Lahey News Release Archive

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

Mar 4, 2014
One of Five Hospitals in Massachusetts, and the only one in Greater Boston, to make Truven Health’s list BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 4, 2014 – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Lahey Health, was today named one

General Surgery Residents Win ‘Top Gun’ Award

Dec 19, 2013
For the second time in three years, the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center team of General Surgery residents has won the ‘Top Gun’ laparoscopic skills competition at the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting in Boston

Lahey Clinic, Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score

Nov 30, 2012
Lahey Clinic, Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospital were honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

The 18th Annual Robert E. Crozier, MD Lecture in Gastroenterology to be held at Lahey Clinic

Sep 14, 2012
Lahey Clinic will hold the 18th annual Robert E. Crozier, MD Lecture in Gastroenterology on September 21.

Richard L. Kalish, MD, Joins Lahey Clinic as Chair of the New Division of Primary Care

Aug 20, 2012
Lahey Clinic recently appointed Richard L. Kalish, MD, MPH, MS, as chair of the new Division of Primary Care at Lahey. This new division includes the departments of General Internal Medicine at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington and Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore in Peabody, as well as a dozen community group practices.

Remembering Robert E. Wise, MD, prominent radiologist and Lahey Clinic executive who managed historic move from Boston to Burlington

Aug 16, 2012
Dr. Wise passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 12. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s church in Wellesley, MA at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

John A. Libertino, MD, chairman, Institute of Urology, Lahey Clinic, Burlington Mass., responds to the USTF recommendations on PSA testing

Jul 19, 2012
Prostate cancer is a complicated and controversial topic, with high quality evidence available to both support and refute the benefits of screening and treatment. The most salient issue with prostate cancer is overtreatment, not PSA screening. Lahey Clinic has a robust, active surveillance program for appropriate low risk patients.

Lahey Clinic’s Dr. Hesketh Recognized for Distinguished Service to an International Organization

Jul 17, 2012
Lahey Clinic congratulates Paul J. Hesketh, MD, interim director of the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center and director of Thoracic Oncology, who was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) in June.

Lahey Clinic Appoints Chairmen to Lead Neurosurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dec 15, 2011
Lahey Clinic appointed two new clinical chairmen. Zoher Ghogawala, MD, FACS, was named the Charles A. Fager Chair of Neurosurgery, while Lifei Guo, MD, PhD, FACS, was named the chair of the Clinic’s plastic and reconstructive surgery department.

Lahey Clinic Only Boston-area Hospital Named a Top Cardiovascular Hospital by Thomson Reuters for 2012

Nov 16, 2011
Lahey Clinic has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, and the only such hospital recognized in the Boston-area. The Thomson Reuters study examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties.

Northeast Health System Completes its Affiliation Review Process; Announces Plans to Create Affiliation with Lahey Clinic

Jul 19, 2011
The Northeast Health System (NHS) Board of Trustees announced on July 19 that, by unanimous vote, it has accepted the recommendation of its Affiliation Advisory Committee that Northeast Health System affiliate with Lahey Clinic through the formation of a new organization.

Lahey Clinic Named a Member Organization of Select Cancer Clinical Trials Group

Jun 24, 2011
Lahey Clinic has been approved as a member institution of SWOG (formerly known as the Southwest Oncology Group), a clinical research cooperative that designs and conducts large scale trials of new cancer treatments and prevention regimens.

Lahey Clinic Well Represented at Annual American Urological Association Meeting

May 16, 2011
Lahey Clinic is among New England’s most well represented medical centers at the annual 2011 American Urological Association meeting in Washington, DC. Seventeen Lahey physicians have been chosen to present their original research at the world’s most preeminent urological meeting. Of the more than 1,500 submissions from the field of urology, a podium presentation by Lahey Clinic’s Jessica Delong, MD, is one of only seven research projects selected for special presentation. Dr. Delong, a urology resident at Lahey, will unveil findings related to a urine-based assay that holds promise for detecting and characterizing bladder cancer in a non-invasive manner.

