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Tufts Medical Center

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1930

Biography

Abstract:

The New England Medical Center (NEMC) was established in 1930 through an alliance with the Boston Dispensary, the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, and the Trustees of Tufts College. It is the principle teaching hospital for the School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine. It was renamed the Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1968 and the Tufts Medical Center in 2008. It is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

The New England Medical Center (NEMC) is the principal teaching hospital for the School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. The Medical Center's chiefs of service are joint appointees with the medical school and most serve as chairs of their respective departments at the medical school. Students take 25% of their required third year clerkships and 50% of their fourth year electives at NEMC.

Recognizing that education and research are essential components to good medical care, the New England Medical Center was established in 1930 through the alliance of the Boston Dispensary, the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, and the Trustees of Tufts College. The NEMC was established as a non-profit corporation to coordinate the administrative activities of its constituent organizations. In 1946 the Joseph H. Pratt Diagnostic Hospital, an extension of the Boston Dispensary established in 1938, joined NEMC. In 1950, when the Medical School and Dental School relocated to Harrison Avenue, the NEMC became known as the New England Medical Center Hospital.

The entity was renamed Tufts-New England Medical Center in 1968, and in 1970 the NEMC board met at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth, Massachusetts to outline ways the NEMC and Tufts could further coordinate operations. The resulting directives, known as the Coonamessett Statement, indicated that support services and other business functions should be made the responsibility of T-NEMC in each case where it made sense to do so. That same year Tufts President Hallowell and NEMC President Quarles signed an affiliation agreement that codified the T-NEMC as an alliance through which its constituent units would move toward a completely integrated operation. By 1976, T-NEMC controlled health care studies, medical engineering, community health and ambulatory care, employee-student health services, lab animal medicine, some research, off-site medical services, a common utility supply center, architectural services, communications, educational media, parking facilities, property ownership, and public relations. However, by the late 1970s both institutions had experienced a change in leadership, resulting in a change of priorities for each. Interest in integration waned and the cooperation forged in the early 1970s was dismantled.

After a period of tension and competition in the 1980s, Tufts and NEMC drafted a new affiliation agreement in 1991, which remains in effect as of 1999. In 2000, the center was once again named Tufts-New England Medical Center, or T-NEMC.

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Bingham Associates Fund Records

 Collection
Call Number: MS228
Scope and Contents This collection contains publications, meeting minutes, and administrative files of the Bingham Associates Fund, as well as the Bingham Advisory Committee. Physician files, annual reports, and correspondence, as well as information about regional medical programs, are also included. The physical collection documentation folder of this collection includes copies of Dave Nathan’s original finding aid entries as well as copies of the original acquisition records.This...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1932 -- 1985; 1900 -- 1990

Boston Dispensary Records

 Collection
Call Number: MS214
Scope and Contents This collection contains adminstrative records, annual reports, meeting minutes, policy and procedure manuals, financial records, scrapbooks, employee records, publications, and promotional materials relating to the Boston Dispensary (BD).As there was a periodic shifting of departments to and from NEMC/T-NEMC and their constituent institutions, any comprehensive search of a particular topic over time must involve also consulting the other NEMC archives collections at TARC....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1910 -- 1965; 1795 -- 1990

Boston Floating Hospital Records

 Collection
Call Number: MS213
Scope and Contents This collection contains annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, photographs, and promotional materials relating to the founding and running of the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children (BFH), now the Floating Hospital for Children, the pediatric wing of the Tufts Medical Center. Most official records are by the Board of Trustees of the BFH. Also included are early autopsy records, the BFH’s original certificate of incorporation from 1901, and research...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1894 -- 1985; 1890 -- 1990

Bulletin of Tufts-New England Medical Center

 Collection
Call Number: UP043
Scope and Contents

This collection contains semi-annual bulletins of the Tufts-New England Medical Center from 1955 through 1960. It is followed by Tufts Folia Medica.

Dates: 1955 -- 1960

Celebrating EMS Week 2020, 2020 June 11

 Item
Call Number: MS269.000381
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series represents a collection of websites regarding Tufts University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Websites include official University communications, news items reporting on Tufts' response, student-published articles, and social media posts.The collection will grow as the pandemic continues, and the finding aid will be updated on a regular basis to reflect addtions. To see the current state of the web collection, follow the link in the Other Finding Aids...
Dates: 2020 June 11

Clinical Trials for Drugs to Treat COVID-19 Now Underway, 2020 April 27

 Item
Call Number: MS269.000295
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series represents a collection of websites regarding Tufts University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Websites include official University communications, news items reporting on Tufts' response, student-published articles, and social media posts.The collection will grow as the pandemic continues, and the finding aid will be updated on a regular basis to reflect addtions. To see the current state of the web collection, follow the link in the Other Finding Aids...
Dates: 2020 April 27

COVID-19 Registry, 2020 -- 2020

 Item
Call Number: MS269.000296
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series represents a collection of websites regarding Tufts University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Websites include official University communications, news items reporting on Tufts' response, student-published articles, and social media posts.The collection will grow as the pandemic continues, and the finding aid will be updated on a regular basis to reflect addtions. To see the current state of the web collection, follow the link in the Other Finding Aids...
Dates: 2020 -- 2020

COVID-19 Support, 2020 April 27

 Item
Call Number: MS269.000297
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series represents a collection of websites regarding Tufts University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Websites include official University communications, news items reporting on Tufts' response, student-published articles, and social media posts.The collection will grow as the pandemic continues, and the finding aid will be updated on a regular basis to reflect addtions. To see the current state of the web collection, follow the link in the Other Finding Aids...
Dates: 2020 April 27

COVID-19 Testing, 2020 -- 2021

 Item
Call Number: MS269.000298
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series represents a collection of websites regarding Tufts University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Websites include official University communications, news items reporting on Tufts' response, student-published articles, and social media posts.The collection will grow as the pandemic continues, and the finding aid will be updated on a regular basis to reflect addtions. To see the current state of the web collection, follow the link in the Other Finding Aids...
Dates: 2020 -- 2021

COVID-19 vs. Flu, 2020 April 27

 Item
Call Number: MS269.000299
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series represents a collection of websites regarding Tufts University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Websites include official University communications, news items reporting on Tufts' response, student-published articles, and social media posts.The collection will grow as the pandemic continues, and the finding aid will be updated on a regular basis to reflect addtions. To see the current state of the web collection, follow the link in the Other Finding Aids...
Dates: 2020 April 27