Awards and Recognition
Harvard Pilgrim Hospital
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care named Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to the 2009 Hospital Honor Roll, an honor that partly reflects the CardioVascular Institute's performance in
heart attack care and
heart failure care. The honor Roll recognizes hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally on a set of composite clinical quality and patient experience measures, as reported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Leapfrog patient safety measures. For both of these, BIDMC and the CardioVascular Institute either met or exceeded the target performance measures. More info: www.harvardpilgrim.org/hosphonorroll.
US News & World Report "Best Hospitals"
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
BIDMC was named one of the nation's top 50 Best Hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery for the years 2006-2011. For 2012, it was named a High-Performing Hospital.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
3-Star Composite Rating
The STS awarded the cardiac surgery program at BIDMC its comprehensive 3-star rating for the most recent reporting period of January-December 2010. The 3-star composite rating denotes the highest category of quality. Approximately 15 percent of all hospitals belonging to the STS achieve this highest tier rating.
Specifically, the STS reported an operative (30 days post-surgery) mortality rate for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery at BIDMC of 1.6 percent, compared to 1.9 percent at hospitals nationwide. For aortic valve replacement surgery, the operative (30 days post-surgery) mortality rate was 0.0 percent, compared to 3.1 percent for hospitals nationwide. These numbers are risk-adjusted.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
'Blue Center for Cardiac Care'
2007 and 2008
BIDMC was named Blue Distinction Center (SM) for Cardiac Care by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). This national distinction recognizes the exceptional quality of care that patients receive.
Thomson Health Care
Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success Study
2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009
Thomson (formerly Solucient) named BIDMC one of the top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care.