As the year comes to a close, it is an appropriate time to look back at some of the ways that Partners HealthCare’s world-class hospitals, clinicians, researchers and other team members helped change delivery of health care in 2011. Last week, CBS News unveiled its list of the top health stories of 2011, and we are proud to say that Brigham and Women’s groundbreaking face transplant procedures serve as the cover story for this online feature. As the first surgery of its kind in the United States, this transplant exemplifies our mission of applying the latest medical research advances to improve the care and treatment of our patients.
As Dr. Bo Pomahac wrote on this blog earlier this year, “Partners HealthCare hospitals stand at the forefront of innovation and medical breakthroughs. Our research teams, working side by side, focus on bringing scientific discovery to our patients to improve their lives. We believe in sharing our knowledge and our success with the world so future generations may benefit.”
Congratulations to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Pomahac, his team and all of the gifted and talented members of the Partners HealthCare family that make breakthroughs like this one possible.