To find a doctor, call 800-667-5356 or click below:

Find a Doctor

Request an Appointment

left banner
right banner
Smaller Larger

Excellence Award

Jeff Liebman and Ken Sands

Ken Sands, MD, Senior Vice President, Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham President and CEO Jeff Liebman, have been recognized as leaders in quality with the Rx for Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Medical Law Report.

  • Date: 9/25/2010

The Rx for Excellence Award honors best practices in safety, quality, and risk management in health care. Both BIDMC and BID-Needham have made quality and safety a major priority with the goal of eliminating all preventable harm by 2012.

Sands and Liebman stress that the award belongs to the physicians, nurses, and staff at both institutions. "Implementing quality measures is a team effort," said Sands. "Everyone is responsible for raising our standards and with the ongoing effort of providing patients with the best and safest health care possible."

Liebman agrees. "This is an acknowledgement of our collective hard work in bringing our institutions to a new level of patient care and satisfaction. Part of the excitement for me is knowing that this is just the beginning of an ongoing journey to excellence."

The winners of the Rx for Excellence Award were selected by a group of leaders in the Massachusetts health care community, along with the editorial staff of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report, a state-wide publication for medical professionals about legal news and risk management.

"We are pleased to celebrate patient safety, quality, and risk management in health care," said Susan A. Bocamazo, Esq., publisher of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report. "Our honorees represent the very best in creating safe and effective health care for patients throughout the Commonwealth."