Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) intends on building a new inpatient building on their west campus, according to a letter of intent that the hospital sent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).
The new 345,000-square-foot, 10-story building will house clinical inpatient programs including private patient rooms, operating and procedure rooms, imaging facilities, and other related hospital uses. This building will be the new location of the medical helicopter landing pad, which is currently next door at the Rosenberg Building.
“The new Inpatient Building will provide clinical facilities that will sustain BIDMC’s longstanding excellence in patient-centered compassionate care and will enable us to respond to the evolving needs of our patients and staff,” wrote Walter Armstrong, senior vice president for capital Engineering and facilities, in the letter of intent. “These new clinical facilities will promote comfort and healing and will be physically able to accommodate the sophisticated technology and team-based care needed to best treat our increasingly high-acuity patients.”
BIDMC will file an Institutional Master Plan (IMP) Notification Form / Project Notification Form in mid-January to initiate review under Article 80B and Article 80D of Boston’s Zoning Code. After this, the hospital intends on filing an IMP Amendment.
“BIDMC is committed to working collaboratively with City and state regulatory officials, patients and families, faculty, staff and members of the community throughout the building design and construction process,” said Jennifer Kritz, spokesperson for BIDMC.
BIDMC will be adding a page to their website in mid-January about the proposed project, which will include information about how residents can comment or ask questions.
The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Forum will host an event on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposal. More information can be found at masco.org/programs/lma-forum. Interested residents can be added to the email notification list by emailing [email protected].