Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Care

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been recognized for over a century as a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. BWH is considered one of the best in the nation— ranked as a top hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for over 20 years— and is a major teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School.

Year after year, we are acknowledged for quality and safety, as well as innovative patient- and family-focused care. Physicians and patients—throughout New England, the United States and abroad—turn to us for:

Expert Clinicians

Our board certified physicians and our nurses and allied health professionals have years of advanced training and clinical expertise in their specialty areas.

Specialized Teams

Working as one focused team, the clinicians involved in your care develop the most effective and personalized treatment plan for you. BWH provides the most advanced technology available to our specialized teams in diagnostic and procedural areas.

Personalized, Patient- and Family-focused Care

Our clinical teams and support staff are dedicated to organizing care plans around the needs of each patient and their family. Patient Gateway, our online patient portal, makes it easy for patients to make appointments, get test results, renew prescriptions, and other activities with their BWH physicians.

Breakthrough Research

Life-giving breakthroughs is a day-to-day reality at BWH where we are finding new ways to predict, prevent and treat the most challenging diseases. Our research labs have been the birthplace of hundreds of landmark innovations in medicine and surgery, from the first successful heart valve surgery in 1923 to face transplants in 2011. With over $600 million in research funding in 2014, we have ranked in the top three NIH research funded organizations for the past 25 years. We have over 3,500 active researchers at present, our researchers have been recognized with one Lasker Award, and as four MacArthur Fellows and three Nobel Laureates.

Multiple Locations

In addition to our hospitals in Boston and Jamaica Plain, we have conveniently located ambulatory care centers, urgent care centers and physician practices throughout the region, for easy access to Brigham and Women’s care.

Patient Satisfaction

Patients and families tell us daily how Brigham and Women’s Hospital has changed their lives. These stories of caring and cure inspire our healthcare professionals to continue their mission of healing. Satisfaction surveys by Press Ganey reveal a rating of 93.5 percent, well above the national average. Brigham and Women’s Hospital also exceeds national averages in patient safety, survival rates, nursing standards and much more.

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For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.

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