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Cambridge Health Alliance Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care
5/21/2015
Cambridge, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), the comprehensive academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities, announced that three of its primary care practices have received the highest level of NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care. CHA’s Windsor Street Health Center, Somerville Hospital Primary Care, and Cambridge Primary Care Center ...
 
State Sen. Sal DiDomenico Visits CHA to Promote Childhood Literacy
5/4/2015
On April 28, Mass. State Senator Sal DiDomenico visited the CHA Windsor Street Health Center to read to children as part of Reach Out and Read . The program prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Through the program, Cambridge Health Alliance gives books to children from ages 6 months through 5 years old at every checkup or visit. Sen. DiDomenico also toured the center and met with the staff to lear...
 
CHA to Host Open House at Everett Care Center on May 12
4/24/2015
Everett, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance will host an open house at the CHA Everett Care Center on Tuesday, May 12, from 4-6:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, offers visitors the chance to see the newly expanded space, meet primary care providers and staff, and get free health screenings. The CHA Everett Care Center, located at 391 Broadway, has added more exam rooms and doctors, tripling the patient care capacity, and it has expanded hours until 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday to serve ...
 
 
Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of CHA Malden Care Center
2/26/2015
Malden, Mass. – Community and business leaders, elected officials, and local residents joined Cambridge Health Alliance leadership and staff to celebrate the grand re-opening of the CHA Malden Care Center on Tuesday, February 24th. The open house showcased upgrades and renovations at the center that now allow CHA to accept new patients of all ages and provide enhanced care to Malden and neighboring communities. The CHA Malden Care Center , located at 195 Canal St., has added exam rooms along with consul...
 
CHA Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Malden Care Center on February 24
2/3/2015
Malden, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance will host a grand re-opening at the CHA Malden Care Center  on Tuesday, February 24th, from 3:30 - 6:00 PM. The event, which is free and open to the public, offers the community a chance to see the upgrades at the center that enable CHA to accept new patients of all ages and provide enhanced care to Malden and surrounding communities. The CHA Malden Care Center, located at 195 Canal St. , has added exam rooms along with consult rooms for new behavioral heal...
 
CHA Receives BCBSMA Foundation Grant to Strengthen Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services
1/14/2015
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is one of 10 area health organizations to receive a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation (BCBSMA Foundation) to support behavioral health integration services. The new grant program, called Fostering Effective Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care , is awarding a total of $1.3 million in grants to organizations that are currently implementing collaborative, co-located, and integrated service models for patients with ...
 
 
 
U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark Visits CHA Revere Family Health Center
9/10/2014
The CHA Revere Family Health Center recently welcomed U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark for a tour of the center that highlighted its care delivery accomplishments. The visit featured a discussion about CHA's women’s health services and an overview of the system's role in health care innovations such as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, integrated behavioral health care, complex care management, and population health improvement. CHA staff joining Rep. Clark included CEO Patrick Wardell, Chief Government...
 
 
Childhood Literacy Initiative Project READ Celebrates 15 Years
5/7/2014
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) pediatric patients and their families celebrated Project READ’s 15th birthday at a celebration at CHA’s  Cambridge Hospital campus. Seven children’s book authors, including CHA’s Creative Director Chris Censullo, met with the children and signed copies of their books for the kids to take home. Special guest Curious George danced with the children to music performed by local jazz band Never Say Never, featuring CHA school nurse Tracy Rose Tynes. Project READ (Read Eac...
 
 
Gregory Hagan, MD, Named Chief of Pediatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance
4/4/2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a vital and innovative community health system that serves Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities, has named Gregory Hagan, MD, as its chief of pediatrics. Dr. Hagan has served as the interim chief of pediatrics since July 2013. Dr. Hagan joined CHA in 2007 as a pediatrician at the Windsor Street Health Center . He also served as the associate director of newborn services from 2009-2013 at CHA’s Cambridge Hospital campus ...
 
