Team CHA Runs the Boston Marathon!

Staff raising funds to support peer recovery coaches and trauma support.

By Beth Long, Senior Development Officer

We're excited to share that Cambridge Health Alliance will once again have a team of dedicated staff members running the Boston Marathon on April 16! This year, our runners are lacing up to raise funds for our recovery coach program in the Emergency Department and trauma recovery training in our school-based Teen Health Centers.

Karen Hernandez, Director of Applications, Information Technology, Blake Wilson, Compensation Analyst, Human Resources, and Mackenzie Shubert, Emergency Department nurse at CHA Everett Hospital, are training hard and fundraising even harder for the race in April.

Last year, CHA's chief of emergency medicine, Benjamin Milligan, MD, and a group of providers in the Emergency Department, including Josh Mularella, DO, Emily Adams, PA, and Christine Trotta, PA, ran the Marathon to raise funds to start an innovative recovery coach program at CHA Everett Hospital. Two coaches from the North Suffolk Mental Health Association are now available to patients who struggle with addiction or present with mental health issues in the Emergency Department, inpatient psychiatry and CHA's med-surg units.

Our team’s goal this year is not only to raise $7,500 each, but to surpass last year's total of $30,000 by raising $37,500. For more information on how to donate to the runners, upcoming fundraisers, or an up-to-date list of raffle prizes click here.

Mackenzie Shubert Karen Hernandez Blake Wilson
Mackenzie Shubert, Emergency Department nurse at CHA Everett Hospital
Karen Hernandez, Director of Applications, Information Technology
Blake Wilson, Compensation Analyst, Human Resources
Cambridge Health Alliance

Contributed By: Cambridge Health Alliance

Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health care system committed to serving all members of our communities. We have expertise in primary care, mental health and substance abuse, and caring for diverse and complex populations. CHA patients receive high quality care in convenient neighborhood locations, and have seamless access to advanced care through CHA’s affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville Everett and Boston’s Metro North, CHA is working hard to offer the integrated services its communities need now, and in the future.