Chief Executive Officer

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 06, 2019
Sep 05, 2019
Full Time


Chief Executive Officer

Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) dedicated to caring for underserved populations and fostering a culture of excellence in health outcomes. This is a compelling opportunity for an exceptional health care executive to lead a system known for its enduring commitment to the mission of health equity, its innovations driven by affiliations with Harvard University and Tufts University, and for the quality of its award-winning integrated primary and behavioral health care.

CHA is a public, socially accountable health system. The system operates two hospitals with 351 licensed beds, a major ambulatory center with emergency services, twelve clinics, and six other centers, providing care to more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, and the Boston metro-North region. The system generated more than $680 million last fiscal year. CHA employs more than 3,500 staff, including 423 active medical providers, to care for a patient population including the highest concentration of Medicaid and uninsured patients in Massachusetts. Approximately half of all CHA patients are members of an accountable care organization, incentivizing CHA’s ongoing investments in delivering high quality value-based care. The system provides primary care, behavioral health, maternity, emergency care, and limited specialty and surgery care to its patients. Clinical affiliations with Beth Israel Lahey Health and MassGeneral Hospital for Children provide access to more complex care.

CHA has academic affiliations with Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Tufts University School of Medicine. Through a contract with the City of Cambridge, CHA also administers the Cambridge Public Health Department. The system leverages its position in the community and its dedication to addressing the social determinants of health by engaging in community outreach and population health initiatives, including smoking cessation, addiction and substance use programs, nutrition and physical activity promotion, and other targeted services for vulnerable populations across the CHA service area.

The successful CEO will possess the communication skills and political acumen to regularly engage with the public system’s many partners, including community members, state and local government representatives, affiliate health systems, academic institutions, payers, and others. This leader will craft the strategy for CHA’s future as a safety net system providing value-based care in a competitive region, engage providers and staff in supporting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, and drive key initiatives to enhance patient experience, outcomes, and operational efficiencies.

CHA has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the CEO. Applications, inquiries, and nominations may be submitted at

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. CHA is committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. CHA is fully committed to equal employment opportunity. CHA will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development.