Two bombs detonated on Monday near the finish line of the 117th Boston marathon, killing at least three people and wounding dozens more.

Immediately after the explosions, hospitals throughout Boston began treating injured runners, family members, and spectators. According to the Los Angeles Times, local hospitals treated more than 144 people hurt in the blasts.

NAPH member Boston Medical Center was one of the hospitals on the front lines of yesterday’s tragedy. The hospital – a Level 1 trauma center – accepted 23 patients, many of whom reportedly suffered from lower leg injuries. Two BMC patients were children. According to BMC’s Facebook page, seven of those patients as of Monday night were listed in fair condition and the remaining 16 were in serious condition.

Local reporter Patrick D. Rosso captured images of the scene at Boston Medical Center as patients arrived:

Bombing in Boston - 4.15.13

Bombing in Boston - 4.15.13

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Meanwhile, a CNN report released this morning details the efforts of an emergency room nurse from NAPH member UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., who volunteered at the marathon and provided onsite support after the blasts. As an Iraq War veteran who had experience with explosions and traumatic injuries, Jim Asaiante helped stabilize victims in the finish line medical tent, so they could be transferred to hospital emergency rooms.

In this time of tragedy, our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and all first responders in Boston. Special well wishes to our members, as they continue to help treat the injured.