BOSTON (CBS) – Jordan Hospital will soon become part of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical System, leaving its affiliation with the Tufts Medical Center.
Beth Israel Deaconess President and CEO Dr. Kevin Tabb says both institutions feel it’s a good fit. “I know they talked to many different people in the market,” he says.
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Tabb says BID is responding to changing needs. “Patients need to get care wherever they are, whether that be in Boston, or (other) communities they live in,” he says. “As we grow as a system, we’re able to provide seamless care wherever patients live.”
Jordan has been an independent community hospital for more than a century.
Jordan President and CEO Peter Holden says although the hospital is operating in the black, the impact of health care reform means it needs to partner with a much larger institution.
“This is a community asset, and we want to pass on this asset to future generations in better shape than we received it,” he says.
Holden adds that this sort of collaboration is what the state is trying to achieve with health care reform. “We don’t need to be in academic medical centers for primary and secondary medical care.”
Jordan Hospital will also join Atrius Health, which is the largest physicians group in Massachusetts.