About Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for profit, 514-bed, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). At Boston Medical Center, all are welcome and all are treated equally.
As the largest safety-net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England, more than half of our patients come from underserved populations, such as the low-income and elderly, who rely on government payers such as Medicaid, the Health Safety Net, and Medicare for their coverage. 32 percent of our patients do not speak English as a primary language.
Through its commitment to serve everyone, BMC offers numerous outreach programs and services such as:
- Health Screenings
- Smoking Cessation
- Preventive Food Pantry
- Interpreter Services in over 250 Languages, 24 hours a day
Seeing more than one million patient visits a year in over 70 medical specialties and subspecialties, BMC physicians are leaders in their fields with the most advanced medical technology at their fingertips and working alongside a highly-skilled nursing and professional staff.
Stories that help showcase the mission of BMC:
- Boston Globe Magazine: Curing Hospitals’ Addiction to the Fossil Fuels That Make People Sick
- WBUR: Inside BMC’s OR, Surgery Shows Hospital’s Steps To Reduce Its Carbon Footprint
- PRI: A Boston hospital promotes patient health with its own rooftop farm
- Boston Globe: Three Hospitals Team Up On $3M Plan to Help Low-Income Families Pay The Rent
- NECN:Racism: A Public Health Crisis
- Boston Globe: Boston Medical Center receives $89m federal grant for opioid study
- HealthCity: Four Transformative Lessons on Equitable Healthcare from TEDxBeaconStreet presented by BMC doctors.
About Boston University School of Medicine
As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals. Every member of the hospital’s medical and dental staff holds an academic appointment at the Boston University School of Medicine or at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Boston Medical Center operates 44 residency training programs with 652 resident and fellowship positions.
Renowned for the quality of teaching and research and for service to the community, these schools provide education and training in the most current thinking and techniques in their fields, with a particular focus on serving disadvantaged, underserved and indigent populations. Together, the schools employ more than 3,000 faculty members, many of whom are leading experts in their fields, and train a diverse group of more than 3,000 students.
More about Boston University School of Medicine: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/