David L. Longworth, MD Named CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Burlington, MA (September 17, 2018)  Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) today announced that David L. Longworth, MD has been named chief executive officer. Dr. Longworth has served as the interim CEO since April 2018 while also serving as Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Department of Primary Care. His appointment follows a national search co-chaired by Howard Grant, JD, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lahey Health, and Ann Marie Connolly, Chair of the Lahey Clinic Foundation Board of Trustees. Search committee members included five board members, five senior physicians, and the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer.

“Dr. Longworth is a proven leader and has been respected for his integrity and commitment to our culture while leading the organization over the past five months,” said Ann Marie Connolly. “We are fortunate that he has chosen to lead Lahey Hospital & Medical Center during this critical time in our organization’s history and are confident that the success and clinical expertise that LHMC is known for will continue to grow under his leadership.”

Dr. David Longworth, LMHC CEO
Dr. Longworth joined Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in July 2015 as the Chair of the Department of Primary Care and Chief Medical Officer of the Community Physician Network where he successfully led physician engagement and primary care recruitment efforts. Prior to joining Lahey, Dr. Longworth spent more than 30 years in leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic and Baystate Medical Center. He began his career at the Cleveland Clinic where he spent 16 years practicing medicine in the department of Infectious Diseases, serving as Department Chair for 10 of those years. In 2002, he was recruited to Baystate Medical Center as Chair of the Department of Medicine. In 2011, he returned to the Cleveland Clinic as Chair of the Medicine Institute, where he also led the value-based care and population health initiatives for the enterprise.

“It is an honor to serve as the chief executive officer of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center,” said David L. Longworth, MD. “The dedicated physicians, nurses and staff at LHMC excel at providing patients and families the high-quality of care they deserve. My role as CEO is to honor Frank Lahey’s vision of a patient-centered, multidisciplinary practice that serves patients in our community, helps train the next generation of physicians and advances medical knowledge through research and clinical innovation.”

Dr. Longworth received his undergraduate degree from Williams College, his medical degree from Cornell University, and he completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases at the combined Beth Israel–Brigham program.

“David is a spectacular leader and a dedicated and caring physician,” said Howard Grant, JD, MD. “I am confident that he is the perfect person to lead LHMC.”

About Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) is a world-renowned tertiary academic medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatments and leading-edge research. As a physician-led hospital, LHMC offers a legacy of care and education committed to putting the patient at the center through a multidisciplinary, collaborative and team-based approach. LHMC’s research efforts and clinical trials cross numerous medical disciplines, providing patients with access to the latest options in treatment and care.

LHMC is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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