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November 3, 2015

Commonwealth Care Alliance named Christopher D. Palmieri as its new President & CEO

On November 2, Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) named Christopher D. Palmieri as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Palmieri comes to CCA from Remedy Partners, where he was CEO. Palmieri also served as President and CEO of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans. At CCA, he succeeds Dr. Robert J. Master, a nationally recognized leader in improving care and services for seniors and the disabled, who founded CCA in 2003. Read a press release on CCA’s new President and CEO.

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October 14, 2015

CommonWealth Magazine – No time to go wobbly on One Care by John McDonough

The Fall 2015 edition of CommonWealth Magazine contains a piece by John McDonough of the Harvard School of Public Health on the importance of the One Care program and the groundbreaking work of Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA). McDonough praises CCA for “its consumer/patient engagement, its team-based care model, and its mission” and calls on state and federal officials to “stay the course” on One Care.

Read full article from CommonWealth Magazine

August 12, 2015

One Care deserves time to work

In the Boston Globe, Commonwealth Care Alliance President Lois Simon calls for continued support of the One Care program. One Care, Lois says, is a “first of its kind” plan, “designed to help some of the most medically complex, socially challenged people in our community.” She reports that the plan is popular with its members, and it should not be derailed “before it has a chance to fully work.”

Read full article from the Boston Globe.

July 9, 2015

Fallon Will Exit Mass. Duals Demo

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July 7, 2015

“Seeking Safety” workshop teaches clinicians about trauma and substance abuse.

Because adverse childhood experiences often result in significant neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects on the individual, understanding trauma has never been more important for healthcare professionals. With this in mind, Commonwealth Care Alliance offered the “Seeking Safety” workshop to clinicians. The workshop taught clinicians about trauma and substance abuse and gave them training necessary to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals.

Read complete article on Dually Noted

June 5, 2015

A Grand Opening! Commonwealth Care Alliance opens “Marie’s Place” in Brighton

This week, nearly 100 clinicians, behavioral health advocates, and policy leaders came together in Brighton, MA, to open “Marie’s Place,” a 14-bed crisis stabilization unit designed to support Commonwealth Care Alliance members with serious mental illness. Like our facility in Dorchester, which opened last fall, Marie’s Place is an innovative, cost effective alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for many Commonwealth Care Alliance enrollees.

At the opening, a number of speakers praised Commonwealth Care Alliance’s crisis stabilization program and expressed their hopes for the success of the new facility. Dan Tsai, Massachusetts’ Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, spoke at the opening, joining Commonwealth Care Alliance’s CEO Robert Master, MD,  President Lois Simon, and many others.

Read complete article in the Boston Globe