Earlier this month Brigham and Women's welcomed its first patient to its brand new building, The Building for Transformative Medicine, formerly referred to Brigham's Building for the Future.
From Brigham's press release: The new facility, located at 60 Fenwood Rd., will bring together leading clinicians and scientists to promote, collaborate and advance care for patients suffering from neurologic, orthopaedic, and rheumatologic conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
A new building that accelerates the translation of science into patient care
Key elements of the new building include:
- 383,000 square feet of usable space, including research labs, clinics, an infusion suite, an imaging floor, a conference center and faculty offices.
- Five state-of-the-art MRIs, including a Magnetom Terra 7.0 Tesla MRI, the newest and most powerful MRI machine available and the first in a clinical setting in North America, installed within a year.
- The Brigham Innovation Hub, which fosters collaboration among leading experts to further enable partnerships within BWH and with industry.
- 400 underground parking spaces, including dedicated spots for electric and low-emission vehicles, and ample bicycle parking.
- A beautiful, centralized infusion suite for patients with a wide range of diseases, from musculoskeletal injuries to rheumatoid arthritis.
- A conference center with a variety meeting spaces.
- A third-floor roof garden designed as an extension of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
- Green design, construction, and maintenance solutions to attain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification; innovative features include a cogeneration plant that will provide 80 percent of the power and steam and the adjacent building (BWH’s Shapiro Cardiovascular Center), and a 40,000 gallon cistern to capture storm water for reuse in the mechanical systems will be installed.