Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Boston Lying-In Hospital building, part of Brigham and Women's Hospital, view from Longwood Avenue.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in the Longwood Area of the Boston, Massachusetts neighborhood of Mission Hill. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare.

Brigham and Women's is a major teaching affiliate (and directly adjacent to the campus) of Harvard Medical School. Brigham and Women's is also a member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and is part of the consortium of hospitals which operates Boston MedFlight.

Brigham and Women's Hospital represents the 1980 merger of three Harvard-affiliated Boston hospitals: the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (est. 1913), the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital (est. 1914), and the Boston Hospital for Women. The latter was established in 1966 as a merger of the Boston Lying-In Hospital (est. 1832), one of America’s first maternity hospitals, and the Free Hospital for Women (est. 1875).

Brigham and Women's Hospital is home to one of the most powerful biomedical research institutes in the world. Over the last ten years, BWH has been one of the largest non-university recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Brigham and Women's Hospital is particularly known for its research in cardiovascular diseases (home of the TIMI trials), rheumatology, endocrinology, and laboratory medicine. The hospital has also consistently ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals issue. As of 2007, the U.S. News and World Report rankings place BWH overall as the 10th-best hospital in the United States.[1]

BWH received rankings in the top 10 for the following specialties[2]:

Historical notes and Firsts

See also


  1. "America's Best Hospitals 2007". U.S.News & World Report. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  2. "America's Best Hospitals 2007: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston". U.S.News & World Report. 2007-07-15. Retrieved 2007-07-15.
  3. Physician's Profile: Martin Allen Samuels, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital

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