Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a nationally respected and innovative healthcare system that is making a positive difference in people's lives. Based in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities, CHA provides coordinated care to a diverse patient population guided by its core values of compassion, integrity, respect, community, learning, and excellence.
CHA was created in 1996 when Cambridge and Somerville Hospitals merged as a state-approved independent public authority. Over the next decade, the system founded the Network Health plan, saved Whidden Hospital in Everett and critical community psychiatry services, and developed new health centers in Everett, Malden, and Revere. Once a single-site, municipal hospital, CHA is now an integrated delivery system with three hospital campuses and 15 primary care practices operating under a single hospital license.
As a healthcare provider, CHA continues to emphasize the core services that people need to stay well and thrive - primary and specialty care, behavioral health, emergency care, maternity, and community wellness. It was an early adopter of both electronic medical records and planned care programs for chronic disease, and has used these tools to care for patients and engage hard-to-reach populations.