At North Shore Medical Center, our first priority is the health and well-being of our neighbors.

That's why we bring you exceptional medical and surgical teams, as well as the resources of a world-class health care network. Over the past few years, we've invested more than $200 million to expand our facilities and provide our patients with a more efficient and comfortable experience. So join us as we open this fall:

  • A New ER

    A new, expanded emergency department designed from the ground up for your convenience and peace of mind.
    Learn more >
  • Private Rooms

    New inpatient private rooms to make you more comfortable - and welcome family and friends.
    Learn more >
  • Mind & Body

    A new Epstein Center for Behavioral Health to expand mental health resources in our community.
    Learn more >

To learn more about how we're realigning practices and facilities to expand access to high-quality, efficient care across the North Shore, visit Building a Healthier North Shore.

Bringing you the best
in emergency care.

On November 3, 2019, we will be opening a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department on the NSMC Salem campus, designed to provide faster service, more comfortable care and most of all, peace of mind for you and your family.

By the numbers
  • 3x
    At 64,000 sq. ft, we’re almost tripling our space
  • 65
    Private rooms for grown-ups and kids
  • 1
    Pediatric emergency service

More private rooms.
A better health care experience.

Modern, quiet and comfortable, the new Pingree Floor at NSMC Salem Hospital will provide the highest quality experience for patients and their families.

By the numbers
  • 24
    24 private rooms with large windows and a view to the outside
  • 4
    A four-room oncology suite supported by the North Shore Cancer Walk
  • 1:1
    1 private bathroom and shower in each room

A new center dedicated
to mental health

Opening in October, the new Epstein Center for Behavioral Health will be the largest inpatient psychiatric service embedded in an acute care hospital in Massachusetts. This facility will be closely affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and will expand much-needed access to psychiatric care for North Shore patients.

By the numbers
  • 120
    120 beds to deliver care efficiently and compassionately to adults, children and seniors
  • 54
    An increase of 54 new behavioral health beds to the North Shore
  • 2
    2 Outdoor spaces, including a garden and play area for kids and teens

Important News
  • November 3

    NSMC Union ED closes
  • After November 3

    Call 911 or go to the NSMC Salem ED
  • November 4

    NSMC Urgent Care opens in the former Union ED

What's happening in Lynn

When the new Emergency Department and private patient rooms open in Salem on November 3, NSMC will consolidate all inpatient and acute emergency care from Salem and Union hospitals to the Salem facility.

At that time, the former Union Hospital Emergency Department will close on November 3 and transition to an Urgent Care Center on November 4. The center will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., to care for less serious conditions and injuries, from allergies and colds to sprains and scrapes.

Services currently available on the Union Hospital Campus will also remain there, including the North Shore Physicians Group primary/specialty care practice, NSMC Outpatient Behavioral Health, imaging services such as mammography, x-ray, ultrasound, blood drawing and other services.

In the Spring of 2020, NSMC will open NSMC-Lynn, a 40,000 square foot building, currently under construction on the NSMC Union Hospital Campus. Once completed, it will provide a new home for the urgent care service, as well as the North Shore Physicians Group primary/specialty care practice, NSMC Outpatient Behavioral Health, imaging services and blood drawing.

With this facility, the services that Lynn patients use most, will remain available on the Union Campus.

Timeline for transition in Lynn

Fall 2019:New Emergency Department, Epstein Center for Behavioral Health and private rooms open at NSMC in Salem.

NSMC Salem Hospital's newly expanded Emergency Department opens on November 3.

NSMC Union Hospital's Emergency Department and inpatient services closes on November 3.

NSMC Urgent Care Center opens on November 4.

[NSMC Urgent Care will be located in former Union Hospital Emergency Department.]

Other services currently available on the NSMC Union Hospital Campus remain in place.

Spring 2020:


NSMC Lynn – a 40,000 square-foot "medical village" – opens and includes:

  • North Shore Physicians Group Primary/Specialty Care
  • Partners Urgent Care (formerly NSMC Urgent Care Center; described above)
  • NSMC Radiology (mammography, X-ray, ultrasound, bone density)
  • NSMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
  • Blood drawing/access to lab services

NSMC Infusion, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Heart and Wellness Clinic will move to Salem.
The NSMC Union Hospital Emergency Department will close on November 3rd. In addition, an Urgent Care Center will open in the former NSMC Union Hospital Emergency Department on November 4th.

Redesigning care in our community

Bringing you great care means offering both a state-of-the-art, full-service hospital in Salem when you need it, as well as an array of convenient, efficient offices and facilities throughout the North Shore where you can access more routine care easily. With our expanded hospital and more than a dozen North Shore Physician Group practices, outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and the NSMC Lynn site opening next spring, you can trust NSMC to care for you for many years to come.