Cambridge Health Alliance LICENSED FACILITY


Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA provides Hospital, Substance Rehab, Mental Health services.

The staff at Cambridge Health Alliance provide personalized services designed to meet the needs of every patient. The dedicated health professionals offer the assistance you need while respecting your independence.

Cambridge Health Alliance is a licensed care provider with the State of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs provides a list of registered care providers in Massachusetts.

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Facility Features

Primary Focus
  • Mental Health Treatment Services
Care Types
  • Mental health treatment
Emergency Mental Health Services
  • Crisis intervention team
  • Psychiatric emergency walk-in services
Special Programs & Groups offered
  • Children with serious emotional disturbance (SED)
  • Persons with serious mental illness (SMI)
  • Transitional age young adults
Treatment Approaches
  • Activity therapy
  • Behavior modification
  • Cognitive/behavior therapy
  • Couple/family therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychotropic medication
  • Trauma therapy
Ancillary Services
  • Case management
  • Education services
  • Family psychoeducation
  • Intensive case management
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation
  • Suicide prevention services
  • Screening for tobacco use
  • Tobacco cessation counselling

Languages Spoken
  • Services for the hearing-impaired
  • Other languages
  • Spanish
Age Groups
  • Adults
  • Children/adolescents
  • Seniors (65 or older)
  • Young adults
Service Setting
  • Hospital inpatient
  • Psychiatric hospital or unit
Languages
  • Services for the hearing-impaired
  • Other languages
  • Spanish
Smoking Policy
  • Smoking Not allowed

Hospital - Assessments

Percent of Patients who reported This facility State (MA) Average U.S. Average
their room and bathroom were Always clean 69 % 72.26 % 73.49 %
their nurses Always communicated well 76 % 80.05 % 79.37 %
their doctors Always communicated well 79 % 80.79 % 81.70 %
they Always received help as soon as they wanted 60 % 65.98 % 68.04 %
their pain was Always well controlled 68 % 70.84 % 70.96 %
staff Always explained about medicines before giving it to them 62 % 64.23 % 64.71 %
the area around their room was Always quiet at night 55 % 52.58 % 61.92 %

Hospital - Timely & Effective Care Quality

  This facility State (MA) Average U.S. Average
Emergency Department - Average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient
(A lower number of minutes is better)
299 minutes 333.15 minutes 274.61 minutes
Emergency Department - Average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient before leaving the emergency department for their inpatient room
(A lower number of minutes is better)
94 minutes 136.93 minutes 99.72 minutes
Heart Failure - Heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 98.95 % 96.89 %
Preventive Care - Patients assessed and given influenza vaccination
(Higher percentages are better)
91 % 92.67 % 92.77 %
Preventive Care - Healthcare workers given influenza vaccination
(Higher percentages are better)
94 % 90.09 % 83.15 %
Emergency Department - Average time patients spent in the emergency department before leaving from the visit
(A lower number of minutes is better)
112 minutes 167.06 minutes 145.01 minutes
Emergency Department - Average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional
(A lower number of minutes is better)
6 minutes 43.42 minutes 28.13 minutes
Emergency Department - Average time patients who came to the emergency department with broken bones had to wait before getting pain medication
(A lower number of minutes is better)
42 minutes 58.90 minutes 55.45 minutes
Heart Attack or Chest Pain - Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital
(A lower number of minutes is better)
62 minutes 57.41 minutes 61.65 minutes
Heart Attack or Chest Pain - Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who received aspirin within 24 hours of arrival or before transferring from the emergency department
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 97.88 % 96.63 %
Heart Attack or Chest Pain - Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG
(A lower number of minutes is better)
7 minutes 6.93 minutes 8.29 minutes
Pneumonia - Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s)
(Higher percentages are better)
97 % 95.68 % 94.68 %
Surgical Care Improvement Project - Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery
(Higher percentages are better)
93 % 98.20 % 97.41 %
Surgical Care Improvement Project - Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 99.11 % 98.11 %
Surgical Care Improvement Project - Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
(Higher percentages are better)
97 % 98.87 % 97.97 %
Surgical Care Improvement Project - Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
(Higher percentages are better)
99 % 98.15 % 97.65 %
Surgical Care Improvement Project - Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
(Higher percentages are better)
98 % 98.23 % 97.60 %
Surgical Care Improvement Project - Patients who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 99.98 % 99.51 %
Stroke Care - Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to keep blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within 2 days of hospital admission
(Higher percentages are better)
95 % 95.08 % 95.82 %
Stroke Care - Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services
(Higher percentages are better)
98 % 98.02 % 97.78 %
Stroke Care - Ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots at discharge
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 99.55 % 98.93 %
Stroke Care - Ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within 2 days of hospital admission
(Higher percentages are better)
98 % 98.96 % 98.09 %
Stroke Care - Ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower bad cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine at discharge
(Higher percentages are better)
96 % 96.33 % 95.17 %
Stroke Care - Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay
(Higher percentages are better)
78 % 93.09 % 92.58 %
Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment - Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery
(Higher percentages are better)
96 % 92.48 % 91.29 %
Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment - Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)
(Higher percentages are better)
95 % 96.59 % 96.04 %
Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment - Patients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 97.06 % 94.55 %
Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment - Patients with blood clots who were treated with an intravenous blood thinner, and then were checked to determine if the blood thinner caused unplanned complications
(Higher percentages are better)
100 % 99.46 % 99.02 %
Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment - Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine
(Higher percentages are better)
94 % 89.85 % 91.43 %

Hospital - Infections

Percent of patients with: This facility State (MA) Average U.S. Average
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ICUs and select wards 0.07 % 0.19 %
Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in ICUs only 0.561 % 0.03 % 0.12 %
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in ICUs and select wards 2.567 % 0.25 % 0.18 %
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in ICUs only 1.566 % 0.51 % 0.47 %
Surgical Site Infection from colon surgery (SSI: Colon) 1.458 % 0.73 % 0.52 %
Surgical Site Infection from abdominal hysterectomy (SSI: Hysterectomy) 0.56 % 0.46 %
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Blood Laboratory-identified Events (Bloodstream infections) 0.29 % 0.46 %
Clostridium difficile (C.diff.) Laboratory-identified Events (Intestinal infections) 1.44 % 0.47 % 0.34 %

Hospital - Complications

Percent of patients with: This facility State (MA) Average U.S. Average
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients 3.2 % 2.78 % 2.72 %
Serious blood clots after surgery 4.44 % 3.73 % 3.62 %
A wound that splits open after surgery on the abdomen or pelvis 1.58 % 1.13 % 1.18 %
Accidental cuts and tears from medical treatment 1.39 % 1.13 % 1.28 %
Deaths among Patients with Serious Treatable Complications after Surgery 116.71
per 1000 discharges
117.41
per 1000 discharges
Collapsed lung due to medical treatment 0.33 % 0.00 % 0.00 %
Serious complications 0.68 % 0.07 % 0.12 %

License & Payment Details

Licenses
  • License state: Massachusetts
Medicare Not accepted
Medicaid Not accepted
Veteran Benefits Not accepted

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