At Partners HealthCare, we’re committed to providing better care, close to home for all of the communities we serve. That’s why we’re announcing a plan to improve care and coordination with North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) by serving the needs of the region more efficiently and significantly improving access to behavioral health and addiction services.
Our plan realigns the practices and facilities at NSMC’s campuses in Salem and Lynn to make high-quality care more effective and efficient, while increasing the availability of those services that North Shore residents use most. It will also save $18 million a year in health care costs.
First, we’ll consolidate all of NSMC’s hospital-based medical, surgical and behavioral health services on one campus at NSMC’s Salem Hospital. All inpatient services at Union Hospital in Lynn will move to Salem Hospital over the course of the next three years. NSMC will expand and enhance the services provided in Salem, including building a new Emergency Department and two additional family-centered inpatient units.
Nearby on the campus of Salem Hospital, the former Spaulding Hospital North Shore will be converted to a Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health with direct ties to Massachusetts General Hospital.