Lahey Clinic Resident to Present Research Findings at Annual AUA Meeting

May 16, 2011
Lahey Clinic urology resident, Jessica DeLong, MD, presented the findings of her urological research to a contingent of national media at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Washington, DC. She described a urine-based assay that holds promise for detecting and characterizing bladder cancer in a non-invasive manner.

Commission on Cancer of American College of Surgeons accredits Lahey Clinic’s Sophia Gordon Cancer Center with commendation

Mar 31, 2011
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons again has granted Lahey Clinic’s Sophia Gordon Cancer Center a full three-year accreditation with commendation.

Lahey Clinic Ranked Seventh Best Boston-Area Hospital by U.S. News

Mar 30, 2011
Lahey Clinic ranked seventh best Boston-area hospital by U.S. News. The new rankings recognize hospitals in or near major American cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. US News ranked Lahey as “high performing” in cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, kidney disorders and orthopaedics.

Boston Area's Only Specialized Weight Loss Physician Joins Lahey Clinic's Weight Loss Center

Jan 3, 2011
Theresa Piotrowski, MD, one of only two board certified bariatricians in Massachusetts, has joined Lahey Clinic's medical staff. A bariatrician specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of weight loss, an extremely important component to the comprehensive treatment of obesity.

Lahey Clinic Joins With Gateway Urology of New Hampshire

Dec 10, 2010
Lahey Clinic has joined with Southern New Hampshire’s Gateway Urology and its three practices in Dover, Portsmouth and Rochester. Although the practice name has been changed to the Lahey Clinic Institute of Urology, every other aspect of the clinical operation will remain the same. Gateway’s four popular urologists will remain on site as Lahey Clinic physicians.

The HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Prevention

Oct 28, 2010
The medical community recently made a giant step in the direction of eliminating cervical cancer, the third most common cancer among women worldwide. The Gardasil vaccine, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early June, is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing certain HPV infections, which can lead to cervical cancer. But what does this mean to the average patient?

Lahey Clinic’s Institute of Urology Chair Presents New Surgical Technique that Improves Kidney Function after Partial Nephrectomy

Oct 22, 2010
Lahey Clinic urologist presents data on new surgical technique employed during partial nephrectomies that significantly improves kidney function in cancer patients.

Lahey Clinic Announces 2010 Flu Clinic Dates

Sep 15, 2010
Lahey Clinic will be offering Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics in Burlington and Peabody, by appointment only, from 7 am to 3 pm on October 27, 28, and 29; and November 3, 4, 5, 11, and 12. 

Lahey Clinic Receives Award from American Stroke Association for Third Consecutive Year

Jul 30, 2010
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines program has again awarded Lahey Clinic’s stroke service the Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award in using evidence-based guidelines for stroke patient care, marking the hospital’s third consecutive gold award.

Lahey Clinic Ranks among Top Hospitals for Urology in U.S. News Media Group's 2010-11 Best Hospitals

Jul 15, 2010
Lahey Clinic Medical Center has been ranked the 27th best hospital in the United States for urology care in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals.

Lahey Clinic and YMCA of Greater Boston Launch Free Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors

Jun 8, 2010
The Lahey Clinic today announced a new partnership with the YMCA of Greater Boston to provide a specially designed exercise program called The Pink Program to local area breast cancer patients and survivors.

Fifth Annual Cancer Walk scheduled for June 5 at Lahey Clinic

Apr 30, 2010
Lahey Clinic's Fifth Annual Cancer Walk, honoring patients and their loved ones, is held at two sites: Lahey's Burlington campus and at the Northshore Mall in Peabody.

Lahey Clinic Announces CEO Succession Plan

Mar 4, 2010
David M. Barrett, MD, has announced that he will step down as president and chief executive officer of Lahey Clinic in January 2011.

