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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Overview

Boston, MA
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
When a Boston Red Sox player gets slugged, he may very well end up at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Though it's the official hospital for this Major League Baseball team, it's perhaps better known for being a teaching hospital of ... Read more

Mission: To provide extraordinary care, where the patient comes first, supported by world-class education and research.

The mission of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to serve our patients compassionately and effectively and to create a healthy future for ... Read more

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    Today, Beth Israel Lahey Health officially embarks on a journey to transform health care in Massachusetts. Beth Israel Lahey Health is a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Why Work For Us?

These are exciting times at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We're developing key services, technologies and initiatives. We're setting the new standard for patient care, success and satisfaction. We're exploring different professional avenues. We're building. We're progressing. We're communicating and we're collaborating. Because at BIDMC, leadership is always listening. And careers are more rewarding.



Employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the Employee Benefits Program. Employees have the option of having benefits start on the first day of employment or first of the month following employment. Employees will be able to change their benefit options during the Fall Open Enrollment Period or when there is a change in status (i.e. birth, marriage).

Benefits (Paid by BIDMC and You)

During your first month of employment, you may elect comprehensive individual, dual or family coverage in one of several health insurance options. The amount you pay each week for health, dental and vision premiums will be paid with pretax dollars before federal, state, and social security taxes are withheld.

Health & Dental Plan Choices

Through Harvard Pilgrim Health Insurance you can elect the following health plans: CareGroup Value Plan, CareGroup Plus Plan or a PPO plan. When you elect the Value, Plus or PPO plan, you are automatically enrolled with Caremark for your prescription coverage. Our Dental insurance is through Delta Dental. We offer a vision plan through EyeMed Vision Care.

Earned Time (Paid by BIDMC)

Earned Time (ET) is a program in which traditional sick, vacation and holiday hours are combined to provide you with maximum flexibility in determining the use of your paid time-off benefit. You are eligible for earned time if you are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. Based on the current ET accrual rates, full-time employees accrue 28 days annually. You will earn additional days as your years of service increase. ET is pro-rated for regular part-time employees working less than 40 hours per week.

Tuition Reimbursement (Paid by BIDMC)

After you have completed six months of employment, you may receive reimbursement of tuition costs for approved work-related courses for up to $1,500 during each calendar year. Direct patient care employees are eligible for up to $3,000 each year. After five years of service, the amount increases to $2,250 per year. This amount is pro-rated for regular part-time eligible employees.

Discount Opportunities

Another great incentive for our BIDMC employees is our discount opportunities. Discount movie tickets as well as seasonal ski and water park tickets are available through the BIDMC Gift Shops. Wireless discounts are offered through the Telecommunications Office. As the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox, employees can use their ID badge to obtain up to two tickets for $5.00 each a half-hour after the start of a home game. Please note the Red Sox tickets are based on availability only.

Tanger Be Well Center (Paid by You)

As an employee at BIDMC, you have the opportunity to join the Tanger Be Well Center. This on-site fitness and wellness center is located on the East Campus. Services include personal training, fitness and health education seminars and screenings, group exercise classes and massage therapy. The weekly cost is $12 with an initiation fee of $50, which is waived if you are a Harvard Pilgrim Health Care plan participant.

Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development in Human Resources offers a number of opportunities for employees to enhance their job skills. This office provides free career and academic counseling, college placement testing, on-site pre-college prep courses in math, reading and English and college-level science courses.

Workforce Development also offers free on-site English classes for non-native English speakers. Workforce Development also oversees BIDMC's Pipeline Programs that sponsor employees' education and training for specific jobs at BIDMC, such as Patient Care Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nurse, and Research Administrator.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. We are committed to excellence in clinical care, bio-medical research and education and to the health and wellness of our patients and our communities.

Excellence In Clinical Care

Beth Israel Deaconess, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is a fully integrated medical center providing adult services from cardiology to obstetrics, gastrointestinal disorders to cancer care. Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks BIDMC as a "Best Hospital" in multiple specialties. As national leaders in patient care quality, safety and transparency, we are setting standards in the way health data can be used to improve care and services. We were the first hospital in the country to achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records, meeting a key set of new federal government standards. 

