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All BMC Outpatient Pharmacies will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Pharmacies closed include Yawkey, Shaprio, and the Doctor's office Building. Regular hours of operations will resume Tuesday, September 8.

Gift Shop Closed for Construction
Please be aware that the BMC Gift Shop, located in the Menino Lobby, is closed for construction. It will re-open in fall, 2015.

BMC Appoints Thea James, MD, VP of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer; and Lisa Kelly-Croswell as Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Both appointments are effective immediately.

Boston Medical Center Launches Internal and Preventive Medicine Combined Residency; One of Five Programs in the US
The combined four-year residency will provide residents with the opportunity to train in two well-established programs, enabling them to develop the skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing medicine and the health care industry from both clinical and population perspectives.

Whether you are traveling or staying home this Labor Day weekend, it’s important to share these helpful tips with family and friends to ensure a safe and fun weekend.
Meet Pediatric Neurologist Alcy Torres, Director of the Pediatric Concussion Program
Xinning “Tiger” Li is set to travel through the Midwestern U.S. and Canada

Features

Boston Business Journal Honors Thea James, MD

Congratulations to Thea James, MD! Dr. James was recently chosen as one of the 2015 Healthcare Heroes award recipients by the Boston Business Journal. This award recognizes those who have worked to improve the overall health and wellness of those living in Massachusetts and beyond. She is honored, along with other award winners, in a special section in the August 14 edition of the BBJ. Read more

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Making sure that your child’s vision and eyes are developing properly is important because basic visual skills are necessary as they are growing and learning. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, an infant should receive a vision screening in the newborn period and at all well child visits. Read more

A Primary Care Doctor Close to Home

At Boston Medical Center, everyone is encouraged to have a primary care physician. “Whether you are entering adulthood, middle aged, or in your senior years, establishing a relationship with a primary care physician can help keep you healthy and possibly prevent future diseases,” says Joanna D’Afflitti, MD, a general internal medicine physician at BMC. Read more

About BMC

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a 496-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.