Brockton, MA – Signature Healthcare and Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical Associates (BGPMA) have signed final agreements resulting in BGPMA, the area’s leading multi-specialty group practice, becoming a member of Signature Healthcare. The practice will now be known as Signature Healthcare Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical Associates.
The agreement creates the region’s largest integrated health care delivery system, offering a seamless network of community-based, locally-owned practices, paired with Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. Other benefits to the affiliation include offering a broader range of services to the community; establishing a continuum of care for all patients within the system, with all clinicians working from one electronic medical record; a referral network; and operational efficiencies. Signature Healthcare BGPMA has practice locations in Brockton, Raynham, Stoughton, and West Bridgewater.
“BGPMA and the members of Signature Healthcare have shared a valued partnership for more than a decade,” said Norman B. Goodman, President and CEO of Signature Healthcare. “This new relationship creates synergies that will allow patients to continue receiving their care here in their own communities where appropriate, while having access to quality hospital care in a technologically advanced, world class institution.”
“This affiliation is a tremendous advantage for our patients,” said Deborah Wilson, former Chief Executive Officer of BGPMA. “BGPMA has always provided high quality care. Now we will be tapping into the operational excellence and resources of the area’s leading hospital. Most importantly, our patients have the confidence and security of knowing that receiving the best care does not always require a trip into Boston. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.” Wilson’s new role is Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Physician Network at Signature Healthcare.
Signature Healthcare is Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest integrated healthcare system. With more than 550 providers and 2,500 employees, all working to serve the healthcare needs of the region, the locally-governed network provides a seamless delivery of high quality care from the comfort and convenience of the local physician’s office to the state-of-the-art sophistication of the area’s community teaching hospital.
Bridgewater Goddard Park Medical Associates (BGPMA) is one of the largest multi-specialty, multi-site physician group practices on the South Shore, with locations in Brockton, West Bridgewater, Raynham, and Stoughton. BGPMA provides comprehensive healthcare services to patients of all ages, including primary, specialty and diagnostic care. BGPMA offers patients full scale lab and radiology services, including CAT Scan, Bone Density and Mammography. For over forty years, BGPMA has been committed to providing quality care to patients in Greater Brockton and its surrounding communities.