May 16, 2008
MGH Back Bay celebrates 10th anniversary

In May 1998, the MGH acquired Boston Evening Medical Center (BEMC) and renamed the facility MGH Back Bay. Founded in 1927 by Morris Cohen, MD, BEMC had a long and distinguished history of providing services to community workers and residents. Although the neighborhood and practice have seen dramatic changes in the past decade, MGH Back Bay consistently provides quality health care services to individuals in the Back Bay community.

With five internal medicine/pediatric physicians and one family practitioner, MGH Back Bay offers a family-practice model of care in a quiet and supportive atmosphere. Medical Director Joseph Gesmundo, MD, says of the practice, "We provide comprehensive care to all members of the community from newborns to seniors and serve as a gateway to the larger MGH. We have embraced technology, process improvement and practice redesign in an effort to provide quality care in an efficient and friendly manner."

In celebrating 10 years, MGH Back Bay has planned a week of events from May 19 through 23. Events will include "A Walk across the World" walking challenge, a skin safety day, a kid's activities day, a relaxation day with chair massages, and health and wellness education.

Located at 388 Commonwealth Ave. near Massachusetts Avenue, MGH Back Bay is easily reached by car and public transportation. The Hynes Convention Center stop on the Green Line is the closest subway stop. For more information, e-mail Lisa Brugnoli-Semeta, RN, at

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