How one Boston hospital built a COVID-19 forecasting system
Harvard Business Review – June 29, 2020
Jennifer P. Stevens, MD, Steven Horng, MD, Ashley O’Donoghue, PhD, Sarah Moravick, MBA, and Anthony Weiss, MD, MBA, all of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, write about the forecasting model BIDMC used to take a locally focused approach to predicting the timing and magnitude of COVID-19 clinical demands.


Covid-19 vaccine research must involve Black and Latinx participants. Here are 4 ways to make that happen
STAT – June 26, 2020
In this opinion piece, Kathryn Stephenson, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes on how to ensure that COVID-19 vaccine research includes Black and Latinx participants.


‘Invisible wounds’: Frontline health workers face recovery period that could last months
WBUR – June 22, 2020
Molly Hayes, MD, and Pamela Peck, MD, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, share that as COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts are declining, many health care workers are reflecting on their difficult experiences over the last few months and will need support from their institutions and communities.


What we know about face shields and coronavirus
Wall Street Journal – June 16, 2020
Daniel McQuillen, MD, of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, discusses how face shields offer protection and prevention from COVID-19 exposure.


Doctor on why FDA revoked hydroxychloroquine emergency use authorization
WCVB – June 15, 2020
Robin Colgrove, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, explains what doctors learned about hydroxychloroquine and why the FDA revoked its emergency use authorization.


The first COVID vaccines may not prevent COVID infection
Bloomberg – June 15, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses COVID-19 vaccine development.


Despite the pandemic, immigrants in Mass. say they are afraid to seek medical care
WGBH – June 15, 2020
Jose Abrego, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess-Chelsea, discusses the importance of seeking COVID-19 testing and care when it is needed, regardless of a patient’s immigration status.


Hospitals are trying to coax you back — and convince you that it’s safe — as the COVID-19 outbreak eases
Boston Globe – June 13, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted the system and how hospitals are still ready to safely take care of patients.


‘A miracle’: Mother of 11 survives hospital battle with COVID-19
NBC 10 Boston – June 13, 2020
Mattapan resident Robyn West is recovering at home after spending five weeks at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The mother of 11 was diagnosed with COVID-19 in April.


Gov. Baker: Federal government can put ‘foot on the accelerator’ with respect to treatments, vaccines
Boston Globe – June 12, 2020
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar visited Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center joined by Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.


Baystate Business
Bloomberg Radio – June 11, 2020
Shiv Sehra, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, discusses a study he led that suggests while the rate of COVID-19 incidence may decrease with warmer temperatures and a higher UV index, the impact is modest.


Podcast: Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health
Becker’s Healthcare – June 11, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted the system and how the organizations have worked together to responded to the pandemic.


Close, sell, consolidate? Tough prognosis for some Massachusetts health care providers
WBUR – June 11, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how the system has adapted to operate in a COVID-19 world, as well as the rise of telemedicine.


UK: Over half of pregnant women with COVID-19 are Asian or Black
Forbes – June 9, 2020
Huma Farid, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the racial disparities being revealed in early data of COVID-19 cases, and in the health care system overall.


COVID-19 vaccine could start human trials as early as August
CBS News – June 7, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the status of COVID-19 vaccine development.


Mount Auburn Hospital study suggests warmer weather could cause ‘modest’ decline in coronavirus
Boston Globe – June 4, 2020
In a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers led by Shiv Sehra, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, reveal that while the rate of COVID-19 incidence may decrease with warmer temperatures and a higher UV index, the impact is modest.


Tablets can offer death with dignity
Washington Post – June 3, 2020
In this opinion piece, Divya Seth, MD, and Tyler Trahan, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, share how technology has helped bring families together for crucial times during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Coronavirus Q&A: Will protests affect virus spread?
WCVB – June 1, 2020
Brian Hollenbeck, MD, of New England Baptist Hospital, answers common questions on COVID-19


It’s not whether you were exposed to the virus. It’s how much.
New York Times – May 29, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how COVID-19 is transmitted.


Engineer? Cancer expert? Physicist? They’re coronavirus researchers now
Los Angeles Times – May 29, 2020
David Avigan, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the impact COVID-19 has had on care for patients with cancer.


