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Brigham and Women's Hospital – Why Work For Us?


Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents – a career with BWH is unlike any other in the healthcare field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception – physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients.

And BWH offers an extraordinary array of benefits – including one of the most far-reaching professional development programs, as well as a genuine commitment to work/life balance. Whether we’re making sure your home life is as important as your work life, or we’re rewarding and appreciating you in highly unusual ways, one thing is very clear: if you want an enormously fulfilling career, there’s no better place to be. 



Competitive compensation

As one of the nation's most distinguished hospitals, it is only proper that we offer the kinds of salaries you'd expect from a healthcare leader. While salaries vary from position to position, they are always competitive with similar positions in other area hospitals, and in many cases, they exceed those of area hospitals.

Generous paid time-off program

BWH's unique Benefit Time program is a flexible paid time-off program giving you up to 29 days off every year — and 33 days off after 7 years of employment. This includes vacation, holidays, and sick time. You also accrue 5 days a year into an extended sick leave bank. This time is available to you should you become ill and need more than five days off.

Flexible work schedules promoting work/life balance

We are committed to making sure your time away from work is as rewarding as your career with us. To that end, we've created flexible work schedules that promote a work/life balance you won't find at other hospitals. For more information on our unique work/life balance programs and flexible scheduling, click here to go to our work/life balance page.

Health Dental, & Vision Insurance

BWH offers some of the best healthcare plans available, with many affordable options designed to fit the needs of you and your family. These include:

  • Partners Plus
  • Partners Value- This plan is free to benefit eligible employees and their dependents after one year of service!
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Plan
  • Delta Dental
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Vision

The Partners Plus and Partners Value plan is administered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and encompasses a very large and comprehensive network of top hospitals located throughout New England, including BWH!

All deductions are pre-tax and extend to you, your family, eligible dependents, and same-sex domestic partners. Of course, if you're already covered under someone else's plan, you can opt out of BWH's health coverage and receive a supplement to your paycheck instead.

Short-term disability

60% coverage offered at no charge to employees working more than 20 hours per week. Employees can purchase an additional supplemental 15% at date of hire without evidence of insurability form.

Tax Sheltered Annuities

Allows you to save money and plan for retirement through pre- and post-tax payroll deductions.

Flexible Spending Accounts

All employees are eligible to open flexible spending accounts that will reimburse you for out-of-pocket dependent or healthcare costs. Contributions to these accounts aren't subject to federal, state, or local taxes.

Life Insurance

We believe in the security that life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance can provide. That's why benefits-eligible employees receive insurance equal to their salary, payable to anyone they choose. As your salary increases, so does the value of your policy. You may also purchase additional insurance coverage for yourself and your dependents.

Retiree Medical Savings Account

This program is designed to help you save and pay for the cost of health benefits during retirement, as well as to provide access to retiree health plans sponsored by the hospital. One major feature of the program provides for a hospital matching contribution to help encourage savings under the program. You are eligible to participate in the RMSA beginning the calendar year you reach age 50.

Tuition reimbursement

As a teaching hospital, we are firm believers in the value of education. That's why we extend generous tuition reimbursement to all our full-time and part-time benefits-eligible employees who have been employed with us longer than 6 months.

For hospital-related non-degree courses, undergraduate degrees, or graduate degrees, reimbursement is $2,000 per year for full-time (36 hours per week) employees, and $1,000 for part-time (20-35 hours per week) employees.

For job related certifications or job-related continuing education courses, reimbursement is $1,000 per year for full-time (36 hours per week) employees, and $500 for part-time (20-35 hours per week) employees.

Back-up Child Care

BWH provides two types of Backup Child Care services – the BWH Backup Child Care Center and Parents in a Pinch. The BWH Backup Child Care Center, located at 850 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, serves BWH employees who need emergency or planned backup child care for their children, aged eight weeks to 12 years. BWH also offers "Parents in a Pinch", which can make a child care provider available in your home or referral to licensed family day care homes. BWH also offers "Parents in a Pinch", which can make available a child care provider in your home or referral to licensed family day care homes. To learn more, visit us online or call 617-732-9543.

