Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. With two outstanding hospitals and over 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians, they serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.
BWH is an internationally-known referral center for the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. In fact, US News and World Report consistently ranks BWH among the nation’s top 10 hospitals and in the top 10 for specific specialty areas that in 2016 included Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology and Urology. The BWH name is a reflection of their history. In 1980 three of Boston’s oldest and most prestigious Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals – the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, and the Boston Hospital for Women – merged to form Brigham and Women’s Hospital.