Family and Visitor Waiting Areas at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Robert and Ronnie Bretholtz Center for Patients and Families

The Bretholtz Center provides support and information for family and friends. The Center also offers recreational items for patients to borrow including books, magazines, puzzles, games, and playing cards. The Center is located behind the 75 Francis Street information desk and can be reached at (617) 732-6636. Learn more about the Bretholtz Center.

Michele and Howard Kessler Health Education Library

Located in the Bretholtz Center, the Kessler Health Education Library provides patients and their families with up-to-date resources – including Internet access – and staff support to better understand their health issues or those of a loved one. The library can be reached at (617) 732-8103. Learn more about the Kessler Library.

Family Liaison Waiting Area

Located in the Bretholtz Center, the Family Liaison Waiting Area is a comfortable waiting area for families and friends of patients undergoing surgery or other procedures. The staff in the Family Liaison area can provide you with up-to-date information on the patient in terms of progress of surgery, admission and other details. The staff keeps in contact with the surgeon and keeps track of the name and location of the people to be notified when the patient’s procedure is completed. The Family Liaison Waiting Area can be reached at (617) 732- 7440. Learn more about the Family Liaison Waiting Area.

Blum Patient/Family Resource Center

Located off the main lobby at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Blum Patient/Family Resource Center provides information to Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center patients and their families on cancer care and support services, computers with Internet access, and a lending library of books and videotapes. The Blum Center can be reached at (617) 632-5570. Learn more about the Blum Patient/Family Resource Center.

Shapiro Family Center

Located on the second floor of the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the Shapiro Family Center provides support and information for families and friends who are waiting for loved ones having cardiovascular surgery or a cardiovascular procedure. The Shapiro Family Center can be reached at (857) 307-1251. Learn more about the Shapiro Family Center.

Business Center

The Family Liaison Waiting Area offers a business center with telephones, fax and a copy machine. In addition, computers with internet access and printers are located in the Kessler Health Education Library.

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