Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin D. Nicholson, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, as the recipient of the NAEMSP/Stryker EMS Medicine Medical Director Fellowship.
The 12-month, $80,000 fellowship covers training and education costs to pursue a career as a clinically focused EMS medical director who is board-certified in EMS medicine. The opportunity was created to expand the commitment of academic institutions to EMS medicine as a subspecialty and graduate a fellow with a passion for EMS leadership on a national level. “This fellowship is an important avenue to advancing NAEMSP’s mission of improving out-of-hospital emergency medical care. We look forward to following Dr. Nicholson’s career and continued accomplishments,” noted NAEMSP President J. Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FAEMS.
The fellowship will be presented at the 2019 NAEMSP Annual Meeting January 7-12 in Austin, Texas, USA.
Dr. Jolion McGreevy Receives Hastings Center Cuniff-Dixon Award for Exemplary Care of Patients Nearing the End of Life
This prestigious national award is given to physicians who have demonstrated, through leadership and practice, a serious and valuable commitment to their patients and to the broad field of caring for those near the end of life.
His nominator praised him for “working tirelessly to address the disparities our patients face” and providing “compassionate and culturally competent care to each and every one of his patients.”
We are very proud of the incredible work that Dr. McGreevy has done at Boston Medical Center, and we will miss him greatly and wish him the best in New York!
Congratulations to Dr. Thea L. James, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice President of Mission, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, for receiving the 2017 Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence!
This prestigious award recognizes a physician who has demonstrably improved the lives of her patients, has a track record of excellence, acts as an outstanding mentor, leads with a positive attitude, and supports colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
Upon presentation of the award, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Ravin Davidoff said of Dr. James: "We have all felt her presence as she helps chart our journey to truly incorporate social determinants of health into today’s practice as well as guide our vision to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world. She exemplifies the values to which we are committing as an organization. There is no more qualified or appropriate recipient for this award.”
We are very proud of the incredible work that Dr. James does every day at Boston Medical Center!
We are pleased to announce that Boston Medical Center's Emergency Department has won the annual BMC Quality Improvement Award for cutting-edge efforts to advance the care of patients with sickle cell anemia!
The project, entitled "Improving the Care of Vaso-Occlusive Episodes in the Adult Emergency Department," sought to decrease the time patients with vaso-occlusive crises receive pain medications in the ED in order to better conform to national guideline goals. The project has successfully decreased the time to receipt of the first pain medication to less than one hour from arrival. Times between subsequent doses are also decreasing to meet guidelines.
The award recipients include Cris Amanti, Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Evan Berg, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Susan Grier, Nurse Practitioner, Patricia Kavanagh, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Kelly Killius, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mirinda Tyo, Nurse Educator, and Andy Ulrich, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and former faculty at BMC.
We are proud that BMC is a leader in this field. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr. James Feldman, Professor and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, for being named a Distinguished Senior Reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine!
To become a Distinguished Senior Reviewer a physician must be named a Senior Reviewer by the journal for at least six years. Dr. Feldman has been named a Senior Reviewer for nine years.
Stating that his contribution has gone "above and beyond," Annals cited Dr. Feldman’s “very substantial academic contribution to the journal and our specialty” as a reason why he was chosen for the position.
Dr. Feldman serves as Chair of the Institutional Review Board, is a member of the Committee on Publications for the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is one of the founding faculty of the Boston City Hospital / Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency. We continue to be proud of Dr. Feldman's many accomplishments and look forward to his future endeavors.
We are proud to announce that this year marks the 30th anniversary of our residency program!
There is a lot in our history to celebrate. Not only are we the oldest EM residency in the City of Boston, but we continue to advance the field of emergency medicine through our commitment to provide compassionate care to an under-served patient population, our many publications and cutting-edge research, our faculty's dedication to resident training, and our world-class public health initiatives such as Project ASSERT, the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program, and the Injury Prevention Center, to name a few.
In addition, our residency has produced a large alumni network with graduates who have become true leaders in the specialty, and who have founded many other EM programs across the country.
Despite numerous obstacles, our program helped establish emergency medicine as a respected medical specialty in Boston and New England.
Congratulations to all the pioneers of emergency medicine, our alumni, faculty, and residents!
The Be Exceptional Award recognizes Boston Medical Center staff who demonstrate exceptional job performance and who embody the attributes of empathy, teamwork, initiative, and excellence. This year's 25 award recipients were nominated by fellow employees and selected by a hospital-wide committee. An award ceremony and reception will take place on Thursday, June 16 from 2-3 pm in the Hiebert Lounge.
We are pleased to announce that our very own Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, has been named as one of the 14 most influential women in EMS in the United States!
EMS1.com published the announcement about Dr. Dyer, who is the first female medical director for Boston EMS, as part of their celebration of Women's History Month.
Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center program, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children’s Hospital Boston Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. In addition, she has received many prestigious awards throughout her career including the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award and the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Sophia Dyer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Boston EMS, Police & Fire, has received the Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education!
Created by the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities Emergency Medical Services Medical Directors Consortium in 2009, this annual award recognizes physicians who have "provided the emergency medical community with incomparable educational achievement and who possess the unique ability to facilitate substantive learning among the public, emergency care providers and colleagues alike."
Dr. Dyer is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center program, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children's Hospital Boston Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention. In addition, she has received many prestigious awards throughout her career including the Boston University School of Medicine Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award.
We are proud to announce that our Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP) has received a one million dollar grant from the Office of Victims of Violence and Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Program. The grant will support male survivors of violence and their families, as well as address unmet needs of this population.
The two recipients of this grant are Dr. Thea James, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Mission, and Director of VIAP, and Elizabeth Dugan, Program Manager of VIAP and licensed clinical social worker (LICSW).
VIAP is an Emergency Department-based program that helps guide victims of community violence through recovery from physical and emotional trauma. VIAP is a founding member of the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs, and has helped spawn similar programs at other hospitals around the country.
Congratulations on this important achievement!