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  • BMC's Pediatrics Department was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest accolade. The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, accrediting and certifying a wide range of health care organizations. (January 2015)
     
  • Doximity, the largest network of physicians in the United States, recognized four Boston Medical Center residency programs – dermatology, family medicine, pediatrics (in collaboration with Boston Children’s), and otolaryngology – as top 10 in the Northeast (January 2015)
     
  • BMC was recognized with the American Heart Association’s ‘Get With the Guidelines’ Achievement Award for its work in heart failure. The award honors hospitals that have achieved and sustained 85 percent or higher adherence to specific evidence-based guidelines as measured in the Get With the Guidelines (December 2014)
     
  • Boston Magazine named 62 BMC physicians as "top docs" in their respective fields. The cover of this year's issue also featured BMC's Nahid Bhadelia, MD, of Infectious Diseases (December 2014)
     
  • Kate Walsh, President and CEO, was named one of the 50 Most Influential Bostonians by the Boston Business Journal (November 2014)
     
  • BMC was ranked number 21 on the 2014 Boston Globe Magazine and Commonwealth Institute’s annual list of top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts (November 2014)
     
  • The Human Rights Campaign named BMC a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in its 2014 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report. Health care facilities named as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality meet all of the HEI criteria for LGBT patient-centered care. (November 2014)
     
  • For the third year in a row, BMC received an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group (October 2014)
     
  • Boston Medical Center/Boston Children's Hospital was named the No. 2 residency training program in the nation for pediatrics by the physician network Doximity, along with its partner US News & World Report (September 2014)
     
  • America's Essential Hospitals recognized BMC as one of six member hospitals for its exceptional work to improve quality and population health in their community and beyond. BMC was selected for the annual Award for Improving Quality for the Alarm Management Quality Improvement Project (July 2014)
     
  • BMC was named by U.S. News & World Report as among the best hospitals in the region and a high performing provider – in the top 25 percent of hospitals across the country – in the areas of nephrology and geriatrics in its Best Hospitals 2014. In addition, BMC was ranked 15th in regional rankings covering all of New England and 11th in the Boston metropolitan area (July 2014)
     
  • The New England Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers awarded BMC the Energy Project of the Year award for the hospital’s efforts in improving overall energy efficiency in the 260,000 square foot Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center (June 2014)
     
  • BMC was one of only 251 hospitals in the nation to achieve an “A” rating in all five testing areas in Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score (May 2014)
     
  • BMC was named to the Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2014 (May 2014)
     
  • BMC’s Social Work team was honored by the National Association of Social Workers Mass. Chapter for their extraordinary work in the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy (April 2014)
     
  • The Department of Pediatrics received the annual Academic Pediatric Association Health Care Delivery Award for its outstanding leadership in the area of child health, for its years of program development for underserved populations and for the department’s commitment to education both locally and nationally (April 2014)
     
  • 68 BMC physicians, in 32 different specialties, were included in Boston Magazine’s 2013 “Top Docs” list. (December 2013)
     
  • BMC has been recognized for its achievement in implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) for stroke care. (Oct. 2013)
     
  • BMC received the prestigious Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation for its efforts to ease patients’ transitions from hospital to home through Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge), the brainchild of Brian Jack, MD, Chief and Chair of Family Medicine, and his team. (Sept. 2013)
     
  • BMC included in the 2013 InformationWeek’s 500, an annual ranking that recognizes the country's most innovative users of business technology. (Sept. 2013)
     
  • Four BMC leaders have been named 2013 Champions in Healthcare by the Boston Business Journal: Latchman Hiralall, Manager, Preventive Food Pantry; Martha Vibbert, PhD, Director, SPARK Center; Clare Wohlgemuth, MS, RN, GCNS, Director of Nursing, Geriatrics and Lisa O'Connor, RN, BSN, former BMC Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer. (Sept. 2013)
     
  • Thomas Traylor, BMC’s Vice President of Government Programs, has been named Chair of the Executive Committee for America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly known as the National Association for Public Hospitals and Health Systems. (July 2013)
     
  • BMC received three awards for exceptional stroke care, including “Defect-Free Care” and “Highest Performer on NIH Stroke Scale” (NIHSS) awards from SCORE, a voluntary statewide quality improvement collaborative administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), which supports Primary Stroke Service hospitals. In addition, BMC received a “Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Plus Achievement Award” from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (July 2013)
     
  • BMC recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization for the second consecutive year. (July 2013)
     
  • U.S. News & World Report named BMC as among the best hospitals in the region and a high performing provider – in the top 25 percent of hospitals across the country – in the areas of cancer; diabetes & endocrinology; geriatrics nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonary and rheumatology in Best Hospitals 2013. In addition, BMC was ranked 10th in regional rankings covering all of New England and 8th in the Boston metropolitan area, which covers a wide geographic area south and north of the city. (July 2013)
     
  • BMC received the 2012-2013 Employer of the Year Award from YMCA Training, Inc., the seventh time in 13 years BMC has won. (June 2013)
     
  • BMC received an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. (May 2013)
     
  • BMC named a Blue Distinction Center for neurosurgery and orthopaedic spine surgery by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for its expertise in delivering quality healthcare. (March 2013)
     
  • BMC’s Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center, BMC’s first green building, has received a 2012 design award from the Boston Society of Architects. (March 2013)
     
  • BMC ranked No. 2 out of 17 large-volume hospitals in the state for its delivery of stroke care by the Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE). (March 2013)
     
  • BMC was honored with the Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for Organ Donation, which is given to hospitals that meet a donation rate of 75 percent or more. (March 2013)
     
  • BMC awarded elite distinction as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the first time. (December 2012)
     
  • BMC’s Preventive Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen earned the 2012 James W. Varnum National Quality Health Care Award from Dartmouth-Hitchcock, which recognizes an outstanding national leader in health care quality improvement initiatives. (December 2012)
     
  • 61 BMC physicians, in 29 different specialties, were included in Boston Magazine’s 2012 “Top Docs” list. (November 2012)
     
  • BMC was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. (November 2012)
     
  • BMC named to the 2012 Harvard Pilgrim Hospital Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals whose performance was among the top 25 percent of those measured nationally on a set of composite clinical quality, patient experience and patient safety measures. (November 2012)
     
  • BMC HealthNet Plan, the largest Medicaid health plan in Mass., was ranked in the top 10 among Medicaid plans in the nation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in its Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2012-2013. (September 2012)
     
  • BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh named to the Boston Business Journal’s Power 50, which includes 50 professionals who are leading change in the Boston economy. (September 2012)
     
  • BMC HealthNet Plan ranked No. 9 among US Medicaid health plans by NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings – Medicaid. (September 2012)
     
  • BMC’s Department of OB/GYN has been named an AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. (September 2012)
     
  • BMC received the Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for its donation rate of 75% of eligible donors. (August 2012)
     
  • BMC received the American Heart Association’s Heart Failure Gold Achievment Award, which recognizes BMC’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for heart disease patients. (August 2012)
     
  • BMC received the Department of Health and Human Services Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for its donation rate of 75 percent of eligible donors. (August 2012)
     
  • BMC was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. (June 2012)
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  • BMC’s Food Pantry received the 2012 James. W. Varnum National Quality Award. The award recognizes an outstanding national leader or team in health care quality improvement initiatives, especially improvements in which patients, families and staff work together to achieve organizational culture change. (May 2012)
     
  • BMC’s Cancer Care Center receives the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons. (March 2012)
     
  • Scott O’Gorman named President of BMC HealthNet Plan. (February 2012)

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