Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is renowned for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, teaching and community service. Located in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical and Academic Area, it hosts nearly three quarters of a million patient visits annually in and around Boston.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition, placing among the leaders in 10 clinical specialty categories.

According to the magazine, BIDMC is among an elite group of 170 hospitals nationally – only 3 percent of the nation's 5,453 hospitals – to rank in at least one of 16 specialties.

BIDMC ranked in the Top 50 among the nation's hospitals in the care and treatment cancer; ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; gastrointestinal disorders; geriatric care; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; kidney disease; respiratory disorders; and urologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's top hospitals in the US News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition, placing among the leaders in 10 clinical specialty categories.

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Mission Statement


The mission of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to serve our patients compassionately and effectively, and to create a healthy future for them and their families. Our mission is supported by our commitment to personalized, excellent care for our patients; a workforce committed to individual accountability, mutual respect and collaboration; and a commitment to maintaining our financial health.

Critical to our success is the partnership between the medical center and its physicians. It is this partnership that allows the medical center to carry out its mission of teaching, research and clinical care. Our partnership with Harvard Medical School and our role as a major Harvard teaching hospital strengthen our ability to train, teach and create new knowledge. We are committed to recruiting the best physicians, scientists, nurses and others to support these activities.

In addition to serving our patients, the Medical Center is committed to being active in our local community as well. Service to community is at the core of the religious tradition of both of our founding hospitals, and an important part of our mission. We have a covenant to care for the underserved and to work to change disparities in access to care. We know that to be successful we need to learn from those we serve. We recognize our role as a tertiary/academic resource in a larger health system. We look forward to acting collaboratively with our community partners so that together we can provide the clinical integration that will best serve our patients.

We recognize that the diversity, talent, innovation and commitment of all of our employees contribute to our strength and are a major component of our success. We greatly value the leadership and participation of our trustees, overseers, and donors who make an invaluable contribution to our ability to carry out our mission to serve patients, students, science, and our community.


Business Journal Champions in Healthcare (‘Employer’) – 2008

This award reflects the best and brightest professionals in Massachusetts’ world-class health care industry. BIDMC won in the “employer” category for meeting the health care needs of our employees by offering benefits like free “Lunch and Learn” workshops, on-site fitness facility and free health screenings.

The Joint Commission - 2007

In 2007, BIDMC was awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) under the Commission's new unannounced, on-site evaluation program. The accreditation award recognizes BIDMC's dedication to complying with the Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.


BIDMC was one of 59 hospitals in the United States to be named to the first Leapfrog Top Hospitals list, based on Leapfrog’s Hospital Quality and Safety Survey. The survey ranks hospitals based on performance in Computerized Physician Order Entry (if physicians enter patient prescriptions and other orders into computers linked to error prevention software); ICU Physician Staffing (IPS) (if intensive care units staffed by trained ICU specialists (intensivists)); Evidence-Based Hospital Referral (how well hospitals perform five high-risk procedures and care for two high-risk neonatal conditions); and Leapfrog Safe Practices Score (SPS) (how well hospitals are progressing on the other 27 National Quality Forum Safe Practices). Top Hospitals fully meet Leapfrog's standard for IPS and SPS.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Health Care Excellence Award (1st recipient): Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – 2007

The award was created to recognize exceptional achievement in improving the safety and effectiveness of health care in Massachusetts. More than 40 health care organizations throughout Massachusetts, including teaching and community hospitals, health centers and state agencies, completed nomination papers for the award.

Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital: National Benchmarks for Success - 2007

One of only 15 major teaching hospitals in the country honored. The award winners have higher survival rates, keep more patients complication-free and attract more patients – all while maintaining financial stability.

Thomson Reuters Performance Improvement Leaders – 2007

One of only 15 major teaching hospitals in the country honored. The study revealed that 100 hospitals from all across the nation — the 2007 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Performance Improvement Leaders — have shown a clear ability to improve, raising clinical outcomes and efficiency and growing financial strength.

Area Attractions

These are exciting times in Boston. And we're proud to be in the middle of it. Located in the prestigious Longwood Medical Area in Boston's historic Fenway district, BIDMC resides at the center of some of the world's most renowned academic and medical institutes. Easily accessible from most suburban areas, Boston is home to a number of venerable colleges, meaning a vast variety of educational opportunities for you and your family.

Boston is also a city both rich in history and brimming with innovation:

Boston presents a unique lifestyle and quality of life that we think you'll find is truly second to none. For more information on the area, please visit anyone of these sites:

Boston Globe Online: www.boston.com

Visitor & Recreational Info: www.bostonusa.com

New England Association of Schools & Colleges: www.neasc.com

Boston Public Library: www.bpl.org