Welcome to Cambridge Health Alliance Nursing. As an academic, community based healthcare system, we strongly value the nursing profession and recognize the essential contributions of nurses to every aspect of patient care.
Nursing Practice: CHA nurses practice in a wide variety of clinical settings, including acute and critical care, perioperative, primary care, specialty ambulatory care, psychiatry, school and public health, and emergency services. Our nurses make a difference in the lives of our patients and communities every day.
Nursing Education: CHA serves as a training site for numerous BSN and advanced practice nursing programs. We are proud to participate in training our nurses of tomorrow. CHA also offers a program for clinical advancement of its nurses.
Meet Elizabeth Cadigan, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Elizabeth Cadigan is a seasoned nursing leader with over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining CHA in May 2010, Ms. Cadigan served for nine years at Quincy Medical Center as the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. She led and achieved the first national accreditation of the hospital's Cancer Care program, and designed and implemented a palliative care program that won the 2009 Excellence in End-of-Life Care Award presented by Beacon Hospice. Prior to her tenure at Quincy Medical Center, she was Director of Nursing Operations at Boston Medical Center for eight years.
Highly respected statewide for leadership and patient advocacy, Ms. Cadigan currently serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (of which she is also a past president) and Boston Healing Hands, Inc. She has previously served on the boards of many other agencies and organizations, including the Massachusetts Hospital Association and South Shore Elder Services. Additionally, she holds a longstanding commitment to the elderly and supports programs that help families manage illness and address end-of-life decision-making.
She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Salve Regina University and her master of science degree in adult/gerontological nursing from Boston University.
We invite you to explore our website and find out why CHA nurses are
proud to practice their profession here. Their knowledge, dedication and
compassion set the standard for our organization, and are instrumental
in our vision to become the premier public healthcare system in the