Awards & Recognition

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  • Jill Kasper, MD, primary care physician, received the inaugural Sandra and Arnold Gold Award for Humanistic Teaching from Harvard Medical School.


    Broadway Care Center primary care physician Jill Kasper, MD, received the inaugural 2019 Sandra and Arnold Gold Award for Humanistic Teaching. This award is named in honor of Drs. Sandra and Arnold Gold and their remarkable contributions to humanistic medical education nationally and locally. The award is now presented annually to an inspirational Harvard Medical School faculty educator at CHA who models compassion, integrity, respect and service in teaching HMS students, residents, fellows or peers. Dr...

  • CHA Earns Three-year Pulmonary Rehab Accreditation


    Just two years after launching a Pulmonary Rehab program at Everett Hospital, CHA has earned accreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation ( AACVPR ) for this service. The accreditation indicates that CHA follows the most advanced practices and offers excellent patient care. "Every program aspires to this level," states Shamima Mather, BHSc, RRT, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Coordinator. "This three-year accreditation is important external validation tha...

  • CHA Recognized for Quality Complex Care Management by NCQA


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville, Everett and Boston's metro-north region, is pleased to share that the organization received a three-year accreditation for its Complex Care Management (CCM) program from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a noteworthy accomplishment for a first-time applicant. CCM is a pivotal component of CHA’s health care delivery model. The framework is a coordinated process of asse...

  • GAGE Award Remarkable Project recipient, "Reducing the Use of Ad Hoc Interpreters at Cambridge Health Alliance"


    CHA's program "Reducing the Use of Ad Hoc Interpreters at Cambridge Health Alliance" was a Gage Award finalist and will be featured as a Remarkable Project at Vital2019, the annual conference of America's Essential Hospitals. Effective communication assistance is vital to ensuring quality and safe care for patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Although communication via a professional medical interpreter or qualified bilingual medical provider is preferred, health care providers often resort ...

  • GAGE Award Remarkable Project recipient, Somerville High School Dental Health Program


    The CHA Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Community Health Improvement and the Board Committee on Population Health was recently notified that CHA was selected as a Gage Award Remarkable Project recipient and would be featured at the VITAL2019 conference being held in June. CHA's project, School-based Dental Clinic: A Care Model for Immigrant Communities, is a volunteer-run partnership between CHA, Somerville High School, ForsythKids, and Harvard Dental School. With support from its par...

  • CHA Recognized by Mayor Curtatone for Partnership with KIND and CHA Somerville Teen Connection at Somerville High


    On December 13, 2018, CHA was honored by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and the Board of Alderman for the work being done at our Teen Health Centers in partnership with KIND (Kids in Need of Legal Defense). Through a grant that Robert Marlin, MD, PhD, MPH initiated, Stephanie Bonilla, JD, from KIND offers free legal support to minors facing immigration challenges. If you know anyone who needs immigration legal support, please ask them to contact Stephanie Bonilla at 857-400- 9467. CHA was publicly th...

  • Garub Basu, MD, recipient of Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Harvard Medical School

  • Aaronson Chew, PhD, recipient of the 2018 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award, Harvard Medical School

  • David Hirsh, MD, is the new director of The Academy at Harvard Medical School

  • CHA Announces URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation


    CHA Specialty Pharmacy Earns National URAC Accreditation The CHA Specialty Pharmacy, based at Cambridge Hospital, is now fully accredited through URAC. Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. “This accreditation is an important external endorsement that validates the high quality care provided by our specialty pharmacy team,” says Joel Itkowitz, RPh, Manager of CHA Ambulatory Pharmacy Services and Operations. “...