About Boston Medical Center
In 1996, the venerable Boston City Hospital and the Boston University Medical Center Hospital, the primary teaching hospital of the Boston University School of Medicine, became one institution, now known as the Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 575 licensed beds, academic medical center, located in Boston’s historic South End. Emphasizing community-based care, the hospital’s mission is to provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all.
Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services, from primary and family medicine to advanced specialty care. With a 24-hour Level I trauma center, the emergency department had 128,000 visits in 2005. With more than 975,000 patient visits annually, Boston Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, clinical and diagnostic services in more than 70 areas of medical specialties and subspecialties.
Focusing strongly on urban health, Boston Medical Center is a founder of Boston HealthNet, a partnership of the medical center, Boston University School of Medicine and 15 community health center partners. Boston HealthNet provides outreach, prevention, primary care and dental services during more than 1 million patient visits each year at 15 health center sites located in Boston’s neighborhoods. Boston Medical Center is the largest safety net hospital in New England.
Boston Medical Center is the principal teaching affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine. Every member of the hospital’s medical and dental staff holds an academic appointment at the Boston University School of Medicine or at the Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Boston Medical Center operates 44 residency training programs with more than 620 resident positions.