Red Sox and BIDMC
We’ve said it all year: baseball is our favorite season. And this season was a special one, from spring training to the final big win. We’re so proud to be the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox.
BIDMC and the Red Sox are a winning team with unique opportunities to serve our community.
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
The 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 student 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
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.
Red Sox Injury Insider
Injuries can affect every part of your life—whether you’re an athlete or not. In our Red Sox Injury Insider blog, BIDMC’s medical experts share insights on the injuries that have sidelined your favorite players, and offer tips to help you avoid the same issues. From concussions to ankle sprains and everything in between, you’ll learn about warning signs, treatments and rehab options that will help keep you in the game—no matter what you do to stay active.
Red Sox Babies Program
BIDMC's name is displayed throughout Fenway Park while photos of babies born at BIDMC are featured on the video board, 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 turns 5 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.
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.
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