EyeOnBI.org is part of an effort to return Beth Israel Deaconess to its founding principles and ensure that the administration is putting the interests of patients, workers and community members first. Read more




Non-profit hospitals have a trust with the communities in which they operate to use resources wisely and efficiently, to make their financial dealings as transparent as possible, and to put the needs of patients first. In exchange for playing a responsible role in our communities, non-profit hospitals receive large tax breaks. Tax-exempt hospitals have a responsibility to use resources wisely, because the vast majority of hospital funding comes from taxpayer dollars.
 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has carried out a series of business decisions that waste resources, cloud the hospital’s financial reporting, and undermine its commitment to patient-centered care.


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Letter to BIDMC board members regarding charity care discrepancies and concerns, February 2008
1199SEIU sent a letter to BIDMC’s fiduciaries warning that the hospital may have overstated actual charity care levels by millions of dollars and calling on the hospital to restate its audit disclosures using a more transparent method.

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 April 9, 2007: Plans for Anemia Drug Run into Roadblocks: Hospital, Firm Eyed $12b Market
With an eye toward the $12 billion anti-anemia drug market, BIDMC wasted resources by partnering with a financially failing Florida drug company. Facing regulatory and safety concerns, the drug was never developed.

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