As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private sector clinic in America, and the only private sector clinic in New England, devoted to providing lifesaving clinical care and support for the treatment of invisible wounds.
Since our founding in 2009, Home Base has been breaking new ground, leading regional and national efforts with a multidisciplinary team of experts working together to help Veterans, Service Members and their Families heal from invisible wounds. By caring for Veterans, Service Members and their Families in a family-based clinic, and working in cooperation with the US Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA), Home Base serves as a replicable model to promote the health and wellbeing of Veterans, Service Members and their Families nationwide.
Headquartered in the historic Charlestown, MA Navy Yard with a satellite location in Fort Myers, FL, Home Base is a nonprofit organization that operates predominantly on the philanthropic generosity of the Red Sox Foundation (RSF), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and a grateful nation, including federal, state and local funding; foundation grants; and donations from individuals and corporations.
Following their historic victories in the 2004 and 2007 World Series, Boston Red Sox owners, management and players, along with representatives of MGH visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and met hospitalized Veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Red Sox organization was deeply moved by the visit and sought to make a deeper, sustained commitment to serve our returning Veterans and their Families. Thus, Home Base was created in 2009 with guidance from their colleagues at MGH, the DoD and VA, along with individuals such as Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Home Base receives a significant portion of its funding through the philanthropic partnership of the RSF and MGH. The RSF hosts the program’s principal fundraiser, the annual Run to Home Base at Fenway Park. The Red Sox organization vigorously promotes Home Base during New England Sports Network (NESN) broadcasts and its ownership, management, players and their spouses are active in promoting the program throughout Red Sox Nation.
MGH serves as the medical leader for Home Base and earned the #8 spot on the U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 America’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll, which recognizes 20 hospitals with unusual competence taking into account the full range of adult impatient care — both performance in the Best Hospitals specialty rankings and the Best Hospitals procedures and conditions.
Home Base is supported in part by the Wounded Warrior Project and Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and Major League Baseball.