Red Sox Honor Healthcare Quality All-Star
JUNE 06, 2019
High-quality healthcare is something all providers strive for in today’s busy world. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, we thank Julius Yang, MD, PhD, for his role in helping to ensure the safest possible care for all.
Recently the Red Sox honored Yang for his continued efforts in healthcare quality. “Protecting the safety of patients, both physically and emotionally, has been a goal of mine since I began practicing more than two decades ago,” he says.
Part of his work is dedicated to patient education and reminding us all about the importance of naming a healthcare proxy. “Naming your proxy in writing ensures decisions about your care are always made with respect for your wishes, if ever you’re unable to speak for yourself,” Yang says.
Get to know this all-star outside of the hospital.
Are you a baseball fan?
JY: Yes, I grew up rooting for the Sox. My favorite fan memory was attending game one of the 2004 World Series with my son, who was five at the time, and already a huge Red Sox fan.
Q: Did you ever play baseball?
JY: I played Little League and am a firm believer that sports can teach you so much about life.
Q: Who did you bring with you to the June 8 game?
JY: My wife, Laurie Burnett, and our three children: Jasper (19), Elsie (17) and Zachary (13). We’re a family of Red Sox fans!