Our New, State-of-the-Art Building
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is at the forefront of innovation in health care – for the benefit of our patients, our communities and our region.
A Harvard Medical School-affiliated academic medical center in the Longwood Medical Area, BIDMC is a vital resource for specialty care and local community residents and is fully integrated with our network of community-based providers throughout eastern Massachusetts. As part of our mission to provide extraordinary care supported by world-class research and education, we are planning to build a new inpatient building to better serve our patients and better support our caregivers.
BIDMC's first new building in 20 years will reflect our non-profit mission, including excellence in clinical care; dedication to innovative research; training the next generation of medical and allied health professionals; and a continued commitment to our neighboring communities. The new inpatient building on BIDMC’s West Campus will be designed to enable BIDMC to adapt to meet the needs of our patients and communities in a rapidly changing health care environment.
In accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) guidelines and MADPH's identified priorities, BIDMC will be allocating funds to the Community-based Health Initiative (CHI).
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With this new inpatient building, we are committed to:
- Ensuring that our patients and families have access to modern, single-bedded, family-friendly rooms that facilitate healing and recovery
- Designing spaces that can accommodate the sophisticated technology and team-based care needed to best support the increasingly acute, complex needs of our patients
- Providing caregivers and staff with the tools and resources they need to deliver extraordinary care, including operating and procedure rooms sized to incorporate the latest technologies and imaging so that we can offer the most advanced, effective treatments available, with the benefit of innovative research and space to train the next generation of physicians and allied health professionals
- Designing the building to be energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable, consistent with our commitment to a healthy community and the health benefits of environmental stewardship
- Engaging our patients, staff and the broader community throughout building design and construction
Highlights of the New Building
The 10-story, approximately 345,000 square foot inpatient building will be located on BIDMC's West Campus, on a site bounded by Brookline Avenue, Francis Street, Pilgrim Road, and the Rosenberg Building.
The building site is adjacent to existing procedural, surgical, post-surgical, acute care, and inpatient rooms on BIDMC’s West Campus, which will support fully integrated clinical care for our patients. The new inpatient building will connect to the Rosenberg Building and the bridge to the Farr Building in multiple locations to facilitate access for patients, families and caregivers. The new building’s location will also facilitate the sharing of clinical support services with existing inpatient programs on the West Campus. This shared and efficient use of clinical support services will reduce construction costs and operating costs, consistent with BIDMC’s commitment to delivering high-quality, lower cost care.
The new inpatient building will include:
- Single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms, including:
- Up to 128 medical-surgical patient rooms, many of which will replace double-bedded rooms elsewhere on BIDMC’s West Campus
- 30 intensive care unit (ICU) rooms that will help our caregivers support the complex medical needs of our most acute patients and their families
- Leading-edge surgical suites large enough to accommodate the most advanced surgical procedures and intraoperative imaging technology and facilitate the training the next generation of clinicians
- Diagnostic and procedural suites with state-of-the-art equipment that are designed for versatility to handle the most acute patient care needs
- A medical helicopter landing pad – relocated from its current location on the roof of the adjacent Rosenberg Building — to support BIDMC’s important role as a major Level 1 Trauma Center for our region
- An accessible, rooftop green space and healing garden for the benefit of patients, families and caregivers, consistent with our commitment to environmental stewardship
- Conference space with technology that fosters the sharing of innovative scientific and medical knowledge, modern teaching methods, and multidisciplinary teamwork
Our Commitment to the Community
BIDMC is committed to open communication and collaboration with our patients and their families; BIDMC faculty, clinicians and staff; community groups; residents; neighboring institutions; and local, state and federal public officials and agencies throughout the building design, regulatory review and construction process. We welcome your input and encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Determination of Need
BIDMC began the state's Determination of Need (DoN) process for the new inpatient building project by filing an application with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on July 30, 2018.
The DoN application and related materials can be found on the Department of Public Health Website. https://www.mass.gov/lists/don-caregroup-inc-bidmc-substantial-capital-expenditure
The DoN was approved at a meeting of DPH’s Public Health Council on January 9, 2019, and Notice of Final Action was issued by DPH on January 10, 2019.
Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act
BIDMC filed an Environmental Notification Form (ENF), which was published by the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs in the Environmental Monitor on March 7, 2018. The Secretary's Certificate was received April 6, 2018.
City of Boston
The proposed New Inpatient Building Project is under review by various departments and agencies of the City of Boston, and has gone through the City of Boston Article 80 Development Review Process.
On July 20, 2018 BIDMC filed an Institutional Master Plan Amendment (IMP Amendment) and Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) describing the project with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). These documents are available on the BPDA website. http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/bidmc-new-inpatient-building
BIDMC received BPDA Board Approval on October 11, 2018.
BIDMC received Boston Zoning Commission Approval on November 7, 2018.
This webpage will be updated as we move forward in the building design, regulatory review and construction processes.