Brigham and Women's Hospital
(BWH, "The Brigham") is the largest hospital
of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area
. It is directly adjacent to Harvard Medical School
of which it is the second largest teaching affiliate
with 793 beds. With Massachusetts General Hospital
, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare
, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.
Brigham and Women's is a partner in the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
, which has 13 separate cancer treatment centers. Generally, outpatient care for cancer and related diseases takes place at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and inpatient care takes place at BWH, with the two facilities connected by bridges. BWH also treats patients at Faulkner Hospital, a community teaching hospital located in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, and at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough, in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The hospital is a Level I Trauma Center. A rooftop helipad on the BWH campus accommodates Helicopter patients.
BWH is part of the consortium of hospitals which operates Boston MedFlight
, which added a Sikorsky S-76
C++ twin engine helicopter to its fleet in 2009. The Sikorsky has night vision goggle capability and a traffic collision avoidance system, travels up to 175 miles per hour, and is big enough... Read More