Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2020 #87
Order Adopted
Apr 13, 2020 5:30 PM

That the City Manager work with the Public Health Department, the Cambridge Health Department and our State Delegation to report back on how Partners Healthcare and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital are sharing resources with the Cambridge Health Alliance for the health and safety of CHA patients and Cambridge residents.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Partners Healthcare recently announced a partnership between Mass General and Brigham Hospitals with Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Cambridge to act as a “step down” facility for patients recovering from the Coronavirus; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

It is likely that patients in the step down facility at Spaulding Rehabilitation Center may relapse and will need to return to a hospital for more intensive medical care; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Cambridge Hospital, a Safety Net Hospital which ensures there are no barriers to care and will be the closest hospital for these relapsed patients; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Cambridge Hospital is additionally in need of step down beds for recovering patients as well, Partners Healthcare should be offering the same collaboration and resources afforded to Mass General and Brigham hospitals; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Given the possibility that Cambridge Hospital will be asked to take on previously discharged patients who have relapsed and the need for additional step down beds; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager work with the Public Health Department, the Cambridge Health Department and our State Delegation to report back on how Partners Healthcare and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital are sharing resources with the Cambridge Health Alliance for the health and safety of CHA patients and Cambridge residents; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

The City Manager report back by Monday, April 27th.

 

Meeting History

Apr 13, 2020 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
YEAS:Dennis J. Carlone, Patricia Nolan, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler, Alanna Mallon, Marc C. McGovern, Sumbul Siddiqui, E. Denise Simmons, Timothy J. Toomey, Quinton Zondervan