Lahey’s State-of-the-Art Emergency Department

NOTICE: Due to an increased demand in emergency services, wait times may be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience. Learn about getting the right care at the right place.

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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington opened the doors to our  world-class Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center on January 25, 2017.

The expanded facility features comfortable waiting areas, private rooms, an imaging suite for CT scans and X-rays, and much more – all this so that we can quickly and expertly diagnose and treat patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

As the only Level I trauma center north of Boston, we are uniquely qualified to provide time-sensitive, critical care for hundreds of thousands of people in our region. This prestigious achievement from the American College of Surgeons is given to only a few select facilities that show exceptional readiness, resources, commitment and policies when providing advanced trauma care.

Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Careful Planning Was Key

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

Our 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.

Our Level I facility enables our emergency services team to provide care to critically ill and injured patients and be prepared for whatever situation comes through our Emergency Department doors.

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