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It's official. Beth Israel Lahey Health emerges postmerger

February 01, 2019 / Tina Reed

Beth Israel Lahey Health officially launched on Friday as the result of the Massachusetts megamerger between Beth Israel Deaconess and Lahey Health. The resulting healthcare system has more than 4,000 physicians, including more than 800 employed primary care physicians and 3,500 specialty physicians. In total, the health system has 35,000 employees at its collection of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals. “With the creation of Beth Israel Lahey Health, we have an unprecedented opportunity to care for our patients and our communities in new and better ways,” said Kevin Tabb, M.D., president and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health in a statement. “This is just the beginning of our journey to transform health care in Massachusetts into what we know it can and should be.”