Kevin Coughlin Named President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth

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JUNE 08, 2017

Experienced health care executive to lead BID-Plymouth

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PLYMOUTH, MASS. – Kevin Coughlin – a health care executive with more than 25 years of experience across community hospitals, academic medical centers and health care systems – has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth). Coughlin, who joined BID-Plymouth in 2014 as Senior Vice President of System Development, has served as Interim President and CEO since October 2016.

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As Senior Vice President at BID-Plymouth, Coughlin led the hospital’s growth strategy, as well as the hospital’s network of 300 physicians and ambulatory services. Under his leadership, employed physician revenue grew more than twofold over three years, which was instrumental to advancing the hospital’s strong financial footing. Coughlin was also instrumental in working with the hospital’s medical staff to develop and launch a Hospital-Physician Compact to further advance the organization. 

Previously, Coughlin served as Senior Vice President at Elliott Health System based in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he oversaw select hospital services, including process improvement, as well as an ambulatory network with more than 500,000 outpatient visits annually. He has also held leadership positions at Boston Medical Center’s Faculty Practice Foundation and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

“We are delighted to have Kevin assume the role of President and CEO,” said Clark Hinkley, Chair of the Board of Directors of BID-Plymouth. “During his tenure as Senior Vice President of System Development and most recently as Interim President, Kevin’s steady hand, vision and ability to bring people together have been tremendous assets to the hospital. Kevin is a talented leader who will help us continue to move the organization forward for the patients and communities we serve.” 

“Our community hospitals are essential to Beth Israel Deaconess’ mission of providing high quality, lower cost care close to home,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Kevin is a proven leader with extensive experience in strategy, operations and finance, and a strong commitment to the Plymouth community. Kevin was chosen after a vigorous and comprehensive national search that confirmed he was the most qualified candidate to lead BID-Plymouth. We look forward to Kevin’s ongoing contributions to BID-Plymouth and the BID system.” 

“Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a great organization, and I’m honored to have been selected as the hospital’s new president,” Coughlin said. “As part of the BID system, I look forward to continuing our community focus and working to provide our patients with the best health care in the region.” 

Coughlin earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Providence College and a master’s degree in administration from Boston College. He lives in Norwell with his family. He also serves as a member of the Board of the Plymouth YMCA. 

About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID-Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Established in 1901 as Jordan Hospital, 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. For more information, visit

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth 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