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During a time of increasing hospital competition, the founding organizations had a vision to address community health concerns outside of clinic space. The Institute for Community Health was created to provide a resource for research excellence, technical assistance, and surveillance of health topics important to the communities we serve. These founding organizations continue to guide ICH’s activities through membership on the Board of Directors.
Mt. Auburn Hospital
Founded in 1886 as the first hospital in Cambridge, MA, Mt. Auburn Hospital is a top-rated teaching hospital whose mission is to improve the health of residents in Cambridge and the surrounding communities. Mt. Auburn offers a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory care, including the Cardiac and Cancer Care Departments, both certified as centers of excellence. In addition to Harvard Medical School, the hospital is also affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Joseph Smith Community Health Centers, and MIT Medical Services.
Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.
Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care network based in Boston. It was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, two teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School that are internationally recognized for their patient care, teaching, and research. In addition to its two founding academic medical centers, Partners HealthCare includes community and specialty hospitals, primary and specialty physicians, and community health centers in Eastern Massachusetts.
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge Health Alliance is a health care system that serves the residents of Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s Metro-North region. It is comprised of three hospitals and over 20 primary care sites.
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