Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
BID-Needham Receives 'A' For Patient Safety
Needham, MA--Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) is proud to announce it has received an 'A' for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
“We’re honored to have received the A rating,” said BID-Needham President and CEO John Fogarty. “It reflects the hard work of the clinical team and front line staff in safety and quality at BID-Needham.”
The A for BID-Needham was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score. The A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals is based on the hospital’s ability to prevent preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. To read more, click here.
Congratulations to our 2013 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award recipients Mary Paschal, RN, Kris Vanin, RN and Suzanne Waldron, RN
Mary Paschal, RN, Kris Vanin, RN and Suzanne Waldron, RN
2013 National Nurses Week: May 6-10
May 6-10 was national nurses week and we are honored to announce that Jean MacNamara, RN, is among the 2013 nominees listed in The Boston Globe’s Salute to Nurses.
Jean was nominated by a patient who was diagnosed with MYB lymphoma. “After working many long, 12-hour shifts, Jean unselfishly comes to my house to administer my Neupogen shots. ….Jean has been there for me every step through this. She is loving, caring, and selfless.”
We think so too!
BIDMC Marathon Relief Fund
The medical center has set up a BIDMC Marathon Relief Fund to support patients, families and caretakers impacted by the bombings. To contribute to the Relief Fund or to the BIDMC Marathon Team please visit BIDMC’s Boston Marathon page.
Beth Israel Deaconess Breaks Ground for New Cancer Center & Surgical Pavilion in Needham
Bringing world class cancer care and advanced surgical services to the western suburbs
Needham, MA—Construction is now underway for the new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center & Surgical Pavilion after Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) broke ground today for the building which is expected to open in summer 2014.
This comprehensive cancer center and surgical pavilion will consolidate BIDMC’s west suburban cancer services into a new, state-of-the-art facility. The new surgical area will provide the ability for patients to have more advanced surgeries closer to home.
“This will be a very patient-centered facility,” said BID-Needham President and CEO John Fogarty. “Patients and clinicians have worked side by side with the architects for months to design the ideal patient experience. The result is a plan that consolidates all cancer services on one floor and a new surgical center on the second floor which allows for more advanced surgeries including cancer, colorectal, orthopaedic, urology, otolaryngology and general surgery.”
The three-story, 30,000-square foot building, designed by JACA Architects and being constructed by BOND, will be located on the footprint of BID-Needham’s former administration building, which was ceremoniously demolished last week. In addition to the new building, a new parking area is being built where parking will continue to be free for all patient and visitors.
“This collaboration between BIDMC and Needham offers a unique opportunity to upgrade and expand cancer and surgical services already being offered in Needham to our patients in the western suburbs,” said Kevin Tabb MD, BIDMC’s President and CEO. “It is the latest example of our commitment to provide the right care in the right place at the right time.” Click here to continue reading
Free Valet Parking
BID-Needham is happy to announce that we are offering free valet parking. The valet service is being offered at both the main entrance on Chestnut Street and at the ED entrance on School Street. For more information please call 781-453-3000.
"We think the emergency department staff and services are
outstanding. They never seem too rushed to listen and advise
their patients. They are top-notch!''
Take a look inside our new, award-winning Emergency Department
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Recognized by the American Heart and American Stroke Associations for lifesaving stroke care, the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
is known for its advanced medical technology, child-friendly atmosphere, and shorter wait times. All Emergency Department physicians are board-certified and members of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Learn more about our Emergency Department and its direct link to BIDMC »