In July 1996, Boston City Hospital, Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital, and Boston University Medical Center merged to form Boston Medical Center (BMC). Through its partnership with Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Health Net neighborhood health centers, BMC continues the mission set forth by Boston City Hospital more than 125 years ago--to provide medical care to the residents of Boston. Last year, the Department of Pediatrics at BMC provided care to more than 3,000 pediatric inpatients, 60,000 outpatients, and 27,500 patients in the emergency department. The neighborhood health centers, which provide continuity clinic sites for house officer training, contribute an additional 110,000 ambulatory visits each year to the program. Boston Health Net reflects our commitment to Community Care by combining BMC with 13 community based health centers into an integrated service delivery network.
This building opened in January 1994. There is a 22-bed pediatric unit, a six-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 30-bed normal newborn nursery, and a brand new, state-of-the-art 22-bed level III neonatal intensive care unit with single rooms for newborns and mothers that opened in January 2016. There are approximately 2,600 deliveries each year, 40 percent of which are high risk. There are 25 outpatient programs including primary care, adolescent and a variety of specialty programs, many of which are directed towards health care issues of urban children due to poverty.
Maxwell Finland Laboratory
The Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, named for the world-renowned investigator of bacterial diseases and antibiotics, houses the laboratories of the divisions of pediatric infectious diseases, immunology, pulmonary, and molecular biology. Research in these laboratories focuses on problems of urban children.