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Seven Cambridge Health Alliance patients committed suicide, tried to kill themselves or seriously harmed themselves last year, the most at any state acute-care hospital.
Cambridge Health Alliance officials say they now know their estimate of 2014 budget losses were way too pessimistic, but some trustees were angry over good news.
Cambridge Health Alliance leaders warned of extraordinarily difficult times ahead as trustees adopted a budget leaving the health care system $19.8 million in the red.
Twenty-one Cambridge Hospital and health department nurses will retire next month, far fewer than the more than 100 who were eligible.
Cambridge Health Alliance expects to make big improvements in efficiency and patient volume in the coming year, but still expects to lose $19.8 million.
The sale of assets at Groton’s John Crow Farm will almost certainly be used to pay a Bankruptcy Court trustee, the bankrupt partner and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
After changing how it provides psychiatric emergency services, Cambridge Health Alliance officials want to add patients and families to an advisory board.
A new city assessment of community health goes beyond the obvious to shine a spotlight on poverty, disease, inequity and racial differences.