Boston Medical Center (Boston, MA)


  • Name:Mr. Jeff Kent
  • Title:Foundations Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boston Medical Center
  • Address:Office of Development
    801 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st Floor
    Boston, MA 02118
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:617-414-5568
  • Main fax:617-638-8983

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Other fax:617-638-8924

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Boston Medical Center's mission is to provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status and ability to pay.

  • Overview:
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a 496-bed, nonprofit academic medical center with a mission to provide consistently excellent and accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay.

    With over 800,000 patient visits annually, Boston Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of primary, specialty, inpatient and emergency services and is the leading provider of medical care and services for Boston’s low-income individuals and families – in particular its immigrant and minority populations. More than half of our patients have an annual income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Approximately 30% of BMC patients do not speak English; BMC’s Interpreter Services Department facilitated over 205,839 encounters last year.

    Boston communities served by BMC are disproportionately affected by cancer, diabetes, hypertension, overweight, heart disease, asthma, preterm birth, infant mortality, violence, addiction, homelessness, and mental illness. Many patients face socio-cultural barriers to care that call for exceptional cultural sensitivity on the part of our providers. For many, limited health coverage and jobs that don’t allow for sick time make prioritizing the kind of health prevention and health care more affluent people take for granted impossible.

    As a safety net institution, BMC is uniquely enhanced by its affiliation with 1) Boston University School of Medicine, which enriches our community commitment with a culture of research and teaching, and 2) the Boston HealthNet network of 15 community health centers, with which BMC providers work closely and have developed deep links into the community.

    Both within the hospital and throughout our service area, our leaders have demonstrated extraordinary ingenuity in advancing health care while also addressing health disparities, creating programs to meet the psychosocial needs of our patients, and fostering the conditions essential for good health.

    In addition to extensive clinical care, BMC also provides numerous related health care and social service programs, such as the Grow Clinic for children diagnosed with Failure to Thrive, Neonatal Intensive Care Follow-up (Baby Steps), Child Witness to Violence Program, Elders Living at Home services, Injury Prevention initiatives, the Violence Intervention Program, the SPARK (Supporting Parents and Resilient Kids) Center, and many others. The Preventive Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen is the only hospital-based program of its kind in the nation. The Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at BMC treats patients from over 70 countries each year. Cancer Care Services offer patient navigation, cancer screening, and support programs for 16 different cancer patient groups.

  • History:
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC) was formed in 1996 as the country's first full-asset merger of two public hospitals with a private academic medical center. This merger included Boston City Hospital, Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital and Boston University Hospital. The merger continues the 100+ year mission of Boston City Hospital to serve all regardless of their ability to pay.

    Established in 1864, BCH was the first municipal hospital in the US, "intended for the use and comfort of poor patients, to whom medical care will be provided at the expense of the city, and ... to provide accommodations and medical treatment to others, who do not wish to be regarded as dependent on public charity." Located on the grounds of the original BCH, Boston Medical Center continues BCH’s original mission to serve the poor. The largest safety net hospital in New England, BMC holds a tremendous responsibility to provide care that is affordable and accessible to all.

  • Year established:1996
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:30
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:4480

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Tom Alperin
    David Ament
    Karen Antman
    James Blue
    David Coleman
    Sandra Cotterell
    Jack Cradock
    Randi Cutler
    Anand Devaiah
    Gerard Doherty
    Susan Donahue
    Christine Dunn
    Paul Egerman
    Edmond English
    Barbara Ferrer
    Lisa Guscott
    John Hailer
    William Halpin
    Thea James
    Peggy Koenig
    Steven Levy
    Mark Nunnelly
    David Passafaro
    Claire Perlman
    James Phalen
    Martha Samuelson
    Richard Slifka
    Ronald Walker
    Kathleen Walsh
    Azzie Young

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Kathleen E. Walsh,
    President and CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Lisa Allee,
    Injury Prevention Coordinator


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:04-3314093

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:043314093
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:85 E CONCORD STREET ROOM 2212
  • Organization City:BOSTON
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02118-2335
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1996
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:12
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:September, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:September
  • NTEE Code:E22Z
  • Asset Amount:$2,205,872,000
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$1,250,301,321
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,249,591,724
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:45:02 am

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