Cambridge Health Alliance
Mass. locations: Multiple locations in Cambridge, Somerville, Winthrop, and Everett
Total job cuts: More than 300
On Jan. 28, 2009, the state's second-largest safety net health provider for the poor said it will reduce its workforce by more than 300 employees, close six outpatient clinics, and shut down its overnight pediatric beds and addiction unit, the Globe reports. The ambulatory care centers that are closing in North Cambridge, East Somerville, Cambridge's Central Square, Winthrop, and Everett, and an eye center closing in Cambridge, will be merged with other outpatient clinics. Closings will begin in late spring.