Boston Medical Center

72%

Patients that would definitely recommend

2% higher than the national average

Boston Medical Center is a medical facility located in Boston, MA. This hospital has been recognized for Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ and Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2023)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care

3 ratings were better than expected

7 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Defibrillator Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Pacemaker Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Coronary Interventional Procedures (Inpatient)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Attack

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Heart Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Valve Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Pulmonary Embolism

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Respiratory Failure

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Sepsis

Mortality In-Hospital

Better than Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Gallbladder Removal Surgery

In Hospital

As Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Bowel Obstruction

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Colorectal Surgeries

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pancreatitis

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

2023

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Cranial Neurosurgery

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Stroke

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Hip Fracture Treatment

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Hip Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Total Knee Replacement

In Hospital

Worse than Expected

Mortality Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionMortality In-HospitalMortality within 30 days

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Pneumonia

Mortality In-Hospital

As Expected

Mortality within 30 days

Better than Expected

Specialty Excellence Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

2022

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Spinal Fusion

In Hospital

As Expected

Complication Based Ratings

Procedure/ConditionIn Hospital

Carotid Procedures

In Hospital

As Expected

Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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72%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10

3% higher than the national average

72%

Would definitely recommend

2% higher than the national average

Boston Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%78%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%55%66%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%52%53%

Boston Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%48%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%67%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I had right shoulder surgery performed. The end result is exceptional. Very pleased with my outcome. Dr Nicoletta and other BMC staff were attentive to my needs.

Linda M. Feb 05 2023

Review for Dr. Nicoletta Jr

Dr. Kavitha Reddy and her team are excellent, caring medical professionals whom I highly recommend!!

Kay Strakosch Feb 03 2023

Review for Dr. Reddy

cannot say enough how great Dr. Saper is. He truly cares about you as a person and would spend time asking questions and listen to your concerns compared to other physicians that only want to you in and out. I’m so grateful I’m his patient. I know I’m in good hands.

Anonymous Feb 01 2023

Review for Dr. Saper

T Jan 31 2023

Review for Dr. Osborn

Attentive, Spoke to me like a friend. Advocated and supported my Knowledge of medicine, I felt very validated and he’s extremely Patient and cares about his patients.

Alana Jan 27 2023

Review for Dr. Romero

Location

Boston Medical Center

1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl, Boston MA 02118

CallDirections

(617) 638-8000

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Contact Us

1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl

Boston, MA 02118

Directions

(617) 638-8000