Acute care at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

Acute medicine makes up the foundation of the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital's inpatient care.


Medical and Surgical Services

Supported by full ancillary services, the multidisciplinary team of clinicians are able to effectively treat patients with a wide spectrum of needs through general internal medicine and numerous subspecialties.

Core services include:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Psychiatry
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical/Behavioral
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Surgery

Patients who require surgery are treated by our surgical teams in five modern operating room suites. Both ambulatory day and inpatient surgery programs are available. Services include a wide variety of general and specialty surgical procedures, orthopedics, and oral/dental surgery.

Intensive Care Unit

Patients with critical medical problems are treated in this highly focused specialized environment, featuring the best cardio-pulmonary monitoring equipment available. The ICU integrates the resources of critical care technology with the clinical skills of physicians and nurses trained in ICU medicine.

Pulmonary Care

Treatment of ALS, emphysema, tuberculosis, COPD, carcinoma, obstructive sleep apnea, and other respiratory diseases is provided for both inpatient and outpatients. Outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation offers a comprehensive individually designed approach to treatment.

Dialysis Services

Renal dialysis patients, including those requiring acute and chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, are served on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. This life sustaining treatment is provided by our experienced and certified team of physicians, nurses and dialysis technicians supported by social workers and mental health specialists. We have the unique experience necessary to deal with complicated patient histories, multiple diagnoses, and behavioral problems that can often make dialysis treatment unsuccessful.

Geriatric Care Services

Older patients suffering from medical, psychological, or functional problems are treated in our Geriatric Evaluation & Treatment Unit. The program's specialty is to treat all medical or functional problems that impair the activities of daily living for patients over 60 years of age.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Care Services

Our rehabilitation team offers a full range of services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The scope of service includes physical, occupational, speech and language therapies, audiology, orthotic and prosthetic services and therapeutic recreation. Our patients progress within an encouraging and supportive environment.

HIV-AIDS Services

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, responding to a growing public health concern in 1986, opened the first inpatient unit in New England dedicated to the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Our HIV/AIDS team, providing services both inpatient and ambulatory, delivers integrated medical, social, and psychiatric HIV/AIDS care in a treatment setting truly supportive of patients and families. The team is dedicated to providing the most current treatments available, which include access to experimental drug protocols, treatment for substance use disorder, and specialized care for co-infections of Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. Expanding collaborations in AIDS research with the Tufts Medical Center, Partners HealthCare System and Community Research Initiative support and enhance our the care.