Posted by Brigham and Women's Hospital October 3, 2013
For the 21st consecutive year, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been named to 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 breadth and depth of clinical excellence. We’ve gathered some recent blog posts from our ranked clinical categories to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our doctors, nurses, researchers, and others.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology supports women through all stages of their lives – from planning a family to childbirth, menopause, and beyond.
- The Gentle Cesarean: A New Option for Moms-to-Be
- Sneaking Mom Inside the Incubator
- Help for Couples Facing Infertility
- Urogynecologists: Offering Women Help and Hope
BWH partners with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide care for adult patients in 13 specialized centers, each devoted to a different type of cancer. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is also searching for new ways to prevent and screen for cancer, as well as developing new therapies.
- A Tiny Cancer Medicine with Mega Potential
- Reducing Repeat Surgeries after Breast Cancer
- Using Sound Waves to Treat Cancer and Much More
- New Test May Help Brain Tumor Patients During and After Surgery
#5 Cardiology and Heart Surgery
The Cardiovascular Medicine Division provides comprehensive cardiovascular care to thousands of patients each year, while the Division of Cardiac Surgery provides state-of-the-art surgical care for heart conditions.
- New Heart Device May Save and Extend Lives
- A New Heart – Restoring One Life, Inspiring Another
- Heart Disease: Eliminate Excuses to Reduce Your Risks
The Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and management for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, including specialized treatment for interstitial lung disease and other rheumatologic conditions.
The Division of Renal Medicine is devoted to the understanding and treatment of kidney disease. The Renal Division has a rich history, including performing the first organ transplant – a kidney from one twin to another – in 1954. Today, the Renal Division offers clinical programs in all aspects of kidney health and disease and an active research program.
- Thank You, Dr. Murray
- Transplants: Using Age to Improve Success
- Not So Sweet – Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Stone Risk
#9 Diabetes and Endocrinology
The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension provides the clinical care for patients with endocrinological disorders and all types of hormonal disorders, including diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid disease. The Division also evaluates and manages other conditions such as osteoporosis, pituitary dysfunction, adrenal disorders, sexual dysfunction, infertility, hirsuitism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypoglycemia, and calcium disorders.
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive pulmonary care, for even the most complex cases, to thousands of patients each year. Pulmonary services span the entire spectrum of patient care, ranging from lung disease prevention and detection to medication and interventional treatment. The Division works closely with the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Immunology to evaluate and treat complex respiratory disorders.
#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.
# 17 Orthopedics
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides expert diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases and injuries. Our specialists in Orthopedic Surgery, Physiatry, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation, work together with dedicated nurses, physician assistants, and other professionals, to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for thousands of patients annually.
- Innovative Knee Replacement Process Gets Patient Back on His Feet
- Spine Surgery – When Is It Right for You?
# 19 Neurology and Neurosurgery (Neurosciences)
The Institute for the Neurosciences treats patients with diseases of the nervous system through a comprehensive team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and radiologists.
- Helping Patients with Pituitary Tumors Resume Their Lives
- What You Need to Know: Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
- Stimulating the Brain to Stop Tremors
- New Approaches for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
- Painting a Different Picture – Changing Perceptions of Mental Illness