The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is accustomed to transformation, to meet the changing needs of its exhibitors. Recently, that transformation took shape in an unprecedented way: as a 1,000-bed medical center designed to treat COVID-19 patients and alleviate some of the pressure on Boston’s hospitals.

The effort, called Boston Hope, is led by Boston and Massachusetts officials, along with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. With half of the beds designated for patients experiencing homelessness, the medical center was created to treat patients who require hospital care, but not acute care. At the helm of clinical care for Boston Hope, Partners HealthCare will marshal resources from across our system to care for patients from hospitals both within and outside the Partners system.

"I’d like to extend my thanks to Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh and their teams for the opportunity to bring our clinical skills to serve the patients who will be admitted to Boston Hope. In unprecedented times like these, we are grateful to be able to respond with every resource possible and work together to deliver the care and compassion patients deserve."

Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare

“In a moment of great need, we are reminded every day of resiliency and hope illustrated through our community who have come together to donate time, resources and talent in support of this important mission,” said Brigadier General (USA Ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, who is overseeing the effort. “Because of the incredible efforts of medical and research personnel, first responders, and military teams who are on the front lines each and every day fighting this medical war, the patients in this region can rely on Boston Hope to continue delivering care with great precision and professionalism.”

Read more about Boston Hope at NPR.

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Topics: coordinated care, redesigning care, Global Impact

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