Top Community Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham

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Did you know Needham residents are fortunate to have one of the best community hospitals in Massachusetts, right at our doorsteps? Boston Magazine, well known for its “Best of” lists, recognized Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital as one of the top eight community hospitals:

“Because we’re small and used to working together, communication flows easily,” says chief nursing officer Penny Greenberg, who moved from the Boston flagship five years ago and now runs Needham’s nursing staff. Daily rounds are a group affair: Nurses, plus a social worker, physical therapist, nutritionist, and spiritual adviser all weigh in. In a new wing of all-private rooms, call buttons ring to nurses’ cell phones. As a result, the hospital has a near-zero rate of patients developing bedsores, an indicator of care quality. The facility, once cash-strapped, has been upgraded in ways that make tapping the expertise and resources of the downtown Beth Israel even easier. The new million-dollar MRI, CAT, and digital mammography suite, for instance, is electronically linked to the main campus, allowing specialists to give a second opinion. And Needham’s state-of-the-art emergency department has 19 treatment bays, ER docs from downtown, and a layout that puts crucial equipment (like ventilators) near the ambulance entrance. It also has stabilization and rapid-transit procedures for getting critical cases to Boston. -excerpt from Boston Magazine’s December 2010 issue: Boston Top Doctors: The Hometown Advantage

The following doctors were named to Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors List:

  • Cardiovascular Disease: Dr. Joseph Kannam
  • Hand Surgery: Dr. Arnold Savenor
  • Medical Oncology: Dr. Glenn Bubley
  • Plastic Surgery: Dr. Sumner A. Slavin
  • Urology: Dr. Anurag K. Das

For more information about Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham: Click here for the BIDH Website

Contact information:
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham , MA  02492
(781) 453-3000

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