Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center Move Forward With New Clinical Affiliation
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SEPTEMBER 07, 2016
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Issues Final Report
BOSTON — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and MetroWest Medical Center (MWMC) are moving ahead with a new clinical affiliation, after the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) today issued its Cost and Market Impact Review Final Report on the proposal.
“We are grateful to the Health Policy Commission for its thorough review,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “We’re very pleased with the HPC’s decision, which reflects our shared commitment to improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care. We look forward to working with MetroWest Medical Center to provide patients the best care in the right location through an integrated health system.”
“MetroWest Medical Center’s mission is to deliver excellent care to our patients close to home,” said Barbara Doyle, RN, CEO of MetroWest Medical Center. “We appreciate this comprehensive review by the Health Policy Commission and are delighted that we will be able to offer expanded services and specialties to our patients in cooperation with one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers.”
MWMC, which includes Framingham Union Hospital and Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, will remain an independent organization with its own community board and local governance.
BIDMC, MWMC and Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians – the physician group at BIDMC, which has more than 1,200 Harvard Medical School faculty members – will work together to enhance the range of services offered west of Boston, including primary care, oncology, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. BIDMC and MWMC will also link medical record systems, facilitating access for all providers involved in a patient’s care across locations.
MetroWest Medical Center will also join the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), an Accountable Care Organization that offers physician and hospital members the structure to contract, share risk and build care management systems together, with the goal of providing high-quality care in the most cost-efficient way.
“I’m very pleased that the Health Policy Commission’s Cost and Market Impact Review found that MetroWest Medical Center joining the BIDCO network has the potential to improve health care delivery, access and quality in the community,” said Jeffrey Hulburt, President and CEO of BIDCO. “The report highlights BIDCO’s commitment to improving health care quality and lowering costs by keeping patients healthy and increasing access to high-quality, community-based health care.”
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.
BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.org.
About MetroWest Medical Center
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. It provides comprehensive acute care services in two locations: Leonard Morse in Natick and Framingham Union in Framingham. MWMC is committed to meeting the health care needs of the area residents by providing advanced medicine and personalized care, right in the local community. To learn more visit: www.mwmc.com.
About Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a full strategic, operating and capital partner with BIDMC, embracing the goal of improving patient care, research and teaching programs. HMFP provides services to more than 1,200 Harvard Medical School faculty members. These services include benefits management, payroll, comprehensive financial and accounting services, compliance training and oversight, business/project development, and revenue cycle analysis and tracking.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) is a value-based, physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). With its corporate office located in Westwood, Mass., BIDCO offers physician groups and hospitals the structure to contract, share risk, and build care management systems together, with the goal of providing the highest quality care in the most cost efficient way. To deliver value to patients, commercial payors, and government, BIDCO leverages the shared skills of more than 2,500 primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists and numerous community hospitals, including Anna Jaques Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Lawrence General Hospital. BIDCO has a tertiary affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.