Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth Breaks Ground on New Observation Unit Building

December 05, 2022

New Clinical Space Designed To Decrease Wait Times in the Emergency Department

Plymouth, MA – As part of its mission to advance extraordinary care in the community, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) has broken ground on a new observation unit building — a 7,000 square foot, single-story, modular addition that will include 25 bays for incoming, non-acute patients who can be admitted for observation and testing before they are provided care in the emergency department.

“Emergency medicine is a critical, frontline service that we are proud to provide to Plymouth and the surrounding communities,” said Tenny Thomas, MD, chief medical officer, BID Plymouth. “This new clinical space will further enhance our patients’ and caregivers’ experiences, providing a comfortable space for patients to have medical tests performed before they are seen by an emergency department physician — and will further support our mission to provide the very best, evidence-based emergency care.”

BID Plymouth New Observation Unit Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking of new observation unit building at BID Plymouth.

Before Your Hospital Stay

You can take steps to prepare for your hospital stay at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth. Before you arrive, your doctor will discuss with you how to eat or fast, what to bring and any tests you need before your procedure. You don’t need to fast unless specifically told by doctor or a member of their office staff.

If you have an advance directive your care team will confirm that with you.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) is a non-profit healthcare and hospice provider, serving 250,000 residents of 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID Plymouth is a full-service, 170-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.

BID Plymouth is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 38,000 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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