Our Patients, Our Mission
Providing High Quality, Patient-Centered Care
Safe Transitions for Patients
The BIDMC hospitalist group is committed to providing high quality, patient-centered care, with an emphasis on real-time communication with referring clinicians, and safe transitions for our patients during the vulnerable period between discharge and outpatient follow-up.
Inpatient Care for Hundreds of Physicians
As our reputation has grown, so has our referral base. We now provide inpatient care for hundreds of primary care doctors and specialists in the Boston area and surrounding communities. These include our colleagues at:
- BIDMC's academic primary care practice
- Healthcare Associates
- Joslin Diabetes Center
- BIDMC affiliated community health centers
- Private practice groups
- Many of the local academic institutions, including Northeastern and Harvard University
Co-Management Patient Care Model
BIDMC is an academic tertiary care referral center which offers state-of-the-art surgeries, procedures, and consultation. In order to provide the best care for our patients, we have partnered with our specialists to provide a co-management patient care model.
When complex patients are referred for specialty care, we can:
- Arrange the transfer
- Assemble the team
- Provide complete inpatient care
- Ensure that the patient is safely transitioned to home
Improves Patient Care and Satisfaction
We have found that this model improves patient care and satisfaction, and allows the specialists to focus on their area of expertise.
Scope of Our Practice
As BIDMC has grown, so has the scope of our practice. We now co-manage patients with specialists from:
- Infectious disease
- Interventional pulmonary
- Orthopedic surgery
- Interventional radiology services
Dedicated to Improving the Overall Health of Underserved Populations
BIDMC has long been dedicated to partnering with the community to improve the overall health of underserved populations, and the BIDMC Hospitalist group is an integral part of this mission.
Affiliated Health Centers
Our group cares for the patients admitted from our affiliated health centers, including:
- Urban Medical Group
- Bowdoin Street
- Joseph M. Smith
- Sidney Borum Jr.
- South Cove community
Specialty Care for a Diverse Population
These clinics provide primary and specialty care for a diverse population including the following communities:
- Cape Verdean
- African American