Lahey Clinic Accepts $50,000 pledge by Salter HealthCare

Jan 6, 2010
Lahey Clinic Medical Center announced today that Richard and Robert Salter, owners of Salter HealthCare in Winchester and Woburn, Mass., pledged $50,000 to support the Nursing Student Stipend Program at Lahey Clinic, the Women's Health Forum's primary philanthropic initiative.

Lahey Clinic Announces Second Annual Holiday Clinic for Young Athletes

Nov 20, 2009
Lahey Clinic Announces Second Annual Holiday Clinic for Young Athletes. Lahey sports medicine physicians available in Burlington and Peabody the day after Thanksgiving for urgent appointments to treat athletes injured during holiday competition.

Lahey Clinic Medical Center Among Nation's Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals

Nov 20, 2009
Lahey Clinic Medical Center is named among the nation's top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters.  Lahey has received this distinction eight times and is only one of six hospitals in Massachusetts to earn a spot on the list.

Lahey Clinic Opens Newest Community Group Practice in Lynnfield

Oct 20, 2009
Lahey Clinic announced today the opening of its newest community group practice in Lynnfield, located at 6 Kimball Lane, Suite 120. Two new family practice physicians, each with nearly a decade of experience treating patients on the North Shore, will be joining the staff at Lahey Lynnfield.

Lahey Clinic to Host All-day Prostate Cancer Forum for the Public

Sep 14, 2009
Burlington, MA (September 14, 2009)--As a leader in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment and research, Lahey Clinic will hold a Prostate Cancer Symposium, open to the public, on Monday, October 5 at the Boston Marriott Burlington. The free event, sponsored by Lahey's Sophia Gordon Cancer Center and the Institute of Urology, is aimed at men at risk, patients with prostate cancer, survivors and their loved ones. All are welcome.

Cardiologists at Lahey Clinic publish findings on takotsubo, syndrome that mimics heart attack mostly in menopausal women

Aug 10, 2009
Lahey Clinic Medical Center cardiologists publish their five-year study findings on takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a rare but increasingly diagnosed disease that mimics a heart attack mostly in menopausal women after they experience a stressful event.

Stroke care wins a 'gold’ distinction for Lahey Clinic from national program

Jul 30, 2009
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM program has awarded Lahey Clinic the 2009 Gold Performance Achievement Award in using evidence-based guidelines for stroke patient care.

Urologists at Lahey Clinic remove kidney through belly button

Jul 16, 2009
Urologists at Lahey Clinic last week successfully removed a diseased kidney from a patient through a small incision in her belly button. The procedure, known as laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgery, is believed to be the first urologic application of its kind in New England.

Cardiologists at Lahey lead successful trial of device that identifies potentially dangerous plaques

Jul 13, 2009
Lahey Clinic cardiologists have reported the results of a clinical study validating the use of a device designed to identify fatty coronary plaques in patients that may place them at risk of heart attack.

Lahey Clinic, North Shore opens new wing, adds services, conveniences, staff to enhance patient care

Jun 4, 2009
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, today unveiled its newly constructed outpatient wing in Peabody during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Rogers, Henderson appointed to lead Lahey Clinic Board of Trustees

Jun 2, 2009
Lahey Clinic announces the appointment of two leaders to the Board of Trustees. Irving E. “Chip” Rogers, III, and James W. Henderson.

Lahey’s Cancer Center awarded Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer

Mar 17, 2009
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has again awarded its 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Clinic. The Clinic is one of 93 facilities in the U.S.

Lahey Clinic ranks high in accreditation from The Joint Commission

Mar 5, 2009
Lahey Clinic has again been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission following an extensive unannounced review conducted by six surveyors in November.

Lahey Clinic urges screenings for colorectal cancer, a curable disease

Mar 1, 2009
Lahey Clinic clinicians urge, any time is a good time to book an appointment for a colorectal screening. In March we observe Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time we focus greater attention on the disease that is largely preventable and curable if caught early.

