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  • CHA Raises $147K to Support Its Sibling Support and Addictions Recovery Programs

    CHA Raises $147K to Support Its Sibling Support and Addictions Recovery Programs

    08/11/2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, held its annual Golf Invitational on Monday, August 7, at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown. The tournament successfully raised $147,000 to support patient experience of care initiatives, including the Sibling Support Program and services for patients recovering from addiction. CHA has raised more than $1 million to help fund projects and programming s...

  • CHA Behavioral Health Home Program Improves Care and Reduces Hospital Use Among Patients with Psychotic Disorders

    08/10/2017

    SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Patients with serious mental illness who participated in a behavioral health home (BHH) program saw significant reductions in emergency department (ED) visits and psychiatric hospitalizations along with more preventive screenings for diabetes, according to a new study published by Psychiatric Services . The study was conducted by researchers at Cambridge Health Alliance, which launched its behavioral health home in 2015. “The study extends existing literature by evaluating a clearly ...

  • CHA Names Lynette Alberti Chief Nursing Officer

    CHA Names Lynette Alberti Chief Nursing Officer

    08/02/2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named Lynette Alberti as its new chief nursing officer. She comes to CHA with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management and nursing operations. Her career has focused on patient satisfaction, program development, Joint Commission readiness, Nursing Magnet designation and quality initiatives. Ms. Alberti will administer nursing at CHA's...

  • CHA Expands Women's Health Services in Revere

    CHA Expands Women's Health Services in Revere

    07/10/2017

    REVERE, Mass. — The CHA Revere Care Center, located at 454 Broadway in Revere, completed a major expansion in 2015 and just completed a second phase of expansion with a brand new Women’s Health Center. CHA now offers a complete range of services for the whole family - from award-winning, nationally recognized primary care, to a full-service OB/GYN and women's health center. The newly renovated space doubles the size of the previous facility. It includes two additional exam rooms, one new procedure room,...

  • CHA Visits Museum of Science’s "Many Faces of Our Mental Health" Exhibit

    CHA Visits Museum of Science’s "Many Faces of Our Mental Health" Exhibit

    07/10/2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Recently members of the The Health Equity Research Lab (HERLab) at CHA and members of the community partnership at the Transformation Center, Volunteer Health Advisor Program and Patient Improvement Team visited the “Many Faces of Our Mental Health” exhibit at the Museum of Science. The exhibition is a collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos tying the threads of science and art in an effort to bring to light misconceptions around mental health. Members of HERLab we...

  • New Study Led by CHA Resident Explores Unmet Health Needs of LGBTQI Patients

    06/28/2017

    LGBTQI patients want better communication with doctors about their health need CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A study published online today by the Journal of Homosexuality found that LGBTQI patients want doctors to make it easier for transgender patients to access hormone therapy. Traditionally, providers have required that patients attend psychotherapy or dress in a manner consistent with their gender identity before hormone therapy or surgeries are provided. Focus group participants in this study suggested this ...

  • CHA/Harvard Researchers Tackle LGBTQ Health Disparities

    06/27/2017
  • CHA Community Honors Patients Through Memorial Service

    06/23/2017
  • USA Today Highlights CHA Physician's Study on Red Yeast Rice Supplements

    06/23/2017
  • CHA Researcher Receives Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

    CHA Researcher Receives Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

    06/21/2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Benjamin Cook, PhD, MPH, Director of the Health Equity Research Lab and the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, a Senior Scientist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has been named a recipient of the Young Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School. The award was established in 2005 to recognize faculty who are still in the early stages of their career, but are devoting time to providing mentoring for others. D...