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About Us

About UsAt Boston Medical Center, all are welcome and treated equally. The best and brightest physicians, representing virtually every medical specialty, choose to work here for the opportunity to make a difference in their community and beyond. Unwavering in its commitment to the community, BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 496-bed, academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. The primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine, BMC is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England.

Dedicated to providing accessible health care to everyone,

  • 59% of patients are from under-served populations and
  • 31% of patients do not speak English as a primary language.

Through its commitment to serve everyone, BMC offers numerous outreach programs and services such as:

Seeing more than 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. No matter who you meet at BMC – from the x-ray technologist to the critical care nurse, the admissions staff to the chief of surgery – everyone is committed to providing quality care to every patient and family member with respect, warmth and compassion.

Fiscal Year 2015 Statistics

Beds 496
Outpatient Activity 1,080,771
Inpatient Admissions 24,801
Physicians 718
Residents and Fellows 704
Full Time Equivalent Employees 4,902

Your Health is Our Primary Concern

Boston Medical Center's primary care physicians are among the best in Boston and provide outstanding comprehensive health care including urgent care or preventative medicine to keep you healthy in addition to diagnosis and treatment when you are sick. Learn more about General Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.

Boston HealthNet

Focusing strongly on urban health, Boston Medical Center is a founder of Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of the medical center, Boston University School of Medicine, and 13 community health centers. Established in 1995, Boston HealthNet is an integrated health care delivery system whose partners provide outreach, prevention, primary care and specialty care, and dental services at sites located throughout Boston's neighborhoods and Quincy. Physicians who practice at HealthNet locations provide a wide range of comprehensive health care services to adults and pediatric patients, with a focus on disease prevention and health education. Patients receiving primary care at HealthNet sites have access to highly trained specialists and cutting-edge technology at BMC while maintaining individualized and culturally sensitive care in their neighborhoods. In 2014, Boston HealthNet health center patients accounted for 30.6 percent of outpatient visits and 36.7 percent of all inpatient admissions to Boston Medical Center.

BMC HealthNet Plan, Inc.

BMC HealthNet Plan is a not-for-profit health maintenance organization founded in 1997 by Boston Medical Center. BMCHP’s Massachusetts business, BMC HealthNet Plan, serves over 215,000 members across the state through several product lines that include MassHealth (Medicaid, including CarePlus) and Qualified Health Plan. As of January 1, 2016, BMCHP also is offering a Senior Care Options plan for individuals age 65 and older who are also eligible for Medicaid. BMCHP’s offices are located in Boston (headquarters), Springfield, and New Bedford.


As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of health care 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 68 residency training programs with 704 resident and fellowship positions.


Boston Medical Center is a recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research. Boston Medical Center received more than $119 million in budgeted sponsored research funding in 2015, and oversees 594 research and service projects separate from research activities at Boston University School of Medicine. The world-renowned researchers at Boston Medical Center conduct both basic, laboratory based biomedical research, and clinical research programs, including sickle cell, infectious disease, cardiology, vascular biology, Parkinson's disease, geriatrics, endocrinology, and hematology/oncology.