Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance shutters some clinics, plans to cut 300 jobs
Boston Globe, February 9, 2009
Officials are relieved their communities will not suffer a major loss of services from recent cutbacks announced by a regional Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance. The health alliance announced that as a result of the financial crunch created by state budget cuts and the slow economy, it plans to eliminate more than 300 jobs, end inpatient services at Somerville Hospital, and close six medical clinics. But word that the cuts spared the alliance's Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett, the Revere Family Health Center, and the Malden Family Medical Center came as welcome news to officials in those cities.