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New England Baptist Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Move Ahead to Implement Joint Venture Partnership with Today’s HPC Vote Allowing Entry into the BIDCO Network

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission today issued its Cost Market Impact Review Final Report, clearing the path for New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and its physician group to join the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), an Accountable Care Organization and physician and hospital network, as a member. NEBH will be the first specialty hospital in BIDCO.

“We are thrilled that the HPC has recognized the importance of the Baptist’s brand of orthopedic care to the market and the significant role it can play as a part of a network that is committed to delivering the highest quality and greatest value to patients across the region.” said Trish Hannon, President and Chief Executive Officer, New England Baptist Hospital.

“Together with our physician colleagues in BIDCO and the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, we will be able to reach new levels of outstanding patient care, and we can bring the Baptist brand experience to more patients in locations that are convenient for them.” said David Mattingly, Surgeon in Chief, NEBH and President, New England Baptist Clinical Integration Organization (NEBCIO). “This collaboration will undoubtedly bring higher quality and higher value care to more people of the Commonwealth.”

“I’m really pleased that the Health Policy Commission found that the New England Baptist Hospital and its affiliated physicians joining the BIDCO network have the potential to improve health care delivery, access, and quality in the Commonwealth,” said Jeffrey Hulburt, President and CEO of BIDCO. “We look forward to welcoming the New England Baptist Hospital and its physicians to BIDCO and working together to positively impact the communities they serve.”

With New England Baptist’s entry into the BIDCO network, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital and its physician groups will be able to better realize the goals of their partnership announced two years ago.

In 2014, the boards of NEBH and BIDMC entered into a partnership to create a premiere system of orthopedic and musculoskeletal care, education and clinical research. The strategic relationship brings together NEBH’s clinical expertise and brand as a premier orthopedic specialty hospital, BIDMC’s depth and breadth in clinical care, including musculoskeletal care, teaching and research across a broad range of specialty services, and the BIDCO physician network. The two institutions remain independent and the relationship is expected to grow over time.

“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 look forward to continuing to build a collaborative program with New England Baptist Hospital that will be a national leader in orthopedic and musculoskeletal care.”

About New England Baptist Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has received national recognition, consistently ranked as one of America’s top hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. NEBH has also been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes, receiving the prestigious national Press Ganey “Guardian of Excellence” Award for the past eight years. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School. NEBH is the official hospital of the Boston Celtics.

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, the Cambridge Health Alliance, and Lawrence General Hospital. BIDCO has a tertiary affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
BIDMC is a tertiary 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 has three member affiliates: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth. BIDMC also has a number of important clinical affiliates including Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare 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.

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