beth israel deaconess medical center a harvard medical school teaching hospital

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Our Mission

To provide extraordinary care, where the patient comes first, supported by world-class education and research.

The mission of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to serve our patients compassionately and effectively and to create a healthy future for them and their families. Our mission is supported by our commitment to provide personalized excellent care for our patients and a workforce committed to individual accountability, mutual respect and collaboration.

Critical to our success is the partnership between the medical center and its physicians. It is their partnership that allows the medical center to carry out our mission of teaching, research and clinical care. Our partnership with Harvard Medical School and our role as a major Harvard teaching hospital strengthen our ability to train, teach, and create new knowledge. We are committed to recruiting the best physicians, scientists, nurses and others to support these activities.

In addition to servicing our patients, the medical center is committed to being active in our local community. Community service is at the core of the religious tradition of both the founding hospitals, and still today is an important part of our mission. We have a covenant to care for the underserved and work to change disparities in access to care. We know that to be successful we need to learn from those we serve. We recognize our role as a tertiary/academic resource in a larger health system. We look forward to acting collaboratively with our community partners so that together we can provide the clinical integration that will best serve our patients.


We recognize that the diversity, talent, innovation, and commitment of all of our employees contribute to our strength and are a major component of our success. We greatly value the leadership and participation of our trustees, overseers and donors who make an invaluable contribution to our ability to carry out our mission to serve patients, students, science and our community.

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Main Switchboard: 617-667-7000
Find a Doctor: 800-667-5356
Directions by Phone: 617-667-3000
TDD (for hearing impaired): 800-439-0183