3.2 Million Reasons for Lahey’s Healthcare Heroes to Thank You

The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center community rallied around our caregivers at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, you gave more than $3.2 million for our Healthcare Heroes Emergency Response Fund.

Team Lahey Completes Historic 2020 Boston Marathon®

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Lahey completed the Boston Marathon on their own non-traditional courses, raising $50,000 for programs at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Beverly Hospital. Each runner had a personal cheering section along their routes, lined by family and friends.

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Businesses and Community Friends Support Our Caregivers

From PPE, meals, lab equipment, sneakers and more, local companies stepped up in a big way to support Lahey Hospital & Medical Center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure our caregivers have the tools and fuel they need to keep going as we prepare for a possible second surge.

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First-of-Its Kind Surgery in the U.S. Performed at Lahey

“You hear ‘brain aneurysm’ and you immediately think you have this ticking time bomb in your head,” said Kerry Casey. But meeting with her care team at Lahey, including Dr. Ajay Wakhloo, put her at ease. “I was just so impressed with all of his research, and all of his work as a physician on brain aneurysms. I even said to my husband, ‘I don’t know how this worked out, but I think I have one of the best doctors in the country.’”

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Virtual Cancer 5K Hits Fundraising Goal

The Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run went virtual to protect public health, but that didn’t stop more than 50 teams and nearly 500 people from raising more than $200,000 to enhance cancer care and support patients across the five Lahey Cancer Institute hospitals and outpatient treatment facilities.

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Selfless Son Honors His Healthcare Hero

Instead of making a list of gifts he wanted for his 18th birthday, Adam asked his closest friends and family to contribute to the Lahey Healthcare Heroes Emergency Response Fund in his father’s  honor.

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Telehealth Takes Center Stage for Outpatient Visits during Pandemic

“We take care of patients wherever they are, whenever they need us, using whatever technology they may have,” said Sheri Keitz, MD, PhD. “Starting up telehealth was a moral imperative. We were literally saving lives by keeping our patients home, keeping providers safe from unnecessary exposure to the virus, and conserving personal protective equipment (PPE).”

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Cancer Survivor is #2Mean4Cancer

Only nine months into their marriage, Joe was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. He credits the care he received at the Lahey Cancer Institute with saving his life. And now, Joe and Nicole are rallying their family and friends to join them in raising money and running the Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run.

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