About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

About Our Academic Medical Center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is a world-class teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in the heart of Boston. We are passionate about caring for our patients like they are family, finding new cures, using the finest and the latest technologies, and teaching and inspiring caregivers of tomorrow. We put people at the center of everything we do, because we believe in medicine that puts people first.

BIDMC Patient Care by the Numbers
  • 743 licensed beds
  • 5,095 births
  • 37,606 inpatient discharges
  • 47,780 emergency department visits
  • 803,000 outpatient visits

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.