The transition to bring Jordan Hospital into the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) family of hospitals began in October with the approval of the Massachusetts Public Health Council, according to a release from BIDMC.
"Although our name has changed, our mission has not," said BID-Plymouth President and CEO Peter Holden.
Stronger intensive care, neonatology and interventional cardiology services have already been implemented and plans are under way for expanded primary, cancer and stroke care, according to BIDMC.
BIDMC became the sole corporate member of Jordan Health Systems and Jordan Hospital on New Year's Day.
The alliance will bring BIDMC doctors to Plymouth and will strengthen the connection between the South Shore hospital and Boston-based experts at Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. In mid-January, according to the release, BIDMC TeleNet: Stroke will provide 24/7 access to BIDMC's Boston-based stroke team.