BID–Needham Named Business of the Year by Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce

Date: February 01, 2019

Newly elected state Sen. Becca Rausch presented BID-Needham with the Business of the Year Award in recognition of the hospital’s “unwavering commitment to our community and its role as a vital economic engine.”

Last year, BID-Needham donated more than $83,000 in grants, sponsorships, programming and events support to local schools, councils on aging, public health departments, nonprofits and the fire department, while partnering and supporting more than 60 community organizations, including the chamber.

The hospital also earned praise for installing a prescription drug disposal kiosk to provide residents with a safe place to dispose of drugs, an important step in reducing the opioid epidemic in our local communities.

John Fogarty, President and CEO of BID-Needham, accepts the Business of the Year award on behalf of the hospital

“BID-Needham is an amazing resource for the many people who work and live in the area,” Rausch said. “We are all fortunate to have this world class medical center in our community and are pleased to present it with the Business of the Year award."

John Fogarty, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham said the hospital was “honored to receive the award at the second annual Needham Night, and we are privileged to be in the company of other great recipients.

“At BID–Needham, we have undergone tremendous growth and success as a health care provider and employer in the region, with great support from our community including the Chamber. We are truly grateful to be recognized with this award,” Fogarty added.

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