L–R: State Senator Patricia Jehlen; Mark Ehrlich, New England Regional Council of Carpenters; Brian Doherty, Building and Trades Council of the Metropolitan District; City of Somerville Alderman Bill White; City of Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone; Dr. Gary Gottlieb, President & CEO, Partners HealthCare; Congressman Michael Capuano; Don Briggs, President, Federal Realty Boston; City of Somerville Alderman Mark Niedergang
On Monday, we marked an exciting milestone for Partners, breaking ground on the site of our new offices in Somerville’s Assembly Row development (read The Boston Globe article here).
Our Assembly Row campus will house non-hospital functions such as information systems and finance, bringing together many of our colleagues who are currently scattered among more than a dozen different locations. Working under one roof will enhance collaboration and the exchange of ideas among the 4500 professionals who will be based here. We’ll join a thriving neighborhood that is already welcoming new retail businesses and housing, as well as a recently opened MBTA station. By choosing a location with immediate access to the MBTA we ensure that we are more connected than ever to important resources across the region including our hospitals, the communities they serve, academia and the region’s research industry.
The move will also help make our administrative processes more efficient – and more cost-effective. We estimate annual savings of at least $10 – 15 million dollars. Reducing costs plays an important role in our mission of providing affordable, high-quality care to our patients, and our new campus will help us achieve that.
We look forward to begin the move to our new campus in 2016 and continuing to serve communities in Somerville, Boston, throughout Massachusetts, the country and the world.