PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for Cambridge Health Alliance located in 1493 CAMBRIDGE STREET - Cambridge, MA. Contains reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
220011
Address
1493 CAMBRIDGE STREET
City
CAMBRIDGE
State
MA
ZIP Code
02138
County
MIDDLESEX
Phone Number
6176652300
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Government - Local
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
1%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
7 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
313 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
3.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
4.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
61%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
10%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12.5%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
9.5%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
Not Available
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
Not Available
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
13.5%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
6.4%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
12.6%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Somewhat better than National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
2.4%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
11.73
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
4.49
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
5.40
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
0.77
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
2.07
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.39
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.29
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.67
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Hospital Acquired Central Line Blood Infection Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
No Different than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
Significantly greater than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Significantly lesser than the National Average
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liberty

New Member
Cambridge Health Alliance is an unethical, predatory institution. CHA’s billing department is the best example of the biggest problem that is affecting the country’s healthcare system. A sense of ugliness and idiocy which cannot be seen in any other country in the world, even in the sub-Saharan countries. I had visited CHA two months back after getting injured in an accident. I was treated well, and I went home. There were no bills as CHA was an in-network hospital. Fast forward to last week. I get a bill from one of the other parasitic institutions that are destroying the country – the collection agency. I called up the hospital and said I wouldn’t give a penny because my insurance has already paid off. Moreover, how can an institution send a bill to the collection agency even before the patient has got the bill? They could have at least called to check if I had got it or not!!!!
 
nuts_brain

nuts_brain

New Member
Was in a “hangry” mood after sitting in the ER waiting hall for more than four hours without having anything to eat or even a sip of water. I had visited for a medical exam, but the delay was infuriating me. Things, however, got cleared when the nurse came and apologized for the delay and also explained the reasons why the delay took place. It certainly made the day for me. I was taken to the procedure room and underwent the medical exam. The medical team, as well as the support services, were very good, and all of them had a smile on their face. It showed that they were happy with their work, and it reflected on the quality of care. I also did not face any problems with billing as well as the parking, which was a big surprise. Planning to return in case a need arises.
 
Loser Boy

Loser Boy

New Member
Visits to the Cambridge Health Alliance can be divided into two clear parts. One part where you meet with the specialists. If you come to meet a specialist, then be prepared for long wait time (may not exceed two to three hours tops). The experts are good and very helpful and ready to explain everything (at least whom all I have met). The second part is the visits with your OB/GYN, PCP, vaccinations as well as other preventative stuff. These visits have a very negligible wait time, and things move very quickly here. I visit this place as my PCP and other specialists involved in my care are here. I have never faced any problems with the staff. Since I come prepared, I do not have any issues with wait times. The billing and insurance departments also function very well. The bills are accurate, and I have never faced problems with them.

Long story short, a good place to seek care. Won’t hesitate to return.
 
Auden

Auden

New Member
Very happy with the way the ER treated my husband. The response from the ER team was quick, and the quality of care of the highest standards. My husband was admitted to the ICU for a few days, and we did not face any problems with his care. Thank you, everyone, for taking good care of my husband.
 
Sean Banks

Sean Banks

New Member
The charges of CHA are exorbitant. I had an appointment with a PT which might not have lasted for more than 10 minutes. But the bill for the same was nearly $100. The quality of care was good, and I had a fruitful interaction with the physician, but this does not allow them to fleece the public like this.
 
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