Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS) that is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report within the top 10 of America’s Best Hospitals and is a recipient of research grants from the NIH. BWH is recognized for its excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and education/training program for physicians, scientists, and health care professionals. Among its highest priorities are:
- reducing health care disparities both locally and internationally, through multiple global health programs for clinical care and research;
- patient- and family-centered care;
- patient safety and prevention of medication errors.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital is largely housed within the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns. The Division of Gyncologic Oncology is a part of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), whose out-patient facilities are located at Dana-Farber and in-patient facilities at BWH. In addition to a 25-bed labor and delivery unit there are inpatient ante- and post-partum units, and facilities for in-patient gynecologic care. One floor above the labor and delivery unit is the largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit in New England, housing 46 beds in an ultramodern facility devoted to family centered care which finished construction in 2016. There are ambulatory facilities for routine and high-risk prenatal care, general gynecologic care, infertility and reproductive surgery as well as IVF, MIGS, evaluation and treatment of PAP smears, and family planning. In addition, BWH provides outpatient care across a network of outpatient services and clinics and neighborhood primary care health centers as well as multiple outreach sites.
Close collaboration with other providers ensures ready access of our patients to comprehensive routine, consultative services, and emergency services including cardiac, surgical and medical intensive care units, 24 hours a day imaging by multiple modalities, and interventional radiology. Multiple multidisciplinary research facilities located on-site or within close proximity plus the on-site departmental Laboratory of Genital Tract Biology support research of both faculty and trainees.
An advanced simulation center, STRATUS, is on the BWH Campus. The STRATUS Center makes extensive use of state-of-the-art, computer controlled patient simulation systems, computer based simulation and independent task trainers. The simulation center boasts two training suites, a equipped operating room, a laparoscopic/endoscopic/bronchoscopic virtual reality arcade, a microsimulation laboratory and a task oriented skill lab. In addition to attending simulation sessions at STRATUS during protected didactic time. Ob/Gyn residents have 24 hour access to the facilities for learning and practice of procedural skills either independently or with a tutor. This facility is also used for team training.
BWH is located in the Longwood Medical area in close proximity to Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The Longwood Medical Area is three miles southwest of downtown Boston, adjacent to the neighborhoods of the Fenway, Mission Hill, Audubon Circle and the Town of Brookline. Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are all nearby.