Mass Gathering Education
Boston Red Sox / Fenway Park Medical Staff
In 2003, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center was chosen as the official hospital and health care provider for the Boston Red Sox. The Department of Emergency Medicine staffs Fenway Park with attending physicians, residents, nurses and practice assistants for every Red Sox game, as well as, special events held at the park. BIDMC Emergency Medicine residents have the opportunity to experience the unique aspects of mass gathering Emergency Medicine in this historic ballpark located within a mile of BIDMC.
Several times a year, BIDMC ED staff also provide medical support to concerts held at Fenway. Recent artists include Justin Timberlake, Tom Betty & The Heartbreakers, Billy Joel, and Zac Brown.
The annual Boston Marathon is an opportunity for BIDMC emergency medicine staff to volunteer at a mass event, providing medical care along the route and in the medical tent. Several of our staff have run the marathon, including our assistant program director Dr. Carrie Tibbles. All Boston area emergency departments are also very busy during Marathon Monday, proving to be a challenging and rewarding day of emergency medicine operations.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center played an instrumental role in the 2013 Boston Marathon, caring for many trauma patients. It was an emotional, transformative event for the emergency medicine staff. Please click here to read a reflection from Dan Nadworny, RN, ED clinical manager.