Welcome to Our New President and Chief Medical Officer


Hilary Jacobs, LICSW, LADCI, President

Prior to her appointment, Hilary Jacobs served as Vice President of Addiction, Youth Residential and Educational Services at Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Previously, she worked at the Mass. Department of Public Health where she held a number of positions, including as Director of the Mass. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS).

 Before her leadership of BSAS, Hilary was the director of addiction treatment services at North Charles Institute for the Addictions. She has also been a teaching associate in the psychiatry department at the Harvard University Medical School at Cambridge Hospital.                

 Hilary has extensive experience in behavioral healthcare financing and delivery, health policy analysis, opioid addiction services, implementation of evidence-based practices and the use of performance data to drive decision-making.

 Hilary Jacobs holds a Master of Social Work from Boston University Graduate School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bates College.

Dr. Barry Ginsberg, Chief Medical Officer

Prior to his appointment as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ginsberg served as the Medical Director of our Inpatient, Population Health/Emergency, and Addiction Services, as well as Chief of Psychiatry at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals.

In these roles, Dr. Ginsberg was responsible for overseeing behavioral healthcare in the various Lahey Health emergency departments, as well as Lahey’s psychiatric inpatient and addiction treatment services.

For the last two years, Dr. Ginsberg has also served as the clinical investment director of the Joint Lahey-Lowell Chart-2 grant and has helped prepare LHBS to become a Community Partner within the upcoming MassHealth Accountable Care structure.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Ginsberg is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is a Certified Physician Executive and member of the American Association for Physician Leadership. He completed residency training at the Harvard-Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and fellowship training at Tufts in both consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychotherapy. He also served as an academic consultation-liaison psychiatrist at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center and was a co-recipient of the first voluntary faculty award from the Boston University School of Medicine.

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