BWHers, donors, local government representatives and members of the community, including the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, came together on Sept. 22 to celebrate the official opening of the Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park at 15 Francis St.
The landscaped park, named after the Stoneman family for their generous donation to BWH, provides a comforting and open green space for patients, BWHers and neighbors to enjoy. The new Brigham Patient Parking Garage, located underneath the park, includes 400 spaces for patients and 95 bicycle spaces for employees.
“Today represents a new page and another chapter of the story of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and BWH,” said BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD. “The Brigham is a second home for so many patients and our staff, and the Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park transforms our ‘front door,’ creating a space where our entire community feels cared for and welcomed.”
Also providing remarks were BWH friend and donor Jack Connors; City of Boston Health and Human Services Chief Felix Arroyo; and BWH Board of Trustees Chairman Scott Sperling. The celebration concluded with Nabel and the Stonemans cutting a ceremonial ribbon.