Cambridge Health Alliance has been cited for violations of federal safety and quality rules eight times in the past two years – more than any other hospital in Massachusetts in that period – ranging from relatively minor to one involving a woman’s death outside the ER.
More than $1.5 million in grants has been awarded to 31 community organizations by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation to support promotion of accessible health care and coverage for vulnerable and low-income residents across the state.
Cambridge Health Alliance and CareWell Urgent Care, the growing chain of standalone clinics that offers fast daytime, evening and weekend appointments for non-emergency medical problems that can’t wait, have formed a clinical affiliation.
The Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for scholarships from Portuguese-American medical students and physicians in training.
The spiraling opioid drug epidemic has addiction treatments advertising on the T and local police looking at public lockboxes stocked with overdose treatments for use by passers-by – and now a more comprehensive approach proposed by a Cambridge working group.
The bottom line looks good for Cambridge Health Alliance after the first quarter of this fiscal year, yet doctors at the safety-net health system are seeing fewer patients than expected, and officials are worried about it.
Cambridge will hold its first Servicemembers and Veterans Appreciation Week from Nov. 6-11. Activities on select days of the week will include health checkups, social gatherings and a Veterans Day Observance.
For at least six months this year, hundreds of primary care doctors, including those at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates’ Cambridge offices, refused to accept new patients covered by conventional Medicare.
For some, September dinner plates are a medley of vibrant reds, dark greens and sunshine yellows, each bite offering a burst of brilliant flavors. But not everyone has easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, or the dollars often needed to enjoy a local harvest.
The Cambridge Police Department has hired its second licensed social worker: Elana Klein, a resident of the city who was a court clinician for seven years at the Dorchester Juvenile Court in Boston.