Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Lahey Clinic Foundation
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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts
Location Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Care system Medicare/Medicaid/charity
Hospital type Teaching/Specialist
Affiliated university Tufts University School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine
Emergency department Trauma certification level II
Beds 317
Founded 1923
Lists Hospitals in Massachusetts

The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, formerly known as Lahey Clinic, is a physician-led nonprofit teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine based in Burlington, Massachusetts. The hospital was originally founded in Boston in 1923 by surgeon Frank H. Lahey, M.D.,[1][2] and is managed by Lahey Health. U.S. News & World Report has cited it multiple times on its list of "America's Best Hospitals" in the category of urology.[3][4]


Lahey Clinic was originally founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1923 by world-renowned combat surgeon Dr. Frank H. Lahey. Its first three decades of operation saw tremendous growth, often outpacing its physical capacity in Boston's Kenmore Square. During this time, Lahey Clinic patients occupied the majority of beds at neighboring Boston hospitals including the New England Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), and the New England Baptist Hospital. Lahey's Commonwealth Avenue facilities grew increasingly overcrowded. Faced with an expanding patient base (notable patients included former United States president John F. Kennedy),[5] discussions for a new facility were drafted in partnership with New England Baptist Hospital, which long held close ties to Lahey Clinic. A partnership with New England Deaconess was also considered. However disagreement between administrators led Lahey officials to seek other options outside of downtown Boston. A transition to its current facility in Burlington, Massachusetts was completed in November 1980 under the leadership of then CEO, Dr. Robert E Wise. In 1994, Lahey opened an additional facility in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Education and research[edit]

Lahey hosts several residency programs including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Diagnostic Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Dermatology. Faculty hold professorships at Tufts University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, Lahey hosts extensive fellowship training in Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Interventional Pulmonology, Bariatric, Hand Surgery, Sleep Medicine, and Stroke.


  1. ^ "Time Magazine article about Lahey Clinic and Dr. Lahey". 1940-06-24. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 
  2. ^ Rosenberg, Steven A. (11 August 2013). "More independent hospitals joining Lahey group". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lahey Hospital and Medical Center". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best Hospitals 2006". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on June 1, 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lahey Clinic correspondence". John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. 15 February 1947. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 42°29′03.12″N 71°12′16.92″W / 42.4842000°N 71.2047000°W / 42.4842000; -71.2047000