New England Baptist hospital, renowned for its focus on orthopedics, is considering a move from its Mission Hill perch. The existing facility is old and probably more trouble than it’s worth to renovate. It’s rational to consider building a new facility rather than renovating the old one.
The Boston Globe (N.E. Baptist Hospital plans a move) covers the story, focusing on the implications for the Mission Hill neighborhood and the character of the Baptist.
“When you have an old facility and you’re trying to work in a modern era when people care about efficiency and collaboration, it can be very difficult to remodel your old quarters,” said David E. Williams, president of the Boston consulting firm Health Business Group. “It makes sense for them to at least contemplate moving.”
Meanwhile, don’t hold your breath. This could take a decade or more.