BIDMC and the Red Sox Recognize Needham All-Star

BIDMC Contributor

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

BodioDowney450x282The Lank Cancer Center in Needham, part of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, is celebrating five years of compassionate, expert care, thanks in part to the leadership of Kelly Bodio Downey, MD, Director of the Center.

“The Lank Cancer Center team ensures patients receive outstanding care in the comfort of their own community,” she says.

Advanced imaging systems and state-of-the-art therapies—overlooking a healing garden—are a few of the services offered in Needham. “Our team is like a family, and we treat all of our patients like they are a part of this family,” Dr. Bodio Downey says.

On Sept. 27, the Red Sox honored Dr. Bodio Downey as a Medical-All Star to recognize her leadership and commitment to her patients.

Get to know this all-star physician outside of the hospital.

Q: Are you a baseball fan?

KBD:  Yes, I grew up always rooting for the Red Sox!

Q: Did you ever play baseball or softball?

KBD: My favorite sport was field hockey but I did play softball in high school. One of my favorite memories was our team’s comradery. After the last game of the season, our coach had the bus stop at Lake Massapoag in Sharon—we all celebrated by running into the lake in our uniforms.

Q: Who did you bring with you to Fenway for the Sept. 27 game?

KBD:  My husband, Shamus, and my parents. Our children are a little too young yet for baseball games! I have three children: Conall (4), Rowan (2.5) and Keegan (4 months).

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 www.bidmc.org.

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.