South Shore Health, Brigham Health/Partners and FoxRock Properties to bring community-based healthcare to Quincy

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QUINCY, MA South Shore Health System, Brigham Health/Partners HealthCare, and FoxRock Properties announced their intention to enter into a joint partnership to bring community-based healthcare to the City of Quincy.

FoxRock Properties will develop the site of the former Ross parking garage in Quincy Center which will include a 200,000 square foot building, the future location of the South Shore Health System & Brigham Health/Partners HealthCare partnership.  Additionally, South Shore Health System plans to open a primary care practice at 1495 Hancock Street in the summer of 2019.

“As the leading community healthcare provider on the South Shore we must meet our patients and families where they need us the most – in their community and close to home. And that’s exactly what we’re committed to doing in Quincy, building a world class healthcare facility and expanding on our already strong relationship with the people who live and work there,” said Gene E. Green, MD, MBA, President & CEO, South Shore Health System.

“This collaboration builds on our longstanding clinical partnership with South Shore Health System to ensure that the expert specialty care we provide in oncology, neurology, surgery and women’s health is accessible in the community,” said Betsy Nabel, MD, President, Brigham Health.

The announcement comes as welcome news to Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch.

“Access to quality healthcare in Quincy is deeply important to this administration,” said Mayor Koch. “It’s vital that the people of Quincy have every opportunity to obtain exceptional healthcare, at the right time, and in the right places.”

FoxRock Properties, which is also leading the redevelopment of the former Quincy Hospital site, sees this as a chance to continue its investment in the city where it is based.

“Mayor Koch and the City Council have done a great job paving the way for transformative redevelopment in Quincy Center.  We’re excited to do our part to bring these world-class medical care providers to Quincy,” said Jason Ward, Managing Partner, FoxRock Properties.  “We’re hopeful that this project can be the centerpiece of a dynamic new mixed-use corridor in the downtown.”

South Shore Health System is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable health system that provides acute care, ambulatory care, and home health services to the 700,000 residents of Southeastern Massachusetts. It is the parent organization of South Shore Hospital, South Shore Medical Center, South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, South Shore NeuroSpine, and other not-for-profit health organizations.

Brigham Health, a founding member of Partners HealthCare, is a global leader in creating a healthier world. Brigham Health consists of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, the Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization and many related facilities and programs. With more than 1,000 inpatient beds, approximately 60,000 inpatient stays and 1.7 million outpatient encounters annually, Brigham Health’s 1,200 physicians provide expert care in virtually every medical and surgical specialty to patients locally, regionally and around the world. An international leader in basic, clinical and translational research, Brigham Health has nearly 5,000 scientists, including physician-investigators, renowned biomedical researchers and faculty supported by over $700 million in funding. The Brigham’s medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and now, with 19,000 employees, that rich history is the foundation for its commitment to research, innovation and community. Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and dedicated to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals.

Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to its two academic medical centers, the Partners system includes community and specialty hospitals, community health centers, a physician network, a managed care organization, home health and long-term care services, and other health-related entities. Partners is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.