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CHA Nursing

CHA nurses are amazing! They are leaders on the floors, in our care centers and in our communities. Every day, our nurses focus on patient care, safety, advocacy, and improvement, bringing Care to the People in so many ways. 

CHA has become a nationally recognized health system, thanks in large part to our nurses. In 2021, we earned “A” grades for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group and were also named one of the nation’s top Maternity Hospitals by Newsweek. 

Whether you are a new grad or an experienced nurse, CHA is full of opportunities. We invite you to learn more about our positions, our passions and our diverse patients.   

Welcome to CHA

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What's New in Nursing at CHA? 

In 2021, CHA launched a multi-year initiative to revitalize and expand our inpatient psychiatry services to meet community needs. This effort includes brand new child & adolescent psychiatric units at the CHA Somerville Campus, including specialized neurodevelopmental/autism spectrum beds, and new psychiatry units at CHA Cambridge Hospital, including a psychiatry ICU.

Code Sunshine!

Code Sunshine started in 2020 to celebrate the victories of patients discharged after surviving COVID. Every time this happens, CHA plays “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles in the hallways at CHA Cambridge and Everett Hospitals. Learn more about this great tribute to our patients on the CHA "Healthy Now" Blog.

Recognizing Excellence

DAISY Award: We are so proud of Theresa Perry, RN, from 6 North at CHA Cambridge Hospital, for receiving the DAISY Award.  This award recognizes the superhuman work nurses do for patients and families every day and throughout their careers. Theresa has been an RN on 6 North since 2007 and was nominated by a patient who said she was "very attentive and went above and beyond." Congratulations!

CHA Nurses Honored by the Red Sox

CHA nurses honored at Red Sox nurse night: Two of the six New England nurses honored by at the 2021 Boston Red Sox nurse night were from CHA! Congratulations to Melissa Abell-Bardsley, RN, an OB clinical educator, and Jennifer Wallace, RN, from our Emergency Department.

CIRCLE Award: Inpatient Psychiatry nurse Graciela “Esme” Martinez, RN, was recognized as one of CHA’s most outstanding employees and a role model in living our organizational values. Nominations noted that Esme is “caring and kind” and “always offers to listen to the patients and takes time for them.” Her coworkers noted that “when she is working, you know the shift will be a good one." 

Nursing Practice Areas

CHA nurses work at the top of their license across our regional health system. Learn more about the many different practice areas below:

  • Where our Nurses Practice

    Ambulatory Specialty Services: CHA has ambulatory medicine, orthopedic, and surgery clinics at sites across our system. This includes two stand-alone eye clinics, and three individual medical specialty, orthopedic and surgical service clinics. CHA also has the Zinberg clinic for HIV care and an Acute care clinic for COVID care. 

    Elder Care: CHA PACE provides healthcare and other support for adults 55 and older who need extra care to continue living at home. We are part of the national Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and provide care at our PACE Centers and in the community. CHA also offers a House Calls program and Nursing Home program that offers primary care services where patients live. 

    Emergency Department: CHA provides 24 hour emergency care at our two acute care hospitals - Cambridge Hospital and Everett Hospital. Our busy teams care for patients during approximately 85,000 annual visits. We also have special services for patients with psychiatry and addiction needs -- including a special Psychiatry Emergency Service and Recovery Coaches. 

    Interventional Radiology: The CHA interventional radiology team is nationally recognized and highly skilled practitioners who are well versed in using the latest imaging technology and techniques at Cambridge and Everett hospitals and our Somerville Campus. 

    Maternity and Women’s Health: CHA is proud to help growing families. We were named one of Newsweek’s Best Maternity Hospitals for 2021 and our maternity unit at Cambridge Hospital has 1,100 deliveries yearly. 

    CHA also offers care from our exceptional nurse-midwives at our stand-alone Cambridge Birth Center. This intimate, warm, home-like setting is across the street from Cambridge Hospital. It is accredited by the American Association of Birth Centers and is a Baby Friendly Facility based on the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) guidelines.

    We also provide care at three ambulatory Women’s Health centers, in Cambridge, Somerville and Revere. 

    Med/Surg and ICU. CHA offers acute care services at both Cambridge Hospital and Everett Hospital, including ICUs at both campuses. As a safety net community hospital, we handle a wide range of patient needs. Our patients come from across the globe, allowing us to see a wide range of cases. Because we are a teaching hospital, with a strong Psychiatry service, our Med/Surg and ICU nurses work hand-in-hand with residents and medical, and benefit from having timely access to Psychiatry consult services. 

    Nursing Education: CHA has both central and department-based nursing educators that are experts in adult learning, curriculum design and program evaluation. As a team, the education department fulfills all initial and ongoing education and competency requirements through creative educational strategies. Our team also promotes professional development through certification, advanced degrees, continuing education opportunities, and engagement in professional organizations.  

    Occupational Health: The CHA Occupational Health program is located at Assembly Square in Somerville. Nurses here support the care of employees at CHA and many other client companies throughout the Boston area. 

    Peri-op: Perioperative nurses are key members of the care team in Orthopedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Plastics, Podiatry, Vascular, Endoscopy and other procedural services. CHA has full-service ORs at Cambridge and Everett Hospitals, and a GI procedure suite at the Somerville Campus. 

    Primary Care: CHA has 13 primary care sites and three teen centers in Cambridge, Everett, Malden, Revere, and Somerville, MA. Nurses work hand-in-hand with a team of providers to ensure the best patient outcomes. 

    Psychiatry: CHA offers inpatient and outpatient services for all ages, including dedicated hospital units for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. In 2021 and 2022, CHA is completing a major expansion of inpatient psychiatry services, opening a brand new child & adolescent inpatient center at the CHA Somerville Campus, and a new Psychiatry ICU at the Cambridge Hospital. This effort will allow CHA to meet a critical community need, including serving at-risk populations identified as high priorities by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Public Health and School Health Nursing: Since 1996, CHA has operated the Cambridge Public Health Department through a municipal contract with the City. Nurses are vital to this work. The Division of Public Health Nursing focuses on communicable disease prevention and control, including response to new health threats such as pandemic flu, SARS, and bioterrorism. Services include a TB program, flu clinics, disease investigation and follow up, and health education for residents, workers, and businesses. The School Health Program is dedicated to helping Cambridge public school students (grades K–12) stay healthy and in school so they can reach their academic potential. Services include school nursing, school nutrition, hearing and vision screening, and consultation to the city’s nonpublic schools.

    Urgent Care: The CHA Urgent Care center at the Somerville Campus opened in 2020 to meet the needs of Somerville and surrounding communities. Our Urgent Care center is open 7 days a week, 9 AM - 9 PM and offers a wide range of care, including IV infusions and dehydration care.

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