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What's Next In Health Care Summer 2015

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I N N O V AT I O N • C O L L A B O R AT I O N • E X C E L L E N C E S U M M E R A United Front Against Breast Cancer A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT is underway to develop sys- temwide standards for treating breast cancer. A team of professionals from three Lahey Health hospitals is bringing greater consistency to the way sites screen for, diagnose and treat breast cancer. This effort is one of four cancer disease-site projects taking place under the umbrella of the Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI), which is assessing quality of care, outcomes effectiveness, cost and dissemination of performance metrics. L to R: Yang, Willis and O'Brien discuss a case at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. Continued on Page 5 Continued on Page 5 Building for the Future: New ED Coming to LHMC CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY on a state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED) at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, scheduled to open in 2017. The steel frame structure will be in place by September on the 45,100-square-foot space, which includes private exam/ treatment rooms, enhanced imaging capabilities, a fast-track/ triage area and four trauma bays. The new ED will equip the hos- pital with additional space and technology to meet increasing The new Emergency Department at LHMC will accommodate growing volume and higher-acuity patients. ED Features: • 39 private exam/treatment and observation rooms • Four trauma bays • An imaging suite with CT scan and radiology capabilities • Enhanced infection- and contamination-prevention areas Dear Colleagues, Not only has summer brought us a refreshing dose of warm weather, but it has also delivered a number of exciting new initiatives to Lahey Health, as you will see in this issue of What's Next in Health Care. It is sometimes hard to believe that Lahey Health formed only three years ago. In such a short time, we have made significant strides in redefining how health care is delivered, proving that high-quality care can also be cost-efficient. We have faced formidable challenges, yet we have never lost focus of our mission: providing patients with expert and compassionate care as close to home as possible. With such incredible work happening each and every day across Lahey Health, we have many reasons to be proud and many reasons to be excited about our future. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do every day. —Howard Howard Grant, JD, MD President & CEO, Lahey Health

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