Brigham and Women's Hospital

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The entrance to the hospital

The Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH, The Brigham ) is the largest hospital in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) in Boston and the second largest teaching hospital in the LMA-based Harvard Medical School after the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) . It is located at 75 Francis Street.


The BWH was formed in 1980 from the merger of three hospitals in Boston, all of which were connected to Harvard Medical School:

  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, founded in 1913
  • Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, founded in 1914
  • Boston Hospital for Woman, which in turn emerged in 1966 from the merger of the Boston Lying-in Hospital (founded in 1832) and the Free Hospital for Women (founded in 1875).

In 2012, the house had 793 beds and around 15,000 employees, including 3,000 doctors, 1,000 researchers and 2,800 nurses. Since the same year, the Faulkner Hospital has also been connected to the BWH, which is a partner of the Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center .

Medical services

The BWH has a long tradition of medical achievements, particularly through one of its forerunners, the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. For example, the first successful kidney transplant was carried out there in 1954 ( Joseph Edward Murray , John P. Merrill . Head of surgery was Francis Daniels Moore at the time ), and chief surgeons were Harvey Cushing and Elliott Cutler, among others .

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Coordinates: 42 ° 20 ′ 9.2 ″  N , 71 ° 6 ′ 25 ″  W.