Office of Communications
Releasing Patient Information to the Media
Boston Medical Center is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and their medical information. The office of communications staff provides patient conditions to the media in accordance with the American Hospital Association guidelines contained in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
How to Obtain a Patient’s Condition
To inquire about a patient at Boston Medical Center, members of the media should contact the office of communications at 617.638.8491 during the regular business hours of 8:30 am - 5 pm weekdays. For information after hours or on weekends, call 617.638.5795, enter pager ID # 0304 and your callback number.
Patient Condition Definitions
Please note, “stable” is not a recognized condition, according to HIPAA guidelines.
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