Monday, May 27, 2024

Cambridge Health Alliance’s Cambridge Hospital campus was recognized recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Emory University School of Medicine for improving the care of patients with cardiac arrest.

“Our emergency department length of stay has decreased 13 percent while patient satisfaction has jumped almost 10 percent,” said Dr. Assaad Sayah, the alliance’s chief of emergency medicine. “Our collaboration to help patients suffering from cardiac arrest is an extension of our [emergency department] overhaul, and we are pleased our efforts have been recognized.”

The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival program award recognizes hospitals for partnering with the community, public health agencies and emergency medical services to save more lives from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The alliance worked with Professional Ambulance and the Cambridge Fire Department to boost community awareness, improve equipment and enhance CPR performance and response times, alliance media relations manager David Cecere said.

Cambridge Health Alliance provides care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, the Cambridge Public Health Department and the Network Health plan. It is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and affiliated with the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.