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. He has played a major role in improving CHA’s care coordination through increased communication across departments and ensuring effective implementation of the organization’s electronic medical record.
“Since assuming the role as our interim chief last summer, Greg’s enthusiasm for CHA’s mission and his emphasis on collaboration have been evident as he has embarked on a wide range of initiatives with colleagues and staff aimed at improving how we provide care,” said Assaad Sayah, MD, CHA’s chief medical officer. “In addition to his extensive leadership experience and a deep understanding of the benefits of early childhood development, he brings an incomparable commitment to training and mentoring that inspires the next generation of physicians.”
He is one of the state’s leading advocates for improving the health of children through seamless coordination and the integration of services. In addition to overseeing primary care/mental health integration at CHA’s Revere Family Health Center, he was the faculty co-chair of the CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Learning Collaborative, part of the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, and he has served on the executive committee and strategic advisory group for the Massachusetts Child Health Quality Coalition.
As the immediate past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Hagan advocated and lobbied for the needs and interests of children and families including issues of medical home transformation, payment reform, services to support early childhood development, funding for WIC, early intervention services and Head Start, and a variety of initiatives to improve mental health services.
Dr. Hagan, a graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, completed his pediatric residency at the New England Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children in Boston. He serves as an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an award-winning community health system that provides essential services to Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine.