Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

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

BURLINGTON, MA (February 25, 2016) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) announced today that Tracy Galvin, MSN, RN, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Galvin, a Woburn resident, began her 28-year career with Lahey as a staff nurse, and has held numerous nurse management and associate chief nursing roles over the years, most recently serving as Associate Chief Nurse for Inpatient Services.
For the previous six months, Galvin has served as LHMC’s Interim CNO, a role in which she built positive momentum in the LHMC nursing community and solidified her role as a highly-effective executive leader.
“Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is completely focused on patient safety, providing high-quality outcomes and an exceptional patient experience,” said Galvin. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the LHMC nursing staff to ensure we are delivering the best possible care to every patient.”

“Tracy’s expertise in furthering the use of technology in patient care along with her extensive experience in quality management and patient-centered nursing is unmatched,” said Joanne Conroy, MD, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “As Interim CNO, Tracy showed remarkable dedication to improving patient care and quality outcomes, and she is the ideal person to lead the future of nursing at LHMC. Simply put, she is one of the best in the business.”
Galvin received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Regis College in Weston, Mass. and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the chair of the Lahey Health System Nurse Executive Council.
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Lahey Health offers nearly 1,400 locally based physicians providing clinical excellence and an exceptional patient experience in adult and pediatric primary care and every medical specialty, including kidney and liver transplantation; neurosurgery, cancer, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical and surgical care; local emergency and trauma care; urological surgery; chronic disease prevention and health management; and pediatric emergency, newborn and inpatient care provided in collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital physicians.

Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center—a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine—and Lahey Health physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital; Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass.; Winchester Hospital; Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.

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