Coronavirus care in hospitals will be different come fall — here’s how
ABC News – May 29, 2020
Richard Schwartzstein, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how care for COVID-19 could change if there is a second wave in the fall.


Is it safe to travel now? It depends.
National Geographic – May 28, 2020
Lin Chen, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, shares best practices to protect your health while traveling.


CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper
CNN – May 27, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the status of COVID-19 vaccine development.


Volunteers helping process coronavirus tests
NBC Boston – May 26, 2020
James Kirby, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how his lab has evolved over the past few months to process the high amount of tests for COVID-19.  Erin Duffey, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares her experience being redeployed to work in the microbiology lab.


Meet the Press: May 24, 2020
NBC – May 24, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and colleagues reported in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether triggered by infection or vaccine.


Next phase of telemedicine to move beyond video visits
Modern Healthcare – May 23, 2020
During Modern Healthcare’s Transformation Summit webinar series, Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discussed the collaboration and partnerships between local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Study shows drop in ER visits for heart attacks, strokes
NBC Boston – May 22, 2020
Dhruv Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health, discuss the importance of seeking medical attention for select potentially life-threatening diagnoses and a recent study that quantified how COVID-19 has impacted the number of patients doing so.


For state’s top health systems, a slow return to normal expected
Boston Business Journal – May 20, 2020
Peter Shorett, Chief Integration Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses the system’s recovery efforts as the state enters its first phase of reopening.


Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus
New York Times – May 20, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colleagues reported in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether triggered by infection or vaccine.


Two studies suggest that COVID-19 antibodies provide immunity
Boston Globe – May 20, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colleagues reported in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether triggered by infection or vaccine.


New Studies Show That Developing A Coronavirus Vaccine Should Be Possible
NPR – May 20, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colleagues reported in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether triggered by infection or vaccine.


2 Studies In Monkeys Suggest Antibodies Protect Against COVID-19
WBUR – May 20, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colleagues reported in Science two studies of laboratory monkeys that suggest antibodies produced during recovery from COVID-19 provide immunity from the virus, whether triggered by infection or vaccine.


Hospital housekeepers are essential workers, too. Here’s what their new normal is like.
NBC Boston – May 19, 2020
Environmental Services team members Hanane Benjiya, Seynah Sedalo and Jocelyn Morales of Winchester Hopsital, Kurt Curry and Kristine Viale, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, John Silva of Mount Auburn Hospital, and Kim Malios of Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth, share their experiences working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Major Boston hospital finds dramatic drop in stroke, heart attack, and cancer patients during coronavirus pandemic
Boston Globe – May 18, 2020
Dhruv Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and colleagues quantified the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the numbers of patients seeking medical attention for select potentially life-threatening diagnoses.


Lahey doctor on risks faced reopening Mass. economy
WCVB – May 18, 2020
Robert Duncan, MD, of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, weighs in on Massachusetts’ reopening plan and the importance of continuing social distancing measures as the state moves through the phases.


Special Hour: Gov. Baker lays out plans for Massachusetts to gradually reopen
WBUR – May 18, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD,  of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explains what the Massachusetts mask order could mean for curbing the spread of COVID-19.
*Editor’s note: Wright’s interview begins at 9:05


Trump vows vaccine by end of year, and mobilizes military to help
New York Times – May 15, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses his team’s work on developing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19.


Why does it take so long to make a vaccine?
Boston Globe – May 15, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the timeline and process of developing a vaccine.


As calls for release continue, extent of coronavirus outbreaks behind bars remains unclear
Boston Globe – May 15, 2020
BIDMC provided swabs and test processing to the Middlesex County and Essex County sheriff’s to test for COVID-19 in jails and prisons. Stefan Riedel, MD, discusses the importance of testing and taking interventions to slow the spread.


Coronavirus may pose a new risk to younger patients: Strokes
New York Times – May 14, 2020
Michael Yaffe, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, weighs in on an unexplained phenomenon in some COVID-19 patients – excessive blood clotting and increased risk of stroke.


Decoding COVID-19
PBS’s NOVA – May 13, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses his team’s work on developing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
*Editor’s note: Barouch’s interview begins at 42:58


How the pandemic changed the routine at a doctor’s office
Boston 25 News – May 13, 2020
Nancy Cibotti, MD, of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how a primary care visit will look different for patients post COVID-19.


