Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a major teaching affiliate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, and it is the only teaching hospital operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital provides acute, subacute, and ambulatory care to patients referred primarily by public agencies and private health care providers. The hospital delivers compassionate medical and psychiatric care to patients requiring multi-disciplinary treatment and support which promotes their health, well-being, rehabilitation and recovery. This fully accredited teaching facility also provides an array of mental health, substance abuse and social services. The hospital's services enable patients that are economically and socially disadvantaged, and underserved by the mainstream health care system to obtain high quality, cost-effective care from a staff that respects their dignity.

In addition to operating 255 inpatient beds, the Shattuck is unique among state-operated direct care facilities in offering comprehensive medical care, including 26 subspecialty outpatient clinics, all but the most tertiary surgical services, and a full array of radiological imaging and clinical laboratory services. The hospital's inpatient services play a major role in filling gaps in the health care system for individuals in state care and custody, and from the community, whose co-morbidities and psycho-social issues can be a challenge to conventional health care providers. In particular, the hospital's collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Department of Correction enable the chronically and severely mentally ill, and state and county inmates, to obtain high quality care in a safe and secure setting.

Multiply diagnosed individuals can obtain one-stop shopping from the breadth and depth of Shattuck's clinical services. This quality of care is enhanced by the hospital's numerous relationship's with academic teaching programs, especially the medical residency program co-sponsored with the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Acute inpatient medicine and a 6-bed Intensive Care Unit are the core of the hospital and the domain of the Transitional Residency Program. A rapidly growing array of affiliated inpatient services are staffed independently by Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Attending Physicians. Examples include a Public Health Tuberculosis/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment Unit, Medical Rehabilitation Service, and an Infectious Disease unit,. In addition, LSH houses a large outpatient medicine department with a full complement of subspecialty clinics.

Our staff, which is active in teaching, patient care, and research, is dedicated to providing health care to those with the greatest need. All of our staff have faculty appointments at the Tufts University School of Medicine. All major subspecialties are represented.


This information is provided by the within the Department of Public Health.