Lahey News Releases

David L. Longworth, MD Named CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Sep 17, 2018
Burlington, MA (September 17, 2018) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) today announced that David L. Longworth, MD has been named chief executive officer. Dr. Longworth has served as the interim CEO since April 2018 while also serving as

Lahey Health Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

Nov 1, 2017
Lahey Health Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety  Only system in the state to receive straight A’s from The Leapfrog Group  Burlington, MA (October 31, 2017) – The hospitals within the Lahey Health System perform exceptionally well when it comes

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s ‘Top Docs’ Honored by Boston Magazine

Dec 1, 2015
Forty one physicians, across almost every specialty, represented in this year’s list Burlington, MA (November 30, 2015) – Forty one members of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s (LHMC) medical staff were honored as top rated

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Helps Open Women’s Health Center in Jordan

Dec 1, 2015
The Al Khalidi Hospital & Medical Center in Jordan, alongside physicians and administrators from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, recently celebrated the grand opening of the first privately run women’s health center in the Middle East. From

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is first in Massachusetts to Implant New Heart Device

Jun 8, 2015
Innovative Watchman Device is an alternative treatment for patients with non valvular atrial fibrillation and has been shown to reduce patients’ risk of stroke       BURLINGTON, MA (June 8, 2015) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, is thrilled to

Dr. Pamela Cipriano, President of American Nurses Association, to Speak at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Nurses Week

Apr 22, 2015
 Dr. Pamela Cipriano, President of American Nurses Association, to Speak at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Nurses Week     Lahey Hospital & Medical Center hosting free events for the public for Nurses Week 2015     BURLINGTON, MA (April  22, 2015)

LMCP Offers Real-World Medical Experience to High School Students

Apr 15, 2015
  Peabody, MA – April 15, 2015 – Ever since she was a little kid, Emily Bettencourt always dreamt of being a doctor. Growing up, the Peabody High School senior took care of her dolls like they were her little

Change of Leadership at Beverly and Addison Gilbert, Winchester Hospitals

Nov 4, 2014
Phil Cormier and Dale Lodge to succeed retiring Denis Conroy and Kevin Smith.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center News

Jan 9, 2013
As you will notice on the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Web site, the hospital offers extraordinary care in virtually every clinical specialty and sub-specialty. Many of our physicians and health care providers are nationally recognized for their expertise and, as a result, their insights are often sought by journalists and bloggers from all over the world. This news section highlights some of the news releases and articles featuring input from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and its clinical staff.

NECC Recall Information

Oct 18, 2012
The FDA will release a list of every healthcare organization and provider who has purchased any product from NECC.

Officers and Trustees of New Lahey Health System Board of Trustees Announced

Sep 18, 2012
Lahey Health System announced today the business and education leaders, legal experts, physicians and entrepreneurs who will form the new Lahey Health System Board of Trustees.

Lahey Clinic’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Participates in Five Cutting-Edge Clinical Trials

Sep 13, 2012
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lahey Clinic remains at the forefront of clinical research through its participation in five transnational, multicenter clinical trials for fracture care.

Lahey Clinic and Medical Development Group to Hold Jointly-Sponsored September 19th Forum

Sep 13, 2012
Lahey Clinic and The Medical Development Group announce a jointly sponsored forum on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 entitled “Clinical World Is the Critical Partner for New Products and Technology,” focusing on examples of recent cooperative relationships between Lahey’s Department of Urology, with support from Radiology, and local medical device companies.

Northeast Health System and Lahey Clinic Foundation Complete Affiliation Agreement; Officially Establish Lahey Health System

Apr 30, 2012
Northeast Health System and Lahey Clinic Foundation announced today that their affiliation agreement is complete and they have officially established the Lahey Health System.

Lahey Clinic Jumps Three to a Fourth Place Boston Metro Area Ranking in U.S. News & World Report's 2011-2012 Best Hospitals Survey

Lahey Clinic has been ranked fourth in the Boston-area in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals metro area rankings. The Clinic moved up three positions in the rankings as compared to last year’s results.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Offers Life-Changing Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

The Neurosurgery Movement Disorders Symposium will be held Saturday, April 20, from 9 am to 12 pm, at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Operating Normal Business Hours

Caution: Under today's circumstances, please be aware that Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts is open for business as usual. However, if you live in any of the communities that the state police have shut down this morning, call your physician's office or the hospital's main line at 781-744-5100 to reschedule your appointment.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Announces $40,000 in Community-Based Grants

Five local organizations to receive funds to implement programs addressing community health concerns.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, Appointed to Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators

Seasoned geriatric practitioner will be the only physician on the MRNHA board.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Welcomes Linda Moulton as CEO of Executive & International Health

