Stories

Every day, patients walk through BMC’s doors to receive life-changing, compassionate care from providers committed to uncompromising excellence. The stories below offer just a glimpse into how BMC’s extraordinary community of caretakers works tirelessly to build healthier communities, and how its patients have become part of the BMC family.

No Alternatives: Why are Therapeutics Still Lagging for Sickle Cell Disease?

A Year into the MA HEALing Communities Study Journey

Using the Virtual New Normal to Care for Sickle Cell Disease Patients

Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center: Three Years Later

Representation in Addiction Medicine: How One Program is Turning the Tide

An Unriveled Commitment to Excellence: Cathy’s Story

The Importance of Representation in COVID Research: A Chat with Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD, and Nina Lin, MD

The Road to the Paralympics During a Pandemic: Catching up with Noelle

A Guiding Hand, A Continued Source of Support

A Sit Down with New England Blacks in Philanthropy President and CEO Bithiah Carter

Delivering Solutions

The Art of the Matter

Meet the Grow Clinic’s New Co-Director

How Boston Medical Center’s Biobank Is Helping Eradicate Health Disparities

New Frontiers in Breast Cancer Research

A Marathon of Support: Amber’s Story

A Partnership for the Ages

PrEPing Patients for HIV Prevention

Carbon Neutral by 2020: BMC’s Ambitious Energy Plan

Loomis, Sayles & Company Support Expansion of CATALYST

Expanding Treatment Options for Pregnant Women with OUD

BMC’s Food Pantry a Staple at Thanksgiving Time

Team BMC Raises More Than $275,000 with Summer and Fall Races

Forming Ties with Team BMC

A New Chapter in Immigrant and Refugee Health Care

Winter Walk: A Step Towards Ending Homelessness

Making Addiction Treatment Accessible to All

Meet the Grayken Center’s New Medical Director

CVS Health Supports Addiction Programs for Second Year

The Time is NOW

BMC Helps to Spread Baby-Friendly Practices in the U.S. South and Beyond

Team BMC Races Its Way to Victory

Reducing Health Care Stressors for BMC’s Smallest Patients

Preparing High School Students for Lifelong Careers

All Roads Lead to BMC

Caring for Children Across The City in the Boston Combined Residency Program

When Food Becomes Medicine

In Kimberly’s Corner

Grayken Study First to Associate Opioid Pharmaceutical Marketing to Overdose Deaths

BMC Care Model Expands to New York

Vision 2030: A Letter from Kate Walsh, BMC President and CEO

Ending Homelessness, One Step at a Time

Shining Light in the Shadows of Child Anxiety

Advancing Emergency Care through Simulation

No Home for the Cradle

Care that Builds on Patients’ Strength and Resilience

New Combined Family Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Trains Future Community Health Leaders

A Positive Attitude, A World-Class Medical Team

Delivering Cancer Care with a Personal Touch

A Sweet Surprise

Words Matter: What We Say Can Determine Who Gets Help

Fentanyl Strategy Key to Ending Opioid Epidemic: A Note from Senator Markey

Lean on Me: Carole’s Story

Peer-to-Peer Support for Families with Autistic Children

Preventing Gun Violence, One Pediatrics Patient at a Time

Breathing New Life into Armani’s Future

New Project to Clear Pathways to Treatment

Going the Distance to Make a Difference

Community Fundraising: The Most Creative Way to Give Back

Food Pantry Feeds One Million

Miles of Gratitude

Making a Caring Heart Strong Again

The HPV Vaccination: A Lifesaving Tool

The Art of Healing

When “Care” Takes on Many Meanings

Medical Miracles on Harrison Ave

Giving Breathing Room to Families Coping with Asthma

The Patriots’ Impact off the Field

New Program Helps Families in Recovery

An Incredible Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

BMC and Accountable Care

Providing Hope for the Hospital’s Littlest Lives

Breaking Barriers to Transgender Health Care

Caring for Tyler, Together

Reducing Poverty, Improving Health

Four-Legged Rescue Paying it Forward

BMC Making Strides for Transgender Patients

Sickle Cell Disease Care: Luckerly’s Story

Rewriting Nicole's Future

Re-writing Nicole’s Future

Celebrating 25 Years of Changing Lives Through Project ASSERT

The Violence Some Refugee and Asylum Seekers Endure: A Conversation with Experts

From the Brink: Jo Jo’s Story of Trumph

Paws on the Floors: BMC’s Healing Pups

Patient Navigators Serve as Vital Partners to Cancer Patients

Longtime Partner Ralph Lauren Steps Up During Height of Pandemic

Mobilizing Innovation: BMC’s Pediatric Mobile Unit Delivering Flu Vaccinations to High-Risk Patients