The Board of Trustees for Mount Auburn Hospital has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore joining the proposed combined system of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital and Anna Jaques Hospital. Mount Auburn Hospital would become a part of an integrated health care delivery system that will extend across Eastern Massachusetts.
“The BIDMC/Lahey/Baptist/Anna Jaques health system comes at a time when providing the highest quality cost effective care is a nationwide priority,” says Jeanette Clough, President &CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital. “The Mount Auburn Hospital Board of Trustees has carefully reviewed the opportunity and is now ready to accept the invitation to join what we believe will be a robust and value driven system that aligns with our mission of excellence with compassion. We believe this combined new system will offer our patients’ opportunities to access an enhanced network of clinical services while continuing to provide them with excellent care they have come to expect from Mount Auburn Hospital.”
“Mount Auburn has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in clinical care and medical education,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “We look forward to the possibility of joining with them to strengthen our combined ability to provide high quality, lower cost care through an integrated health care system. We would be proud to work with Mount Auburn to build on their distinguished legacy of improving the health of the residents of Cambridge and its surrounding communities.
“Mount Auburn is one of the most respected hospitals in the state,” said Howard Grant, JD, MD, President and CEO of Lahey Health. “We believe that Mount Auburn’s clinical excellence, commitment to community and innovative approach to care will be strong assets for the transformative health system we are building for patients and communities in Eastern Massachusetts.”
The combination of these systems will require various state and federal reviews and approvals.