Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Bio: With nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare operations and management, Bayer helps oversee CHA's efforts to become a high-value accountable care organization (ACO) using a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care across its hospital and ambulatory network. She also served as CHA's acting CEO from July 2011 to March 2012, has managed the redeployment of CHA's portfolio of facilities, and has strengthened and expanded CHA's clinical services.
Melisa Lai Becker, MD
ite Chief of Emergency Medicine
Whidden Hospital Campus
Bio: A dual ABEM board-certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, Melisa Lai Becker joined CHA in 2007. Previously, she had been the associate director of medical/surveillance at the American Association of Poison Control Centers in Washington, D.C., and an emergency physician with Prince George's Hospital Center (George Washington University) in Maryland. Dr. Lai Becker completed fellowship training at the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship and graduated from the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (Mass General/Brigham & Women's/Boston Children's).
Luis Lobò n , MD
DSite Chief of Emergency Medicine
Cambridge and Somerville Hospital Campuses
Bio: Dr. Lobò n joined CHA in 2007 and has played a critical role in ED enhancements in efficiency, quality, and patient flow. Board-certified in emergency medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Lobò n has been recognized for his contributions to the improvement of emergency medical services in the region and is past president of the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians, serving on its board of directors since 2007.
Assaad Sayah , MD
Senior Vice President of Primary and Emergency Care and Chief of Emergency Medicine
Bio: Since joining CHA in 2006, Dr. Sayah has led advancements in the ED at CHA's three hospital campuses, resulting in improvements in efficiency, quality, volume, and patient satisfaction. Dr. Sayah serves as chairman of CHA's chiefs council, CHA's medical staff president, and is on the faculty at both Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. His awards include the President's Award and Vanguard Award from the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians, the America's Top Physicians distinction in 2007 and 2008 from the Consumers Research Council of America, and the EMS Physician of the Year Award from the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council.
Charlene Scarpa, RN
Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Emergency
Perioperative & Endoscopy Services
Bio: Charlene Scarpa has more than 15 years of management experience in multiple specialties. In her current role, she provides strategic and operational leadership for CHA's three-campus emergency department with a total of more than 100,000 annual visits. She ensures quality measures are achieved in the service lines and oversees program development and fiscal accountability for emergency department and perioperative services. Scarpa previously served as associate chief nurse of surgery/specialty areas at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass. Her prior roles include nurse manager for emergency services at CHA, patient care director of endoscopy at North Shore Medical Center, and numerous other clinical and management positions at Massachusetts General Hospital, Salem Visiting Nurse Association, Salem Hospital, and Whidden Hospital Home Care/Hospice.