PLYMOUTH, MA — Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (BID-Plymouth) hosted its annual donor appreciation event, “An Inspired Evening,” on October 22nd at the 1620 Winery at Cordage Park in Plymouth. More than 130 guests were in attendance to celebrate the Hospital’s tradition of philanthropy, and in particular the legacy of the event’s honorees, Bob and Joan Kelly of Duxbury.

“BID-Plymouth was built on philanthropy, and we are grateful for the generosity of our community members that enables us to deliver high-quality healthcare services to our patients,” said BID-Plymouth President Kevin Coughlin. He went on to specifically thank the Kellys, without whom he said “the Hospital literally would not exist.” The Kellys’ involvement with BID-Plymouth spans more than 25 years, and they are among the Hospital’s most generous donors. Bob Kelly was also a member of the Board of Trustees from 1995-2016, and is credited for expediting many significant changes that helped to lay the foundation for the Hospital’s present success.

Featured as keynote speaker was Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey, a data analytics company focused on understanding and improving patient experience. Dr. Lee shared the main points from his 2018 Harvard Business Review article regarding the effect of organizational culture on patient care. “Health care today is advanced and complex,” he said, “and that means we need teamwork and organizational cultures that support coordination, empathic care, and good communication.”

Attendees also heard from Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO, Dr. Kevin Tabb, who shared updates on progress made since the creation of Beth Israel Lahey Health in March 2019, as well as his vision for the future. “We have assembled organizations with stellar clinical expertise but, equally importantly, with similar outlooks on what health care can and should be,” said Tabb. “Together, we can expand access to superior health care services, alleviate health care disparities, and address public health issues like addiction, mental health, and chronic disease.”

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 13 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 part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together 13 hospitals comprised of academic medical centers as well as community and specialty hospitals, with more than 4,300 physicians and 35,000 employees with a shared mission to expand access to exceptional care and advance the science and practice of medicine through ground-breaking research and education.