Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of CHA Malden Care Center


CHA Malden Care Center ribbon cuttingMalden, Mass. – Community and business leaders, elected officials, and local residents joined Cambridge Health Alliance leadership and staff to celebrate the grand re-opening of the CHA Malden Care Center on Tuesday, February 24th. The open house showcased upgrades and renovations at the center that now allow CHA to accept new patients of all ages and provide enhanced care to Malden and neighboring communities.

The CHA Malden Care Center, located at 195 Canal St., has added exam rooms along with consult rooms for new behavioral health and telemedicine services as well as a new lab with three phlebotomy stations. The site has expanded its evening hours and is now open until 8 p.m. four days a week. New physicians, physician assistants, and support staff have joined the center, which also offers integrated medicine, rehab, and pregnancy care along with radiology and orthopedics services.

"This grand re-opening is the result of people pulling together to create something extraordinary for the health of Malden and surrounding communities," said Patrick Wardell, CHA’s chief executive officer. "Over the next few years, we plan to increase the number of patients served here, providing terrific primary care and other integrated specialty services in an academic teaching environment. We will also expand on our strong relationships in the community to partner in broad and meaningful ways to improve public health."

Several elected officials attended the open house, including State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Donato and Steven Ultrino, and a representative for Senator Edward Markey. Also in attendance were Maria Luise and Karen Hayes from the Office of Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and representatives from numerous community partners.

"I remember coming here on a snowy day back in 2007 and seeing an empty warehouse," said Randy Wertheimer, MD, CHA’s chief of family medicine and Jaharis Family Chair of Family Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. "Today, I come here to see an amazing facility, full of wonderful doctors and staff, with teams who are impacting the health of the community in meaningful ways and educating the next generation of physicians."

In addition to tours of the center and the opportunity to meet with new providers and staff, the event featured free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings. Visitors also enjoyed light refreshments provided by Anthony’s of Malden.

"There are a lot of businesses that are investing in Malden," said Rep. Ultrino. "But Cambridge Health Alliance is an organization that believes in Malden."