Healthcare Heroes: Sara Davies, MD

Sara Davies, MD, wanted to help the hospital where she worked for more than 30 years, but she was concerned about coming out of retirement, like some of her colleagues had. “I’m in a high-risk group,” she explained.

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Healthcare Heroes: Lahey’s Emergency Department

During the pandemic, the medical staff at Lahey’s Joseph C. Corkery, MD, Emergency Center is responding just that way, as they are experiencing the expected surge of COVID-19 patients firsthand. The contagious virus has changed everyday life, not just for patients, but for the people who treat them. 

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exterior of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington MA
Giving to Healthcare Heroes: MIT’s Project Manus

Martin L. Culpepper, a professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, and his team — alongside the MIT Medical Outreach Team led by Elazer R. Edelman, MD, PhD, the Edward J. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Science at MIT — have designed and created disposable face shields with extra flaps that fold under the neck, back to both ears and over the forehead. This design provides up to 45 percent more coverage than a typical disposable face shield.

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Giving to Healthcare Heroes: DMSE Sports

DMSE Sports, Inc. has partnered with Lahey for the past six years to put on the Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run. They know firsthand how the money raised at the event and the frontline caregivers at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center help the community every day.

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Lahey Creates Healthcare Heroes Emergency Response Fund for COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our daily lives. The impact on our health care system — including our hospitals, clinics and physician practices — is just as profound. We are preparing to care for a surge of critically ill patients in the coming days and weeks. the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Healthcare Heroes Emergency Response Fund, which will provide immediate resources to hospital leadership as they respond to the pandemic. 

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New Inpatient Dialysis Unit to Reduce Hospital Stays, Increase Efficiency

Great medical care for a Lahey patient over the past thirty years has led to the funding of a brand new inpatient dialysis unit at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Funding for the Christopher Y. Ying, MD, Dialysis Unit, which has six dialysis beds, was donated by Robert J. Shillman, a patient of Dr. Ying’s since 1990.  As a token of his gratitude, Shillman named the unit in his honor. 

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And Honey, I Miss You

Kneeling by the side of her bed at just 13 years old, Diane Bainbridge made the same request to the heavens every night for eight months. “I can remember praying every night that my mother would live.” Her mother, MaryAnn, was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 and died less than a year later, leaving the adolescent Diane and her sister without a mother. Now that she’s a mother herself, Diane is participating in the Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run in order to raise money for cancer programs and services.

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