BIDMC Honored for Quality
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is among three hospitals nationally to be recognized for their leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.
The 2009 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® was awarded to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., which will receive $75,000. BIDMC was honored as the finalist and will receive $12,500. Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, received the Citation of Merit.
BIDMC was cited for its goal of eliminating all preventable harm by 2012 and for emphasizing leadership and transparency to help the hospital move toward that important goal. The award notes BIDMC's strong values of reliability, safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness and equity are reinforced throughout the organization.
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