The pandemic is changing how we die—and not just for COVID-19 patients
TIME – May 13, 2020
Joanna Sharpless, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes on how visitor restrictions have impacted end-of-life decisions for terminally ill patients.


‘We’re angry and we’re hurting.’ Why communities of color suffer more from COVID-19
PBS Newshour – May 12, 2020
Andrew Marshall, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the racial disparities in COVID-19 cases.


Actor and Director Lee Grant, Lindon Beckford, and more…
WGBH – May 12, 2020
Lindon Beckford, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, helps put patients at ease by singing songs, a practice he has done for more than 30 years and continues to do through the pandemic.
*Editor’s note: Beckford’s interview begins at 10:00


Pandemic spawns new spirit of collaboration for Boston’s longtime rival hospitals
Boston Globe – May 12, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses the partnerships and cooperation between the Boston-area hospitals in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.


It just broke me’: Health workers struggle for time to grieve patients lost to COVID-19
WBUR – May 11, 2020
Harold Burzstajn, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of healthcare workers.


Hospitals deploy technology to reduce ICU staff exposure to COVID-19
Wall Street Journal – May 7, 2020
Larry Nathanson, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how the hospital has deployed an AI-based robot to help triage COVID-19 patients while minimizing exposure and preserving PPE.


Amid coronavirus surge, this singing hospital worker hits all the right notes
NBC Boston – May 7, 2020
Lindon Beckford, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, puts patients at ease by singing songs, a practice he has done for more than 30 years and continues to do through the pandemic.


Parade held to honor Mount Auburn Hospital nurses amid pandemic
NBC Boston – May 6, 2020
Cambridge police officers and firefighters organized a parade and musical performance for nurses and staff at Mount Auburn Hospital as an expression of gratitude for their hard work amid the coronavirus crisis.


Burlington first responders show their appreciation to Lahey health care workers
Boston Herald – May 6, 2020
Burlington police, fire and other first responders show their appreciation to the health care workers at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center with a first responders parade.


The ‘fourth trimester’ and plight of new mothers during a pandemic
Boston Globe Magazine – May 6, 2020
Chloe Zera, MD, Rose Molina, MD, and Neel Shah, MD, all of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discuss the “fourth trimester” – the 3 months of physical and emotional change for mothers after a child is born – and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted care for new mothers.


The Mass. mask order takes effect: What you should know
WBUR – May 6, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explains what the Massachusetts mask order could mean for curbing the spread of COVID-19.


After weeks of social distancing, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Mass. see a slight but steady drop
WBUR – May 5, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses the decrease in the number of patients in hospitals with COVID-19, but encourages the continuation of social distancing measures to slow the spread.


In it together
WGBH – May 5, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President & CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how the system is handling the surge of COVID-19 patients.


Call of duty: Portraits of frontline workers in Boston
Boston Magazine – May 5, 2020
Emily Lewin, RN, and David Chiu, MD, both of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, are featured in Boston Magazine’s photo series on frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Spiritual care at a distance, masked: Chaplains during COVID-19
WBUR – May 4, 2020
Katie Rimer, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, captures her experience of how her role in Spiritual Care has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Excess deaths: People who are dying because of COVID-19 — but not from it
Healthline – May 4, 2020
Shoshana J. Herzig, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the importance of seeking medical attention even during the pandemic.


President Trump, I am not your enemy. I am a doctor.
New York Times – May 3, 2020
In this opinion piece, Shahdabul Faraz, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes about his experience  as an immigrant providing care on the frontlines.


WATCH: Mass. hospital workers hold ‘clap out’ to celebrate 100th successful discharge of COVID-19 patient
WHDH – May 1, 2020
Dozens of workers at Winchester Hospital held a “clap out” earlier this week to celebrate their 100th successful discharge of a patient admitted for COVID-19.


With pressure growing, global race for a vaccine intensifies
New York Times – May 2, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses his team’s work on developing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19.


Boom-and-bust federal funding after 9/11 undercut hospitals’ preparedness for pandemics
Washington Post – May 2, 2020
Meg Femino, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the importance of hospital emergency preparedness plans for any critical situation.


