|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Place||Boston Massachusetts, (US)|
|Affiliated University||Harvard University|
|Emergency Dept.||Level I trauma center|
|Founded||Deaconess - 1896, Beth Israel - 1916; Merged 1996|
|See also||Hospitals in Massachusetts|
Both an international and regional referral center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This article describes policy-related systems For the article on hospital networks which are sometimes referred to as health care systems see Hospital network. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for A teaching hospital is a Hospital that in addition to delivering medical care to patients also provides Clinical education and training to future and current doctors A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects A trauma center is a Hospital equipped to provide comprehensive Emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries List of Hospitals in Massachusetts ( US state) sorted by location Harvard Medical School ( HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University and currently the #1 medical school in America as ranked by U It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital (founded in 1916) and New England Deaconess Hospital (founded in 1896). Among independent teaching hospitals, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is the third-largest recipient of biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health. "NIH" redirects here For other meanings of NIH see NIH (disambiguation. Research funding totals nearly $150 million annually. BIDMC researchers run more than 1,000 active sponsored projects and 200 clinical trials. The Harvard-Thorndike General Clinical Research Center, the nation's oldest clinical research laboratory, has been located on this site since 1973. BIDMC is equally known for its outstanding, compassionate patient care, through a multidisciplinary effort from outstanding physicians, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and social workers. It is considered a national leader in multiple clinical and research areas, including cardiovascular, renal, liver, pancreas, gastric motility, infectious disease, women's health, diabetes, cancer and minimally invasive surgery. The information technology services are among the best in the nation, from the cutting edge emergency room electronic dashboard to the integrated Web Online Medical Record. The surgical and procedural simulation center is a national model of excellence.
Located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, BIDMC is the flagship hospital of the Caregroup Healthcare System of Massachusetts and is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the US in by U.S. News & World Report. Longwood Medical and Academic Area (also known as Longwood Medical Area, LMA, or just Longwood) is a world-famous medical campus located in Boston USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D It is one of the largest hospitals in New England, surpassed only by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, both also in Boston. History See also History of New England New England's earliest inhabitants were Algonquian -speaking Native Americans including the Massachusetts General Hospital ( Mass General or MGH) is a Teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a Biomedical research Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH is the largest Hospital of Longwood Medical and Academic Area, in the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of
The President of BIDMC is Paul F. Levy, who assumed the role in early January 2002.
Notable milestones in the history of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess include:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sponsors numerous post-graduate medical residency programs in a variety of medical subspecialties including internal medicine, surgery, pathology, neurology and radiology. Internal medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis management and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases Surgery (from the χειρουργική cheirourgikē, via chirurgiae meaning "hand work" is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental Pathology (from Greek grc πάθος pathos, "fate harm" and grc -λογία -logia) is the study and Radiology is the medical specialty directing Medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat diseases
Since the merger, the hospital consists of two campuses, the East (former Beth Israel) and the West (former Deaconess). The East Campus retained most primary care, inpatient, clinical and administrative functions, while the emergency department, inpatient care, the department of human resources, and many specialists are located on the West Campus.
The merger coincided with the completion of the ten-story Clinical Center (at the corner of Brookline and Longwood Avenues, in space formerly occupied by the Massachusetts College of Art), which houses most of the hospital's outpatient services. Massachusetts College of Art and Design (also known as MassArt) is a publicly funded college of visual and Applied art, founded in 1873 The East Campus is located at 330 Brookline Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area. Longwood Medical and Academic Area (also known as Longwood Medical Area, LMA, or just Longwood) is a world-famous medical campus located in Boston
The West Campus is nearly diagonally across the street, at 1 Deaconess Road. A number of other non-clinical, administrative offices (e. g. payroll, accounts payable, telecommunications) are located offsite in offices scattered throughout the area.
In addition to its clinical services, BIDMC supports a significant amount of clinical and bench research which takes place in labs throughout its two campuses, as well as research buildings of Harvard Medical School. Research investigators receive a substantial amount of funding from both NIH and private industry to support their work. "NIH" redirects here For other meanings of NIH see NIH (disambiguation. The hospital ranks third in NIH funding in the United States for independent hospitals. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The BIDMC Senior Volunteer Workshop is a weekly volunteer group of seniors who provide a variety of services to the Medical Center. The program began at Beth Israel Hospital many years ago. Started over 25 years ago by group supervisor Trudy Agress, the Workshop is an indispensable assett to a variety of departments, including Labor and Delivery, NICU, Anesthesia, Central Sterile Processing, Development, and Communications. Members of the Workshop enjoy monthly celebrations for a variety of occasions, such as Hanukkah/Christmas, Valentines Day, and annual recognitions by the hospital. Women over 55 who are interested in joining this Tuesday group should contact Volunteer Services at BIDMC. 617. 667. 3026