Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital strives to attain excellence in patient care services, provided in a learning environment with dignity, compassion and respect.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) is a 162 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain, just 3.4 miles from the Longwood medical area, and across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, BWFH has a long history of meeting the health care needs of the residents of southwest Boston and surrounding suburbs (read more about our history here). We offer comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services. Our largest inpatient services are internal medicine, cardiology, psychiatry, pulmonary, orthopedics, gastroenterology and general/GI surgery.
BWFH now provides its patients with the some of the most advanced medication safety technology by utilizing a combination of computerized order entry, administration records, infusion pumps and automated drug dispensing machines. In fact, BWFH now uses a Bedside Medication Verification system, known as bar coding that automatically checks a patient's medical record to ensure that they're receiving the correct medicine and the correct dosage at the proper time.
BWFH also has full accreditation from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and their accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Of the many benefits of going to BWFH is their use of single bed patient rooms. Private rooms have been shown to increase patient satisfaction, reduce the risk of infections and offer more flexibility among practitioners to best treat patients. With more than 1,600 full and part time employees helping to meet the growing demand for medical services, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital surgical staff are now performing close to 11,000 surgical procedures a year.
At BWFH, our world revolves around our patients and their families who depend on the excellent medical care, commitment to quality and personal attention they have come to expect from us. Our convenient setting, private rooms, patient friendly environment and compassionate and caring staff are just a few of the many aspects of care that patients tell us make a difference. We strive to treat each patient the way we would like to see a member of our own family treated, and it shows. We consistently receive excellent ratings in patient satisfaction surveys. The friendly and supportive environment that our patients appreciate also makes BWFH a rewarding place to work.
Highly regarded as one of Boston's most important community teaching hospitals, our post-graduate medical education is rooted in a long and innovative tradition. BWFH serves as a training site for students from Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Its medical, surgical and psychiatry residency programs are integrated with those of Brigham and Women's Hospital. The hospital also serves as a site for training several hundred health care professionals, annually, in the areas of nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, social work, psychiatry, rehabilitation therapies, addiction recovery and more. Our commitment to teaching extends to our employees who benefit from our extensive education and training programs.
We are dedicated to improving the health and well being of residents from the areas we serve through our award winning Community Health and Wellness Program. The program serves over 60,000 men, women, children and elderly each year through a wide variety of preventive health education, free health screenings, school partnerships and community outreach.