Hospitals’ next phase: Recruiting back regular patients while allaying fears about mingling with the coronavirus
Boston Globe – May 2, 2020
Peter Shorett, Chief Integration Officer or Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how the hospital system is in the early stages of planning what business will look like after the COVID-19 surge.


Mother sees baby for first time in 8 weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis
WCVB – May 1, 2020
A mother who was diagnosed with COVID-19 shares her child birth experience and how Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit went above and beyond to connect the family while keeping everyone’s health protected.


Doctors anticipate patient requests for experimental remdesivir before all the evidence comes in
STAT – April 30, 2020
Todd Sarge, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses concerns from hearing patients requesting remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment and the hype around the drug.


How to get your teenager to open up to you, especially now
Boston Globe – April 29, 2020
Emily Kline, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, writes about strategies for parents on how to defuse family tension during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Boston front-line hospital workers face warlike trauma as they battle coronavirus
Boston Herald – April 29, 2020
Heidi Alpert, of Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham, shares her appreciation of wellness programs offered by the hospital and Beth Israel Lahey Health. Maria O’Neil, RN, of Beth Israel Deaconesss-Milton, also expresses gratitude for the support she has seen from the community, particularly at a parade for health care workers.


Simulador: muertes por coronavirus de Nueva Inglaterra aumentarían si se levantan las restricciones
Telemundo – April 28, 2020
Leonor Fernandez, MD (Internal Medicine, BIDMC) reinforces the importance of social distancing after Governor Baker’s decision to continue measures through May 18.


Power List Q&A: Beth Israel Lahey Health President Kevin Tabb
Boston Magazine – April 28, 2020
Boston Magazine lists Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, as #12 on its list of the 100 most influential people in Boston. In this Q&A, Tabb discusses the year since the system’s creation and how it is working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.


First responders salute medical workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton
Boston Globe – April 28, 2020
Richard Fernandez, President of Beth Israel Deaconess-Milton, shares how meaningful a parade and health care worker salute by first responders was to the staff at the hospital.


Researchers race to develop a coronavirus vaccine
NBC News – April 28, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a potential COVID-19 vaccine he and his team are developing.


Are temperature checks effective in stopping coronavirus spread?
HuffPost – April 27, 2020
Stephen Juraschek, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, weighs in on if temperature checks are effective at slowing the spread of COVID-19.


Beverly Hospital nurses beautifully sing ‘Here Comes the Sun’ while folding shirts for COVID-19 patients
WHDH – April 27, 2020
Listen to nurses at Beverly Hospital beautifully singing a Beatles classic “Here Comes the Sun” as they prepare COVID-19 patients to be discharged.


‘My heroes’: Critically ill Mass. man thanks hospital staffers for helping him overcome coronavirus, get home to family
WHDH – April 24, 2020
A Massachusetts resident who was cared for in Winchester Hospital’s ICU for COVID-19 shares a heartfelt message, thanking all of his “heroes” at the hospital for helping him overcome the disease and get home to his family.


New testing site at Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester offers expanded services in multiple languages
Boston 25 – April 24, 2020
Philly Laptiste, Executive Director of Bowdoin Street Health Center, discusses the importance of expanding COVID-19 testing to be accessible for all community members.


10 days after mourning loss of Boston police officer to coronavirus, department celebrates recovery of another
Boston Globe – April 24, 2020
Cheers and applause from 100 officers and health care providers greeted veteran Boston police officer Omar Borges as he was discharged from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a month-long battle with COVID-19.


‘They fought this and they won’: Hospital workers applaud, play songs as coronavirus patients finally go home
Boston Globe – April 24, 2020
Hospitals across the region have launched joyous sendoffs for recovered COVID-19 patients as they leave the hospital, including “Here Comes the Sun” being played at Beverly Hospital, “Code Rocky” at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and bells ringing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Carole Lestienne, RN, of Beverly Hospital, speaks to the importance of these celebrations for both patients and staff.


Transport worker at Beth Israel Deaconess soothes anxious patients with songs
WBUR – April 23, 2020
Lindon Beckford, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, helps put patients at ease by singing songs, a practice he has done for more than 30 years and continues to do through the pandemic.


