Lahey Dedicates New Cammarata Center for General Internal Medicine

For Immediate Release

Burlington, MA (August 13, 2018) – Lahey Hospital & Medical Center dedicated its new Center for General Internal Medicine on July 26 in honor of Nancy M. Cammarata. The name honors the late mother of donor Ben Cammarata of Boca Raton, Fla., who supported the new facility with one of the largest gifts ever made to the institution.

On August 13, the General Internal Medicine department will move the center to 67 South Bedford Street.

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation,” said David Longworth, MD, interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. “This gift has allowed us to build a state-of-the-art facility, which will enhance the patient experience and allow us to expand access to care to the community.”

The Cammarata Center for General Internal Medicine will include 82 exam rooms in 43,000 square feet of space. More than 56 physicians and advanced practitioners will continue seeing 125,000 patients a year in this state-of-the-art center. The space features nature photographs taken and donated by artist Ron Wybranowski of North Andover.

Additionally, the outpatient services center will offer additional services, including radiology, laboratory services and an on-site pharmacy. Patients will also have access to the Lahey Physical Therapy and Dermatology departments, both located in the same building.

Nancy Michelle Cammarata was born in 1914 in New York City to Italian immigrant parents and worked for 50 years as a seamstress in New York’s Garment District.

“I never would have enjoyed business success without her support and encouragement,” said Ben Cammarata, who served on the Lahey Clinic Foundation Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2009. “I’m extremely pleased and so proud to be associated with Lahey and fortunate to contribute in some way.”

Ben Cammarata is the founder and former chairman of The TJX Companies, the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and around the world. An avid baseball fan, he was a part owner of the Boston Red Sox from 2002 until 2007.

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