Dear Colleagues,

COVID-19 Cases:

BMC Total Inpatients

4

BMC Inpatients Requiring ICU Care

0

BMC Inpatients Under Investigation (pending + negatives treated as positives) 

0

Cumulative Staff Who Have Tested Positive

1,162 (as of 6/14)

Massachusetts Cases

663,332 (as of 6/22)

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

NEW: Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Update

It is expected that some hospitals across Massachusetts will announce tomorrow that they will be mandating the COVID vaccine for their employees. We are actively reviewing BMC’s vaccination policies, up to including mandatory COVID vaccinations for all employees. We continue to strongly encourage all employees and patients to get vaccinated.

Employees who still need to get vaccinated can walk in to the Employee Administration Clinic in Dowling during hours of operation:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8-10 a.m.
  • Friday, 3-5 p.m.

Employees can also call 617-638-9660 (ext. 8-9660) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday to schedule an appointment.

If you received your vaccination somewhere other than BMC, please email [email protected], so we can keep an accurate count of employee vaccinations.

NEW: Watch Our BMCHS Town Hall Meeting Focused on Health Equity and Community Partnerships

If you weren't able to join us for the June 22 BMCHS Town Hall meeting, you can watch a recording of the video on the Hub. This Town Hall Meeting focused on our efforts around advancing health equity and how we are better aligning the work we have always done with new initiatives to accelerate racial health equity within our own organization, as well as among our patients, members and community. The meeting was hosted by Kate Walsh, President and CEO, and included some of our leaders and community partners who have joined our Health System in helping to vaccinate the communities we serve.

The meeting also featured a video that showcased our impact in addressing inequities around the COVID-19 vaccine in the communities we serve. The video has been posted on BMC’s social media channels (direct links: FacebookLinkedInTwitterInstagram), and we encourage you to share it with your networks!

REMINDER: Changes to the BMC Visitor Policy Went in to Effect June 16

The following changes to the BMC visitor policy are now in effect:

  • One visitor is allowed for each Ambulatory/Procedural/Surgical Services patient.
  • Individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 will be permitted to visit patients in the intensive care units with permission from the care team.
  • Visitors age two and older are allowed in postpartum settings if they are able to comply with mask guidelines.
  • One visitor is allowed in the adult emergency department, with permission of the care team. Visitors are typically not allowed for more than 15 minutes.
  • Two parents/guardians allowed with a child in the pediatric emergency department.

The current visitor policy can be found on the Hub and BMC.org.