It’s an emotional time and we’re all stuck at home. Here’s some ways to keep the peace
Erica Savino Moffatt, NP, of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, offers expert advice on easing “cabin fever” while social distancing.


Advice to manage anxiety during coronavirus pandemic
WCVB – April 23, 2020
Kendea Oliver, MD, of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, shares tips on how to ease anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lifting the lockdown: what will the new normal look like?
NBC Boston – April 23, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares what the “new normal” might look like once COVID-19 social distancing recommendations are lifted.


When these Boston doctors ran out of virus-testing swabs, they mobilized an army of 3-D printers
The Washington Post – April 22, 2020
A clinical trial conducted by a multi-disciplinary team coordinated by Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has identified four novel prototypes of 3D-printed swabs that can be used for COVID-19 testing.


WBUR Town Hall – After the surge, what comes next?
WBUR – April 21, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO of Beth Israel Lahey Health, join a WBUR weekly town hall discussion about the upcoming challenges for health care in Massachusetts after the surge ends.


From their front steps, Needham residents rally behind their community
Boston Globe – April 21, 2020
Needham photographer Cara Soulia photographed nine physicians at BID-Needham in scrubs and face masks observing social distance precautions outside the emergency department.


3D printing companies help boost production of coronavirus testing swabs
CNBC – April 21, 2020
A clinical trial conducted by a multi-disciplinary team coordinated by Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has identified four novel prototypes of 3D-printed swabs that can be used for COVID-19 testing.


Hospitals redeploy thousands of health care workers to respond to COVID-19 crisis
Boston Globe – April 20, 2020
Lori Cunningham, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how the hospital has redeployed hundreds of staff to new roles to support COVID-19 efforts.


Your coronavirus questions answered: concern about a second surge?
WCVB – April 20, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses COVID-19 and what hospitals are doing to prepare for the surge of patients.


Baystate Business: New Hampshire Governor Sununu
Bloomberg Radio – April 17, 2020
Jeanette Clough, President of Mount Auburn Hospital, expresses appreciation for the deluge of donations and thank you messages from the public for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.


One coronavirus problem solved (almost): testing swabs are on the way
WBUR – April 18, 2020
A multi-disciplinary team including Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is collaborating to develop 3D printable swabs for COVID-19 testing.


How intubation went from a common hospital procedure to a critical function in addressing COVID-19
WBUR – April 17, 2020
Daniel Talmor, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the intubation process amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


‘Code Happy’: Hospitals celebrate with recovered coronavirus patients as they leav
NBC Boston – April 17, 2020
Kelly Harmon, Chief Nursing Officer at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, shares how a new hospital tradition of playing the theme music from the movie Rocky when a COVID-19 patient is discharged has been meaningful for staff and patients alike.


New moms facing unexpected challenges while giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic
Boston 25 – April 16, 2020
Edwin Huang, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, weighs in on the precautions care teams are taking to protect expecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Boston nurses and doctors make personal sacrifices to treat coronavirus patients
Boston Herald – April 18, 2020
Carrie Tibbles, MD, and Shu Yang, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discuss the personal sacrifices that healthcare workers are making as they treat the surge of COVID-19 patients.


Blood clots in severe Covid-19 patients leave clinicians with clues about the illness — but no proven treatments
STAT – April 16, 2020
Christopher Barrett, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the importance of COVID-19 research, including looking into widespread blood clots that some patients with COVID-19 are experiencing.


Beth Israel Lahey CEO: hospital system is ‘still able to keep up with COVID-19 surge so far
WGBH Greater Boston – April 15, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO, discusses COVID-19, including surge preparations and updates on a potential vaccine.


Chelsea’s spike in coronavirus cases challenges hospitals and state
Boston Globe – April 15, 2020
A new ambulatory COVID-19 testing location is now available for Beth Israel Lahey Health patients at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chelsea. This site is by appointment only, offering testing seven days a week in both English and Spanish.


An emergency physician: ‘You do as much as you can to comfort them
Boston.com – April 15, 2020
Teriggi Ciccone, MD, of Winchester Hospital, shares his experience of working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Medical workers try to contain spread of coronavirus inside hospitals
WBUR – April 15, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses COVID-19 and what hospitals are doing to prepare for the surge of patients.


