Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham Receives Top Quality and Safety Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Date: February 10, 2020

BID Needham earns five-out-of-five star designation

Needham, Mass. – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID Needham) has received five-out-of-five stars from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in its annual quality and safety assessment of more than 4,500 hospitals across the country. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating in 2016 to help consumers, families and caregivers make decisions about where to get care and to encourage hospitals to improve the quality of care they provide.

“This Hospital Compare designation reflects the outstanding work of our team of clinicians and employees who are all dedicated to patient care of the safest and highest quality possible,” said John M. Fogarty, president of BID Needham. “Their commitment is seen each and every day, and I’m proud that it has been recognized with these national measures of patient quality and safety.”

The CMS Hospital Compare Five-Star Quality Rating was awarded to fewer than 10 percent of 4,586 hospitals in the United States. Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of quality and patient safety measures across seven areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital.