Boston Med

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Boston Med
Boston-med TV series.jpg
Genre Documentary
Theme music composer Matthew Puckett
Opening theme Everything I Want
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Rudy Bednar
Terence Wrong
Producer(s) Erica Baumgart, Monica DelaRosa, Brian Flatley, Andy Genovese, Sarah Namias
Editor(s) Pagan Harleman, Faith Jones, Cindy Kaplan Rooney
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) ABC News
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run June 24, 2010 (2010-06-24) – August 12, 2010 (2010-08-12)
Chronology
Preceded by Hopkins
Followed by NY Med
External links
Website
Production website

Boston Med is an eight-part documentary television series that premiered on ABC in the United States on June 24, 2010.[1] It follows the stories of doctors, nurses, patients and their families at Mass General, Brigham and Women's and Children's. The series was filmed over a four-month period, and edited for a year before airing. It is produced by ABC News with assistance from local ABC affiliate WCVB.

Synopsis[edit]

The final episode initially focuses on a patient at Brigham and Women's named Joseph Helfgot who was being prepared for heart transplantation surgery. Helfgot never recovered from the surgery and ultimately died from a cerebral hemorrhage. His wife allowed his face to be donated, knowing that he wanted to promote organ donation with the appearance on the TV series. From there the episode focuses on the partial face transplant performed by Bohdan Pomahač and a large team at Brigham and Women's on Jim Maki using Helfgot's donated face. It was the second partial face transplant in the United States. Maki had lost much of the center of his face, including his nose and palate, due to a deep electrical burn suffered from falling onto a third rail.

Reception[edit]

Boston Med is scored 87 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic based on 14 critical reviews, which the site describes as "universal acclaim".[2]

The series was nominated for and won several awards:

  • 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Editing (Nominated)
  • 2012 CINE Special Jury Award
  • 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • 2012 CINE Master Series Award candidate
  • 2011 The Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Years After the Peabody Award-Winning Medical Documentary Series "Hopkins," ABC News Debuts "Boston Med"". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Boston Med". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 

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