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About Us

Tufts Medicine is made up of Care at Home, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and hundreds of doctor offices. We're a network of healthcare providers working together to deliver exceptional care with a personal touch.

A health system designed with you in mind

You can call on us when you need care that goes the extra mile. The names on our buildings and the neighborhoods we serve may all be a little different, but together, we're 1 Tufts Medicine. Independently, our hospitals are strong. And together, our health system combines the strengths of academic medicine and community care.

We see each day as a new opportunity to redefine what’s possible in research, innovation and care. Because everyone here at Tufts Medicine — from our doctors and nurses to our reception and custodial staff — is invested in a healthier you.

How we came to be

2014: Wellforce is created

Circle Health (including Lowell General Hospital), Tufts Medical Center, the doctors in the New England Quality Care Alliance and the Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization created Wellforce, the original name of our Health System.

2017: MelroseWakefield Healthcare joins Wellforce

On January 1, 2017, MelroseWakefield Healthcare (previously Hallmark Health), including MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the Hallmark Physician Hospital Organization, joined the system as an equal, founding member.

2018: Care at Home joins Wellforce

On October 1, 2018, Home Health Foundation (now known as Care at Home) joined Wellforce and expanded its reach to create 1 of the largest home health and hospice providers in the region.

2021: An integrated network is formed

In 2021, our physician networks joined together to form 1 quality- and value-driven clinically integrated network.

2022: Wellforce announces name change to Tufts Medicine

On, March 1, 2022, we announced our new name: Tufts Medicine. Drawing from our close relationship with Tufts University and its Medical School we renamed our system and all members began sharing this identity in combination with their historic names.

Consumers have told us that they want more than the healthcare industry is currently delivering. They want an affordable, high-quality experience that anticipates and seamlessly orchestrates all their care needs no matter who or where they are. Our teams have embraced this challenge to reimagine healthcare ... and we have the greatest power to lead this change when we work together, side by side with a ‘one team’ mindset.
Michael Dandorph
Tufts Medicine CEO + President

The organizations behind Tufts Medicine

Angela Briggette, LPN walks outside of patient's home after having a care at home appointment.

Care at Home

Tufts Medicine Care at Home is a leading provider of expert home health, palliative and hospice care. Our team of highly skilled healthcare clinicians work in the home and in community settings, delivering a wide range of cutting-edge clinical and supportive services to children, adults and seniors. Based in Lawrence, we deliver compassionate care to more than 100 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Melrose Wakefield Hospital

MelroseWakefield Hospital

MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital provide high-quality, community-based care. Our two hospitals, Breast Health Center, Cardiovascular Center and over 20 locations offer and wide range of services and over 50 specialties to Melrose and the surrounding communities just north of Boston.

Lowell General Hospital

Lowell General Hospital

Lowell General Hospital has delivered high-quality and compassionate care since 1891. Our two inpatient hospital campuses, Cancer Center, Heart and Vascular Center, four urgent care locations, affiliated physicians and outpatient facilities provide state-of-the-art technology and a full range of specialty services in the Merrimack Valley.

Tufts Medical Center Exterior

Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center, a world-renowned academic medical center, has provided exceptional care across New England for over two centuries. From our primary care to our level one trauma center to our leading heart transplant program and over 100 specialties and services, our clinicians deliver innovative, patient-centered care every day. Tufts Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and a leading research institution, conducting game-changing medical and health policy research.

Portrait of Tufts Medicine's CEO, Michael Dandorph.

Tufts Medicine leadership

Finding healthcare that's easy to understand, navigate and access is top-of-mind for anyone seeking medical care — even our leadership team. We understand that healthcare can use some healing and personal touches. Meet the people who are focused on nurturing a frictionless experience, for all.


Quality, safety + awards

Your safety is our top priority. 

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Diversity, equity + inclusion

How we strive to be better for you. 

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Policies + policy documents

Understand your healthcare rights and privacy.

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Press Releases
New England Neurological Associates Joins Tufts Medicine
June 3, 2024
New partnership will lead to expanded neurological care and services in the Merrimack Valley
Press Releases
Tufts Medicine, Navvis Partner To Accelerate Value-Based Care, Driving Healthcare Transformation in Massachusetts
April 24, 2024
Together, the companies are creating better experiences for patients and physicians, improving affordability, quality, access and experience.
Press Releases
Tufts Medical Center Researcher Studying Pulmonary Hypertension in Kidney Patients Awarded Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship by American Kidney Fund
April 11, 2024
Dr. Marcelle Tuttle, a first-year fellow in the Tufts Medical Center Division of Nephrology, will be working on research that focuses on the development of pulmonary hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Patient rights

We always encourage our patients to be their #1 advocates. Because when it comes to your care journey, we want to limit any surprises. Review your comprehensive patient rights. 

  • Your responsibilities
  • Health care Proxy and medical decision making
  • Notice of Non-Discrimination
  • Massachusetts Patients Bill of Rights
  • Surprise Billing Protection Notice
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