BIDMC Welcomes First Patients to the Klarman Building

Written by: Chloe Meck

APRIL 03, 2023

New Inpatient Building Provides a Sophisticated, Modern and State-of-the-Art Environment for Both Patients and Caregivers

The Klarman BuildingBOSTON – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) welcomed patients and their families to the new Klarman Building over the weekend, the first new building at BIDMC in 27 years. Located on BIDMC’s West Campus, the new 10-story inpatient building includes 158 single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms, leading-edge procedural suites, and inviting spaces that are conductive to innovation and healing.

“The opening of the Klarman Building is the result of steadfast dedication, extensive planning and hard work of countless care providers, staff, and community members over the last several years,” said Pete Healy, president of BIDMC. “This is a monumental milestone for BIDMC and the communities we serve, as the building will further advance our leadership in medicine, innovation, and learning.”

BIDMC’s mission to provide extraordinary care supported by world-class research and education is strongly reflected throughout the new facility. Named by longtime BIDMC supporters Beth and Seth Klarman, the Klarman Building features leading-edge intensive care and operating units; a new medical helicopter landing pad; a rooftop healing garden; and meeting spaces for collaboration and learning. Imaging and procedural suites throughout the building house state-of-the-art technology that allow care teams to provide sophisticated diagnostics and extraordinary care.

“This new building provides the inspiring, comfortable, and personalized healing environment that our patients, families and staff deserve,” said Anthony Weiss, MD, chief medical officer of BIDMC. “The innovative resources throughout the facility are important to support the health-improving and life-saving work of our multidisciplinary teams.”

In addition to the state-of-the-art procedure rooms, a surgical pavilion and the Emergency Department, the building also includes the Healthcare Heroes Intensive Care Unit, which is named in recognition of frontline staff’s collective lifesaving work during the COVID-19 response and every day.

“This innovative building and the workforce that will care for our patients here are at the foundation of BIDMC’s future as a medical center,” said Kevin Tabb, MD, president & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, which includes BIDMC. “We are excited to see the remarkable impacts that the Klarman Building will have on transforming the health of our patients and communities.”

The Klarman Building achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Status, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability. With an inventive rainwater reuse system, purposeful use of natural light, and other environmental-friendly features, the building is constructed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of energy and water.

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.