Lemuel Shattuck (1793-1859)
The Architect of American Public Health
History and Mission
Our Mission: Address the Public's Health Needs
The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital delivers compassionate medical and psychiatric care to patients requiring multi-disciplinary treatment and support which promotes their health, well-being, rehabilitation and recovery.
The Hospital strives continuously to improve the quality of life for our patients through the delivery of collaborative treatment and a patient-focused continuum of care. The support of agencies and programs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts make this mission possible.
Our Rich History
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital has always responded to the public health challenges facing our community. In our early years our focus was to treat chronic diseases such as polio and cancer. Later, pulmonary therapies and rehabilitation medicine moved to the forefront. Today's emphasis in the treatment areas of HIV, Tuberculosis, mental health, homelessness, and substance abuse continues the hospital's commitment to meeting the public's health concerns.
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a carefully structured network of services designed to treat the complex and intricate physical, emotional and social needs of our patients. We take pride in being able to assist people in their recovery from difficult medical and complex life situations, especially those with multiple diagnoses.
This information is provided by the within the Department of Public Health.