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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is without permanent leadership in major areas, including:
Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, and The Cardiovascular Institute. The Department
of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management had been without a chief for over twenty months.
Meanwhile, many of these departments have been at the center of headline-grabbing patient care
problems (Information current as of 4/16/09).



Source: Analysis of Medicare ER cases from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Data for
2006 (Total payments per claim for hospitals averaging 10 or more Medicare cases per day paid
under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System).



Source: May 2008 report by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services' Division of Health
Care Finance and Policy.