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A year-long construction project began in October to relocate the BWH helipad from the roof of the Connors Center for Women and Newborns to the roof of the Tower. This move will accommodate the future Boston Children’s Hospital tower project and facilitate future BWH mid-campus development. The project will require the temporary shutdown of two service elevators at a time over the next several months during construction. Because priority in the elevators will be given to patient transport during this time, staff are encouraged to seek alternate routes and use the stairs when going fewer than four floors, if possible. Here’s what you need to know about the project and how the construction period will affect Tower elevator usage.

 

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 a.m., the two active Service Elevators (Elevator 7 and 8) will shut down. During this time, Elevators 9 and 10 will become active. Learn more.

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Hospital safety is everyone's responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, notify BWH Security and Police immediately at 617-732-6565. Learn more about safety and security at the Brigham.

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In light of the severity of this flu season, please be reminded that if you feel sick, it is vitally important that you stay out of work until you recover for the safety of our patients, their families and all personnel. As you may have seen in the news recently, this flu season has gotten off to an early, severe start and sickened many more people in Massachusetts than we would normally see this time of year. We are also seeing other respiratory viruses circulating. We would like to remind you that if you feel sick, it is essential for you to stay home and recover (using your Benefit Time or sick time). This is both for your benefit and for our patients. Read more.

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BWH and BWFH have been significantly impacted by a nationwide intravenous (IV) fluid shortage, which began in September after Hurricane Maria damaged manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico. The shortages are expected to continue through March. Read more here.

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The Security and Parking main office has moved from the Neville House to its new location on the Lower Pike in the Surgery Building, Room SR-170. All Security and Parking services – including MBTA pass pickups, parking passes and ID badges – are provided at this new location. Learn more.

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With winter and its attendant weather approaching, please take a moment to review the hospital's Severe Weather and Emergency Policy. Every day, no matter the weather, our number one priority is to provide care for our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week while keeping our employees safe. Read a message from Paula Squires, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, senior vice president of Human Resources, about Brigham Health's Severe Weather policy.

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Ask myHR, a multichannel platform designed to improve and modernize the HR experience, acts as a “front door” to HR that will help employees find all the information they need in one spot by providing support, guidance and advice. Learn more.


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