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Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2019

Cambridge Health Alliance

Based in: Cambridge and Everett, Mass.
Number of hospitalists: 15+ MDs, 5+ PAs; recruiting 2 MDs
Number of hospitals covered: 2
Founded: 1996
Contact: Kasie Marchini, CHA Provider Recruiter, providerrecruitment@challiance.org; 617-665-3555

CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital serve as a safety net for complex and diverse patients. We address community health needs in new and innovative ways and train the next generation of health professionals.

Employment model: All MDs and PAs working at least 0.5 FTE are employed by CHA’s Physician Organization.

Services: Hospitalists provide inpatient and ED consults and rapid response team coverage. Academic duties include inpatient precepting for medical students and residents.

Schedule and coverage: Day and night shifts are typically 12 hours. Weekends and holidays are distributed evenly throughout the department. A full-time FTE hospitalist MD can expect to work around 1,810 hours a year, with additional shifts compensated accordingly.

Compensation: The competitive, guaranteed base salary varies according to years of experience post-training, distribution of day/night shifts, etc. Quality and productivity bonuses for those who qualify.

Practice highlights: CHA is home to 16 residency and training programs and is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and MassGeneral for Children. It is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Local highlights: CHA serves some of the most historically significant communities in Massachusetts and features a vibrant professional community with educators, biosciences, high tech and health care leaders.

Published in the November 2019 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
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