As part of Wellforce, MelroseWakefield, formerly Hallmark Heath, which includes Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, works closely with Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. This partnership enhances the services at acilities and brings academic medical center specialists to the communities directly north of Boston. Tufts Medical Center specialists are now working alongside MelroseWakefield hospitals and specialty sites, making advanced care closer and more convenient for you.
What does this partnership mean to you?
- You can enjoy the convenience of seeing Tufts MC specialists closer to home.
- MelroseWakefield's talented physicians will work closely with Tufts MC specialists to look for new ways to enhance your care experiences and outcomes.
- If you have a particularly complex case, you can quickly and easily be transferred to Tufts MC for highly-specialized care.
How we’re working together
Great things happen when people work together. That’s why MelroseWakefield and Tufts Medical Center are collaborating to bring a greater level of specialty care to our communities. Together, we are providing:
Neurosurgery and Spine Care: When you're facing a debilitating back injury or the diagnosis of a complex neurological condition, you want an expert. But what if you could see that expert without having to drive into Boston?
Our new Neurosurgery and Spine program at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital is led by fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, Mina G. Safain. Dr. Safain is joined by our talented Physicians Assistant, Ran Ku, PA-C, to deliver care in the community that combines state-of-the-art technology with compassion and individualized care that each patient deserves.
Advanced Endoscopy: Scheduling an advanced GI procedure can be daunting - especially if you have to travel into Boston for it. With MelroseWakefield and Tufts Medical Center's new partnership, advanced endoscopes don't need to include the stress of driving into Boston.
Complementing the expert gastroenterology and digestive health teams at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Dr. Robert F. Yacovone, a gastroenterologist from Tufts Medical Center is performing advanced endoscopy procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR).
Thoracic Surgery: To help patients facing lung cancer and other complex thoracic conditions, MelroseWakefield and Tufts Medical Center have partnered together to bring a top thoracic surgeon to your community. Laurence H. Brinckerhoff, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Tufts Medical Center, is now seeing patients side-by-side with the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center team in Stoneham and the comprehensive oncology team at MelroseWakefield.
Dr. Brinckerhoff is nationally known for his clinical expertise in advanced modalities for lung cancer and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He is a highly esteemed surgeon, board certified in thoracic oncology surgery.
Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center in Stoneham: Starting September 25, 2017, the MelroseWakefield Hematology and Oncology Center becomes the Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center in Stoneham. This is an exciting change that brings an unprecedented level of clinical expertise and personalized care to MelroseWakefield patients and communities.
The Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center in Stoneham offers hematology/oncology care, infusion services and laboratory services in partnership with MelroseWakefield. The expert care teams, including the physicians, nurses and support staff, are augmented with Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center resources and specialists.
MelroseWakefield, formerly Hallmark Health, is a coordinated system of hospitals, physician practices and community-based services providing care for communities throughout north suburban Boston. Since its inception in 1997, Hallmark Health has been committed to its mission of providing quality care for its communities and achieving clinical excellence for the patients it serves. The system includes Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Tufts MC Community Care; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; and Lawrence Memorial/Regis College School of Nursing. For more information, visit https://www.melrosewakefield.org