• Opening January 25, 2017: A New Emergency Department

    Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington will open its new world-class Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center and Level II trauma center on January 25, 2017.

    The new, expanded facility will feature comfortable waiting areas, private rooms and an imaging suite for CT scans and X-rays. We stand ready to quickly and expertly diagnose and treat patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

    Our steadfast community of donors and supporters – generous philanthropists, engaged civic leaders, committed business partners, dedicated providers, employees and grateful patients – have made possible an ED that will serve our communities now and far into the future.

    We continue to accept donations to help fund this major project. Please add your support!

    Click here to Donate.

    Construction is complete! Watch a video of our beam-signing event below, view a video that shows the project in progress, read the latest ED Update, take a look at the on-site time-lapse camera or learn more about why we named it after Dr. Joseph C. Corkery.



    Responding to a Pressing Need

    This new ED comes at a critical time. Lahey’s Emergency Department in Burlington is treating more and more patients every day from throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, and the patients we care for tend to have serious illnesses and injuries.

    Our ED is the only Level II Trauma Center in the area, meaning it has all the essential specialties, equipment and trained personnel to treat complex traumatic injuries.

    The current ED space was built to serve 17,000 patients a year, but that number has now grown to more than 40,000. The new facility, four times the size of the existing emergency room, will accommodate 50,000 patient visits a year.

    Careful Planning Was Key

    This important project is much more than bricks and mortar. We have created space to respectfully care for patients when they are most vulnerable, physically and psychologically.

    Our new facility is the result of extensive research and in‐depth planning. Lahey teams toured some of the country’s finest EDs to study practices, procedures and facilities. They incorporated “the best of the best” concepts and tailored them specifically for Lahey and our patients.

    With this new facility, the Lahey teams that provide care to critically ill and injured patients will be prepared for whatever situation comes through our Emergency Department doors.

    Support the Lahey Emergency Department Campaign

    Continued support from our community is vital to this ED project. Your gift will help us provide:

    • Better patient care in a modern and sophisticated facility, prepared to handle the most urgent critically ill or injured patients
    • Better patient and family experience by respecting privacy and dignity and encouraging family engagement with care teams
    • Better workflow and professional atmosphere that will lead to attracting and retaining the most skilled emergency medicine team

    We invite you to donate now. For more information on how you can make a gift to support our community, including naming opportunities within the new ED, please contact Lahey’s Philanthropy Department at 781.744.3333.