Patient and Family Engagement


Advice to Give? We're Listening!

Become a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Patient/Family Advisor and partner with us to help improve the health outcomes for patients throughout the medical center. Your voice could lead to improvements in quality, safety, communication and hospital processes that have a dramatic impact on the patient care experience.

Building Partnerships with Patients and Families

Decades before Beth Israel and New England Deaconess hospitals came together as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, each was a leader in health care with a long history of personalized patient care and community service. The first Rights of Patients statement in the nation was implemented by Beth Israel Hospital in 1972 and BIDMC has been in the forefront among hospitals nationally in sharing information about the quality of our care with patients and the community at large. Over the past several years, BIDMC has been involved with efforts to bring patients and families into decision-making processes related to quality and safe care through the creation of patient and family councils, seating advisors on staff committees, and project-based feedback opportunities. To learn more about our work with advisors, please view our BIDMC Advisory Council 2018 Annual Report.