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  • New research from CHA physicians on ACA impact

    01/24/2017

    Among chronically ill patients health coverage increased by nearly 5% in the first year that affordable insurance options were made available through the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study authored by CHA physicians.

  • CHA Nurse Named Metro Boston EMS Nurse of the Year

    CHA Nurse Named Metro Boston EMS Nurse of the Year

    12/22/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) nurse Jeff Ziegler, RN, has been named the EMS Nurse of the Year by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council. The award, which honors a nurse who has contributed in a significant way to the development of EMS skills, efforts and education within the greater Boston region, was recently presented at the annual EMS awards ceremony at American Legion Post 440 in Newton, Mass. Ziegler has worked as an emergency room nurse at CHA Cambridge H...

  • CHA Receives Work-site Wellness Award

    CHA Receives Work-site Wellness Award

    12/21/2016

    Cambridge Health Alliance is a 2016 WorkWell Massachusetts silver level winner for exemplary work in worksite wellness promotion. The program is sponsored by the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) - a not-for-profit member organization dedicated to the advancement of worksite wellness programs. This is CHA’s second consecutive WorkWell Massachusetts award and sixth award overall for workplace wellness. In 2014 and 2015, CHA earned a Gold Level designation from the American Heart Associat...

  • Cambridge Health Alliance recognized for excellence

    12/16/2016

    CHA recently announced that all 12 of its primary care centers received the Patient-Centered Medical Home PRIME Certification from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. Only 25 clinics across the state have received this certification.

  • CHA Recognized for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care

    CHA Recognized for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care

    12/13/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, is pleased to announce that all 12 of its primary care centers recently received the Patient-Centered Medical Home PRIME Certification from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC). Only 25 clinics across the state have received this certification.  The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care in which patients are engaged with...

  • New Study Finds Mindfulness Programs on the Rise in U.S. Medical Schools

    New Study Finds Mindfulness Programs on the Rise in U.S. Medical Schools

    12/01/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass . – Mindfulness has become a media buzzword this year, but with all this hype, is your doctor aware of how helpful it can be? Corporations such as Google have been incorporating mindfulness meditation into their employee wellness programs. Individuals practice it to reduce stress and increase happiness. Researchers have demonstrated effectiveness in improving outcomes in many medical and psychological disorders, including tough to treat conditions like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depress...

  • Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding

    Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding

    11/21/2016

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass . – A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that black infants had over twice the deaths of whites attributable to lack of optimal breastfeeding. Black infants also had over three times the rate of necrotizing enterocolitis, a devastating disease of preterm infants, attributable to suboptimal rates of feeding with their mother’s own milk. It is recommended that women breastfeed each child exclusively for the first six months of life, followed by continued breastfeeding ...

  • Community Comes Together to Celebrate CHA Everett Hospital

    Community Comes Together to Celebrate CHA Everett Hospital

    11/21/2016

    Everett, Mass. – On Tuesday, November 15, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) held a public event with members of the community to commemorate CHA Everett Hospital (formerly Whidden Hospital). CHA acquired Whidden Hospital in 2001, preserving important services for local residents in underserved areas. The hospital has been serving the community for over a century. Mary Cassesso, CHA’s chief community officer, emceed the event, which featured entertainment from members of the Everett High School Orchestra. ...

  • CHA Expands Primary Care Services in Cambridge

    CHA Expands Primary Care Services in Cambridge

    11/07/2016

    Cambridge, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, recently expanded its CHA Cambridge Primary Care and Windsor Street Care Centers to provide more primary care services. The Cambridge Primary Care Center, based at CHA Cambridge Hospital, focuses on adult Internal Medicine while the Windsor Street Care Center sees patients of all ages. “Primary care is the starting point for health care and is critical to...

  • Whidden Hospital Becomes CHA Everett Hospital

    Whidden Hospital Becomes CHA Everett Hospital

    10/31/2016

    Everett, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, is pleased to announce that starting on November 1, the name of Whidden Hospital, located at 103 Garland Street in Everett, will officially change to CHA Everett Hospital. CHA acquired Whidden Hospital in 2001, preserving important services for local residents in underserved areas. The hospital has been serving the community for over a century.  The Wh...