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Boston Medical Center Clinical Campus Redesign 2014 - 2018


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Boston Medical Center (BMC) was created by the merger of two separate hospitals in 1996, each with its own full service campus two blocks apart. This has resulted in the "split" campus configuration that still exists, with costly operational inefficiencies like two sets of operating rooms, two radiology departments, and the need to shuttle patients back and forth via ambulance depending on treatment needs.

BMC has made the decision to invest in a campus redesign over the next four years, which includes necessary upgrades that are needed with or without the redesign, as well as expanding the Emergency Department and upgrades to existing structures. Once completed, the redesign will provide a clinical workspace with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to solve BMC's most pressing care delivery needs. The project will yield at least $25m/year in savings and consolidate the overall campus footprint while maintaining patient services at current levels.

Our goal at BMC is to enhance our patient experience by consolidating our services and ensuring patients alike can get to their appointments. Every hospital's infrastructure must reflect the new reality of mandated cost controls and changes in care delivery models. For example, in recent years the clinical emphasis has increasingly shifted from inpatient to outpatient care; and new technology means reconfiguring hospital rooms and surgical suites to accommodate them efficiently.  This redesign plan meets those goals and prepares BMC for the future.

What to Look Forward to

Current Campus Challenges

Redesign Solutions

ED is too small, mixes behavioral health and general patients, and is separated from urgent care

Expand the ED, establish separate behavioral health ED area, co-locate urgent care

Radiology service split across multiple locations across campus

State of the art radiology department adjacent to the ED

Operating Room (OR) suites in multiple locations

Single interventional procedure site

Inadequate NICU facilities; maternity unit split across two floors in Menino

Cohesive women’s and children’s facility in Yawkey

Intensive Care Units in multiple locations

Consolidate ICUs with appropriate clinical adjacencies

Distance from helipad to ED requires ambulance patient transport with multiple caregiver hand-offs

Construct a bridge to allow transport to ED

Large variation in building quality across campus

Unified and modern look and feel that maximizes patient experience

Questions or Concerns About Construction Activity?

If you have questions or concerns about the construction activity, such as noise, report them to construction@bmc.org or call 617-638-4144. Emailed questions will be responded to the same day.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

Contact Us

Call: 617.638.4144
Email: construction@bmc.org

Boston Medical Center
Facilities and Energy Management
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First Floor
Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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