History of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

Delivering Exceptional Care Since 1903

Utilizing the integrated resources of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth delivers the full continuum of world class healthcare services to the communities of southeastern Massachusetts. Through the relentless pursuit of quality in everything we do, BID Plymouth is recognized by patients, providers, employees and supporters as the undisputed hospital of choice in southeastern Massachusetts.

Since joining the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals in 2014, BID Plymouth, formerly Jordan Hospital, has grown from a 12-bed rural hospital to a 170-bed, acute care community hospital, serving residents in Plymouth and Barnstable counties.

The hospital was originally named for its first benefactor, Eben D. Jordan, a summer resident of Plymouth who had generously offered to give the sum of $10,000, which he later doubled to $20,000. One of the first acts of the directors was the purchase of the land on Sandwich Street, where the hospital still stands. In December of 1903, Jordan Hospital opened its doors to the first patients and has remained a community hospital ever since.