BID-Plymouth and its Medical Staff Ratify Hospital-Physician Compact
Compact ensures a shared vision of delivering high-quality, patient-centered care
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is pleased to announce the unanimous ratification of a Hospital - Physician Compact between the hospital and its physicians. The Compact is a written agreement between the hospital and physicians to provide a shared vision on how to best deliver high-quality, patient centered care to the more than 250,000 individuals that the hospital serves in a spirit of compassion and respect.
“As physicians, we are all members of the local medical community and will adhere to an evidence-based approach and deliver care as a team, with transparency and mutual respect for all involved,” says BID-Plymouth Medical Staff President Dr. Anit Patel. “Achieving a vision of high-quality, patient-centered care requires a set of clearly defined expectations that are mutually beneficial for both physicians and administration.”
The hospital and physicians have worked together for the last year to create the Compact which outlines expectations for both parties as well as mutual objectives. One of the hospital’s main priorities is to continuously improve the quality of care that BID-Plymouth provides to patients. This requires trust and collaboration both among doctors and between doctors and the organization and the Compact helps to accomplish this.
“The ratification of the Hospital - Physician Compact is both an important step in fostering a greater spirit of collaboration between physicians and hospital administration as well as ensuring that all of our goals are aligned,” said Senior Vice President of System Development Kevin Coughlin, “The Compact will enable us to provide high quality and efficient care and continue to make BID-Plymouth a hospital that the community can be proud of.”
BID-Plymouth is one of only a handful of hospitals in Massachusetts to develop a Hospital - Physician Compact. One reason for such compacts is the changing nature of how healthcare is delivered in the 21st Century and the need for greater cooperation, communication, and coordination of care to best meet the needs of patients.
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.
275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360