Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation Support New State-of-the-Art Cardiovascular Center

July 2008 -- The new Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital opened its doors in July 2008. Located at 75 Francis Street, it is the most advanced cardiovascular care facility in the world, designed to support one of the world’s leading teams of cardiovascular experts. The Center allows Brigham and Women’s Hospital to consolidate and co-locate expert staff and resources in one expanded location. Moreover, the Center will enhance patient care and convenience in a healing environment that supports both patients and their families. The building features 16 state-of-the-art operating suites, each able to accommodate next-generation minimally invasive technology, including robotic surgery, image-guided technology, and other advanced technology.

The 350,000 square foot Center will be the first hospital facility in New England to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certifications—otherwise known as a “green building.” The new building will be connected to the hospital’s existing campus through two lower levels and a transparent glass bridge over Francis Street.

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