Urban Medical Joins BIDHealthCare
After 33 years of continuous partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Urban Medical will formally become part of Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare.
On June 1, the practice changed its name to Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Jamaica Plain and will continue to provide services at the same Centre Street location.
Becoming a part of BIDMC's primary care network ensures a natural progression in the historically strong working relationship and a shared mission to provide high-quality, innovative and compassionate primary care to community residents.
"This is the continuation of a partnership. Beth Israel Deaconess and Urban Medical have held shared philosophies about the importance of quality primary care for many years," Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Jeffrey H. Liebman, explains. "We are committed to building a model of care that will be successful in the current health care environment while maintaining health services for Jamaica Plain residents."
Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare is a network of approximately 150 primary care and hospitalist physicians practicing in the greater Boston, Needham, Brockton and Milton areas. BIDHC offers the convenience of community-based health care while maintaining close ties to a world-class academic health institution, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
"The goal is not to change the style of care that is currently provided," says Liebman about what the change to Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare will mean. "It is to enhance what has worked so well for the JP community, and to build on a well-respected and recognized physician practice."
Operating as Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Jamaica Plain, the practice will continue to serve the elderly and chronically ill populations seen as a critical part of the organization's mission since its inception. A primary goal moving forward will be to build on long-standing relationships with area sub-acute care facilities.
"This practice has had strong relationships with sub-acute care facilities," said Liebman. "Continuing and building those relationships is very important to us."