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  • Learn about the Perioperative Department at CHA and its Response to COVID-19

    Learn about the Perioperative Department at CHA and its Response to COVID-19

    CHA nurse educators Nancy McCune and Patty Poirier have worked together off and on for almost 3 decades at CHA Everett Hospital, from 1989 to 2014, and now are together again in the Perioperative Department. Nurse educators at CHA combine their clini...

    Innovation, Meet our Team
  • CHA Innovations: Neuropsychology services using Telehealth

    CHA Innovations: Neuropsychology services using Telehealth

    As CHA continues to expand its tele-health capabilities, we are excited to announce the launch of tele-neuropsychology (NAPA, Neuropsychology and Psychological Assessment) clinic. This clinic lets us evaluate patients for a variety of cognitive defic...

    Feature Story, Innovation
  • COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis

    COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis

    The last few months managing COVID-19 in the community at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has been a raw experience for Dr. Gaurab Basu. “We have seen suffering firsthand and it's made me reconnect with my I chose health care as a profession,” said D...

    Innovation, Meet our Team
  • Meet CHA Primary Care Physician Robert Janett

    Meet CHA Primary Care Physician Robert Janett

    A patient with complex health issues, including diabetes, called his primary care team at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) in early April amidst the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts. "During the prolonged isolation, Mr. Daniels [not hi...

    Innovation, Meet our Team, Staying Healthy
  • CHA's COVID-19 Community Management Model

    CHA's COVID-19 Community Management Model

    Mr. Jackson (not his real name) was very sick, having trouble breathing and getting treated for possible COVID-19 at the CHA Respiratory Clinic in Somerville, Massachusetts. It was early April and he was afraid about what a possible hospitalization m...

    Innovation, Staying Healthy
  • Breathing Easier

    Breathing Easier

    “I have never received better medical care at any point in the medical system.” (CHA patient) Patients at CHA’s new Respiratory Clinic at the Broadway Care Center in Somerville are getting timely care for COVID-19 and, in most cases, are staying out ...

    Innovation
  • Respiremos con calma

    Respiremos con calma

    Nunca he recibido mejor atención médica por parte del sistema médico”. (paciente de CHA) Los pacientes de la nueva Clínica Respiratoria de CHA en el Broadway Care Center en Somerville están recibiendo atención por el COVID-19 a tiempo y, en la mayorí...

    Innovation
  • CHA partnership with a community college provides careers

    CHA partnership with a community college provides careers

    Student loan debt in the United States topped $1.5 trillion in 2019 . The ever-increasing cost of secondary education is leading to a crisis as countless people are strapped with debt before they start a family or career. The average cost of fees plu...

    Community, Innovation
  • The power of patient navigation

    The power of patient navigation

    By Katie Teague , MSW, Program Manager, Health Education and Access Programs After answering 12 phone calls, scheduling seven appointments and missing five, a patient, who we will call “Jane,” arrived at Cambridge Hospital Primary Care for her first ...

    Innovation, Staying Healthy
  • Connecting with Arabic-speaking patients

    Connecting with Arabic-speaking patients

    Ali Abdalkadir fled Iraq in 2007 seeking safety from violence and war. Ali and his wife were threatened multiple times for his role interpreting speeches and other information for the government-run Iraqi Media Network. Today, Ali is a CHA medical in...

    Innovation, Meet our Team