CHA Nurse Named Metro Boston EMS Nurse of the Year


Margarat Buckley, RNCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) nurse Margaret Buckley, 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 fifteenth annual EMS awards ceremony at American Legion Post 440 in Newton, Mass.

During her 35-year career, Buckley has worked as a staff nurse on numerous units at CHA Cambridge Hospital, including Med/Surg and the Intensive Care Unit. She has served in Nursing Education for the past ten years and currently is the clinical nurse specialist for the Emergency Departments at CHA Cambridge and Somerville Campuss. In this role, Buckley provides support to every EMT and paramedic she encounters and is an exceptional resource for paramedic students who perform clinical rotations at CHA Cambridge Hospital.

“Marg is always a very patient and nurturing teacher who has an incredible bedside manner and a warm and generous personality,” said Charlene Scarpa, RN, CHA’s associate chief nursing officer of emergency, perioperative and endoscopy services. “She is an outstanding nurse and a consummate professional, and we are very proud that her efforts are being recognized with this honor.” 
The Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council coordinates the delivery of emergency medical services to more than two million residents living in EMS Region IV. The 61 communities in the Region IV area are served by 70 licensed ambulance services and 25 acute care hospitals. The council also promotes public and professional education, encourages research and promotes inter-agency coordination and collaboration.