BIDMC attracts leading clinicians in all medical fields. Our experts not only provide gold standard treatments to help a patient get better, they also help educate the public on disease prevention. BIDMC clinicians feel a responsibility to do more than make patients better when they are sick-they want to help the community stay healthy.

Excellence In Research

BIDMC is home to a renowned academic research program, where scientific discoveries help to transform medical care. We rank third in the country for National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening within our walls, we are a national and international leader in "bench-to-bedside" research. 

Our patients benefit directly from our dedication to research. At any given moment, more than 300 clinical trials are offered throughout the medical center for those difficult to treat cases, in areas such as cancer, neurology, cardiology and other medical specialties.

Excellence In Education

BIDMCs 1,250 full-time physicians constitute almost a quarter of Harvard Medical School's faculty. Because of our roots, we are committed to training the next generation of doctors, and have raised medical education to a higher level with a uniquely strong and deep program that enhances our ability to attract top faculty and residents. Learning flourishes within our hallways, as students learn from the best of the best in an open environment that produces leaders of tomorrow.

Advancing Care in Communities

In pursuit of clinical and research excellence, we have formed partnerships with outstanding community hospitals, specialty care centers and physician practice groups in eastern Massachusetts to give you and your family the convenience of high quality care, close to home. With BIDMC at the core of this network, access to specialty care downtown is always available when appropriate. We are dedicated to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Blending Warmth and Innovation

Compassionate nursing is central to your experience here. Our nurses are highly regarded for superb care, kindness and proficiency. Our quality and safety initiatives, second to none, are often held up as a model for other institutions. As a hospital deemed "Most Wired," and "Most Wireless," we are reengineering how to gather, safeguard and utilize health information. Our systems are state-of-the-art and all BIDMC clinicians use centrally hosted electronic medical records.

The Heart of Caring

You expect excellence in clinical care, research, education and community outreach from a prominent academic medical center. But we believe what makes BIDMC even more remarkable is our spirit. We treat our patients with the utmost respect and compassion, as we would our own family members and friends.


To provide extraordinary care, where the patient comes first, supported by world-class education and research. 

The mission of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to serve our patients compassionately and effectively and to create a healthy future for them and their families. Our mission is supported by our commitment to provide personalized excellent care for our patients and a workforce committed to individual accountability, mutual respect and collaboration. 

Critical to our success is the partnership between the medical center and its physicians. It is their partnership that allows the medical center to carry out our mission of teaching, research and clinical care. Our partnership with Harvard Medical School and our role as a major Harvard teaching hospital strengthen our ability to train, teach, and create new knowledge. We are committed to recruiting the best physicians, scientists, nurses and others to support these activities. 

In addition to servicing our patients, the medical center is committed to being active in our local community. Community service is at the core of the religious tradition of both the founding hospitals, and still today is an important part of our mission. We have a covenant to care for the underserved and work to change disparities in access to care. We know that to be successful we need to learn from those we serve. We recognize our role as a tertiary/academic resource in a larger health system. We look forward to acting collaboratively with our community partners so that together we can provide the clinical integration that will best serve our patients. 

We recognize that the diversity, talent, innovation, and commitment of all of our employees contribute to our strength and are a major component of our success. We greatly value the leadership and participation of our trustees, overseers and donors who make an invaluable contribution to our ability to carry out our mission to serve patients, students, science and our community.

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    doctors are nice
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA) in November 2016.


    Applied on 10/15/16 and heard back 3 weeks later on 11/04/16. I first had a phone call with the Program Administrator of the lab, who told me more about the position and asked basic behavioral questions. A few days later I had a Skype interview with the PI I would be working with. Finally, I was called in 11/11/16 to meet with 4 members of the lab (Research Assistant, different PI, Research Nurse, and Administrative Director). All my interviews were very casual and relaxed. I was mostly asked about my previous research experiences, how long I would stay with the group, and my future plans. Very easy.

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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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