Boston University Medical Center


Boston University Medical Center, located in Boston's historic South End neighborhood, is comprised of Boston University's Medical Campus and its affiliate teaching hospital, Boston Medical Center. The two institutions are closely aligned, with many of BMC's staff holding academic and teaching appointments at Boston University's schools. Together, BMC and BU's schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Public Health have a widely recognized reputation for providing outreach and quality care to Boston's underserved populations.

  • Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a non-profit 496-bed medical center. BMC was established in 1996 as the result of a merger between Boston University Medical Center Hospital, which was founded in 1864, and Boston City Hospital, which was founded in 1855. It is the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University's School of Medicine and is the largest quasi-public hospital in New England. BMC commits itself to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.
  • The 80-acre Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) encompasses the Boston University School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and Division of Graduate Medical Sciences of the School of Medicine. The schools offer a particular focus on serving disadvantaged, underserved, and indigent populations. The institution employs more than 1,341 faculty members and train a diverse group of more than 3,000 students. Boston University Medical Campus has a rich history dating back to 1848, when it began as the New England Female Medical College, the first institution in the United States to offer medical education to women and the first to graduate a black female physician. In 1873, the medical college merged with Boston University, becoming the first coeducational medical school in the nation. Both the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the School of Public Health were founded in 1976.

The Boston University Medical Center's IMP, filed in 2010, allows BMC and BU Med to create a campus supportive not only of the institutions’ common goals, but also of their unique needs and individual missions now and in the future. Aging buildings, deficient infrastructure components, and inefficient operational adjacencies currently compound each institution’s challenges. The 2010 IMP includes a range of vital campus modifications including, but not limited to, constructing new facilities, demolishing obsolete buildings, renovating existing structures, and improving infrastructure. BMC's 2013 IMP Amendment adds another 17,000 square feet to BMC's campus.

The 2013 BUMC IMP Amendment proposed six projects:

The 2013 BUMC IMP Amendment was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board on November 13, 2013 and by the Boston Zoning Commission on December 11, 2013.

For more information from the BPDA, please contact Sonal Gandhi, Senior Policy Advisor, by email or by telephone at 617.918.4314.

For more information from Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Campus, please contact Maria Ober, Director of Communications, by email or by telephone at 617.638.8496.

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BUMC IMP DPIR 2013-09-06 PDF, 29MB
BUMC IMP Amendment 2013-06-07 PDF, 31MB
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