For the 21st consecutive year, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) secured its place on the U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, ranking ninth. The Honor Roll highlights just 18 hospitals, out of nearly 5,000 nationwide, for their rare breadth and depth of clinical excellence. In the grading of the best hospitals, BWH ranks among the top 10 in six categories: Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology and Rheumatology. BWH places in the top 20 in Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, considered one institution in the specialty area of cancer, remains at the high ranking of fifth nationally in cancer care due to the integration of one of the world’s leading cancer institute’s with a world-renowned academic medical center into one superb cancer center for adults.
Ranked number two in Gynecology, the BWH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is on the cutting edge of new procedures that advance the practice of medicine and improve the health of women, such as the use of high intensity focused ultrasound to treat uterine fibroids and the creation of a Division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and the newly formed Boston Center for Endometriosis, a joint undertaking with Boston Children’s Hospital, and the first in the world of its kind that will serve as the premier diagnostic, treatment, research, and educational resource for the disease throughout a woman's lifespan, from adolescence through adulthood. The department has a long history of excellence in research and a stellar reputation in teaching, drawing talent from all over the world for educational opportunities.
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Ranked number five in Cancer, BWH partners with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide care for adult patients in 12 specialized centers, each devoted to a different type of cancer. The Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is committed to conquering cancer by developing new ways to prevent and screen for cancer, as well as developing new therapies. The DF/BWCC has a history of groundbreaking research and innovative patient care including the development of the CA 125 test, the first and only biomarker for ovarian cancer; pioneering new approaches in the assessment and treatment of prostate cancer; and the development of state-of-the-art surgical techniques for brain surgery.
Recent Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center news headlines:
#5 Cardiology and Heart Surgery
BWH’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Division of Cardiac Surgery advanced in the rankings to number five on the U.S. News & World Report list. The Cardiovascular Medicine Division is a world leader in clinical and academic cardiology, with staff providing comprehensive cardiovascular care for even the most complex cases to thousands of patients per year. The Division of Cardiac Surgery is dedicated to providing the safest, state-of-the-art, highest quality and most innovative surgery for patients.
Recent BWH Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Surgery headlines:
Ranked fifth in Rheumatology, the BWH Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy is internationally renowned for excellence in clinical care, clinical investigation and basic research. The Division provides unique, innovative and comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and management for arthritis and a wide spectrum of other rheumatic diseases, including specialized treatment for interstitial lung disease and other conditions frequently misunderstood by physicians.
Recent BWH Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy headlines:
Ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report, BWH’s Renal Division is devoted to the understanding and treatment of kidney disease. The division has a rich tradition of excellence and boasts many milestones, including performing the first organ transplant – a kidney from one twin to another – in 1954. Today, the Renal Division offers extensive outstanding clinical programs in all aspects of kidney health and disease; outstanding research programs; an active kidney transplantation program; and a premier kidney fellowship training program.
Recent BWH Renal news headlines:
#9 Diabetes and Endocrinology
Ranked ninth in Endocrinology, the BWH Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension is engaged in a wide range of clinical, research and educational activities. The Division provides the highest quality of clinical care for patients with endocrinological disorders. We provide clinical care for adult patients with all types of hormonal disorders including diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid disease. We also evaluate and manage other conditions such as osteoporosis, pituitary dysfunction, adrenal disorders, sexual dysfunction, infertility, hirsuitism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypoglycemia, and calcium disorders.
Recent BWH Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension news headlines:
#15 Geriatric Care
BWH’s Center for Older Adult Health is geared to meet the needs of patients 65 and older who require primary or consultative care. The clinical team works with patients to optimize overall health and to achieve the goals important to that individual – from helping patients maintain good health to treating acute and chronic conditions. This includes determining the best way to manage multiple conditions, which sometimes affect older patients. Our physicians are skilled in disease management, including assessing physical and psychological function and potential medication issues that sometimes occur as a result of treating multiple conditions. Our geriatricians understand the impact that Alzheimer’s disease has on patients and their families. Once the diagnosis is made and a care plan is developed, identifying the needs of both the patient and his or her caregiver is crucial. We can help these patients achieve the best possible quality of life and offer consultation for caregivers of patients with dementia and memory problems.
Recent BWH Geriatric Care headlines:
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a world leader in clinical and academic respiratory disorders. Our Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive pulmonary care, for even the most complex cases, to thousands of patients each year. Our pulmonary services span the entire spectrum of patient care, ranging from lung disease prevention and detection to pharmacologic and interventional treatment. We work closely with the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Immunology in the evaluation and treatment of complex respiratory disorders.
# 17 Orthopedics
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides expert, innovative and compassionate diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases and injuries. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital Orthopedic and Arthritis Center of Excellence, specialists in Orthopedic Surgery, Physiatry, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation, work together with dedicated nurses, physician assistants, and other professionals, to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for thousands of patients annually.
Recent BWH Orthopedic headlines:
# 19 Neurology and Neurosurgery (Neurosciences)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers patients with diseases of the nervous system one of the largest and most comprehensive teams of neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and radiologists available anywhere. Our Neurosciences Institute offers the most innovative and advanced treatments and therapies for all diseases of the nervous system. Our dedication to discoveries and research in these areas has made us world-renowned leaders in the field of neurosciences.
Recent BWH Neuroscience headlines (also see related Alzheimer’s Disease headlines above):
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