On Jan. 16, Brigham faculty and staff gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the hospital’s comprehensive Lung Center clinic, designed to support the delivery of collaborative, patient-centered and multidisciplinary care. It is one of the country’s first comprehensive lung centers.
“In addition to transformative lung care, we hope the new space will be a beacon of innovation in translational lung research and education,” said Raphael Bueno, MD, chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and co-director of the Lung Center.
As part of a newly consolidated system of services that welcomed its first patients in October, Lung Center C—the latest facility—is located on the Pike between the 15 Francis St. and 45 Francis St. entrances. Its proximity to the main ambulatory clinics for pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery (Lung Center A and B), chest imaging and thoracic radiology has created a local suite of services that enhance the patient experience and facilitate clinical interactions across multiple disciplines to provide the most efficient, highest-quality care. Looking ahead, the team plans to add pulmonary function testing to the list of services provided near the new clinic.
Five years in the making, the clinic launch came to fruition following extensive planning, coordination and support among leadership, faculty and staff across several departments and teams. Among those who were instrumental was the Facilities team, which helped develop an inviting, comfortable and state-of-the-art care environment for ambulatory Lung Center patients.
“The new space represents the realization of cross-departmental collaboration that has required enlightened and deeply supportive efforts from our colleagues across the Brigham,” said Bruce Levy, MD, chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and co-director of the Lung Center.