Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States. The award is based in overall organizational performance, according to the annual study released Monday (March 30) by the health care business of Thomson Reuters. BIDMC was the only Massachusetts hospital named in the survey.
The study is based on the 100 Top Hospitals National Balanced Scorecard that evaluates performance in nine areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, cash-to-debt ratio, patient satisfaction, and adherence to clinical standards of care. The study has been conducted annually since 1993.
“We are pleased to again be among the 15 major teaching hospitals nationally to be recognized by this hospital rating methodology, which utilizes multiple metrics of hospital performance,” said Kenneth Sands, BIDMC’s senior vice president of health care quality and assistant professor of medicine. “It validates the commitment we have made to safe, high-quality care.”
For more information on BIDMC, visit http://www.bidmc.harvard.edu.