Partners HealthCare recently announced a plan to open four state-of-the-art outpatient centers that will offer a wide range of new health care options that better meet patients’ changing needs. Initially, we will invest nearly $400 million in new health care offerings throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The new sites in Westwood (an expansion of an existing site), Woburn, Westborough and Salem, New Hampshire will range in size and offer a complement of services such as primary care, behavioral health and specialty care.
“Our academic medical centers and community hospitals provide world-class secondary and tertiary care when that is what you need,” said John Fernandez, President of Partners Ambulatory Care and President of Mass Eye and Ear. “However, for less complex care, these new options will provide the level of quality that our patients have come to expect from our clinicians, and we will be able to deliver that care at lower costs for patients and insurers. We think this type of alternative is what patients, insurers and employers expect.”
In the video below, hear what else John has to say about these outpatient centers, which are a key component of our unified system strategy.