New hotline addresses concerns of pregnant women during coronavirus pandemic
WCVB – April 14, 2020
Toni Golen, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, shares how a daily webinar her team is conducting is helping answer questions from and ease anxiety for expecting parents.


How much of the coronavirus does it take to make you sick? The science, explained
STAT – April 14, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, weighs in on how the amount of respiratory disease particles a person is exposed to can affect how likely they are to become infected.


New ambulatory coronavirus testing site opens in Chelsea
WHDH – April 14, 2020
A new ambulatory COVID-19 testing location is now available for Beth Israel Lahey Health patients at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Chelsea. This site is by appointment only, offering testing seven days a week in both English and Spanish.


John Krasinski and Red Sox team up to surprise Beth Israel staff at Fenway Park
Boston Globe – April 13, 2020
As part of his “Some Good News” YouTube series, John Krasinski teamed up with the Red Sox to offer a string of surprises for health care heroes at BIDMC.


Boston hospitals, even longtime rivals, work together to manage flow of COVID-19 patients
WBUR – April 10, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO, shares how hospitals across Boston are working together to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Spring flowers, some once meant for Boston Marathon, planted at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Globe – April 10, 2020
A Boston-based floral company arranged about 1,000 spring flowers, some of which were going to line the route of the 2020 Boston Marathon, in a heart outside BIDMC to be given to health care workers at the end of their shift.


Hospitals brace for a surge of coronavirus patients, but how accurate are the projections?
Boston Globe – April 8, 2020
Kevin Tabb, MD, Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO, discusses the anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients.


We’re prepared for the surge
CommonWealth – April 8, 2020
Alexa Kimball, MD (CEO, HMFP) writes about how the Boston medical community has prepared for the anticipated COVID-19 surge.


A singing hospital worker and more #SongsOfComfort
PBS NewsHour — April 7, 2020
Lindon Beckford, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, sang a song of appreciation for his colleagues on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center seeking treatment of respiratory failure linked to coronavirus
WCVB – April 6, 2020
Michael Yaffe, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a clinical trial his team is leading to assess a common anti-clotting medication for treatment of COVID-19-related respiratory failure.


Dr. Sharon Wright answers your coronavirus questions
WCVB – April 6, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, answers common questions regarding COVID-19.


Inside a major coronavirus vaccine effort that hopes to start early production to meet demand
NBC Nightly News – April 4, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a potential COVID-19 vaccine he and his team are developing.


Massachusetts hospitals prep for coronavirus surge, convert facilities, reassign docs
Boston Herald – April 5, 2020
Richard Nesto, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Beth Israel Lahey Health, discusses how hospitals are preparing for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients across the system.


Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patient
Reuters – April 4, 2020
Daniel McQuillen, MD, of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, discusses the potential of using blood plasma donated by recovered COVID-19 patients to treat the virus in others.


As coronavirus surges, non-COVID medical emergencies take a back seat, putting patients at risk
NBC News – April 4, 2020
Dhruv Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center raises concerns of the public not seeking medical care for potentially life-threatening conditions unrelated to COVID-19.


Small hospitals facing flood of patients might be better off swapping with bigger hospitals
WGBH – April 3, 2020
As health care systems across Massachusetts prepare for an expected surge in patients, A transformed New England Baptist Hospital is caring for non COVID-19 patients from across Beth Israel Lahey Health.


Anderson Cooper: US and J&J commit $1B to vaccine trial
CNN – April 1, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a potential COVID-19 vaccine he and his team are developing.


Researchers, healthcare experts working to develop COVID-19 vaccine as death toll surges
WHDH – April 1, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses a potential COVID-19 vaccine he and his team are developing.


How are hospitals handling patient care during this outbreak?
Boston 25 – April 1, 2020
Yvonne Cheung, MD, MPH, of Mount Auburn Hospital, discusses how the hospital is preparing for an expected surge in patients with COVID-19.


BIDMC physician-scientists spearhead effort to address nationwide COVID-19 testing swab shortage
BIDMC – March 31, 2020
A multi-disciplinary team including Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is collaborating to develop 3D printable swabs for COVID-19 testing.


