Beth Israel Deaconess Medical System To Buy Jordon Hospital, Severing Ties With Tufts
Posted Jan 28 2013 11:47pm
Jordan hospital in Plymouth dropped to turning a loss in July and that just could have something to do with being owned by Beth Israel. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham are two other hospitals already under the system. Looks like Dr. Halamka has one more community hospital under his CIO IT to look after. BD
In a deal that insiders say is a game-changer for the Massachusetts hospital landscape, Jordan Hospital in Plymouth is set to become part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center system.
The BBJ broke the news this morning. BIDMC and Jordan later issued a joint news release on the merger. Under the deal Jordan will join Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham as part of the system’s march further and further outside of Boston.
The move is a hit to Tufts Medical Center , which has had a longstanding affiliation with Jordan, including placing specialists in Plymouth, and receiving patients too complex to be cared for at the community hospital. Tufts Medical had also bid to acquire or merge with Jordan.