Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has consistently been rated as one of the top health delivery organizations in America. Most people think of us as one of the Harvard University teaching and research hospitals that give Boston its reputation for technical excellence in medicine. That's true, but we're much more than that. We're a whole system of community outpatient facilities with a reputation for treating our customers with care, compassion and respect. We are renowned for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, teaching, and community service. Located in the heart of Boston's medical community, we serve more than half a million patients annually in Boston and in communities North, West, and South of the city.