Red Sox Honor Healthcare Quality All-Star

BIDMC Contributor

JUNE 06, 2019

YangMAS450x282.jpgHigh-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!

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

BIDMC is in the community with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Anna Jaques Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lawrence General Hospital, Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare, Community Care Alliance and Atrius Health. BIDMC is also clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the Jackson Laboratory. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit

BIDMC is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.