Boston Hope is a field hospital constructed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boston Hope is a field hospital constructed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the collaboration between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, Partners Healthcare and Suffolk Construction, a 1,000-bed hospital was created inside the Boston Convention Center to treat patients recovering from COVID-19, as well as the unsheltered population.
Once completed—a build that took five days—the field hospital housed two 500-room patient sections and associated nurse’s stations, six crash rooms (for patients who needed sudden intubation and ventilation), an X-ray room, a mental health/therapeutic room and a physical rehabilitation area. It was only through incredible teamwork that this project was possible. Suffolk’s unique and long-standing relationship with Partners HealthCare had familiarized their team with the intricate challenges of constructing healthcare spaces. Suffolk also worked closely with the facilities team at the Boston Convention Center to ensure the smoothest assembly once inside.
The project won both a CMAA New England “Team of the Year” award and a CMAA National “Project Achievement Award.” To see a video that details all the work that went into making this field hospital a reality, watch the video below.