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Hospital and Physician Practice Affiliations

In the pursuit of clinical and research excellence, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has formed affiliations with outstanding hospitals and physician practice groups in eastern Massachusetts. These collaborations with community hospitals, physicians, and community-based practices provide high quality care close to home, with easy access to specialty care downtown when appropriate.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, formerly Milton Hospital, is an 87-bed independently licensed hospital with general medical and surgical inpatient care, 24-hour emergency services in the newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department, and a complete complement of outpatient health services. Physicians from BIDMC and BID-Milton collaborate on a variety of clinical services including emergency medicine, hospital services (hospitalists), cardiovascular health, orthopaedics, gynecology, prostate health and geriatrics. Both institutions provide seamless integration for patient care through a shared electronic medical information system.

BID-Milton, conveniently located just off Route 28 in Milton, is dedicated to caring for people of all ages in Milton, Randolph, Quincy, Braintree, Canton, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and other surrounding communities.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) is a 58-bed independently licensed acute care hospital in Needham. BID-Needham and BIDMC staff and resources are integrated in multiple clinical areas such as hospital services (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, general surgery, oncology and pathology. A shared electronic medical records system means that physicians from both institutions can easily access and compare patient information and notes.

The new South Wing, which opened in 2010, added 37,000 square feet to the original hospital. It includes a state-of-the-art Emergency Department (ED), 20 private inpatient rooms, and a new MRI suite. The ED, which is staffed by Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians from BIDMC, has 19 private treatment rooms-including designated pediatric treatment areas and a separate pediatric waiting room-and a double ambulance bay with direct access to a fully equipped trauma room.

BIDMC and BID-Needham are building a new, state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer center and surgery pavilion on the campus of BID-Needham, slated to open in the spring of 2014. The new building will consolidate cancer care formerly offered in Waltham with the existing cancer services already offered at BID-Needham. The third floor of the three-story building will allow for the expansion of surgical programs and related services.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth), formerly Jordan Hospital, is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. Established in 1901, BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology. The alliance between BIDMC and BID-Plymouth is a significant benefit to patients, providing access to world-class academic medical care in Plymouth and surrounding communities. BID-Plymouth retains its own local governance and independent medical staff, and remains separately licensed.

The new relationship as of January 2014 means that patients of BID-Plymouth will see strengthened intensive care, neonatology and interventional cardiology services, with BIDMC physicians providing additional support in those areas. There are also short-term plans to expand programs in primary care, cancer and stroke care for the South Shore and Cape Cod.

Anna Jaques Hospital - Anna Jaques Hospital (AJH) is a 123-bed community hospital serving 17 cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley. The hospital offers a wide range of acute care services to meet the needs of a growing patient population, including inpatient and outpatient surgery in digital operating room suites; a full range of cardiology testing; and a Birth Center with OB/GYN, midwifery, and neonatology. Clinically affiliated with BIDMC since 2010, BIDMC and AJH share a relationship in multiple clinical areas, including the Emergency Department, neurology, vascular surgery and maternal-fetal medicine. This means that AJH patients have easy access to BIDMC's Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital specialists. A shared electronic medical records system means that physicians from both institutions can easily access and compare patient information and notes.
Video: AJH and BIDMC's Partnership Touted by Patients, Personnel »

Atrius Health - Atrius Health is a not-for-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups and a home health care and hospice agency. The Atrius Health groups include Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Reliant Medical Group, South Shore Medical Center, Southboro Medical Group, and VNA Care Network & Hospice. A national leader in delivering high quality, patient-centered accountable care, Atrius Health and its groups make it easier for patients and communities to be healthy. Atrius Health represents more than 1,000 physicians and 2,100 other health professionals, with a total of 8,700 employees serving more than one million patients across Eastern and Central Massachusetts. The medical groups and home health agency work together to develop innovative, high quality and efficient models for delivering care in the office, home, and remotely.

