Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) is a 171 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.


Registered nurse

August 2020 Jamaica Plain, MA
“Staff are very friendly and helpful ”


July 2019 - August 2019 Boston, MA
“I loved the new connections I made ”
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