On January 1, 2014, Jordan Hospital joined the world-class Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, to enhance community healthcare. We’re still the friendly “hospital on the hill” serving more than 250,000 residents of the South Shore and Cape Cod. Since joining the BIDMC family of hospitals, we’ve expanded and grown to better meet the needs of the community.
Here are some of the big changes that have occurred since becoming BID-Plymouth:
- The hospital received a $1 million private donation and a $3.7 million grant from the Massachusetts Healthy Policy to launch the Integrated Healthcare & Substance Use Collaborative. The program brings together the community to battle the opioid epidemic in the region.
- A new Interventional Cardiac Catheterization (ICC) Lab opened in February 2015 allowing the hospital to perform emergency stent procedures for those suffering a heart attack. Since it’s opening, more than 50 patients have been sent to the ICC for treatment. The ICC had planned to see 50 patients per year and we have reached that number in the first seven months of operation.
- The BirthPlace, in conjunction with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast, opened the only human milk bank depot in Eastern Massachusetts for premature and sick babies. Our maternity service is booming now with record numbers of deliveries and record patient satisfaction.
- The flagship BID HealthCare Medical Office Building opened on the hospital’s campus and serves as the primary location for our Primary Care, OB/GYN & Midwifery, and specialists.
By The Numbers
- 13% inpatient growth over the last two years
- 10% outpatient growth over the last two years
- 90% inpatient census average over the last six months
- BIDMC Neonatologists oversee and provide coverage to the Continuing Care Nursery at The BirthPlace. BIDMC’s Barbara Shephard, MD, is the medical director.
- The hospital’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center celebrated its 5th Anniversary and received a second hyperbaric chamber in September 2015.
- The MySite Patient Portal was launched providing our patients with instant access to their health information.
- The hospital inpatient volume has increased by 13%.
- The hospital’s outpatient volume has increased by 6%.
- Early plans are underway for the construction of a new Emergency Department.