Expert hand and upper extremity care
Many daily activities require the correct performance of the muscles, nerves, joints and bones of the upper extremity. Unfortunately, this area of the human body is highly vulnerable to injury. At the Brigham and Women’s Orthopedic Center at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, our physicians explore every non-operative option for hand and upper extremity injuries before considering surgical intervention. And if surgery is necessary, Brigham and Women’s physicians do everything possible to restore you to an active lifestyle.
BWFH has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's 2014 Healthcare Equality Index.
Key criteria for this honor include non-discrimination policies that specifically mention sexual orientation and gender identity, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members. Learn more
The flu can cause cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, muscle and body aches, headaches, fatigue and, in some cases, fever.
Dr. John Lewis, Medical Director of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Community Physicians, provides several tips on how to prevent the spread of germs that could cause you to get sick. Learn more
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) recently recognized BWFH as one of 44 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.
BWFH is the only hospital in New England to receive this distinction and just one of 14 hospitals nationwide to receive this recognition two years in a row.