Press Releases

April 02, 2018

Boao Evergrande International Hospital Opens

Boao Evergrande International is the first to be designated as a hospital “in affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.”

On April 2, members of the Brigham Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute leadership team joined the leadership from the Boao Evergrande International Hospital to commemorate the opening of the hospital. Boao Evergrande International Hospital is the first to be designated as a hospital “in affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.”

The new hospital, located in China’s Hainan province, specializes in oncology, with an initial focus on breast cancer. Brigham Health and Evergrande began their collaboration in 2015, and over the past three years, Brigham Health and Dana-Farber leaders, administrators and clinicians have been advising Evergrande on hospital planning and healthcare network development, including both clinical and operational guidance.

“Improving and expanding health care locally and internationally is integral to our mission,” said Betsy Nabel, MD, president of Brigham Health. “We have developed a close relationship with Evergrande, and we are honored to share our experience and the lessons we have learned in delivering outstanding, patient-centered healthcare with our collaborators at Boao Evergrande International Hospital.”

Nearly 100 experts across 17 clinical and functional departments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have worked with Evergrande Health to help bring the most up-to-date international standards and practices in clinical care to the Boao Evergrande International Hospital. This includes designing a multidisciplinary model of care where specialists work together as a team in service of achieving the very best patient outcomes possible.

“Over the past 18 months, we have shared Dana-Farber’s oncology care model and our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care with our colleagues at the Boao Evergrande International Hospital,” said Laurie Glimcher, MD, president of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We share the same vision for cancer patients no matter where they are from — to make sure they get the very best, high-quality care possible. We are proud to be part of the opening of this very special hospital and look forward to continuing our work together.”

Specific areas collaboration have included the organizational structure and recruitment of the hospital’s core clinical team, design of the cancer care model, clinical diagnosis and treatment planning, safety and quality management, health and wellness management, remote consultations and patient referrals. As a key part of this collaboration, physicians from multiple departments at Boao Hospital have visited Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to observe clinical practices and to bring best practices back to BEIH, in service of patients in China.