Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc.

Boston, MA   |  http://www.brighamandwomens.com/

Mission

Mission Brigham and Women's Hospital is dedicated to: serving the needs of our local and global community,providing the highest quality health care to patients and their families,expanding the boundaries of medicine through research,educating the next generation of health care professionals.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel

Main address

75 Francis Street

Boston, MA 02115 USA

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EIN

04-2312909

NTEE code info

Hospital (General) (E22)

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Programs and results

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Patient Care

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is committed to providing the best patient care, while also pursuing innovative ways to treat patients. Whether we're developing a new surgical technique or incorporating the latest medical technology, our motivation is to not simply treat patients, but to do everything possible to make them well.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Brigham and Women's Hospital is home to one of the most robust biomedical research efforts in the world. With total research funding of $640M, BWH has 3,700 professional and technical staff devoted to research, including over 1,000 Primary Investigators (PIs) and 663 research fellows and post doctoral NIH trainees. The goal of our research is to find new ways to treat the most challenging diseases. Our research arm ensures that BWH remains vibrant, cutting-edge, and always challenging the boundaries of what is possible. Many research projects at BWH later lead to new modalities of treatment, new drugs, and even new policies and procedures. The Biomedical Research Institute provides infrastructure for BWH's research program, promoting access to resources, information sharing, networking, and the ability to see things from a ""big picture"" perspective.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As one of the nation's leading teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women's Hospital is committed to training the healthcare healers and leaders of tomorrow through hands-on experiences that advance leadership, technical facility, and compassionate care. As a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a longstanding tradition of clinical training and educational excellence. We have accredited programs that are among the top-ranked in the country. Today, our residency program is one of the most sought-after anywhere. Each summer, over 350 new MDs come to BWH to learn from the best. In addition, our broad range of accredited clinical and research fellowship programs provide extraordinary opportunities for advanced training. Overall, BWH educates and trains over 850 residents and fellows each year, in more than 15 ACGME residency-training programs and 39 fellowships.

Population(s) Served
Adults

BWH is dedicated to overcoming health disparities in underserved communities locally, nationally, and globally. The Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) coordinates BWH's efforts in the local community, advancing systems of care, research, and health programs to elevate the health status of the communities we serve, especially in the areas of Mission Hill, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Dorchester. In 2016, CCHHE served more than 7,300 patients members, students and employees in 15 programs. Through community health clinics, BWH works to improve medical care and access. Our Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment (PACT) program assists hundreds of HIV and AIDS patients in the Boston area. Our programs help victims of domestic violence and support breast cancer patients. We advocate on Beacon Hill and in Washington to effect policy change. And we work within the community to provide jobs and training to improve our neighborhoods. Internationally, the Department of Social Medicine and Heath Inequalities works in underserved areas of the world such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Rwanda. Our physicians teach skills and techniques to healthcare workers in these areas, while learning how to work with less, skills that may prove useful in times of crisis.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Awards

Ranked #6 on Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2015

U.S. News & World Report

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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With a long history of medical firsts, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a clinical, scientific, and academic powerhouse dedicated to delivering the highest level of patient care. Discovery and innovation have always been at the heart of what we do—from the compassionate care and groundbreaking treatments that provide new hope for the patients of today, to the pioneering research and extraordinary educational opportunities that promise to improve outcomes for the patients of tomorrow. BWH's current focuses include: Patient Care: Delivering personalized care with warmth and compassion in a world-class institutionDiscovery and Innovation: Pioneering discoveries that will translate into new cures and medical innovations for patientsLeadership: Educating, training, and inspiring the next generation of medical leadersHealth Equity: Reducing health disparities locally and globallyRevitalization: Investing in capital projects to accelerate innovation and improve our world-class care

We maintain an unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality, affordable, and safe care consistently across our distributed campus—providing cutting-edge, patient-centered care for thousands of patients we see every day. To maintain this level of excellence in delivering compassionate and collaborative care, we are taking targeted action to design and implement innovative care models that will enable us to manage patient populations and reduce costs while serving as a model for healthcare centers across the country. Our medical and support staff are the heartbeat BWH, delivering world-class care with a profoundly human touch that distinguishes BWH as a beacon of transformational healthcare. As major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, BWH is recognized for excellence in clinical training and education. We educate and train more than 800 residents and fellows each year through accredited programs that are among the top-ranked in the country. To sustain our reputation and caliber of the education and training programs we provide, we see broad opportunities to strengthen the infrastructure that will enable us to continue this long-standing tradition in medical excellence, while leveraging opportunities to reengineer medical and health professional education to keep pace with the expected transformations in the healthcare delivery system.

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. As a leading academic medical center that is consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation, BWH's capacity for furthering medical breakthroughs has never been stronger. Research and innovation are core values of BWH—where science, learning, and clinical care intersect to benefit our patients and their families. The BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) is among the most powerful biomedical research institutes in the world. We are also one of the largest recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals in the United States with $640M in total research funding and a dedicated community with more than 1,000 principal investigators, 3700 researchers, and approximately 2,800 professional and technical staff. In the summer of 2013, BWH broke ground on the site of the Brigham Building for the Future—a 360,000 square foot building designed to facilitate the delivery of outstanding patient care and innovative research for neurologic diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Scheduled to open in 2016, the Brigham Building for the Future will be a state-of-the art facility that will foster collaborative connections between clinicians and scientists working together to develop new ways to tackle some of the world's most devastating diseases. In addition to the construction of the Brigham Building for the Future, we are investing in significant capital improvements throughout the distributed BWH campus to fuel more life-giving breakthroughs that will help transform the future of medicine. Projects include the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Pavilion, and the main campuses of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.

BWH has a longstanding commitment to addressing and overcoming healthcare disparities in underserved communities locally, nationally, and globally. Locally, we collaborate with more than 20 community health partners and provide tens of millions of dollars of free care each year to improve the health of our community. We work with local, national and international health organizations, training the next generation of global health leaders and improving the health and lives of people in some of the world's most underserved locations. BWH seeks to expand efforts that contribute to the improvements in quality of care, provide access to comprehensive care for populations in need, mitigate the social and economic determinants that contribute to poor health outcomes, and expand the evidence base for effective interventions.

Financials

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Scott Sperling

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.

Term: 2014 -

Albert Holman

Chestnut Partners, Inc.

Joseph Loscalzo

Brigham and Women's Hospital

G. Moriarty

Ropes & Gray

Elizabeth Nabel

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Scott Sperling

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.

Ron Walls

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Gwill York

Lighthouse Capital Partners

Michael Zinner

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Marc Casper

Thermofisher Scientific

Steven Kaye

Community Volunteer

Scott Schuster

Wingate Healthcare

Lanny Thorndike

Century Capital Management

James Taiclet

American Tower Corporation

Michael Bell

Monitor Clipper Partners

Anne Finucane

Bank of America

Gretchen Fish

Community Volunteer

Jeffrey Leiden

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Neil Wallace

General Investment and Development

Peter Markell

Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Michael Reney

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Stanley Ashley

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brandon Earp

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Deborah Enos

Neighborhood Health Plan

Jeffrey Golden

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Melissa Janfaza

Community Volunteer

Josh Kraft

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Mark Nunnelly

Retired

Eric Schlager

The Bullfinch Companies, Inc.

Gerald Schuster

Continental Wingate Company, Inc.

Tracy Sykes

Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Julie Chattopadhyay

Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No