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  • BMC was awarded the Greenhealth Emerald Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. BMC was the only hospital in Boston and one of three in Massachusetts to win this award. (May 2016)
     
  • BMC received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. (May 2016)
     
  • BMC has been named to Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2016. The annual list features provider organizations, including hospitals, health systems and ambulatory surgery centers, as well as nonprovider organizations, such as electronic health record providers and IT vendors. Winners are chosen based on workforce-centric awards received, benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and a sense of community and unity among employees. (April 2016)
     
  • BMC was recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. BMC earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients, and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing the quality health care and respect they deserve. 2016 was the third year in a row BMC has been named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. (April 2016)
     
  • BMC’s Grow Clinic was selected as the inaugural winner of the Nick Littlefield Award for Excellence in Community Health by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. As the winner, the Grow Clinic will receive $50,000 per year this year and in 2017 – a surprise change in the award, which was slated to be for one year only. The award recognizes an organization that is making extraordinary contributions to the health of low-income and vulnerable children. (April 2016)
     
  • Two BMC-affiliated programs, the Massachusetts OBAT-B and ICOUGH, were selected as honorable mention recipients for a 2016 Gage Award from America's Essential Hospitals. “I-PASS with SAFETY Nursing Bedside Handoff Improves Global Outcomes,” was also selected by the Gage Awards as one of this year’s remarkable projects. The Gage Awards recognize the necessary for members to successfully carry out improvement projects, spread best practices and innovative programs to other organizations, and support America’s Essential Hospitals’ research, policy, and advocacy work by sharing stories of member success with a broad audience. (March 2016)
     
  • Boston Magazine named 60 BMC physicians as "tops" in their respective fields on their annual list of top Boston-area doctors. (December 2015)
     
  • Children's HealthWatch was honored with a Community Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Public Health Association for its work in getting legislature to increase the Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) passed. Children's HealthWatch leads the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, which worked with Governor Baker and the state legislature to pass the EITC. This tax credit helps the working poor rise out of poverty, thus lowering the income gap and improving health. (December 2015)
     
  • BMC was honored with the Accountable Care Compass Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association. The award, which is in its inaugural year, recognizes provider excellence and innovation in the delivery of high-quality, safe and efficient care. BMC took first place in the Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Readmissions category, for the I-COUGH incentive spirometry protocol. (December 2015)
     
  • BMC was named a winner at the Center for Digital Government’s fifth annual Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Awards for the hospital’s Security Risk and Compliance Program, which saves $1.3 million annually. The award recognizes cybersecurity achievements and demonstrations of leadership, innovation, and creativity in this area in the past two to three years. (November 2015)
     
  • BMC was named an Exemplary Employer in 2015 by Career Collaborative, a workforce development organization that provides assistance and services to low-income clients. The award honors BMC’s retention rates, high median wage, and employee development programs. (November 2015)
     
  • BMC was ranked number 22 on the 2015 Boston Globe Magazine and Commonwealth Institute list of top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. The annual list includes both for-profit and non-profit organizations, which are ranked by variables including revenue/operating budget, number of full-time employees, workplace diversity, and innovative projects. BMC HealthNet Plan was also featured on the list, at number nine. (November 2015)
     
  • BMC’s Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP), directed by Thea James, MD, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, was awarded a $997,966 grant from the Office of Victims of Crime, administered by the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant will be used to develop and support programs at BMC designed specifically for male survivors of violence. VIAP, which serves as a national model for other hospitals across the country, is a hospital-based violence intervention program serving more than 450 clients each year, 68 percent of whom are black males. The grant will be used to support a demonstration project that, through its partnerships with community-based programs, will allow VIAP to identify gaps and barriers to care and support, and develop an action plan to meet the needs of male survivors, their families and significant others. Gaps already identified include lack of resources to help male victims find employment and housing, and a lack of trauma-informed care, which is commonly used in behavioral health settings but is not often found in community-based settings. Trauma-informed care is a treatment model that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. (October 2015)
     
  • The Human Rights Campaign named BMC a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in its 2015 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report. The HEI provides participating health care facilities with resources and training to provide equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive, and welcoming care for LGBT individuals. Health care facilities named as Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality meet all four of the HEI criteria for LGBT patient-centered care, including an LGBT-inclusive patient non-discrimination policy, and LGBT-inclusive visitation policy, and LGBT- inclusive employment non-discrimination policy, and staff training in LGBT patient-centered care. (October 2015)
     
  • BMC was the 2015 recipient of the Norman B. Leventhal Excellence in City Building Environment Award. The award recognizes leaders and innovators who have made significant contributions to Boston’s built environment. (May 2015)
     
  • Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the health care community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices, honored BMC with two awards for sustainability, the Emerald Partner for Change Award and a Circle of Excellence Award. As a winner of the Emerald Partner for Change award, BMC was specifically selected as an Environmental Excellence Award winner, which recognizes the hospital’s ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance and pride in realizing a top standard of excellence in sustainability. BMC was also recognized with a Circle of Excellence Award in Climate. This award honors BMC as having shown outstanding performance in this area by pushing the envelope and driving innovation in sustainability performance. (May 2015)
     
  • BMC was awarded the Healthy Hospital Award from Stryker Sustainability Solutions, a provider of reprocessing and remanufacturing services for medical devices. The award honors BMC's dedication to reducing waste and investing in environmentally sound health care practices. Through Stryker's recycling programs, the hospital reduced supply costs by more than $318,000 in 2014 and diverted around 6,000 pounds of medical waste from landfills. (April 2015)
     
  • TransComm, which coordinates transportation for people who receive care from, are employed by, or study at BMC, BUMC, and the Public Health Commission, received the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Pinnacle Award from MassCommute, the Massachusetts Coalition of Transportation Management Associations, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and MassRIDES, the statewide travel options program. The award honors TransComm's work in supporting and encouraging employees who use green, sustainable, and healthy transportation options. The Pinnacle Award is the highest level of award given by this group. (April 2015)
     
  • BMC achieved stage 6 of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model. HIMSS' model evaluates the progress and impact of hospitals' EMR systems nationally. Progress is measured and tracked in eight stages (0-7), with the highest stage representing full electronic management of patient care. Stage 6 hospitals are considered to have achieved a significant advancement in their IT capabilities, including online physician documentation and ordering, medication barcode scanning, and the ability to provide data to key stakeholders. These hospitals are well-positioned to successfully address many of the current industry transformations, including meaningful use criteria in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and pay for performance, and government quality reporting programs. (April 2015)
     
  • BMC was named to Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" for 2015. The annual list features provider organizations, including hospitals, health systems and ambulatory surgery centers, as well as non-provider organizations, such as electronic health record providers and IT vendors. Winners are chosen based on workforce-centric awards received, benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and a sense of community and unity among employees. (April 2015)
     
  • BMC Pediatrics Department’s Patient-Centered Medical Home, a program that highlights primary care providers who have shown their ability to organize care around patients and work in teams to coordinate, track, and improve care, was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, accrediting and certifying a wide range of health care organizations. It recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance and its system is the most widely used measurement tool in health care today.
     
  • 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 "tops" 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 four of the HEI criteria for LGBT patient-centered care, including an LGBT-inclusive patient non-discrimination policy, and LGBT-inclusive visitation policy, and LGBT- inclusive employment non-discrimination policy, and staff training in 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)
     
  • An annual report by the National Committee for Quality Assurance ranked the Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan in the top five in the nation for Medicaid plans (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 260,000 square foot Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center (June 2014)
     
  • BMC was the recipient of the Employer of the Year Award from the YMCA’s Training, Inc. (June 2014)
     
  • BMC was recognized for outstanding contribution in promoting patient safety with medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health and Medical Product Safety Network (May 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’s Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) Program selected as the 2013 recipient of the Mayoral Prize for Innovations in Primary Care in a Health Care Setting for providing comprehensive and accessible services and treatment for patients in need of opioid-addiction treatment. (Nov. 2013)
     
  • BMC received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in recognition that BMC has treated heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology. (Oct. 2013)
     
  • BMC Emergency Department nurses Rose Gentile and Barbara Dwyer attended the 100 Club’s annual dinner at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel where they accepted a citation on behalf of BMC that recognized the hospital for its commitment and dedication to the care and recovery of victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. (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)
     
  • BMC received three awards for exceptional stroke care this month, 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 has received a “Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Gold Plus Achievement Award” from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. (July 2013)
     
  • BMC has been 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 a second consecutive year BMC earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare. (July 2013)
     
  • 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 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. Only 15 percent of all hospitals nationwide are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best and only 3 percent of all hospitals nationwide earn a national ranking in any specialty. The rankings in the specialties in which BMC was rated were driven by hard data such as death rates, procedure volume, and balance of nurses and patients. (July 2013)
     
  • BMC was one of the five hospitals in the US selected to receive an award from IntelliCentrics Inc., a leader in operational security and compliance management services, for creating a culture of vigilance. (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’s trauma center has been re-verified for three years as a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. (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 was 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), a voluntary statewide quality improvement initiative collaborative administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. (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)
     
  • The 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 Hematology/Oncology Patient Navigators have received the 2012 Outstanding Poster Award at the AONN conference (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 Achievement Award, which recognizes BMC’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for heart disease patients. (August 2012)
     
  • BMC has been recognized by a U.S. News & World Report survey as high performing – in the top 25 percent of hospitals across the country – in cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. (July 2012)
     
  • BMC 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)
     
  • 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. Established in 2004, the CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.
     

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