From the lab to COVID front lines
Harvard Gazette – March 31, 2020
Jeffrey Saffitz, MD and Christopher Rowley, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discuss technology that is being used at BIDMC to rapidly boost COVID-19 testing capacity.


Hospital making own swabs to conserve supply
WCVB – March 31, 2020
At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, they have been impacted by the national shortage of testing swabs and have started making their own.


Local doctor opens up about healthcare workers’ struggle with emotional, mental health during COVID-19 response
Boston 25 – March 31, 2020
Jennifer Brown, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, discusses the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of health care workers.


COVID-19 impacts pregnancy and early motherhood experiences
WBUR – March 31, 2020
Neel Shah, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses how COVID-19 has impacted pregnancy and childbirth experiences.


Beth Israel doctor answers your questions about the coronavirus
WCVB – March 30, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, answers common questions regarding COVID-19.


A message to the public from Mass. doctors, nurses, and ethicists about the coronavirus
Boston Globe – March 30, 2020
Employees from across the Beth Israel Lahey Health system who are members of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics join their colleagues in sharing how the public can help mitigate the risks of COVID-19.


US and J & J commit $1b to coronavirus vaccine codeveloped by Beth Israel
Boston Globe – March 30, 2020
The federal government and Johnson & Johnson are investing more than $1 billion in a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 developed by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, and his team.


ICU nurse says ‘the best thank you is to stay home’
ABC – March 30, 2020
Stephanie Weinwurm, RN, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and encourages the public to stay at home.


Doctor at Beth Israel, Harvard Medical School talks with Boston 25 News about flattening the curve
Boston 25 – March 29, 2020
Michael Gibson, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, discusses the importance of listening to public health officials to flatten the COVID-19 curve.


Here are some of the Mass. businesses and institutions on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle
Boston.com – March 27, 2020
Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is leading his team and partnering with Johnson & Johnson in the initial stages of developing a vaccine to target COVID-19.


Boston’s infectious disease specialists’ message to the public: Fighting coronavirus is a sprint — and a marathon
The Boston Globe – March 27, 2020
Kenneth Wener, MD, of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, and Mary LaSalvia, MD, of BIDMC, join infectious disease leaders across Boston in sharing how the public can help the health care community mitigate the risks of COVID-19.


WBUR – March 27
Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO Kevin Tabb, MD, is quoted by WBUR.

Q&A with health experts on the coronavirus
WBUR – March 26, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director of the Division of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, answers questions on COVID-19.


Beth Israel launches drug study to help COVID-19 patients
NBC Boston – March 25, 2020
Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH, talks about clinical trials to test an antiviral drug as a treatment for COVID-19 underway at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


Beth Israel-Lahey preparing for the surge
WBUR – March 24, 2020
Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO Kevin Tabb, MD, details the system’s plan to repurpose New England Baptist Hospital to prepare for a surge of patients due to COVID-19. 


What to do if you think you were exposed to the coronavirus
CBS News – March 19, 2020
Sharon Wright, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director of the Division of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, offers tips for what to do if you develop symptoms in line with COVID-19. 


Boston’s infectious disease specialists’ message to the public: Don’t be cavalier about the coronavirus
The Boston Globe – March 13, 2020
Peter F. Weller, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Kenneth M. Wener, MD, Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, join infectious disease colleagues from across the Boston area in sharing how the public can help stop the spread of COVID-19. 


Beth Israel is working with Johnson & Johnson on a coronavirus vaccine
The Boston Globe – March 12, 2020
The race for a COVID-19 vaccine continues for BIDMC’s Virology and Vaccine Research team, led by Dan Barouch, MD, PhD


Boston’s response to the coronavirus
WGBH Greater Boston – March 12, 2020
Beth Israel Lahey Health President and CEO Kevin Tabb, MD, addresses the system’s response to COVID-19.


Confused by coronavirus terms? Here’s a glossary
The Boston Globe – March 11, 2020
Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MPH, defines common terms in infectious disease.


Coronavirus travel tips: To fly or not to fly? What happens if you cancel?
NPR – March 6, 2020
Lin Chen, MD, of Mount Auburn Hospital, and Mark Gendreau, MD, of Beverly Hospital and Addison Gilbert Hospitals weigh in with travel tips in the time of COVID-19.