BIDMC Prepares To Open New Inpatient Building

Chloe Meck

FEBRUARY 09, 2023

BIDMC Recognizes Community of Philanthropic Supporters

BIDMC Prepares To Open New Inpatient Building
Photo Credit: Johnson Photography
BOSTON – Leaders from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), city officials, community members and philanthropic supporters gathered today for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the upcoming opening of the hospital’s newest inpatient building. The Klarman Building, named by longtime BIDMC supporters Beth and Seth Klarman, will provide a sophisticated, modern and state-of-the-art environment for both patients and caregivers.

“The Klarman Building will further advance BIDMC’s ability to provide extraordinary care, where the patient comes first, supported by world-class education and research,” said Pete Healy, president of BIDMC. “We are extremely grateful for all the tremendous support from our community, including Beth and Seth Klarman who have a long-standing record of deep commitment to BIDMC’s mission, patients and staff.”

This inpatient facility is the cornerstone of Where Extraordinary Lives, BIDMC’s $750 million comprehensive campaign that has raised more than $600 million to date. Located on BIDMC’s West Campus, the building includes 158 single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms; leading-edge surgical and cardiovascular procedure spaces; a medical helicopter landing pad; and a rooftop healing garden. In addition to this green space, staff, patients and families will find inviting and open spaces throughout the building that are conducive to innovation and healing. BIDMC anticipates the building will open to the public in April, pending final approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

“We are honored to support this new leading-edge facility and the outstanding patient care, innovation and learning that it will bring to the region,” said Beth and Seth Klarman. “Aiding a healthcare institution like BIDMC at this moment is more important than ever so the doctors, nurses, researchers and other hospital staff will have the resources and facilities they need to carry out their extraordinary work.”

The sixth floor of the Klarman Building, which contains the 30-bed intensive care unit, will be named the Healthcare Heroes ICU in recognition of the frontline staff’s collective lifesaving work during the COVID-19 response and every day. More than 3,600 community members supported this effort — collectively contributing $10 million to honor BIDMC’s remarkable staff and physicians through the naming of this floor.

“The Klarman Building is a direct result of the inspiration, generosity and dedication of our community,” said Thomas J. DeSimone, chair of the Board of Trustees at BIDMC. “We greatly appreciate the incredible partnership of all our donors and staff, who have made an investment of their philanthropic support, time and effort in the future of health care represented by this remarkable facility.”

“BIDMC’s new inpatient building will further strengthen our ability to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and fully support our care teams and staff,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, which includes BIDMC. “In a rapidly changing environment, we are proud to be at the forefront of innovation in health care — for our patients, their families and the communities we serve.”

For more information on the progress of the Klarman Building, please visit the New Inpatient Building page.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a leading academic medical center, where extraordinary care is supported by high-quality education and research. BIDMC is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.