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The new emergency department is part of Partners Healthcare's $207 million expansion of North Shore Medical Center on the Salem campus, which is consolidating Salem and Union hospitals.
"These new facilities are designed to ensure that all residents of the North Shore have access to state-of-the-art services and care here in the community," said NSMC President David J. Roberts in a statement.
NSMC is encouraging Lynn residents in need of emergency services to go to Salem Hospital, but those with less acute needs will have access to an Urgent Care Center, which will open on Monday and be located Union Hospital's former emergency department.
The urgent care center will stay open until May 2020, when a $23 million, 40,000 square-foot medical village will open on the Union campus, which will offer urgent care, outpatient psychiatry services, and an expanded home for the North Shore Physicians Group Lynn primary and specialty care practice currently located on the Lynn campus.