Monday, May 20, 2013
Model System Treats Patients Following the Boston Marathon Tragedy
Boston Harvard Burn Injury Model System experts treated patients after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. At least 10 Boston area hospitals treated more than 170 patients following the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. At Massachusetts General Hospital, a 34-year-old man is the last bombing victim remaining and among a few of the most seriously injured in the attack not yet released from other hospitals or transferred to rehabilitation facilities. There were several Boston Marathon bombing victims that were treated at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, another BH-BIMS institution, right as the hospital prepared to relocate to a brand-new facility within days of the bombing. Spaulding continues to work with several patients, taking a team approach to rapidly restore function to each person based on their needs and to provide them with a sense of independence early on, addressing both their physical and psychological concerns.