Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center New Inpatient Building Update
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Breaks Ground on New Inpatient Building
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has launched construction of a new inpatient building that will further advance its mission to deliver extraordinary patient care, supported by world-class research and education. Leaders from BIDMC and Beth Israel Lahey Health joined clinicians, staff, patients, city officials, philanthropic supporters, and community members for a celebratory groundbreaking event on Thursday, June 13th, to mark the beginning of the construction process.
Located at the corner of Francis Street and Pilgrim Road on BIDMC’s West Campus, the new 345,000 square foot building will include 158 single-bedded, family-friendly patient rooms; leading-edge surgical and diagnostic suites; a medical helicopter landing pad; and a rooftop green space and healing garden.
The ten-story structure will be ‘wired for the future’ to accommodate sophisticated technology, advanced treatments, and team-based care. The building has been designed to be energy efficient and environmentally sustainable, consistent with BIDMC’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
“This new building will further strengthen our ability to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and fully support our committed physicians, nurses, and staff,” said Peter Healy, President of BIDMC. “This new structure will propel Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center forward in delivering on our commitments to the people and communities we serve. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation in health care for the benefit of our patients, our communities and our region.”
As part of the building process, BIDMC has embarked a Community-based Health Initiative to identify and invest in important community health priorities, with a focus on the Allston/Brighton, Bowdoin/Geneva, Chinatown, Fenway/Kenmore and Roxbury/Mission Hill neighborhoods of Boston, as well the City of Chelsea.
The new inpatient building is expected to be completed in 2022.
Pictured left to right
Kevin Tabb, MD – President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health
Peter Healy – President, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Doug Linde – BIDMC Campaign Co-Chair; Beth Israel Lahey Health Board of Trustees
Carol Anderson – Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Board of Directors
Marty Martinez – Chief of Health and Human Services, City of Boston
photo courtesy: Johnson Photography, Inc., for BIDMC