Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Winthrop, MA...Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced today that three CHA nurses were honored with the 2008 Excellence in Nursing Award from the New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NERBNA).
Linda Battle, RN, Manager of Academic Partnerships and Nursing Workforce Development, Fareeda Mahmoud, RN, Clinical Manager at CHA's Revere Family Health Center, and Regina Galarza, RN, a general duty nurse in CHA's Child Assessment Unit, all received the award, which recognizes individuals for their contributions and meritorious efforts in the field of nursing. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the Boston Marriott Copley Place celebrating National Black Nurses Day.
NERBNA is a chapter of the National Black Nurses Association and part of a national effort to unify, educate, and recruit African-American nurses into the profession. The organization provides health services to the community and offers mentorship, scholarship and educational opportunities to African-American nurses and nursing students throughout New England. For more information: www.nerbna.org.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an innovative, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, more than 20 primary care and specialty practices, the Cambridge Public Health Dept., and the Network Health plan. 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.