Cambridge, MA Health-Care Overview

The three top hospital systems in the Cambridge area are Mount Auburn, Cambridge Health Alliance and Spaulding Cambridge.

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Besides being a walkable city and having low crime rates, Cambridge has earned the title by SELF magazine of being the healthiest city for their affordable, top-notch health care.

Cambridge has three hospitals. With two major universities nearby, the hospitals are very influential in the education of Harvard and MIT’s medical students. Additionally, two of the hospitals are top 10 employers in Cambridge.

Mount Auburn

Mount Auburn is the first established hospital in Cambridge and the sixth largest employer in Cambridge. The 200-bed facility has about 40 physicians and is accredited by the Joint Commission. It is also member of the American Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The hospital partners with Harvard Medical School and specializes in geriatrics, urology, and other focuses. Results of a federal survey revealed that patients at Mount Auburn have a higher satisfaction level than the national average.

Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge Health Alliance is a Cambridge-based hospital system in the Greater Boston area and one of the teaching hospitals to Harvard University.

Cambridge is the site of one of the three hospitals; the other two are in Boston and neighboring Somerville. Beyond the hospitals, there more than 15 community primary care and other locations throughout the area. The system has earned several awards including SDI’s Top 100 Most Integrated Health Systems.

The 172-bed hospital in Cambridge has more than 100 doctors specializing primary care, preventive health, behavioral health, ear, nose and throat, to name a few.

The 10th largest employer of Cambridge is accredited by the Joint Commission and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Spaulding Cambridge

Spaulding Hospital Cambridge is a smaller unit of the Boston Spaulding Hospital system in the greater Boston area. The Cambridge Outpatient Rehabilitation Center is accredited by the Joint commission and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and similar areas.

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