Cambridge Health Alliance
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|Cambridge Health Alliance|
|Location||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|Hospital type||Academic Teaching, Community|
|Affiliated university||Harvard Medical School, Tufts School of Medicine|
|Emergency department||24-hour emergency care at three locations|
|Founded||Cambridge City Hospital -> Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital; Merged 1996; Whidden Memorial Hospital; Merged 2001|
|Lists||Hospitals in Massachusetts|
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a healthcare provider in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities in Massachusetts. CHA advertises services including primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services. It includes three hospital campuses, primary care and specialty practice facilities, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA maintains an affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.
CHA includes three main hospital campuses, primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Department. The three CHA hospital campuses are Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Hospital, and Everett Hospital.
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) was created in 1996 when the city-owned Cambridge Hospital merged with private, nonprofit Somerville Hospital. In 2001, Hallmark Health sold the Whidden Hospital to Cambridge Health Alliance. In 2016, the name of Whidden Hospital was changed to CHA Everett Hospital. All three hospitals were founded around the turn of the 20th century, with Somerville Hospital being the oldest.
In 2013 Cambridge Health Alliance became affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2014 its physicians joined BIDCO the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization.
The CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance serves as commissioner of public health for the city of Cambridge. Since the system was created in 1996, it has operated the Cambridge Public Health Department through a contract with the city.
CHA is an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.
As an Employer
CHA employs approximately 3,500 staff members in Cambridge, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, and Somerville, Massachusetts. 65% of CHA's staff are unionized. As of 2013, more than 40% of CHA staff (1,600+) live within the area of Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop.
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