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  • 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)

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance ranks BMC HealthNet Plan #3 in America for quality among Medicaid plans. (September 2011)

  • BMC received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Award, which recognizes its compliance to quality measures within the “Get With The Guidelines – Stroke” program. (June 2011)

  • BMC received the Defect-free Care Award from the Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE), a voluntary statewide quality improvement collaborative administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. (May 2011)

  • BMC received the American Heart Association Target Stroke Award for keeping the amount of time between when a patient is admitted and administered a clot-busting medication at less than 60 minutes. (May 2011)

  • BMC opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center (April 2011)

  • BMC HealthNet Plan ranked No. 4 among US Medicaid health plans by NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings – Medicaid. (November 2010)

  • BMC’s Bariatric Surgery Program has been recognized by HealthGrades 2010/11 Award of Distinction. It is one of 48 hospitals nationwide to achieve the HealthGrades Bariatric Surgery Specialty Excellence Award, or Bariatric Surgery Five-Star Award. (April 2010)

  • BMC has been accredited as a Level 1A facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that BMC has met the essential criteria that ensure it is fully capable of supporting a bariatric surgery care program and that its institutional performance meets the requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program. (March 2010)

  • BMC is recognized for its achievement in implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) for coronary artery disease. The hospital received the GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for coronary artery disease. (February 2010)

  • BMC receives “Blue Distinction” designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in the areas spine surgery, knee and hip replacement. (December 2009)
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  • The BMC HealthNet Plan earns the #2 rank among Medicaid plans in the nation, according to the 2009-10 America’s Best Health Insurance Plans rankings by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). (November 2009)
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  • BMC ranked 21st in geriatrics care, 24th in rheumatology and 40th in diabetes/endocrine disorders in US News’ 2009-10 publication of America’s Best Hospitals. (July 2009)
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  • BMC is recognized for its achievement in implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) for stroke care. The hospital received the GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for stroke. (July 2009)
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  • BMC and Boston Public Health Commission receive the EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management for 2009. (May 2009)
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  • BMC receives the Gold Award from the American Heart Association for demonstrating compliance with best practice guidelines for the care of stroke patients. (January 2009)

  • BMC receives the 2008 American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award. (November 2008)

  • BMC receives “Blue Distinction” designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers. (November 2008)

  • BMC’s Surgical-Site Improvement Project receives the prestigious National Association of Public Hospitals’ Patient Safety Award. (June 2008)

  • BMC and BU receive $23 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award to help discoveries move more quickly to become treatments for patients and to engage communities in clinical research efforts. (June 2008)

  • The Boston Preservation Alliance gives BMC Preservation Achievement Award for the historic preservation of the BCD and FGH buildings. (April 2008)

  • BMC receives the 2008 Manet Medallion from the Board of Directors of Manet Community Health Center Inc., a Boston HealthNet community health center. The award is presented annually to an individual or group in a community served by the Manet Community Health Center that has significantly championed or advanced the center’s mission of providing accessible and quality health care for all, and consistently demonstrated community good will. (March 2008)

  • BMC’s Project ASSERT receives The City School’s “Big Picture” Award. (April 2007)

  • BMC chosen as one of five centers in the United States and the only center in the northeast to participate in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network. (February 2007)

  • BMC’s Medical-Legal Partnership for Children receives prestigious American Hospital Association NOVA Award for its work to improve the health status of the community. (February 2007)

  • BMC’s Bariatric Surgical program named Center of Excellence by American College of Surgeons. (January 2007)

  • BMC ranked No. 2 in US for heart attack patients with blocked arteries, according to New York Times article and Hospital Compare, a quality tool designed by the US Department of Health & Human Services. (January 2007)

  • BMC named “Blue Distinction” designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in the area of cardiac care. (October 2006)

  • BMC recognized by American Heart Association for implementing quality cardiac care. (July 2006)

  • BMC receives prestigious American Hospital Association Living the Vision Award. (February 2006)

  • BMC rated among Top 50 US hospitals by AARP 2002-2008

  • Boston City Hospital, Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital and Boston University Medical Center Hospital merge to form Boston Medical Center. (July 1996)

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