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Faulkner Hospital Changes Name to Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

The 100-year-old hospital changed its name as of Monday, Oct. 1

Faulkner Hospital on Monday changed its name to Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.

The non-profit hospital in Jamaica Plain (near the South Brookline border) has for 15 years had a partnership with Brigham and Women's, according to a press release about the name change.

Dr. Michael Gustafson, chief operating officer of the newly-renamed hospital, said in a press statement that the change reflects increasing integration and a "commitment to offer a seamless campus to our patients and to redesign care for maximum efficiency and the best possible outcomes."

The hospital is a 150-bed non-profit, community teaching hospital. It was founded in 1900.

The following is the full press release from Faulkner Hospital:

Faulkner Hospital Changes Name to Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Today, it is with great pride that we announce that Faulkner Hospital is now Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. For more than 100 years, Faulkner Hospital has met the needs of the surrounding community by offering highly skilled medical care to those in need.

With this change, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is well-positioned to continue its century-plus tradition as the community hospital of choice for years to come.

“Boston is considered among the best cities in the country for healthcare,” says Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “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.”

“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,” states Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Gustafson, MD.

The two institutions have had a nearly 15 year affiliation that has allowed Faulkner to provide a tremendous amount of high quality services to the surrounding towns in a community hospital setting.

“At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital our tradition of caring will continue stronger thanever with our state-of-the-art operating rooms, world renowned physicians, truly exceptional and caring staff, and a wide variety of primary and specialty services,” states Betsy Nabel, MD, President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is a 150 bed non-profit, community teaching hospitallocated in southwest Boston. Founded in 1900, they offer comprehensive medical, surgical andpsychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services. For moreinformation, visit www.brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.

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