Pre-existing medical conditions may be exacerbated by air travel, Lahey Clinic study shows

Feb 23, 2009
Lahey Clinic Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine Mark A. Gendreau, MD, and former medical student, Danielle Silverman, MD, conclude that in-flight medical events are occurring more frequently because a growing number of people with pre-existing medical conditions are flying.

Lahey Clinic President David Barrett, MD, named Honorary Medical Group Commander at Hanscom Air Force Base

Feb 17, 2009
David M. Barrett, MD, president and CEO of Lahey Clinic, named Honorary Medical Group Commander at Hanscom Air Force (AFB) Base in Bedford, MA. The honorary group commander program is designed to increase public awareness of the armed forces and build relationships with the local community.

Elizabeth Pomfret, MD, PhD, FACS, named chair, Lahey Clinic Department of Transplantation

Jan 27, 2009
Elizabeth A. Pomfret, MD, PhD, FACS, an esteemed surgeon and educator in liver transplantation, has been appointed chair of the Department of Transplantation at Lahey Clinic, following an extensive national search.

Commission on Cancer Gives Lahey Clinic Cancer Program Top Rating

Dec 18, 2008
The Committee on Approvals of the Commission on Cancer has recently granted Lahey Clinic a three-year approval of its cancer program.

Lahey Clinic only Boston-area hospital named among nation's top 100 cardiovascular hospitals

Nov 19, 2008
Thomson Reuters, formerly Solucient, has again named Lahey Clinic one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care.

Lahey's Liver transplantation program, now 10 yrs old, credited with performing the most live donor surgeries in U.S.

Sep 3, 2008
The Division of Transplantation at Lahey Clinic celebrates major milestones in liver transplant this year, by marking the 10th anniversary of its prominent live donor program that is recognized for performing the most transplants of any other U.S. program.

Joshua Berkowitz, MD, named chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Peabody campus

Sep 2, 2008
Joshua L. Berkowitz, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, effective immediately.

Lahey Clinic named only Boston-area hospital on list of lowest heart attack mortality in U.S.

Aug 26, 2008
The CMS released data on mortality rates for heart attacks, or acute myocardial infarction by hospital, citing Lahey Clinic as having one of the best rates nationally. Lahey is the only Boston-area hospital to be named to the short list of nine hospitals that performed better than the national average.

Richard Nesto, MD, named chair, Division of Internal Medicine at Lahey Clinic

Aug 21, 2008
Richard W. Nesto, MD, has been named chair of the Division of Internal Medicine at Lahey Clinic.

Lahey Clinic prostate study shows current cancer grading system flawed

Jul 31, 2008
Physicians from Lahey Clinic, in the August issue of European Urology, have published a significant research study that questions the accuracy of the time-honored prostate cancer grading system, known as the Gleason score, used both in presurgical biopsy and prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) specimens.

Cancer Center granted highest approval rating with distinction from American College of Surgeons

Jul 30, 2008
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons has granted Lahey Clinic's Sophia Gordon Cancer Center a three-year approval with commendation, following a rigorous evaluation process and an on-site visit in April by its physician reviewer.

Lahey Urology again named one of the best in America

Jul 14, 2008
For the 11th consecutive year, Lahey Clinic was listed as one of the top hospitals in the nation for excellence in urology by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “America's Best Hospitals” guide released today.

Lahey Clinic to go tobacco free on Independence Day

Jul 2, 2008
To promote a healthier environment for patients, visitors and colleagues, Lahey Clinic will kick off a 100 percent tobacco-free policy on Independence Day, joining hundreds of hospitals in the nation that have eliminated tobacco use on their campuses.

Tarun Kewalramani, MD, named director of hematologic malignancies

Jun 24, 2008
Tarun Kewalramani, MD, named director of hematologic malignancies

Lahey Clinic is one of four centers to implant device that aids weight loss and controls diabetes

Jun 18, 2008
Physicians at Lahey Clinic are investigating the safety and efficacy of a new medical device, the EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner, that may mimic the effects of gastric bypass surgery—including weight loss and control of type 2 diabetes—before any surgery takes place.

