Building a new model of excellence in healthcare starts with listening to our community. We spoke with our patients, community partners, doctors, and other staff members to understand what "rewriting healthcare" means to them. Explore their stories to discover how BMC is pushing the boundaries of medical innovation while creating a more equitable system that empowers us all to thrive.
Stories of BMC
By Catherine Widgery, patient
When accomplished rower Catherine Widgery needed hip replacement surgery, she chose the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at BMC after careful research. Learn how BMC’s approach to surgery got Catherine back on the water in record time.Read Catherine Widgery's story
By Dr. Christian Arbelaez, Chief of Emergency Medicine
As the head of the busiest emergency department in New England, Dr. Christian Arbelaez is always thinking about ways to further improve and innovate care for his patients. Read about his commitment to reimagining and redesigning emergency care based on patients’ needs.Read Dr. Christian Arbelaez's story
By Ronald Belford, Interpreter
As an immigrant from Haiti, BMC interpreter Ronald Belford understands the struggles patients face when seeking care in a new country. Learn why he is so dedicated to BMC’s mission to provide culturally appropriate, holistic care to patients.Read Ronald Belford's story
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Community leader Reverend Willie Bodrick is passionate about wellness and equity in his congregation and in the community. Learn how he has partnered with BMC to bring more equitable care to the neighborhoods of Boston.
Arminta Graham was the first patient at BMC to receive lifesaving CAR T-cell therapy for lymphoma. Read her story to learn how BMC is changing lives like Arminta’s by making this innovative therapy available to all patients.
Well-known as an innovator and researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Samet has been on the frontlines of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for the past 40 years. Learn how Dr. Samet and BMC are delivering a new type of care to patients with SUDs.
Dr. Fabio Petrocca is a world-renowned expert on CAR T-cell therapy. Learn how he built the CAR T-cell Program at BMC and why he is dedicated to offering this innovative, one-time cancer treatment to all patients at BMC.
In her leadership role at BMC, Petrina Martin Cherry is focused on listening to community voices and making sure they are heard. Read Petrina’s story to learn why she believes engaging with the community is so crucial to improving the lives of patients in Boston.