We asked BWHers to weigh in on what they’re looking forward to seeing and experiencing at 60 Fenwood Road.


“The addition of 400 new parking spaces in the new building will have a huge impact on patient parking, which we are always striving to improve.”

– Robert Chicarello, director, Security & Parking

matzkin“I am most excited about the potential multidisciplinary collaborations that will occur on all levels—among basic scientists, clinical researchers and clinicians managing patients with state-of-the-art technology. Exposure and small interactions will hopefully lead to big discoveries.”

– Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, chief of Women’s Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

mvandervliet“As a research RN who is about to move into the building, I am excited about the integration of research and clinical care under one roof. Both divisions depend on each other to accomplish the ultimate goal: health!”

– Martha Vander Vliet, RN, CCRC, research nurse, Center for Alzheimer Research & Treatment

hernandez“It’s exciting to me because I’m working mostly in the building, and I love to be busy and interact with people.
I can’t wait to get my toolbox in there!”

– Rich Hernandez, mechanic, Engineering

angel“It is great that the researchers have space that is designed for collaboration. I am excited to be able to assist them with all of their audiovisual needs.”

– Angel Ayala, senior technician in BWH Office Services

shauntea“The rooftop garden is such a great feature and really exciting, as is the new conference room space on the third floor. Overall, it’s exciting to have a new building open up, and it’ll be especially interesting to see the interactions between the research labs and clinics.”

– Shauntéa Turner, program and training coordinator, Office for Sponsored Staff and Volunteer Services

orgill“The new building will bring physicians of different disciplines together to work on some of our most challenging medical problems.  Researchers will also be close by to apply the newest research techniques to develop innovative therapies.”

– Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD, vice chair for Quality Improvement, Division of Plastic Surgery

soto“It’s exciting to me to see a new ‘green’ research building that will allow us to expand into new areas and continue providing excellent patient care.”

– Luis Soto, director, Environmental Services & Central Transport Services

pennington“Our core values are healing and compassion, and I believe the new building will support this environment for our patients and families.”

– Mary Pennington, MS, RN, nurse director, Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit

chris-fenton“I am excited for the grand opening of the new building. I am glad to see most of our researchers located back on the main campus. I look forward to supporting the many research efforts with behind-the-scenes tech support from our audiovisual team.”

– Christopher Fenton, technician in BWH Office Services

“I am happy to see how BWH is expanding. I started working here a decade ago, and when I take a look now, I see the difference. BWH has been creating more spaces and more buildings. Every single corner counts here.”

– Ferney Munera, coordinator, Interpreter Services

“I am lucky enough to be moving into the second floor of our new building from ASB-ll, level 1, which is below ground. I am most looking forward to daylight, the lunch room and a roof deck on the third floor!”

– Wendy Kelly, RN, nurse, Allergy Clinic