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About Us

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) is a licensed acute care community hospital affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. BID-Needham has served residents in Needham, Dedham, Dover, Westwood, Medfield and other surrounding communities for nearly a century. In 2002, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Deaconess-Glover Hospital formalized their long-standing, collaborative relationship with a direct affiliation. The two hospitals' emergency departments have been clinically integrated since 2000. The direct affiliation has facilitated the integration of staff and resources in other clinical areas such as hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, general surgery, oncology and pathology. 

New Emergency Department entrance, October 26, 2009

The Hospital provides outpatient and inpatient services, complete diagnostic facilities and a full-service emergency department. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham's inpatient facilities include medical/surgical beds and a seven-bed intensive and cardiac care unit. Inpatient surgical services include orthopedic procedures and implants, urological, vascular, thoracic, plastic, reconstructive, gastrointestinal, general surgical and gynecological procedures. Outpatient services include endoscopic, ophthalmologic, dermatologic and podiatric procedures, chemotherapeutic and cancer management, cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes management services, and elder assessment programs. The Needham campus also offers occupational health services and nutritional counseling. Diagnostic facilities include complete 24-hour histopathology laboratory and blood banking services as well as diagnostic imaging including CT scanning, ultrasound, utltrasonic cardiography, bone densitometry, nuclear medicine, plain film radiology and fluoroscopy.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham's medical staff blends experienced primary care physicians and specialists supported by the Chestnut Health Care Alliance . Many physicians also hold appointments at major medical schools and are tied closely with their colleagues at other academic medical centers. Beth Israel Deaconess - Needham also offers community service programs, including preventive health screenings and educational lectures, CPR and first aid training, smoking cessation and stress management and relaxation courses.


Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham provides safe, high-quality, community-based health care and access to tertiary care in close collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, regardless of the patient's ability to pay, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability.


BID-Needham aspires to be the best community hospital in eastern Massachusetts. We will do this by providing our patients with extraordinary caregivers who work seamlessly as a team, and by providing our employees with an inspiring work place. 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.


These values will help us achieve our vision.

Accountability - We take responsibility for supplying the professionalism, clinical excellence and compassion that result in good patient outcomes.

Adaptability - We make the most of our resources to provide the best possible care.

Creativity - We translate our ideas into action to benefit patients and employees.

Optimism - We believe we can achieve our vision and we bring a positive attitude and energy to everything we do.

Quality and safety - We strive to provide the highest quality, safe patient care. 

Service - We are extraordinarily responsive to the needs of our patients, referring physicians and other constituents.

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492