Seasoned Executive Charged with Growing Lahey’s Global Presence Burlington, MA (September 2, 2015) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) recently announced that Linda Moulton has been named CEO of its Executive & International Health programs. In this newly created

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Continues Leadership Role in Lung Cancer Screening - More than 5,000 patients screened

Burlington, MA (March 21, 2018) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, which has one of the largest clinical lung cancer screening programs in the country, today announced that it has screened more than 5,000 patients since the inception of its

Women Face Different Heart Risks than Men, Study Finds

Burlington, MA (February 1, 2016) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, but according to a recent study from the American Heart Association, heart attacks and heart disease continue to be underdiagnosed and untreated in women.The

Lowell program combines locally grown food, culinary instruction

Burlington, MA (February 5, 2016) – Four in ten families in the city of Lowell do not have access to fresh produce in their neighborhood. To combat this alarming statistic, Lahey Health has partnered with Mill City Grows — a

Weight Loss Research Looking at Patient’s Genes

By the time patients reach Dr. Dmitry Nepomnayshy, many of them have tried numerous weight loss diets, pills and sometimes weight loss surgery. They’re desperate to lose weight. Many of his patients are frustrated as they see friends, relatives and

Hockey Player Suffers Heart Attack, Saved on the Ice

BURLINGTON, MA (February 3, 2016) – Shortly after playing in a pick up ice hockey game the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Brian Martin suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, according to the Community Advocate Newspaper.The Hudson, Mass. resident was saved thanks to

Lahey Health and Lahey Clinic Foundation Appoint New Members to Boards of Trustees

James Conway, Kerry Healey, PhD, Timothy Liesching, MD, and Elizabeth Pattullo join Lahey Health board David S.B. Lang and Linda Russell McGoldrick join Lahey Clinic Foundation boardBURLINGTON, MA (February 8, 2016) – Lahey Health announced today the addition of James

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center First in New England to Offer Advanced Genome Technology to aid in Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Innovative procedure significantly increases the certainty of bronchoscopy results

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

Tracy Galvin, MSN, RN, to serve as new executive leader

Lahey Loses Iconic Physician

Dr. Carl Bartels’ career at Lahey Clinic began in 1949 with a simple handshake.

A Sick Nurse’s “Work Family” Honors Her

Photo caption Susan Greene (left) and Deanna Walsh after the ceremony in her hospice facility where she received her 30 year service pin. When Susan Greene received her diagnosis of lung cancer seven years ago, she

Peabody Nurse Receives March DAISY Award

Arlene Delaney, MSN, RN, CNOR, Operating Room, received the March DAISY Award, an international program rewarding the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care delivered by nurses.

High School Students Make Rounds at LHMC

Burlington High School senior Bryanna Norden has a big decision to make: whether to attend Stonehill College or Assumption College this coming fall.

7 Nutrition “Facts” the Internet is Lying to You About

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, especially when it comes to diet and nutrition tips. In honor of National Nutrition Month, dietitians at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center are debunking the Internet’s biggest nutrition myths.

A Life Vest in Rough Waters

After nearly cancelling an appointment because pain had subsided, Sandy was stunned when she learned she was suffering from Stage 1 carcinoma; a tumor was detected at the base of her tongue.

Teacher Learns a Lesson in Compassionate Care

Teacher Jessie Dupre, 24, was in the middle of a lesson in her fifth grade classroom when she got a severe pain in her chest.

Peabody Colleague Brightens People’s Days

 Karen Norman receives Colleague Service Excellence Award

Colleague Rewarded for her Impressive Drive

Deb Campaniello Named March Colleague of the Month. Deb Campaniello’s work day begins with a 45-mile commute from the Worcester area.

New Program Offers Ladder for Aspiring Nurse Leaders

Maria Avelar considers herself an ambitious person. The 10-year veteran nurse at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has been acting as a charge nurse since early in her tenure. So last year, Maria jumped at the opportunity to apply for a new role, called a tertiary nurse leader, which would give her leadership opportunities in her unit and beyond.

Community Program Cooks Up Good Health

Barbara Sabbag, Diane Casey and Irene Price all love to cook. The three women live in a senior citizen housing community in Bedford, Mass., where they regularly prepare meals.

Pooches Provide Lahey Patients Pick-Me-Ups

Linda Bond sat in her hospital bed, feeling scared. It was her third day at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and tests concluded she needed stents placed in her heart, a procedure she would undergo later that day.

Neighborly Advice Leads to Quick Recovery for New Hampshire Man

It didn’t hit him right away, but as the days and weeks advanced, Jeff Hillier became more anxious about his upcoming surgery.

New Spine Study Works to Empower Patients

It started with regular back pain, but once he started losing feeling in his feet, Joel Blumberg, a cardiologist, decided it was time to see a spine doctor.