 
CHA Shares Primary Care Expertise in Brazil
1/17/2014
CHA’s primary care model has made a significant impact internationally. A group of Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) physicians, led by Dr. Robert Janett (pictured), has been providing training and technical assistance to establish a network of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) primary care sites in southern Brazil. CHA, a leader in PCMH implementation, is working with Unimed Mercosul (a confederation of physician cooperatives in the states of Santa Caterina, Parana, and Rio Grande do Sul) to launch a ...
 
 
 
 
CHA Union Square Family Health Center Recognized as National Model of Innovative Primary Care Practice
6/27/2013
Somerville, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance’s  Union Square Family Health center is among 30 clinics nationwide selected as an Exemplar Primary Care Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute, who have teamed up on a new initiative to identify practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective, and satisfying to patients and providers. The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP) project identifies primary ca...
 
CHA East Cambridge Health Center Welcomes New Physicians
6/26/2013
Cambridge, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) today announced the addition of three primary care physicians to the staff at its East Cambridge Health Center :  Aparna Batlapenumarthy, MD, Lyndonna Marrast, MD, and Pooja Rutberg, MD. All three are currently accepting new patients. Aparna Batlapenumarthy, MD , a board-certified internist and interim medical director at the CHA East Cambridge Health Center, comes to CHA from Buffalo, N.Y., where she served as an attending physician at Erie C...
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Physician Wins Harvard Teaching Award
5/16/2013
Cambridge , Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) physician Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste, MD, has been awarded the Harvard Medical School (HMS) 2013 Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Since 1982, this honor has been bestowed on HMS’s most outstanding teachers, a highly select group of the School's leading medical educators. Dr. Jean-Baptiste received the prize in recognition of her outstanding teaching, both in CHA’s primary care clerkship and its HMS-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship...
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Primary Care Practices Awarded Highest Level Recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance
3/18/2013
Cambridge, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard-affiliated healthcare system that serves Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north region, announced today that four of its primary care practices have been awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program. Cambridge Family Health, Cambridge Family Health North, Broadway Health Center in Somerville, and the Malden Family Medicine Center received Level 3 Recognition, th...
 
 
Cambridge Health Alliance VP Wins Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leader Award
10/25/2012
Cambridge, Mass. – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced that Somava Stout, MD, of Cambridge Health Alliance is one of 10 winners of its first-ever RWJF Young Leader Award. The award recognizes leaders from across the U.S. who are ages 40 or under for their exceptional contributions to improving the health of the nation. The awards also signal the winners’ strong potential for future leadership. Dr. Somava Stout is a primary care physician who is committed to improving the health of ...
 
Three Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Appointed to Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care Faculty
10/22/2012
Cambridge, MA… Three physicians from Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a leading provider of primary care in the Boston area, have been appointed to the Center for Primary Care, created in 2010 by Harvard Medical School (HMS) to address the current crisis in primary care with innovative solutions. “We are growing in leaps and bounds, underscoring the urgency of the Center’s work and the need for innovation and change in primary care,” said Russell Phillips, MD, Director of the Center for P...
 
Secretary Bigby Joins CHA to Celebrate Support from Obama Administration to Enhance Care at Safety Net Hospitals
9/27/2012
Cambridge, MA... Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby today joined local elected officials and leaders from the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) at its Cambridge Hospital Campus to celebrate funding from the Obama Administration for Massachusetts safety net hospitals to advance integrated care and cost containment goals. “I thank the Obama Administration and our congressional and state legislative partners for supporting this initiative that will help our safety net hospita...
 
 
Cambridge Health Alliance to Host Malden Community Health Fair on Thursday, September 13
8/15/2012
Malden, MA… Cambridge Health Alliance will host the Malden Community Health Fair on Thursday, September 13th, from 4 – 7 p.m. The family-friendly event will take place at the CHA Malden Family Medicine Center, located at 195 Canal St. in Malden (next to Anthony’s Restaurant). It is free and open to the public. Doctors and staff will offer tours of the center and discuss available services. The fair will also feature live music, dancing, food, and health screenings. Representatives from a wide range of c...
 
