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After 112 years, Faulkner Hospital takes on a new, longer name

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  October 5, 2012 04:50 PM

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After 112 years as Faulkner Hospital, the 150-bed medical facility in Jamaica Plain has changed its name by adding a few more words to the start.

This month, the institution formally became Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, officials said.

The hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have been formally affiliated for the past 14 years, according to hospital spokesman David Goldberg.

“This new name reflects our ever increasing integration, our commitment to offer a seamless campus to our patients and to redesign care for maximum efficiency and the best possible outcomes,” said a statement from Michael Gustafson, the chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

The nonprofit, community teaching hospital located along Centre Street near where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale converge, was founded in 1900, officials said. It offers comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services.

“Boston is considered among the best cities in the country for healthcare,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino said in a statement. “Faulkner is an example of the tremendous quality of care you can receive in a community setting. By changing their name to Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, they are strengthening the services provided to local residents, myself included, and their future.”

For more information, visit www.brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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