Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. The hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. Emphasizing community-based care, the mission of Boston Medical Center is to provide consistently accessible health services to all is the largest safety net hospital in New England. Its motto is “Exceptional Care Without Exception”.
Boston Medical Center is also a member of Boston HealthNet, a high quality healthcare system that includes 15 community health centers in Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan, Quincy, Roslindale, and Roxbury. These community health centers will provide some of the cites for Project 1: “Partnering with Community Health Centers to prevent ECC” that is led by Dr. Nancy Kressin, Dr. Norman Tinanoff, and Dr. Paul Geltman. Boston Medical Center provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services from primary to family medicine advanced specialty care. In the initial CREEDD funding (2001-2008), Boston Medical Center played an integral role in Dr. Nancy Kressin’s project to train pediatricians in oral health counseling. BMC was also the site for other pilot projects, including a project for improving the oral health of refugees under the direction of Dr. Paul Geltman, a pediatrician. The Program for Refugee Oral Health was conducted in cooperation with Delta Dental Foundation of Massachusetts.