Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Emergency Services

Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center

Lahey’s State-of-the-Art Emergency Department

NOTICE: Due to an increased demand in emergency services, wait times may be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience. Learn about getting the right care at the right place.

Routine COVID-19 testing for people without COVID symptoms is NOT available in our Emergency Department. If you need a COVID-19 test, please visit a COVID-19 testing site or use an at-home test.

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Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington opened the doors to our  world-class Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center on January 25, 2017.

The expanded facility features comfortable waiting areas, private rooms, an imaging suite for CT scans and X-rays, and much more – all this so that we can quickly and expertly diagnose and treat patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

As the only Level I trauma center north of Boston, we are uniquely qualified to provide time-sensitive, critical care for hundreds of thousands of people in our region. This prestigious achievement from the American College of Surgeons is given to only a few select facilities that show exceptional readiness, resources, commitment and policies when providing advanced trauma care.

Emergency Room Directions

World-Class Care in a World-Class Facility

The Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is the culmination of extensive research and in-depth planning. We bring best practices in evidence-based, innovative emergency medicine to our region.

This state-of-the-art facility allows our team of emergency medicine experts to provide the highest-quality, dignified, respectful care when you need it most.

Careful Planning Was Key

This important project was much more than bricks and mortar. We created space to respectfully care for patients when they are most vulnerable, physically and psychologically.

Our facility is the result of extensive research and in‐depth planning. Lahey teams toured some of the country’s finest EDs to study practices, procedures and facilities. They incorporated “the best of the best” concepts and tailored them specifically for Lahey and our patients.

Our Level I facility enables our emergency services team to provide care to critically ill and injured patients and be prepared for whatever situation comes through our Emergency Department doors.

Alert Notice

Act Fast, Call 911

Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you have a life-threatening illness or injury. 

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 24 hours
  • Monday 24 hours
  • Tuesday 24 hours
  • Wednesday 24 hours
  • Thursday 24 hours
  • Friday 24 hours
  • Saturday 24 hours

Emergency Medicine

The Joseph C. Corkery Emergency Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a Level I trauma center that provides comprehensive emergency care.