UPDATED: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases as of April 24

COVID-19 Cases:

BMC Total Inpatients:

 203

BMC Inpatients Requiring Intensive Care:

 55

Cumulative COVID+ Patient Discharges:

477* as of 4/23/20

BMC Employees/Providers Who Have Tested Positive:

 227

United States

865,585

Massachusetts

46,023* as of 4/23/20

Click to see up-to-date city, state, and national numbers: Boston | Massachusetts  | United States

REMINDER: Kate Walsh Virtual Town Hall

Earlier today, Kate shared a video message. Hear from her about the state of the pandemic, how our Health System has adapted to ensure we maintain our important commitment to our patients and members, preliminary lessons we’ve learned from this experience, and how we’re planning for the future. Kate ends the Town Hall by sharing a BMC Proud video, featuring colleagues from across the hospital sharing what they are proud of. Click to watch the Town Hall.

NEW: Employees Who Have Returned to Work After Testing COVID Positive

As you have seen in the daily updates, BMC is closely tracking the number of employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. As of today, April 24, 227 employees have tested positive and 152 have returned to work.  Welcome back to those employees and thank you for everything you are doing for our patients!

NEW: Communication Boards in Multiple Languages Available on the Hub

Communication boards developed by the Nursing Department are available on the Nursing Department’s clinical practice Hub page. These visual communication boards are available in multiple languages and can be used to help communicate with patients who may not be able to speak because of intubation, mechanical ventilation, or other reasons.

UPDATED: Distribution of the Donated Meals   

In order to comply with physical distancing requirements and to protect the health of all staff, we will not be distributing donated lunches in the lobby. This weekend we will notify the departments that will be receiving meals next week so staff can plan accordingly. Our goal is to provide the donated food to as many departments and people as possible in the coming weeks.

REMINDER: BMC Food Pantry Available for Health System Employees

BMC’s food pantry is extending its services to all employees in our health system and their households to provide access to nutritious food when it’s needed most. Should you or any of your team members require additional nutrition resources, the Food Pantry has created an easy 2 step process:

  1. Contact Latchman Hiralall by phone (617-414-3834) or by email (Latchman.Hiral[email protected]) to schedule a pickup appointment.
  2. When you arrive for your pickup: briefly display your BMC badge for proof of employment, state the number of members in your household and any allergies or food restrictions.

The BMC Food Pantry is located in the basement level of the Yawkey Building. Appointments can be made every two weeks, as needed. Click here for a printable flyer to post in your area in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.


‘They Fought This and They Won’: Hospital Workers Applaud, Play Songs as Coronavirus Patients Finally Go Home

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City of Boston Video – “Boston, We're Still Here”

BMC was the only Boston hospital featured in the City’s new video highlighting all the essential workers who are “still here.” A team from the COVID Recuperation Unit (CRU) at East Newton took part.

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