Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center & Lawrence General

August 19, 2013

Lawrence, Mass. (Sept. 30, 2013) – Sharing a passion for treating children and for delivering high quality care, Lawrence General Hospital and Floating Hospital for Children have expanded pediatric specialty services available in the Merrimack Valley by opening a new Pediatric Specialty Center.  The Pediatric Specialty Center is located in the Marston Medical Building, 25 Marston Street in Lawrence, just minutes off Exit 45 on I-495 North/South.  The Marston Medical Building offers on-site parking with easy access to the Specialty Center from all parking levels.

At just over 2,500 square feet of space, this new Pediatric Specialty Center features six exam rooms, and puts top pediatric specialists and surgeons from Floating Hospital for Children at in Lawrence, including pediatric cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, and rheumatology.

“The Floating Hospital for Children is thrilled with this terrific new facility in partnership with Lawrence General Hospital that will allow us to provide pediatric specialty care directly to parents and practices in the Lawrence and surrounding communities,” said John Schreiber, MD, MPH, Pediatrician-in-Chief and Chief Administrative Officer of Floating Hospital for Children.

“As a mom and a former pediatric nurse, I’m pleased to see this relationship grow into the robust clinical program that it has become today. It truly speaks to the level of commitment both organizations have toward improving access to the absolute best pediatric care available in this region, and to keeping Merrimack Valley families closer to home,” said Dianne J. Anderson, President and CEO of Lawrence General Hospital.

Since 1997, neonatologists from Floating Hospital, experts in the care of newborns, have managed the Level II Special Care Nursery at Lawrence General. Tufts Medical Center also operates a Maternal Fetal Medicine Program offering genetic counseling and care for women whose pregnancies are determined to be at high risk.  In 2010, the pediatric hospitalist program was introduced at Lawrence General giving families access to 24/7 inpatient pediatric care from board-certified pediatric hospitalists from Floating Hospital for Children. These physicians specialize in the care of children admitted to Lawrence General Hospital and work in concert with a child’s local pediatrician to coordinate hospital care.

About Lawrence General Hospital
Founded in 1875, Lawrence General Hospital is driven by its mission of providing access to high quality, affordable medical care for the community. Lawrence General Hospital serves nearly 300,000 patients annually, and provides acute inpatient, outpatient and emergency care for the whole family. Lawrence General Hospital is accredited and recognized both nationally and regionally, and is proud to be clinically affiliated with both Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.  Last year, Lawrence General Hospital provided over $3.2 million in community benefits to the Merrimack Valley. For more information on Lawrence General Hospital please visit www.lawrencegeneral.org

About Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children’s hospital of Tufts Medical Center, located in downtown Boston and with partnerships in the community.  This 128-bed children’s hospital offers pediatric inpatient and outpatient services with more than 100 pediatric specialists in every medical and surgical specialty – from general pediatric services to the care of the most complex cancers, heart diseases and traumas.  It is the principal children’s hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine.  Floating Hospital provides care throughout Eastern Massachusetts with its physicians providing pediatric inpatient care at four community hospitals and outpatient consultative care at four specialty centers.