About BIDMC

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Whether you’re a patient, a neighbor, a nurse, a donor, a medical student, a scientist, a technologist, a family member, a physician, or a trustee, you’ll find a mission, a vision, a passion, a team, a commitment, a reason, a medical center with heart — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Each year, about a quarter million patients and their families count on Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Every day, we strive to meet and exceed their expectations.

We have assembled surgical and clinical expertise second to none, establisthed a state-of-the-art trauma center, developed sophisticated minimally invasive techniques, and called on innovative training and technology to ensure the highest level of patient safety and quality of care. These clinical initiatives, a thriving research enterprise and an unparalleled Harvard-affiliated medical education program all enable Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to fulfill our mission.

Our clinicians and researchers are highly skilled. Our techniques and technologies are state of the art. You expect this from an internationally renowned institution at the center of medicine. But we believe what makes BIDMC even more remarkable is our spirit — the way we treat our patients with the utmost respect and compassion, like our own family members and friends.

Our History

In 1896, as part of their missionary charter, Methodist deaconesses founded the New England Deaconess Hospital to care for the city's needy residents, who could not access health care elsewhere.  In 1916, Boston's Jewish community established the Beth Israel Hospital to employ the city's Jewish doctors who were barred from faculty appointments at other Boston hospitals and to serve the growing Jewish immigrant population.

Both born from discrimination, the Beth Israel and New England Deaconess hospitals merged in 1996.  Since their union, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has retained its focus on both leading medical research and excellence in compassionate, non-discriminatory patient care.
 
Today, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is building on its legacy of integrating unsurpassed clinical care and groundbreaking research to advance the art and science of medicine.  Our supporters will enable us to develop and refine genetically customized treatments targeted to the unique biology of each patient.
 
BIDMC's foundation is compassion.  With our rich history of dignity and respect for every patient, BIDMC is poised to bring a powerful dose of this signature care to medicine as the rest of the world knows it.
 
We strive for better ways to blend advanced medicine with compassion and individualized care.
 
For more information about BIDMC, please visit:  http://www.bidmc.org/
 
To make a donation in support of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, please click here.

 

Directions to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215


From the north (Interstate 93)
Continue south on 93 to Boston and Storrow Drive (Exit 26) and Leverett Connector. From the left lane, follow onto Storrow Drive West. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Fenway (Route 1 South) exit. After the off ramp, bear right onto Boylston Street (outbound), pass through two sets of lights, and proceed to intersection of Brookline Avenue (.6 miles) and Park Drive. Bear left onto Brookline Avenue and pass through the next set of lights.

From the south (Route 24 and Interstate 95)
Follow Route 128 South to Route 3 exit to Southeast Expressway through the I-93 North Tunnel to Storrow Drive West Exit 26. Follow Storrow Drive West to the Fenway (Route 1 South) exit. Bear right onto Boylston Street (outbound), pass two sets of lights, and proceed to intersection of Brookline Avenue (.6 miles). Turn left onto Brookline Avenue. Continue .4 miles to east campus on your left and .6 miles to west campus on your right.

From the west (Route 9)
Heading east on the Massachusetts Turnpike, take Route 128 South (exit 14) to Route 9 East (exit 20A). Follow Route 9 to the intersection of Brookline Avenue in Brookline Village (Brook House will be on right). Turn left onto Brookline Avenue and pass three sets of lights.

Feldberg Building Parking
Follow Brookline Avenue until the next set of lights and turn left into the BIDMC Main Campus/East Campus driveway for the garage and the Feldberg Building.

Directions to the Kirstein Living Room
From the Feldberg Lobby, take the Feldberg Elevator to the second floor. Turn left off of the elevator to cross the connection bridge. Follow the hallway to the right which will lead you to the Kirstein Building. Take the Kirstein elevators to the 1st Floor.  When you come off the elevators, follow the hallway until the end, take your immediate right. The Kirstein Living Room will be at the end of the hallway. Directional signage will be posted around the medical center.

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