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Cambridge Health Alliance Overview

Cambridge, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health care system committed to serving all members of our communities. CHA patients, families and communities receive expert and compassionate care from our team of healthcare professionals. We pride ourselves on providing our ... Read more

Mission: At CHA, we are dedicated to serving our neighborhoods and our employees are at the heart of this compassionate, quality care. We are building a skilled, dynamic workforce to meet patient needs, and are looking for experienced professionals to join our mission. Explore career ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is looking for new RN graduates with a BSN (required) and at least 6 months of Emergency Department patient care experience/exposure or Emergency Department senior practicum.
    Positions are available in our Cambridge and Everett Hospital Emergency Departments. All qualified and interested candidates please apply on line at:

    Cambridge Health Alliance Careers

    RN - Emergency Department job

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Cambridge Health Alliance – Why Work For Us?

As the sole public hospital in Massachusetts, CHA plays an important role in the health of the Commonwealth -- delivering quality care to local families, serving as a safety net for complex and diverse patients, providing fast emergency care, preparing for and responding to the threat of terrorism, epidemics and natural disasters, addressing community health needs in new and innovative ways, and
training the next generation of health professionals

CHA is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the Tufts University School of Medicine and has affiliated teaching partnerships with eight major university-based nursing programs.

We recognize the importance of life-long learning. To support our nursing staff to adapt to a rapidly changing health care environment, the CHA Department of Nursing promotes ongoing staff development through:

  • Generous continuing education and tuition reimbursement programs
  • CNO scholarships for education in baccalaureate and higher degree programs
  • Unit-based clinical managers and educators that create environments that support continual learning and development
  • An orientation program for new nursing graduates and annual competency review for all staff
  • Certifications are available in ACLS, PALS and NRP; specialty certification compensation is available, e.g. CEN
  • Clinical Ladder professional development program
Our heritage, our mission and our staff exemplify our deep commitment to providing excellent care to a diverse patient population and we are dedicated to improving the health of our communities.
Cambridge Health Alliance Physician Organization (CHAPO) supports the needs of its members and the strategic priorities of  Cambridge Health Alliance by helping optimize clinical practice, manage employment needs, and maintain focus on financial health. It also provides opportunities for members to pursue professional and academic development goals.

Today, CHAPO is proud to support the needs of more than 400 members (employees and contractors) in more than 30 specialty areas.

CHAPO members work at Cambridge Health Alliance’s three hospital campuses and more than twenty primary care and specialty practice locations across Boston’s metro-north region.

CHA is a healthy place to work. We recognize that our employees are at the heart of the important care that we provide to our patients. That's why the health of each and every one of our employees is a priority at CHA. We strive to create an environment and culture that supports your health goals.

We are recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer, the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts as a Silver WorkWell Award Winner, and by the American Heart Association as a Fit Friendly Worksite.

We are proud to offer our employees:

  • On-site yoga classes

  • Gym and Hubway bikeshare discounts 

  • Financial wellness workshops

  • Mindfulness and stress reduction programs

  • An annual walking challenge

  • Healthy cafeterias and vending

  • And more!

CHA is a tobacco free campus.

At Cambridge Health Alliance, diversity is in our DNA.

As a prominent Boston-area teaching hospital, we are proud to serve the people who live and work in our communities and to be an employer of choice for thousands of talented professionals.

We believe that good healthcare is more than sick visits and surgeries. Our whole-person approach looks at both physical and mental health in addition to social determinants like housing and food security. We integrate mental health into our primary care services, resulting in earlier interventions and reduced stigma. Our staff are both teachers and students in the delivery of multi-cultural and multi-dimensional care.

Cambridge Health Alliance is a unique organization and we will continue to celebrate and embrace the individuality of our staff, patients and communities.

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    The organization is deeply committed to improving the health of the community it serves. It provides not just quality health care but also various kinds of community social support and engagement. The smaller clinics are embedded within the communities that serve a highly diverse population in terms of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.


    Because it is so spread out, the management structure is not as robust. The benefit package is ok. The health insurance only covers care within CHA, which enters some ethical grey area, since people might have to seek care from their coworkers.

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Cambridge Health Alliance Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Health Alliance (Cambridge, MA) in November 2017.


    The process was very informal and straightforward, more of a 2-way conversation instead of the usual interview "test questions" interviewers usually ask. Hiring managers were very kind and sincere, provided a clear explanation of the work involved and the potential opportunities for growth at CHA and why they enjoy working there. They seem more interested in getting to know you as a person to work with than seeing how well you can answer standard interview questions, which reflected well on their workplace culture and values.

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