 
 
CHA's Windsor Street Health Center Welcomes Kate Lupton, MD
5/24/2012
Cambridge, MA... Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced that physician Kate Lupton, MD, has joined the staff at its Windsor Street Health Center. She sees adults of all ages and is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Lupton earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also completed an internal medicine residency and a clinician educator fellowship. She most recently served as an attending physician at Boston Medical Center, a position she held since 2009. Boa...
 
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Launches CHA Doctor Finder Service
5/17/2012
Cambridge , MA … Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard-affiliated integrated healthcare system, has introduced a new tool to improve patient service. The CHA Doctor Finder Service is a dedicated phone line established to meet the needs of CHA’s growing patient population. By dialing the Doctor Finder Service line at 617-665-1305, callers will be connected to a call center equipped to make appointments and help patients find a care provider. With this service, CHA aims to both gain and retain primar...
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Receives Grant from Harvard Medical School to Transform Primary Care Practices
Four CHA clinics among the 17 Boston-area practices selected for two-year grants to transform health care training and delivery
3/12/2012
Cambridge, MA… Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is one of six Boston-area hospitals and health systems selected for the newly formed Academic Innovations Collaborative launched by the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care (HMSCPC), which will provide more than $10 million in resources over two years to 17 hospital-based primary care teaching practices and affiliated community health practice partners. CHA will receive a $1 million grant and provide an additional $1 million in matching funds...
 
 
CHA Somerville Hospital Primary Care Welcomes Three New Physicians
12/14/2011
Somerville, MA...Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced the addition of three physicians to the staff at its Somerville Hospital Primary Care center: Rachel Stark, MD, MPH, Carole Demosthene, MD, and Cassandra Murphy, MD. All three see adults of all ages and are currently accepting new patients. Rachel Stark, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and performed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She then completed an i...
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Geriatrics Chief Honored for Community Service to Elders
11/10/2011
Cambridge, MA...Anne Fabiny, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is this year's recipient of the Nancy P. Kahn Community Service Award from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services. SCES Assistant Executive Director Mary Ann Dalton presented Dr. Fabiny with the award at the 12th Annual Serving Seniors Celebration on Wednesday, November 9, at the Somerville City Club. The award honors the memory of Nancy Kahn, a case manager and supervisor at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services for more...
 
 
New Doctors Join the CHA Malden Family Medicine Center
4/20/2011
Malden, MA... Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has expanded the staff at the CHA Malden Family Medicine Center with the addition of new family medicine physicians Warren Bodine, DO, Freeman Changamire, MD, ScD, Honor MacNaughton, MD, and George Maxted, MD. The physicians, who are all accepting new patients, will help improve primary care access for residents in Malden and the surrounding communities. Warren Bodine, DO, is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and specializes in medical m...
 
 
 
Cambridge Health Alliance Psychiatry Manager Receives Community Service Award from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
12/16/2007
Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Winthrop, MA... Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced today that Meckle Elston, LICSW, is the recipient of the 2007 Kahn Community Service Award presented by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES). Given in the memory of Nancy P. Kahn, a case manager and supervisor at SCES for over ten years, the award honors those who improve the quality of life of seniors in the community through interagency collaboration. It was recently presen...
 
Alliance Authors Tackle War Crimes, Autism, Troubled Kids, and Legendary Writer Bernard Malamud at Free Meet the Authors Event
1/12/2007
Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Winthrop, MA...Cambridge Health Alliance  (CHA) is pleased to announce it will host a reception on Thursday, January 25, 2007 in honor of four staff who have recently published books: Janna Malamud Smith, MSW; Robert Jay Lifton, MD; Karen Levine, PhD; and Kathleen Regan, RN, BSN, MHA. All four are members of CHA's Department of Psychiatry and exemplify the impressive and diverse array of interests, experience, and expertise that characterize...