The Toughest Conversation: A Matter of Life and Death

The hardest discussion you’ll have with your loved ones will be about death.

Brain Cancer Survivor Sings for the Sox

John Lema was 9 years old when his parents drove him to his first Red Sox game at Fenway Park in their bright yellow AMC Hornet wagon. On April 27, nearly 40 years later, he’ll return to the historic ballpark with his parents – this time in a limo.

Suzanne Olbricht, MD, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Chair of Dermatology, named President-Elect of the American Academy of Dermatology

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is proud to announce that Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD, Chair of Dermatology, was recently named  president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology, the world’s largest dermatologic society.

OR Nurse Who Anticipates All, Surprised by Award

Meg Dennehy, RN, of the Operating Room, received the April DAISY Award, an international program rewarding the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care delivered by nurses.

Donor’s Last Minute Change Leads to $1M Bequest

James Freeman was a self-made man who knew the value of a dollar, having grown up during the Great Depression.

Raising the Bar on Gift Giving

Over the course of their lives, people give and receive a lot of gifts. Toy trucks. Dolls. A tool kit. Earrings. Even a new car. Attendees at a Lahey Hospital & Medical Center event on April 27 have given or received something far more profound — the gift of life.

Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, to Host Women’s Health Event

To help community members answer questions they may have on menopause, Lahey Health will be hosting a free women’s health event on May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody.

New Study Links Lung Screening Program to Kicking Smoking

Participants in a lung cancer screening program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center are more likely to quit smoking and avoid relapse than smokers nationwide, according to a new study in The Journal of Thoracic Disease.

Researcher hopes to stick it to chemo side effects

Study evaluates acupuncture’s ability to improve quality of life

The Future of OxyContin

In response to a recent article by the Los Angeles Times focusing on the popular opioid painkiller, OxyContin, Boston Magazineinterviewed local doctors to get their thoughts on the drug.

Delivering That Much-Needed Smile

Maria Petkiewich named Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s May Colleague of the Month

Danvers Family Walking to Remember

The longtime Danvers resident had been diagnosed with lung cancer seven months earlier, but it was Dec. 24 when his phone rang.

Research Examines Link Between Weight and Genetics

Kimberly Rieger Christ, PhD, Director, Cancer Research, and Director, Translational Research, works in a lab at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Rieger Christ works with Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, on weight loss research.By the time patients reach Dmitry

Community Members Took Charge of the Change

Free event about menopause aims to inform women.

Always Looking Out for Others

Judy Zager, Human Resource Generalist and Volunteer Coordinator at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, is the latest recipient of the Colleague Service Excellence Award.

6Central Nurses Honor Their “Mom”

Veteran night nurse receives May DAISY Award 

Seamless Coordination and Fast Action Save a Life

The morning of Feb. 12 began as most did for the Morris family. Around 8 a.m., Eric Morris was getting ready for work upstairs in his Brookline, N.H. home, while his wife Kristen prepared lunches downstairs for their two teenage daughters.

'Her Patients Were Her Family, Too'

Lahey Nurse Remembered, Doctor Honored in Annual Award Ceremony

Renewed Hope for Migraine Sufferers

National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month in June is intended to raise awareness of the significant impact of migraines and the wide range of successful treatments that are available.

Lahey Leads with Lung Academy

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center physicians are sharing their expertise in CT lung cancer screening on a national scale through an online education product, designed in partnership with a MeVis, a German medical solution company.

A Spirit Lives On For Future Generations of Health Care Providers.

Before her sudden passing in June 2015, Patricia “Pattie” Grady had a tremendous impact on North Shore communities. As Executive Director of Ambulatory Clinical Services at Lahey Medical Center in Peabody, she helped launched multiple programs, one

Clinic Assistant at Lahey Is Lead Author of Abstract In Prestigious Medical Journal

For Jesslynne Harvey, a clinic assistant with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, what started as a simple question seven years ago has ended in publication in a prestigious medical journal.

Lahey Health Cancer Institute Selected for Major CMS Initiative to Promote More Coordinated Cancer Care

Lahey Health is the only Hospital System in Greater Boston Selected to participate  BURLINGTON, MA (July 8, 2016) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected the Lahey Health Cancer Institute as one of

New Residents Get Some Downtime, Enjoy BBQ

Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, knows a thing or two about residency the long hours and relentless pages, not to mention that feeling you’re drowning in emergencies. Nepomnayshy came to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center as a resident in 1996,

Lahey Clinic Foundation Appoints Greg Schmergel to its Board of Trustees

Burlington, MA (July 26, 2016) – Lahey Health announced today the addition of Greg Schmergel to the Lahey Clinic Foundation Board of Trustees. He will provide governance and leadership to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and its senior leadership

Lahey Specialist Revises Textbook on Care of Critically Ill Patients

The chairman of the Department of Surgical Critical Care at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has coedited the third edition of the textbook he helped create – which has served for 16 years as a valuable resource for practitioners who care for the critically ill.