Wellness Program

BWH employees enjoy subsidized membership at BodyScapes, a fully equipped fitness center located at 77 Louis Pasteur Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area. Membership is at a reduced rate and is deducted from your pay check. For more detailed information on BodyScapes, membership prices and services offered, please visit or call 617-738-9229. In addition to Longwood Medical area location, there are a variety of other locations to choose from Brookline, MA; Hingham, MA; Southborough, MA.

Employee Assistance Program

EAP is a free and confidential professional resource available to all BWH employees. This department focuses on work-life issues, stress reduction, family matters, crisis intervention and substance abuse, in addition to other areas of expertise. View the EAP website.

Professional Growth

All employees are encouraged to participate in a variety of classes and opportunities offered by both Workforce Development and Organizational Development & Learning. This added knowledge will give them the tools they need to be successful and to grow with the organization. The classes include: time management, continuing education, self assessment and career counseling to name a few.


This program applies to all Brigham & Women's Hospital employees who are eligible for benefits (20 hours or more weekly). BWH offers a 50% subsidy on all MBTA passes with a contribution cap of $125.00. Monthly discounted MBTA passes are available through a pre-tax payroll deduction. If you wish to participate in the T-Pass program, you should sign up in PeopleSoft by the 14th of the month, with the pass beginning the 1st of the following month. Payroll deductions are taken out of the 4th paycheck of the month and the T-passes on the last Thursday of the month.



Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a long-standing commitment to improving the health of our Boston residents.Focusing on neighborhoods with disproportionately poor health and a need for better health care and social services, our Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) and its health center partners provide a broad array of community service and community health programs, which are designed to have a measurable, positive effect on the health status of underserved populations.

We have a long list of successful health initiatives developed by BWH for the Boston community. Here are just a few examples:

  • Open Doors to Health Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative – partnership between Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, and Brookside Health Center to increase colorectal cancer screening rates for underserved populations
  • The Birth Equity Initiative – a comprehensive and collaborative effort to eliminate disparities in infant mortality and poor birth outcomes through clinical and community-based approaches
  • Centering Pregnancy – a group-based model of prenatal care designed to enable women to develop strong social support networks through the integration of health assessment, education and support
  • Connecting Hope, Assistance and Treatment (CHAT) Program – helps women with breast cancer – who have insufficient income or insurance coverage – pay for necessary services related to their breast cancer diagnosis
  • Passageway – providing services to patients and employees who have experienced abuse from an intimate partner
  • Pathways to health and science careers for young people through:
    • Student Success Jobs Program (SSJP) – a year-round intensive internship/mentorship program for 50 Boston public high school students to engage them in the medical, health and science professions
    • BWH’s summer youth programs - including Summer Science Academy for rising 9th graders and Project TEACH (Teen Education About Careers in Health) for rising 10th graders
  • Community-engaged research - CCHHE works with community partners to conduct health research. We are currently working with the Boston Public Health Commission and the REACH Coalition to understand perceptions of communication around Human Papilloma Virus as a risk for cervical cancer among women of African descent.

Boston is a beautiful walking city. Fenway Park to Boston Harbor takes less than an hour by foot. Of course, there's the subway and buses, but with such exquisite architecture, historical landmarks, legendary restaurants and shopping – a walking journey is as exciting as the final destination.

undefinedEach season is special in Boston. Spring means flowering trees and walks in the park. Summer means free concerts or a weekend on the Cape. When Fall leaves start to turn, head to Vermont for apple picking. And great Winter sports are just a car ride away.

Boston offers Broadway theatres, local playhouses, comedy clubs, and all kinds of music. There are many famous museums, and don’t forget our Champion sports teams!

Boston is also home to innovative healthcare institutions, respected financial organizations, and imaginative biotech companies. If you want to advance your skills by getting another degree or just taking a class, there are over a hundred institutions of higher learning here.

Cultural diversity is possibly Boston's greatest treasure. Want to learn to Salsa? Hear South American jazz? See how espresso is poured in the old country? There is so much to do and enjoy in our historic city!

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Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1996
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Health Care
Revenue ₹100 to ₹500 billion (INR) per year

It took three of Boston's oldest and most prestigious hospitals to form the health care behemoth that is Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Harvard-affiliated facility has nearly 800 beds and includes the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, a partnership between the hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Other specialty units focus on cardiology, neurology... More

Mission: Brigham and Women’s Hospital is dedicated to:
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