Faulkner Hospital changes name

October 12, 2012
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JAMAICA HILLS—Faulkner Hospital has lengthened its name to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, reflecting its affiliation with the famous teaching hospital.

The name change for the 112-year-old hospital at 1153 Centre St. went into effect Oct. 1.

“In the last few years, many of the same physicians that you can see at [Brigham and Women’s] are also seeing patients and performing surgeries here,” said Brigham and Women’s Faulkner spokesperson David Goldberg in an email to the Gazette. “We felt like it was time people knew that they could get the expertise of Brigham and Women’s physicians right here in Jamaica Plain by making Brigham and Women’s more prominent.”

There are no administrative changes at the hospital, only a name change, he said.

“Faulkner is an example of the tremendous quality of care you can receive in a community setting,” said Mayor Thomas Menino in a press release about the name change, adding that he has been a patient there.

The 150-bed JP hospital has been affiliated with the Longwood Medical Area-based Brigham and Women’s for about 15 years. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital that offers comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services.