Bretholtz Center for Patients and Families

The Robert and Ronnie Bretholtz Center for Patients and Families at Brigham and Women's Hospital is a comprehensive resource center dedicated to the needs of our patients and families for support and information while receiving care at our hospital.

The Center is the realization of the vision of Robert Bretholtz - past chair of our board of trustees - for a place within our busy hospital where patients and their loved ones would find a friendly environment where staff and resources are available to answer their questions, provide support, and assist them in finding the services they need. The Center is a natural extension of the mission of Brigham and Women's Hospital to provide the best in patient care, education, and research to the communities we serve.

Opened in December of 2000, the Center is centrally located at the main lobby of the hospital. The Center houses a main reception area, patient and family relations, a family liaison waiting area, a fully-equipped business center for families to use while they are waiting, and the Michele and Howard Kessler Health Education Library.

To contact the Bretholtz Center, please call (617) 732-6636.

DVD Movie Lending Service

The Bretholtz Center lends DVD players and movies to patients and their families. A list of DVDs is available at the Center; patients may choose up to three movies at a time to rent. Once returned, the patient and family may take out more movies. All movies must be returned before the patient is discharged from the Hospital. For more information, please call the Bretholtz Center at (617) 732-6636.

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