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Life and Wellness in Boston

Wellness Initiatives

One important part of maximizing your learning in the hospital is to ensure proper wellness outside of the hospital.  Our Wellness Committee is composed of 12 current residents and has a goal of creating and sponsoring regular events that promote mental and physical wellness.  Frequent Happy Hours are sponsored by the program.  In addition, many other events take place such as a group trip to a Red Sox game, a day at Boda Borg (think “Escape the Room” meets “American Ninja Warrior”) and a trip to Six Flags.  The hospital sponsors basketball for all house officers at the on campus YMCA.  In addition, there are several evenings at the Museum of Fine Arts aimed at teaching the powers of observation through art.  We believe it is important that these ideas continue to be resident lead and we look forward to seeing what they have planned throughout the year.  

Living in Boston

Boston is a vibrant city that is full of history.  From the Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, our city has seen some of the pinnacle times in our nation’s growth. Walking along the streets of Boston (we recommend the Duck Boat Tour or a walk along the Freedom Trail) you can still visit many of the city’s famous landmarks.

Boston is also home to a wide number of universities and major health care institutions. In fact, the city has the nation’s highest concentration of colleges, with many alumni who stay after graduation to work and live in the city. This large population of young adults creates an atmosphere of people who are eager to network, get to know one another and have fun.

One of the things Boston is best known for is its sports teams and fanatical fans. The Celtics, Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox all call Boston home. While we root for all of the local teams, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have a major relationship with the Boston Bruins.

We host a number of events with the Bruins including Cuts for a Cause (fans shave the heads of Bruins players with proceeds going to Floating Hospital), which raised nearly $60,000 in 2012. Bruins players also regularly visit our pediatric patients and recently brought the Stanley Cup trophy to our atrium after their win in 2011.

Bruins president, Cam Neely and the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care have donated more than $25 million to help build up our cancer programs, hematology/oncology research, the Neely House and the Neely Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Our Neighborhood

Boston is the largest city in New England but it’s easy to quickly find your way around. Tufts Medical Center is located in downtown Boston, next to Chinatown and the Theater District and within walking distance of the South End, Back Bay, Boston Common, Downtown Crossing, and Fanieul Hall neighborhoods.

We share the Tufts Medical Center campus with several Tufts University science and professional schools, including Tufts University School of Medicine. The campus is close to a number of historical sites, fitness facilities, hotels and restaurants.

The Tufts Medical Center Orange Line stop is located across from the main hospital entrance on Washington Street. Other nearby MBTA stops are Downtown Crossing (Red Line, Orange Line) and Boylston (Green Line). Tufts Medical Center is a 15-to-20-minute cab ride from Logan Airport and within walking distance of South Station. View our campus map and directions.

Because Tufts Medical Center is located in the heart of Chinatown, we have a strong focus on working with this community and its residents. We created the Asian Health Initiative to identify public health issues of particular prevalence or concern in the Asian community and to work collaboratively with neighborhood organizations to address health issues in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way.