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Courtesy: New England Baptist Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

New England Baptist, Beth Israel Deaconess Team Up

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Fri, February 7th, 2014

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New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have announced the formation of a strategic relationship to create a premiere system of orthopedic and musculoskeletal care, education and clinical research. The strategic relationship led and managed by New England Baptist Hospital, will capitalize on the complementary strengths of the hospitals and their respective medical staffs. Both organizations remain independent institutions.

“This partnership is an exceptional opportunity to combine the expertise of our respective institutions and create greater value for consumers, employers, and payors, ” said Trish Hannon, president and chief executive officer, New England Baptist Hospital, in the February 5, 2014 news release. “Our two institutions share a common vision for a system of orthopedic care that leads the region and nation, and together we have the capability to ensure that it happens. We are very proud to partner with BIDMC, a highly regarded academic medical center in Massachusetts with a national reputation for high quality medical care.”

“Strong affiliations, in which combined strengths can be leveraged, are critical success factors for our future, ” said Kevin Tabb, M.D., BIDMC’s president and CEO. “We recognize the strength of the NEBH brand for orthopedics and believe that working together, we will provide distinctly better care at lower costs, and in the longer term, we will significantly improve the health and mobility of all the people we will serve.”

“We believe this relationship will further enhance patient experience and quality, improve access, create opportunities to develop the skills of orthopedic residents, fellows and newly practicing physicians in the fields of orthopedics, rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and advance medical knowledge through clinical and basic science research, ” added Mark C. Gebhardt, M.D., chief of the BIDMC Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

David Mattingly, M.D., chief of Joint Reconstruction, New England Baptist Hospital, told OTW, “This joint venture is the start of a long-lasting strategic relationship between NEBH and BIDMC. Our two hospitals will begin taking steps to coordinate our orthopedic care in ways that will enhance quality and improve efficiency, bringing tremendous benefits to patients.”

Stuart Rosenberg, M.D., president & CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, commented to OTW, “As baby boomers age, there will continue to be increasing demand for orthopedic care. This joint venture will allow us to work together to offer enhanced care to more patients, and to bring this care to patients where they live.”

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