Thrive Health & Wellness is a non-profit founded by longtime nutritionist and fitness coach Susanne Duato and BMC Philanthropic Trust member Jim Geraghty. They work to provide underserved communities holistic approaches to health and wellness. Susanne and Jim believe their partnership with Boston Medical Center will best serve the needs of our community and help BMC meet its vision for 2030 to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world. This can only be accomplished by treating all health and socio-economic complexities existing among its patients and their families. Ensuring patients have access to: safe home environments; food meeting their dietary needs; addiction treatment services; and other social services supporting their everyday needs are just a handful of ways BMC is improving the health of the community. Together, BMC and Thrive Health & Wellness aim to help our patients achieve maximum well-being.
Susanne and Jim are once again leading Team Thrive for BMC this summer, participating in the Boston Triathlon, Falmouth Road Race, and a Half Ironman all while raising vital funds for BMC addiction medicine programs. BMC has long led the charge, tackling addiction patient by patient with nationally-recognized, innovative services designed for individual needs. From programs tailored for young adolescents to urgent care that provides life-changing medications on the spot, Boston Medical Center has developed a premier system of integrated care that stands as a national model with promise to end the epidemic. The unprecedented epidemic of opioid overdose and death is the most pressing public health crisis of our time, killing four Massachusetts residents each day. It is an inescapable fact that the opioid crisis is not happening to others—it is happening to each and every one of us, in our own backyards. It is devastating our communities, robbing our children, our family members and our friends of their lives and precious futures. BMC won’t stop until families no longer have to feel the pain of losing a loved one to addiction - no other hospital in our country is better equipped to make this goal a reality.