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New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center in Westwood/Dedham Officially Opens Today

The "New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center in Partnership with Shields Health Care Group," located on the Westwood and Dedham town line, opens today.

New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center on Dedham/Westwood town line. Credit: Theresa Knapp
New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center on Dedham/Westwood town line. Credit: Theresa Knapp

The following was taken from a press release issued by the company.

Today is the official opening of the "New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center in Partnership with Shields Health Care Group," a world-class orthopedic facility located on the Westwood and Dedham town line. 

The 66,000 square foot facility is designed to meet the full range of patients' orthopedic needs and will combine the nationally recognized care offered by the Baptist and the advanced technology and quality provided by Shields, and be more easily accessible to patients living west and south of Boston.

The outpatient care center brings the full spectrum of outpatient orthopedic care under one roof, including The Baptist’s expert physicians, Shields imaging, physical and occupational therapy and pain management, as well as a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.  The facility is easily accessible from all of the state’s major traffic routes and is bordered by the MBTA Commuter rail.

“As a musculoskeletal specialty care organization, the Baptist has been able to provide patients with exceptional care developed through evidence-based protocols.  We are thrilled to be able to offer this same outstanding care closer to where many of our patients live. ” said Trish Hannon, CEO of the New England Baptist Hospital. 

The new orthopedic facility includes a 33,000 square foot ambulatory surgery center with eight operating rooms, and it is expected to serve a broad population of patients who currently travel into Boston.  Among the many services offered by the Baptist in the new facility are wellness programs including acupuncture and massage, occupational medicine, and a spine center dedicated specifically to non-surgical treatment and education for patients with who suffer from acute and chronic back pain.  

Shields will provide advanced imaging services at the outpatient care center, which is part of Shields Health Care Group’s growing network of high quality diagnostic services that patients and physicians know they can trust. Additionally, Shields is partner and developer in this unique facility.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with New England Baptist Hospital bringing together the best of the best in one location. Partnerships like this are the future of health care. Shields is known for our high-quality services in convenient locations at an affordable price. We’re proud to add to our network with services in Dedham,” said Tom Shields, Jr. President of Shields Health Care Group.

“Partnering with Shields Health Care Group was a natural fit.  Both organizations are committed to providing the highest value to those we serve.  Our new outpatient care center will allow patients easy access for comprehensive musculoskeletal services with expert clinicians and the same legendary service delivered in Boston.” said Hannon.  “We are extremely proud to offer this option to more patients.”

About New England Baptist Hospital

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has received national recognition, consistently ranked as one of America’s top hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. NEBH has also been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. The hospital has ranked in the 95th percentile and received the prestigious national Press Ganey Summit Award for high patient satisfaction for the past five years. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Medicine. To learn more, please visit: www.nebh.org.

About Shields Health Care Group

Shields Health Care Group is the leading provider of high-quality, cost effective MRI, PET/CT, radiation oncology and outpatient services in Massachusetts. The family-run business has built its reputation on providing the very best patient care and high quality diagnostic and outpatient services that physicians know they can trust. To learn more, please visit: www.shields.com

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