On Monday, April 15, in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, 1199SEIU members, fellow frontline responders, and others jumped into action to provide care and comfort to victims of the tragedy.
Boston Medical Center, minutes away from the site of the explosions, received several of the casualties that day. Frontline healthcare workers at the hospital, including many 1199SEIU members, answered the call of duty to save lives and provide exceptional care.
“It was crazy there for a good while. It was a traumatic atmosphere. We saw double amputees, people with shrapnel. It was horrific,” said Brian Johnson, an anesthesia technician and 1199SEIU member at BMC.