Healthy Eating with Exercise

Elite athletes prepare for years in hopes of taking home the gold. In addition to the countless hours spent training, they also spend time focusing on good nutrition to fuel their workouts.

The Healing Power of Art

 Mike Toomey talks about the impact art had in his life at PaintFest – a nationwide tour that engages local cancer communities in the healing power of art. In Massachusetts, the PaintFest America event was held in partnership with the

The Journey to a New Emergency Department Q&A with Dominic Gagnon

The new Emergency Department (ED) currently under construction at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a massive project requiring an enormous amount of planning and coordination – not to mention five Olympic sized swimming pools worth of dirt, 705 tons

Sepsis Patient Benefits from Quick Diagnosis

Frank Zaganjori was unfamiliar with sepsis until it almost took his life last October. Now, he knows the frightening condition quite well. What started off as a minor urinary tract infection turned life threatening in just a handful of hours.

Prominent Sponsoring Organizations Lead the Charge for Change in Gender Equity Through the Carol Emmott Fellowship for Women Leaders in Health

The Carol Emmott Fellowship, a newly formed fellowship for women leaders in health aimed at addressing gender inequity in health leadership, will launch its inaugural program on November 1, 2016. In support of this ground-breaking program, a select group of 12 esteemed organizations are committed to sponsoring this year’s first class of distinguished fellows.

“She Saved My Life”

Delta airlines flight attendant Pam Taylor was passing through the cabin on a flight from Bermuda to Boston when she recognized one of the passengers – and to Pam, this was no ordinary passenger.

DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel Joins Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Panel on Opioid Crisis

The number of opioid deaths in Massachusetts has been on the rise and reversing course will take doctors, patients and community members working together, according to Monica Bharel, MD, the state’s top public health official.

Cutting Through the Confusion: Mammogram Recommendations You Should Stick To

We already know that regular screening mammography saves lives, but the specifics get a little confusing. With differing recommendations coming from different professional groups, many women are uncertain about when to start screening and how often to be screened.

Q & A With Elizabeth Toh, MD, MBA, Otolaryngology

I was fascinated by the field of Otolaryngology because of the breadth and challenges this specialty offered. Once I started my residency, it became clear how much I enjoyed the complex microsurgery of Otology and Neuro-otologic skull base surgery, but what sets this subspecialty apart from all others for me, is that I get to give the gift of hearing to those who cannot hear. Nothing is more gratifying to me.

Lahey Clinic Foundation Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

The Lahey Clinic Foundation announced today the addition of Roger W. Crandall and Alice Hunter, MD to its Board of Trustees. As trustees, they will provide governance and leadership to Lahey Health and Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and their respective senior leadership teams, furthering the organization’s mission to provide high-quality, cost-effective care.

Lahey Health’s Paul J. Hesketh, MD, Named Massachusetts Oncologist of the Year

Paul J. Hesketh, MD, Chair of the Lahey Health Cancer Institute, has been named Oncologist of the Year by the Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists (MSCO).

Rectourethral Fistula (RUF) Procedure

Lahey physicians address new hope for men suffering from a devastating complication of prostate cancer treatment.

Bladder Cancer Research

Lahey urology resident works to help patients decide where to go for bladder cancer treatment.

Lahey’s Bone Health Program Earns National Recognition

Fragility Fracture Bone Health Program has been recognized as a Star Performer by the American Orthopaedic Association.

Congolese Transplant Receives Lifesaving Organ

Pitie Amisi arrived as a refugee in the United States in December 2014 ready to start a new life. A native of the war torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, Amisi escaped to Tanzania as a boy and grew up

“I’m Grateful for the Opportunity to Support Patients After Their Cancer Treatment”

In this season of giving thanks, a Lahey oncologist is expressing her gratitude for a special opportunity to support patients recovering from cancer.Oncologist Krishna Gunturu, MD, is director of the newly established Survivorship Clinic at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

New Emergency Department Unveiled in Burlington

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center enhances emergency services for Burlington and surrounding communities with the most advanced trauma center in the region.

First-of-its-Kind Study Focuses on Medical Device Safety

A recently released study, for the first time, takes aim at the safety of medical devices.

BIDMC And Lahey Health Boards Sign Letter of Intent To Explore Creating Combined System

The Boards of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Lahey Health today announced they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore creating a combined system, anchored by two nationally-recognized academic medical centers, that would deliver high quality, affordable care in communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Ali Moinzadeh, MD, Named Chair of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Department of Urology

 Burlington, MA (March 2, 2017) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ali Moinzadeh, MD as Chair of the Department of Urology. Considered a leader in the field of urology and robotics,

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