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BMC Pathologists Develop Protocol for Preserving Evidence after a Terrorist Attack
BMC pathologists have developed a set of protocols for processing and preserving forensic evidence, such as shrapnel, bullets and other projectiles, in surgical specimens (i.e. amputated limbs, injured organs, etc.) after a terrorist attack based on lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing.

Reduction in Opioid Prescribing, Overdoses Associated with Pharma Industry Changes
Results of a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School (HMS), indicate that the introduction of abuse-deterrent OxyContin, coupled with the removal of propoxyphene from the US prescription marketplace, may have played a role in decreasing opioid prescribing and overdoses.

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The Autism Resource Program at BMC

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Celebrating awareness, action, inclusion, acceptance, and appreciation, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort nearly 50 years ago to assure that each person with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. Read more

Celebrating Nurses!

In the Emergency Department (ED), over 180 BMC nurses have been hard at work in projects to improve quality and outcomes for patients seen in the five care areas: adult, pediatrics, urgent care, psychology, and observation. These projects include after-stroke care, cardiac events, trauma, reducing urinary tract infections from catheters, and quickly getting patients who need urgent care admitted to the hospital. Read more

BMC Named Among “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”

The national list includes medical groups, ambulatory surgery centers, home health providers and hospitals and health systems, along with consulting firms, technology providers, professional organizations, and more. We strive to make the hospital a place where each and everyone loves to work. Read more

About BMC

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a 482-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End, providing medical care for infants, children, teens and adults. BMC offers Primary Care and specialty services as well as a number of health and wellness programs and is affiliated with 13 community health centers in the Boston area.