Jordan Hospital becomes Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth

Transition underway since October

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital announced Thursday that the former Jordan Hospital is now Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth.

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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on