Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth Names Erin Yale, MM, FACHE, as Chief Operating Officer

April 01, 2024

Plymouth, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID Plymouth) has named Erin Yale, MM, FACHE, as Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, Yale will be responsible for leading, developing, and executing key business strategies and for directing and administering the day-to-day operations of BID Plymouth.

 “Erin has experience leading organizations through complex times like the COVID pandemic and major campus projects, which will serve her well as chief operating officer,” said Kevin Coughlin, president, BID Plymouth. “She will be focused on delivering an exceptional patient-centered care experience and safe, efficient, high-quality outcomes. We are fortunate to have her in this key leadership position.”

Yale comes to BID Plymouth from Children’s Wisconsin, a 306-bed hospital, where she worked for the past 14 years. At Children’s Wisconsin, Yale served as Vice President, Surgical, Diagnostic, and Therapeutics services for the past five years where she directed the hospital’s COVID response including vaccinations and treatments; and was appointed to key COVID work teams for the State of Wisconsin. She also completed the hospital’s campus improvement plan in 2021 with renovations of operative services, dialysis, and imaging and co-led the rebuild of solid organ transplant programs across multiple health systems.

Yale also co-directed the administrative fellowship; a two-year educational program designed to provide masters-trained individuals with an exposure to the various functions of a comprehensive pediatric health system. Prior to that role, she served in many leadership positions at Children’s including Executive Director of Neuroscience Services and Imaging, Director of Emergency Services and Imaging, and Administrator, Diagnostic Imaging and Professional Services. Previously, she held various positions at the Medical College of Wisconsin including Director of Clinical Development for both the adult and pediatric faculty practice plans.

She also worked at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where, throughout 2000 to 2006, she held three leadership positions overseeing the areas of ambulatory practices, the divisions of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, and cardiology. Prior to academic medicine, Erin was a health care consultant based out of New York.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this role and am excited to join the Plymouth community, both personally and professionally,” said Yale. “BID Plymouth has a commitment to providing extraordinary care with compassionate clinicians, and I look forward to joining the team.”

Yale graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an additional certificate in Community Health. She earned a Master of Management with a healthcare concentration from the Heller School at Brandeis University.  

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 4,700 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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