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  • Somerville Health Foundation Announces Recipients of 2016 Community Funding

    Somerville Health Foundation Announces Recipients of 2016 Community Funding

    09/23/2016

    The Somerville Health Foundation (SHF) recently announced the recipients of this year’s community funding. Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell and President of the CHA Foundation and Chief Community Officer Mary Cassesso joined SHF trustees to award the grants and honor the eight organizations that were selected for alignment with SHF’s priorities. Through this funding, the Foundation strives to promote and support preventive health efforts to improve health outcomes of the residents of Somerv...

  • New CHA Pharmacy Opens in East Cambridge

    New CHA Pharmacy Opens in East Cambridge

    09/14/2016

    If you need to have a prescription filled, you can do it at CHA. We recently opened a pharmacy inside our East Cambridge Care Center (163 Gore Street, Cambridge) and we plan to open a third location at the CHA Malden Care Center this fall. These new locations are just like an independent pharmacy or chain. That means we can fill prescriptions for you and your family and even deliver to your home using our delivery service. It is easy to transfer your prescriptions to CHA. Just give us a call at 617-499-...

  • CHA Raises $118K to Support Addiction Services

    CHA Raises $118K to Support Addiction Services

    07/27/2016

    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, July 25, at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown. The tournament successfully raised more than $118,000 to support patient experience of care initiatives, including addiction services and substance use programming. CHA has raised more than $1 million to help fund projects and programming since the tournaments i...

  • CHA Psychiatrist Leads Harvard Medical School Revamp of Training on Opioid Use

    07/07/2016
  • CHA Names Three New Members to Board of Trustees

    07/07/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named William Lahey, Mary Jane Kornacki and Claire Laporte, all Cambridge residents, to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees, appointed by Richard Rossi, City Manager of Cambridge, will help CHA fulfill its mission of improving the health of our communities. The existing board membership includes residents from Cambridge, Somerville and Everett, wh...

  • CHA Psychiatrist Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

    CHA Psychiatrist Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

    06/06/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Mark Albanese , MD, director of adult outpatient and addictions services at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), has been named a recipient of the 2015-2016 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award presented by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School (HMS). The A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award honors the memory of A. Clifford Barger, who devoted his career to bringing out the best in those who studied, trained and work...

  • CHA Honors John Rosenthal with Art of Healing Award

    CHA Honors John Rosenthal with Art of Healing Award

    04/20/2016

    Pictured: from left – Cambridge Health Alliance CEO Patrick Wardell , CHA Foundation President Mary Cassesso , John Rosenthal , event honoree and founder of Stop Handgun Violence and Friends of Boston’s Homeless, Jim Braude , host of Greater Boston on WGBH, and Robin Young , co-host of NPR affiliate WBUR’s Here & Now at the Alliance’s Art of Healing Award Dinner at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge on April 14. Photos by Jeff Thiebauth (for Cambridge Health Alliance) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Cambridge Health...

  • Harvard Medical School Honors CHA Psychiatrist with Diversity Award

    Harvard Medical School Honors CHA Psychiatrist with Diversity Award

    04/06/2016

    Marshall Forstein, MD, (right) receiving Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Thiebauth CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marshall Forstein , MD, interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was named a recipient of the 2016 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award presented by HMS. The award honors HMS faculty members who have made significant achievements in cultivating a diverse and incl...

  • Mass. Medical Society Honors CHA Physician for Reducing Disparities

    Mass. Medical Society Honors CHA Physician for Reducing Disparities

    03/21/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) physician Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste , MD, has won the Reducing Health Disparities Award presented by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).The award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to reducing health disparities due to race, socioeconomic status, age, education, or sexual orientation. Dr. Jean-Baptiste’s colleagues at CHA recognized her as an “admired and ardent educator and a paragon clinician, one who has blessed our...

  • Kathy Betts Joins Cambridge Health Alliance as Senior Director of Community Health Improvement

    Kathy Betts Joins Cambridge Health Alliance as Senior Director of Community Health Improvement

    03/16/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named Kathy Betts as its new senior director of the Department of Community Health Improvement (CHI). CHI, founded in 1989, provides a broad array of community health programs targeting populations at risk for health care disparities. Betts will oversee CHI initiatives that reduce health disparities and promote wellness, improve overall community heal...