Atrius Health and BIDMC formed an affiliation in 2010 aimed at improving collaboration between the referring physicians and the hospital. The two organizations share a common philosophy of patient care that places a strong emphasis on primary care, physician leadership in governance and management and innovation in care delivery. As part of our collaboration, Atrius Health and BIDMC physicians are able to easily access and compare patient information and notes to improve the care of our shared patients.

Cambridge Health Alliance - Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) provides high-quality, culturally competent care to a large, diverse patient population. CHA has 494 licensed beds and more than 400 physicians in 30 specialties on three campuses in Cambridge, Somerville and Everett. They have particular expertise in primary care, are one of the state’s largest acute mental health providers, and have award-winning programs in asthma, depression and diabetes.

Through this affiliation, CHA and BIDMC will work together to continue to provide the highest quality care, both in and out of the hospital setting. The hospitals will expand primary and specialty care in the community, and collaborate on ways to strengthen both organizations longstanding efforts to help the underserved. CHA and BIDMC are teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School, and will continue to offer the very best educational experiences to the doctors of tomorrow.

In addition, patients who get their care at both BIDMC and any CHA location will have their medical records available to their doctors through a secure, electronic link. This ability to share medical information will allow physicians in both institutions to provide the very best care for each patient.

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Community Care Alliance, LLC - The medical center has seven affiliated health centers called the Community Care Alliance:

  • Bowdoin Street Health Center (owned by BIDMC)
  • The Dimock Center
  • Fenway Community Health
  • Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center
  • Outer Cape Health Services
  • Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center
  • South Cove Community Health Center

Together, the centers operate 19 sites throughout Boston, Waltham, Quincy, and Cape Cod. Each year, BIDMC provides financial support to the health centers to maximize the scale and scope of community-based primary care, health education and social services. By sharing resources and expertise, we are able to create effective, culturally responsive programs and initiatives to enhance the health and well-being of underserved communities.

Lawrence General Hospital - Lawrence General Hospital is a 189-bed community hospital serving patients in the greater Lawrence, Andover, Methuen and Merrimack Valley region. Lawrence General's affiliation with BIDMC enhances clinical programs in the Merrimack Valley; increases local access to all specialties of a Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital; and improves coordination of care through an integrated electronic medical record system. Joint clinical programs include cardiovascular, endocrinology and diabetes care, with others planned in the near future. These programs use resources from both institutions to bring new and expanded high quality services to the region.

New England Baptist Hospital- On February 5, 2014, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a highly regarded academic medical center in the NorthEast, entered into a partnership with New England Baptist Hospital to create one of the nation’s top destinations for orthopedic and musculoskeletal care. This strategic partnership capitalizes on the complementary strengths of the two institutions and their respective medical staffs. The patients we look to serve will all benefit tremendously from this partnership, which will combine NEBH’s specialization in orthopedics with BIDMC’s depth and breadth of clinical services, broad geographic network and outstanding research.

New England Baptist Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess will build a new, leading system of care and will combine their extraordinary orthopedic staffs to deliver that expert care to patients. That system includes orthopedic and musculoskeletal care, clinical and basic science research and education residents, fellows and newly practicing physicians in the fields of orthopedics, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Together, the hospitals can improve access and quality while reaching new levels of exceptional patient care by bringing the outstanding Baptist brand to more patients in locations that are convenient for them.

Signature Healthcare- Signature Healthcare is a multi-specialty hospital and physician group comprising of Brockton Hospital (253-bed facility) and over 150 physicians with 11 offsite locations serving over 21 surrounding communities in Southeastern Massachusetts. Signature provides the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, in and outpatient psychiatry, radiation oncology, cardiac catheterization, Level II nursery and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost.

In 2013, Signature was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Signature is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the Top Performer distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance, and one of only 17 hospitals in Massachusetts.

In June 2013, Signature Healthcare became clinically affiliated with BIDMC. With this affiliation, patients south of Boston get access to high-level, convenient care. This includes access to BIDMC specialists, and residency and teaching programs.

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