Gifts of Care
Creating A Community Medical Center for the 21st Century
How does Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth’s commitment to exceptional care affect the quality of life in our community? As the area’s major health care provider, the Jordan not only cares for patients when they are ill, but also serves as an important educational resource, promoting wellness in body, mind, and spirit. These statistics reflect some of the many lives we touched during the year 2003 alone:
- More than 45,000 patients were treated in our Emergency Department;
- More than 6,000 patients underwent surgery at the Jordan;
- More than 1,900 cancer patients received comprehensive treatments near home under the care of our multidisciplinary oncology team;
- More than 110,000 diagnostic imaging procedures were performed.
We have worked diligently toward, and have succeeded in, maintaining fiscal stability, steadily recruiting the best and the brightest physicians and health care professionals, and acquiring the most effective technology to diagnose, treat and heal.
This progress reflects our steady evolution from our humble beginning as a small community hospital to a community medical center for the 21st century, able to offer a broad and sophisticated spectrum of care and services to residents, close to home. But our work is not done.
The time for further growth and change is clear and urgent. Following a comprehensive strategic planning process, we broke ground on September 24, 2003, launching Phase I of a two-phase expansion and construction project that ultimately will double the size of Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth and help us meet tomorrow’s health care challenges.
Slated for completion in 2005, Phase I alone bears a price tag of $40 million. The majority of Phase I will be funded through a bond issue, but it will not cover the full cost of the project. We are confident that our community once again will lend their broad and enthusiastic financial support to help us meet the Jordan Campaign’s $7.5 million fundraising challenge.