The Department of Emergency Medicine at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides 24-hour emergency care for all medical problems and is staffed by full-time emergency medicine physicians and nurses. We are a verified Level II Trauma Center according to the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This verification confirms that we have physician specialists available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and a trauma center dedicated to providing acute critical care throughout the continuum of a patient’s illness and injury.
Currently, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center sees approximately 39,000 patients annually in the Emergency Department (ED). Because this volume is larger than current capacity, there are some negative effects, such as increased time spent waiting for care. However, we have launched a philanthropic initiative to build a new 45,100-square-foot ED with an expected annual capacity of 47,000 patients. Time spent waiting for care in the ED is expected to decrease significantly upon the completion of the new ED. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collects data on measures related to the care of patients who received services in the ED.
Care in the ED