Awards and Recognition
Joint Commission's "Top Performer"
2013 and 2014
The Joint Commission named BIDMC a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, venous thromboembolism and other measures. This is the second consecutive year BIDMC has attained this elite designation from the nation's leading health care accreditation organization. More information
US News & World Report "Best Hospitals"
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014-2015
BIDMC was named one of the nation's top 50 Best Hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery for the years 2006-2011. It was named a High-Performing Hospital in 2012-2015.
Truven "50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals"
2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States for 2015 by Truven Health Analytics, an independent, nationwide firm that provides consulting and benchmarking services to the health care industry.
The award reflects BIDMC’s outstanding performance on a range of objective measures, including cardiovascular outcomes, clinical process, extended outcomes and efficiency for the two most common cardiovascular conditions -- heart attack and heart failure -- and the two most common interventions -- percutaneous coronary intervention (such as angioplasty) and coronary artery bypass graft (bypass surgery). Hospitals receiving awards as part of the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program do not apply or pay for consideration or promotion.
Truven or its predecessor company, Thomson Reuters, ranked BIDMC among the nation’s top 50 or top 100 cardiovascular hospitals for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The CVI cardiac surgery program consistently achieves the highest, three-star composite ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, including for the most recent reporting period. Click below for more information.
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Aortic Valve Replacement
Boston Magazine "Top Doctors"
Every year, Boston Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" survey recognizes numerous CVI cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons. Those recognized in the most recent survey published in December 2014 include the following.
Cardiac Electrophysiology: Alfred E. Buxton, MD; Mark E. Josephson, MD; Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
Cardiac Surgery: Kamal R. Khabbaz, MD
Cardiovascular Disease: Frederick C. Basillico, MD; Joseph P. Kannam, MD; Warren Manning, MD
Interventional Cardiology: Roger Laham, MD; Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH; Jeffrey J. Popma, MD
Vascular Surgery: Elliot Chaikof, MD; Raul J. Guzman, MD; Allen D. Hamdan, MD; Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD
American Heart Association Awards
Mark E. Josephson, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, received two prestigious awards from the American Heart Association in 2013. He was presented with the Paul Dudley White Award for his distinguished contributions to the AHA's mission of "building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke." He also received the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award for "successful metoring of promising young academicians."
Bruce Furie, MD, Chief of BIDMC's Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, was named a 2014 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association (AHA). He as recognized for his pioneering discoveries in understanding the mechanisms that underlie the formation of blood clots.