About Our Affiliation
First Aid Stations and Green Monster Rotations
At the heart of BIDMC's relationship with Boston's beloved Red Sox is the skill, enthusiasm and commitment to service that a team of BIDMC staff brings to every home game.
Sixty BIDMC nurses, physicians and techs from the
Emergency Department, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Intensive Care Units and the Operating Rooms rotate through First Aid and the Green Monster for all home games.
Staff receive anywhere from 25 to 70 visits per game at the First Aid station. Last year more than 2,000 patrons were treated with almost 200 transferred to BIDMC.
Community Programs Sponsor
In addition to taking such excellent care of the fans, BIDMC and the Red Sox work together to sponsor community programs such as:
9/11 Blood Drive
In honor of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Red Sox and the American Red Cross sponsor the 'Day of Remembrance Blood Drive' at City Hall and Fenway Park annually on September 11.
Red Sox Scholars Program
Red Sox Scholars program, launched in 2003 and funded by the Red Sox Foundation, rewards 25 academically talented, but economically disadvantaged Boston Public School fifth graders with $10,000 college scholarships. BIDMC has been the proud "presenting sponsor" of the program with staff serving as Medical Champions.
Scholars tour the medical center to learn about health care and science careers. Each student is paired with a BIDMC employee, who encourages the students in their academic and social development.
Health Care Issue Promotion
In addition, BIDMC and the Red Sox work with other organizations to promote important health care issues such as:
- Organ donation
- Skin cancer awareness
Red Sox Babies Program
BIDMC's name is displayed throughout Fenway Park while photos of
babies born at BIDMC are featured on the jumbotron, wearing the official baby hat of the Red Sox. Each newborn at BIDMC receives the hat and other Red Sox goodies, including a certificate for a free tour of Fenway when the baby reaches five years old.
BIDMC Shuttle Buses and Banners
Shuttle buses for patients, visitors and staff proudly display the Red Sox affiliation. Banners about the relationship periodically adorn the medical center and Fenway area.
As the Official Hospital of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation, BIDMC provides weekly educational reports explaining the cause, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries on the
Red Sox Web site. Written by veteran Boston sports journalist Gary Gillis, the articles feature interviews with BIDMC experts.
What does healthy mean to our favorite team? NESN.com reporters ask players, front-office staff and fans about their healthy habits in a weekly series of articles called Healthy Is _____________.
BIDMC can often be found on the field at Fenway several times a year when our all-star physicians are honored as "Medical All-Stars" and throw out the first pitch.
In addition, each year 40 members of the BIDMC staff get to play softball on the Red Sox outfield as they fulfill their Fenway Fantasy.
A visit from the 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies gave BIDMC staff and their families an opportunity to have a photo taken with these historic icons.