Get the Facts: Shattuck Hospital Relocation

Information about the Shattuck Hospital relocation

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About Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

  • The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a 260-bed, state-operated hospital that provides medical and psychiatric treatment to diverse patient populations requiring multi-disciplinary care and support.
  • It is operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH) in conjunction with the Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Department of Correction (DOC).
  • The Shattuck Hospital, which employs nearly 700 staff members, is a fully accredited teaching facility, and is comprised of:
    • 117  inpatient medical/surgical beds (operated by DPH)
    • 28 medical/surgical beds dedicated to DOC patients
    • 115 inpatient psychiatric beds (operated by DMH)

Project overview

  • Built in 1954, the Shattuck Hospital requires extensive renovations to maintain its current level of care.
  • The Commonwealth is relocating Shattuck’s existing medical and psychiatric services to the East Newton Pavilion building in 2026. East Newton Pavilion is located at 88 East Newton Street, Boston, MA.
  • Relocating to the East Newton Pavilion offers a high-quality solution for patients, staff, and the Commonwealth. The estimated total cost of this project is $526 million.
  • Relocation to East Newton Pavilion also provides the opportunity for potential collaboration with BMC, DMH’s Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, and neighboring academic institutions.
  • The Shattuck Hospital will relocate its 260 inpatient beds; however, the non-profit provider programs currently operating at Shattuck will not be relocating to the East Newton Pavilion. These programs include:
    • Residential treatment programs
    • Outpatient psychiatric services
    • Pine Street shelter
    • Methadone clinic

The future of the Shattuck Campus in Jamaica Plain

  • The state will be engaging in a 12 month planning process to develop recommendations for the future use of the 13-acre Shattuck Campus. The planning process will provide interested stakeholders, neighborhood groups, members of the public and non-profit provider programs with an opportunity to provide input and comment on the potential uses of the campus. The land is required to serve a public health purpose per statute.
  • Ongoing project updates are available at

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