Established in 1980, the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc. (GLFHC) is a multi-site, mission-driven, non-profit organization employing over 600 staff whose primary focus is providing the highest quality patient care to a culturally diverse population throughout the Merrimack Valley. Nationally recognized as a leader in community medicine (family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, and geriatrics), GLFHC has clinical sites throughout the service area and is the sponsoring organization for the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program.
Located twenty-five miles north of Boston, Lawrence, Massachusetts is truly a city of immigrants and industry. The massive mill buildings lining the Merrimack River, the striking clock and bell towers and the breath-taking Great Stone Dam are all a tribute to Lawrence's industrial heritage.
High-quality health care is available at Lawrence General Hospital, offering a full range of medical and emergency services. The Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper, The Eagle Tribune, has its roots in Lawrence. Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence offers a full array of associate degree programs and adult education programs.
Just a half-hour drive to the north and west of Boston lies the Greater Merrimack Valley. No matter what the season, the Valley has a beauty all its own. The changing seasons add to the vibrancy of the region and with these changes come certain unmistakable attractions - skiing, biking, fishing, canoeing, whitewater rafting, strawberry picking, hayrides and concerts under the stars. There is an undeniable spirit in the Greater Merrimack Valley - the same spirit that gave birth to our country.
Each of our towns and cities has its unique charms. That's why your getaway in the Valley can be made to order - whether you're looking for comfortable and cozy, vibrant and active, or fun and educational. Whatever kind of getaway you're looking for, adventure awaits you here.