Tax-Exempt $400 Million Bond Issued on Behalf Beth Israel Lahey Health

 Special to Sun

MassDevelopment has issued a $400 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Inc. (BILH), which is using proceeds to buy, build, expand, remodel, and renovate facilities at multiple locations across its health care system, including the Klarman Building at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Bond proceeds are also being used to implement EPIC and Workday electronic medical record and information systems. The bonds were sold through a public offering underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.

​“Beth Israel Lahey Health is making significant investments throughout its health care system and MassDevelopment is proud to be a partner in this effort,” Acting MassDevelopment President and CEO Dan O’Connell said in a press release. “We look forward to seeing how these upgrades make our communities healthier and strengthen our local economies.”

​BILH is an integrated health system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, primary and specialty care, behavioral health and home care services, and more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees to care for more than 1.7 million patients in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

​“We are grateful for the support of MassDevelopment on this offering,” Cindy Rios, executive vice Ppesident and Chief Financial Officer of BILH, said in a press release. “The projects supported by these bonds will help BILH deliver on our mission of providing integrated care in the community, supported by science and innovation.”

​MassDevelopment, the state’s development finance agency and land bank, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. During FY2023, MassDevelopment financed or managed 545 projects generating investment of more than $2 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are estimated to create or support 10,522 jobs and build or preserve 1,583 housing units.

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