When the Brigham’s newest building opens in October, it will be a hub for state-of-the-art labs, outpatient clinical space and advanced imaging facilities. It will also be home to researchers and clinicians from across many disciplines with a shared vision for collaboration, acceleration and translation of laboratory discoveries into novel treatments for patients. The facility, located at 60 Fenwood Road, will bring together leading clinicians and scientists to collaborate on and advance care for patients suffering from a range of diseases, including neurologic, orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
“Patients are at the center of everything we do, and this building embodies this cherished belief,” said BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD. “As a hub of innovation and collaboration, the new building will bring profound scientific breakthroughs and discoveries from bench to bedside in a way that hasn’t been possible until now.”
This special edition of BWH Bulletin is your in-depth guide to the latest addition to the Brigham’s main campus—the newest building since the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center opened its doors in 2008. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the exceptional experience awaiting our patients, environmental features that save (and produce) energy, opportunities for collaboration among researchers and more.
The 383,250-square-foot facility includes three floors with outpatient clinics, eight floors dedicated to research, one administrative floor and an imaging floor. The building will house cutting-edge imaging equipment, specifically selected to best serve the needs of the patient populations that will be seen in the building, such as patients with multiple sclerosis and those with implanted devices. Within the next year, BWH will install five MRIs, including a Magnetom Terra 7.0 Tesla MRI—the newest and most powerful MRI machine available and the first to be installed in a clinical setting in North America.
Each research floor in the building will measure 30,000 square feet and will house approximately 30 principal investigators and 240 research staff. The Brigham Innovation Hub, which fosters collaboration among leading experts to further enable partnerships within the Brigham and with industry, will also relocate to the space.
Celebrate the upcoming opening at an ice cream social for staff on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2:30–5:30 p.m., on the ground level of the new building.