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard-affiliated public healthcare system, has introduced new tools to alert patients to the wait times prior to arrival at the emergency departments at CHA's Cambridge, Somerville, and Whidden Hospital campuses. Average wait times are posted on CHA's website, www.challiance.org, and are also made available by texting "ertime" to 41411. While CHA operates one of the state's largest emergency departments, with approximately 100,000 visits each year, p...