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  • Nov 30, 2017

CHA Staff Receive Awards in Excellence from Metro Boston EMS Council

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) physician Christopher Fischer, MD, has been named the EMS Physician of the Year by the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council (MBEMSC). Also, CHA nurse Anna Galvin received the EMS Nurse of the Year award from MBEMSC. These awards honor healthcare providers who contribute in a significant way to the development of EMS skills, efforts and education in the greater Boston region.
Dr. Fischer joined CHA in 2015 and is currently the site chief of emergency medicine at CHA Cambridge and Somerville Campus. “He has been instrumental in serving as the point person bringing all providers in the Cambridge system to the table to address the opioid crisis,” wrote a nominator. “Dr. Fischer is a constant presence in the community and an advocate for the involvement of EMS in everything where they might have a role.”   
Ms. Galvin has worked at CHA for over 12 years and presently works in the emergency department at Cambridge Hospital. A nominator noted that “every EMS field provider who has ever encountered Anna, is amazed by her warm personality and genuinely kind heart … [she] treats every single patient the same exact way.  Anna can be seen moving between every different kind of patient, from every different walk of life, treating every single one like a member of her own family.”
The Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council coordinates the delivery of emergency medical services to more than two million residents living in EMS Region IV. The 61 communities in the Region IV area are served by 70 licensed ambulance services and 25 acute care hospitals. The council also promotes public and professional education, encourages research and promotes inter-agency coordination and collaboration.

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