About Emerson

High-quality health care comes home

Founded in 1911, Emerson Hospital is a full-service, regional medical center headquartered in historic Concord, Massachusetts.

Emerson provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 people in 25 towns. We're a 179-bed hospital with more than 300 primary care doctors and specialists who care for everything from arrhythmias to wound care.

Our core mission has always been to make high-quality health care more accessible to those who live and work in our community. To further this mission, Emerson has outpatient facilities in Westford, Groton, Sudbury and Concord.

In addition, we’ve opened new Urgent Care centers in Hudson and Littleton.

Emerson is well known for its outstanding nursing care and patient-centered specialty facilities, including the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke, the Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center, the Clough Surgical Center and the Clough Birthing Center, home to the area’s only Special Care Level 2 Nursery for moderately ill newborns.

While we provide all of the services that most patients will ever need, our strong clinical collaborations with Boston’s academic medical centers ensures that you have streamlined access to world-class resources for more advanced care should you need it.

Boston Magazine Names 45 Emerson Physicians as Top Doctors1/11/2019

Boston Magazine’s annual Top Doctors issue features 45 Emerson-affiliated physicians on this year's list.

Dr. Barrett Kitch, MD, MPH Named Chief Medical Officer and Senior VP Of Clinical Affairs 10/1/2018

Barrett Kitch, MD, MPH, was named Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Emerson Hospital. In this role, Dr. Kitch is responsible for the oversight and functions of Emerson’s Departments of Quality and Patient Safety, Care Management and Adult and Pediatric Hospitalist Services, effective immediately. In addition, Emerson’s medical and surgical Department Chairs and Service Chiefs report to Dr. Kitch. 

Emerson Hospital Awarded Highest Grade for Patient Safety 5/15/2019

Emerson Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group. Emerson has now earned thirteen consecutive As for Safety since 2013.