A Note from our CMO and VP of Medical Affairs

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Ready. Safe.

As we go about our daily lives today, we all want to feel secure. That's especially true when it comes to the place where you get your health care.

And, it’s why Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is committed to making our facility a safe place for care.

Whether you need to see your doctor, have an elective surgery, or receive any other routine or urgent health service, you can rest assured that we’ve taken all the steps we can to protect you, those you love and our staff.

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is making sure you don’t have to choose between safety and getting the care you need.

This is our Safe Care Commitment to you:

We SCREEN to protect you, your families, and our staff:

  • We screen all employees daily – anyone with symptoms of a possible respiratory illness is not allowed to work until they are better.
  • We screen on arrival all patients and visitors for symptoms of possible COVID-19
  • Admitted patients are tested prior to admission and screened daily.
  • Outpatients are screened prior to and upon arrival, and if symptomatic, are cared for via virtual visits or in designated areas where we use CDC-recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent spread.
  • We limit visitors and screen for symptoms of possible COVID-19. We ask visitors with symptoms to defer their visits.

We CLEAN our hands and spaces and make it easy for you to do the same:

  • We have increased the frequency and intensity of cleaning of all high touch areas throughout the institution.
  • We require frequent hand-cleaning and have added hand sanitizer stations so patients and staff can clean their hands easily and frequently.

We PROTECT everyone in our environment:

  • We require all people on our campus – employees, patients, and visitors – to wear a mask.
  • We have rearranged spaces to accommodate physical distancing and prevent transmission of hidden infections by removing chairs from waiting rooms, and in some high-use areas, installing plexiglass barriers.

Your health and safety is always our top priority. Thank you for trusting Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital with your health care.

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Peggy Duggan, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S FAULKNER HOSPITAL


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

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