Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Let the healing begin...

Now that we've all had a chance to catch our breath...Thank you again to all our first responders and good Samaritans who came to assist those hurt as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings. The coordinated efforts of these and Law Enforcement officials are to be commended.

But as everyone takes time to reflect and heal, what about those that are still healing from their wounds? Our hospitals and rehabilitation centers are some of the best in the world…along with those individuals that staff them or are affiliated with them. These are the just a few of the links to the Code of Massachusetts regulations that might be of interest to you:

Hospitals come under: 105 CMR 130.00
Emergency medical care: 110 CMR 11.0
Dispatchers: 560 CMR 5.00
Nurses: 244 CMR 8.01
Paramedics and EMTs: 105 CMR 170.00
Physician Services: 130 CMR 433.000
Rehabilitation Hospitals: 130 CMR 430.00
Surgery and Anesthesia Services: 114.3 CMR 16.00
Long-term care facilities: 105 CMR 150.00

We’ve heard so many stories from our patrons about friends and family that were directly affected by those events. The most poignant was the attorney whose family had just been at the Finish line an hour before the bombings occurred. Another attorney was at one of the Boston emergency rooms and saw individuals that were coming in to be treated for hearing issues as well as for shrapnel wounds suffered from the bombings. We had friends running for various charities too.

Click at the Boston One Fund if you are in a position to help monetarily.
And if you can volunteer, click here .

Again, it’s a time to heal and reflect on what makes the City of Boston and the Commonwealth worth living here.