Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham Receives Top Quality and Safety Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

BID Needham Earns Five-Out-of-Five Star Designation

Needham, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID Needham) has received five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual quality and safety assessment of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating in 2016 to help consumers, families and caregivers make decisions about where to get care and to encourage hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide.

“This Hospital Compare designation reflects the outstanding work of our team of clinicians and employees who are all dedicated to patient care of the safest and highest quality possible,” said John M. Fogarty, president of BID Needham. “Their commitment is seen each and every day, and I’m proud that it has been recognized with these national measures of patient quality and safety.”

The CMS Hospital Compare Five-Star Quality Rating was awarded to fewer than 10 percent of 4,586 hospitals in the United States. Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of quality and patient safety measures across seven areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham

Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham (BID Needham) is a licensed 73-bed acute care community hospital. BID Needham has served residents in Needham and surrounding communities for more than 100 years. The hospital has been recognized by several organizations for quality and safety, including five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group, the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and the 2019 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award.

Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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