Art of Healing

Alert: Most CHA centers and services will be closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Please see this schedule for details.

Thank You!


Art of Healing Award Dinner

Thank you so much for your tremendous support of the Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing event! Your passion and commitment to CHA made the evening a huge success. We couldn't have done it without you!

More than four hundred attendees, volunteers and sponsors came together to raise over $525,000.00 (and counting!) to fund population health initiatives to support patients and their families at CHA.

The event may be over, but we are still charging forward. Here are some important updates and reminders:

Additional donations can be sent to the foundation at the address below, or you may donate online. Please include a note with your name so we can credit the gift to you.

Cambridge Health Alliance
Somerville Hospital
230 Highland Ave.
CHA Foundation, 5th Floor
Somerville, MA . 02143

Event Photos

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Committee Recruitment: Are you interested in learning more about how you can help plan our 2019 Art of Healing event? Our Committee is always looking for new members to help spread the word about CHA!. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact the foundation office.

We hope you enjoyed the Art of Healing event as much as we enjoyed putting it on for you. Thank you once again, for all your support!

2018 Honoree: Bon Ku, MD, MPP

Bon Ku portraitBon Ku, like many in America, grew up without health insurance. The son of Korean immigrants, he spent his adolescence working in his family’s restaurant, bussing tables and washing dishes alongside undocumented workers. Serious injury or becoming sick was a constant worry for him and his family. His empathy for those he grew up with and for other vulnerable members of the community is what led him to become an emergency room physician.

With that empathy and desire to help improve health disparities for the most vulnerable populations, he is forging a new way of teaching and learning medicine. He is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Bon is the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a first-of-its-kind program in a medical school that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. He has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking (TEDx, South by Southwest, Mayo Clinic Transform, Stanford Medicine X, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. In 2016, he received the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.

    Become a Sponsor

  • If you would like to become a sponsor or purchase seating:

    • Reserve your space online by clicking here
    • Please fill out this sponsorship reply form and mail it to:

      Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation
      1493 Cambridge St.
      Cambridge, MA 01239

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