Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has teamed up with a hospital in the Middle East to open a new women’s health center.
Burlington-based Lahey said Tuesday that its doctors will help treat patients at the new center, at Al Khalidi Hospital & Medical Center in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Lahey health care workers also are training workers in Jordan. The two hospitals signed an affiliation agreement in 2014.
“Our collaborative relationship with Al Khalidi strengthens both institutions and has the benefit of providing women extensive, expert care at the local level,” said Linda Moulton, chief executive of Lahey’s international health programs.
Moulton said Lahey physicians will travel to Jordan for assignments of a week or more at a time, depending on the volume of patients who need to be seen. Patients in Jordan also will be treated by local doctors.
Lahey also has agreements to help provide care at other international locations, including in Bermuda and Canada. Moulton was hired in September to grow Lahey’s international business.
Other Massachusetts hospitals, such as Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s, both owned by Partners HealthCare, and Boston Children’s Hospital, also have helped establish health care facilities and have trained health care workers overseas. Hospitals see such deals as a means to increase revenues, raise brand awareness, and grow referrals.