Proposed New Health System Will Be Named Beth Israel Lahey Health – Hospitals Within the New System Will Retain Their Current Names

May 15, 2018

BOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Anna Jaques Hospital announced today that the proposed new health system they are forming will be named Beth Israel Lahey Health.

"The name Beth Israel Lahey Health signifies a new beginning while harnessing the strength of our revered legacies. It captures the essence of an integrated system that encompasses both community and academic health care services, and capitalizes on the broad recognition of our signature brands spanning from Southern New Hampshire to Cape Cod," said Kevin Tabb, MD, currently CEO of BIDMC and future CEO of the proposed system. "The Beth Israel Lahey Health name will serve as a powerful reminder that together we can do so much more for our patients, families, and communities than we could ever do alone."

Selecting the name Beth Israel Lahey Health was the culmination of a comprehensive process led by representatives from across the proposed new system. Community members throughout Eastern Massachusetts were engaged in independent market research to understand residents" health care needs and expectations and to inform selection of the new system name.

"All of our member hospitals will retain their individual names, which hold their own well-deserved status within the region and are essential components of our future success. Many of these institutions have been providing exceptional health care for more than a century, a tradition that we are committed to upholding even as we evolve and grow," added Tabb.

The affiliation is currently being reviewed by federal and state regulators. The name Beth Israel Lahey Health will not be implemented in signage or branding until the proposed affiliation is finalized.

About Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health is a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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