Quality

Quality of Care and Patient Safety

CHA is focused on providing the highest quality care and keeping patients safe. We work every day to improve your healthcare in many ways.

Quality Recognition

CHA is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the national standard for healthcare quality.

Quality Data

All hospitals and healthcare providers are required to report quality data to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). To see how CHA is performing compared to other local hospitals visit the Hospital Compare website.

ICU Staffing Ratios

All Massachusetts Hospitals are required to post an "ICU staffing report" for review by patients and regulatory agencies. This indicates the average number of patients our ICU nurses care for during a given work day.

ICU Staffing Ratios: Apr. - Jun. 2018
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   2.75 Average Daily Patient Census 3.76
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.57660 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.25412
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.06623 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.15492

ICU Staffing Ratios: Jan. - Mar. 2018
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   3.70 Average Daily Patient Census 4.80
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.79620 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.31606
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.32322 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.44750

ICU Staffing Ratios: Oct. - Dec. 2017
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   3.50 Average Daily Patient Census 5.50
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.71649 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.04293
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.28843 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.80747

ICU Staffing Ratios: Jul. - Sep. 2017      
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   3.10 Average Daily Patient Census 4.90
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.52301 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 2.96821
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.22869 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.65083

ICU Staffing Ratios: Apr. - Jun. 2017      
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   3.20 Average Daily Patient Census 3.80
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.52788 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.04707
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.26588 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.24710

ICU Staffing Ratios: Jan. - March 2017      
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   3.80 Average Daily Patient Census 4.30
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.72352 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.16565
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.39525 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.35833

ICU Staffing Ratios: October - Dec. 2016      
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital
Average Daily Patient Census   3.30 Average Daily Patient Census 4.00
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.57450 Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.02015
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.28180 Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.32444

 ICU Staffing Ratios: July-September 2016        
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital    
Average Daily Patient Census   3.41304   Average Daily Patient Census 4.10870
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.71277   Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 2.96649
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.25814   Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.38508


 ICU Staffing Ratios: April - June 2016        
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital    
Average Daily Patient Census   3.02198   Average Daily Patient Census 4.56044
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  2.54844   Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3.22070
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.18581   Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.41598

 ICU Staffing Ratios: January - March 2016        
CHA Cambridge Hospital   CHA Everett Hospital    
Average Daily Patient Census   4   Average Daily Patient Census 5
Average Daily Staff Nurse Census  3   Average Daily Staff Nurse Census 3
Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio  1: 1.4    Average Daily Staff Nurse to Patient Ratio 1: 1.4