Lahey Clinic physician warns of danger from popular teen activity

Jun 18, 2008
Burlington, MA—An increasingly popular activity among school-aged children and teens can cause traumatic eye injury. The activity involves twisting and crushing an empty water bottle, with the cap loosened, until the cap flies off because of increased pressure.

Lahey Clinic Receives American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award

May 5, 2008
Lahey Clinic recently received the American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Lahey Clinic's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care.

Lahey Clinic Named a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

Mar 19, 2008
Lahey Clinic has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers (SM) by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Lahey's Sophia Gordon Cancer Center is among only four programs in the state to receive this distinction.

Lahey Clinic Named Among Nation’s Most Highly Integrated Healthcare Networks (IHNs)

Feb 14, 2008
BURLINGTON, MA—Lahey Clinic is proud to be included in the 11th annual Verispan 2008 IHN 100, an assessment of the 100 most highly integrated healthcare networks in the United States.

Curt and Shonda Schilling Dedicate ALS Clinic at Lahey Clinic

Dec 11, 2007
Lahey Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer David M. Barrett, MD, and James A. Russell, DO, welcomed Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda at the dedication last night of the Curt and Shonda Schilling ALS Clinic at Lahey.

Lahey Clinic Medical Center North Shore Breaks Ground for Major Expansion

Oct 24, 2007
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 Honored for Excellence in Quality Care and Efficiency

Oct 19, 2007
Lahey Clinic has been honored by the Premier healthcare alliance with the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select Practice National Quality Award for superior patient outcomes in both quality and efficiency.

Arthritis Foundation Honors Lahey Clinic Physician William L. Healy, MD

Oct 15, 2007
William L. Healy, MD, chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Lahey Clinic, was one of two physicians honored last night with the coveted Dr. Marian Ropes award from the Arthritis Foundation, Massachusetts Chapter. The award honors excellence in arthritis care and leadership in the fight against arthritis.

Lahey Clinic Breast Imaging Center Recognized for Excellence

Oct 8, 2007
Lahey Clinic's Breast Imaging Center has received the Center of Excellence award from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Lahey Cardiologist Authors Major Study Evaluating Cardiac Safety of Controversial Diabetes Drugs

Sep 28, 2007
Lahey Cardiologist Authors Major Study Evaluating Cardiac Safety of Controversial Diabetes Drugs.

Renowned Lahey Clinic Surgeon John Braasch, MD, PhD, Honored

Sep 20, 2007
Lahey Clinic Surgeon John Braasch, MD, PhD, Honored with Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding leadership in hepatopbiliary and pancreatic surgery and his dedication in training young physicians.

Lahey Clinic Designated Leapfrog Top Hospital

Sep 19, 2007
BURLINGTON, Mass.-- Lahey Clinic is proud to be among only 33 U.S. adult-care hospitals named to the Leapfrog Top Hospitals list. Leapfrog is a coalition of employers whose mission is to promote health care quality and safety.

Curtis Bakal, MD, MPH, Named Chair of Diagnostic Radiology at Lahey Clinic

Sep 18, 2007
BURLINGTON, Mass.--Lahey Clinic is pleased to announce the appointment of Curtis W. Bakal, MD, MPH, as chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Bakal is a recognized expert in the field of vascular and interventional radiology.

Lahey Health System appoints David G. Spackman, Esq., as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs

The Lahey Health System (LHS) announced today the appointment of David G. Spackman, Esq., as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Governmental Affairs.Spackman brings more than 25 years of local health care experience in public and private sectors.

Flu Prevention Information

Flu season is upon us. We want you and your family to remain healthy.

Lahey Health Invests in New Electronic Health Record System for Better Coordinated Care

Lahey Health has signed an agreement with Epic, a worldwide leader in health information technology, to implement the new EHR in a phased approach, which is scheduled to begin in June 2013.

Shields MRI in Peabody is now Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, MRI

The service joins our network of MRI departments and centers within Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. MRI services will continue at the same location with the same doctors, but with newly expanded hours.

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