Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore Breaks Ground for Major Expansion

Release Date: 10/24/2007

Rose Lewis
Manager, Media Relations
Lahey Clinic
Phone: (781) 744-5440

Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore Breaks Ground for Major Expansion

PEABODY, MA—Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, is pleased to announce it is breaking ground today for a major expansion that will add more than 63,000 square feet and additional services to its current location.

“Lahey Clinic has been working on these expansion plans for several years,” said Lahey Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer David M. Barrett, MD. “We recognized the growing needs of our patients early and worked to broaden our services so we can provide the best and most comprehensive care on the North Shore.”

The expansion will include:

  • Three-story, 63,500 square foot wing plus renovations in existing space
  • Expanded areas, including Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Emergency Department
  • New Services, such as Sleep Disorders Center, Spine Center and Pain Center
  • Budget: $50 million
  • Target completion date: Spring 2009

“This project is about responding to the health care needs of the North Shore community,” said Robert J. Schneider, senior vice president, Lahey Clinic. “This expansion will allow us to meet the increasing demand on the North Shore for the Lahey Clinic model of care, which offers integrated multispecialty care and a high level of service, all in a convenient location.”

Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, will also be expanding its staff by adding more than 25 physicians and 125 health care professionals including nurses, technical, and clerical staff.

“Lahey Clinic has been a recognized leader in health care for more than 80 years,” remarked Bernard M. Gordon, chair, Lahey Clinic Board of Trustees, and chairman of Analogic and NeuroLogica Corporations. “Our purpose in expanding our facility on the North Shore is to make Lahey's unique brand of comprehensive medical care, under one roof, available to more patients on the North Shore and beyond.”

Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, has been located right off of Route 128 in Peabody since 1994. More than 1,000 patients and visitors travel through the current 162,000 square foot facility every day. Lahey Clinic has the only emergency room and hospital in Peabody.

About Lahey Clinic
Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the Clinic provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation.