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BWH in the news

Jan 19, 2018

New Times

What happens when Primary Health Care is universal?

- Asaf Bitton


Medical costs for RA three-fold higher among biologic DMARD users

- Daniel Solomon, MD

Harvard Health Publishing

Can you make up for years of poor eating?

- JoAnn Manson, DrPH, MD


Estudio: la ansiedad podría ser un signo temprano de Alzheimer

- Nancy Donovan, MD

Modern Healthcare

Health system-led drug company unlikely to make a dent in drug prices, shortages

- Ameet Sarpatwari, JD, PhD


Angered by high prices and shortages, hospitals will form their own generic drug maker

- Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH

Boston University News Service |

Upcoming Year Instrumental for Narcan Lockbox Technology in Cambridge

- Scott Goldberg, MD

Alzheimer's News Today

Beta-Amyloid Protein Buildup Linked to Anxiety, Depression in Older People, Study Finds

- Nancy Donovan, MD


Something to Sneeze At

- Jeremy Samuel Faust, MD

Boston Business Journal

Brigham taps John Fish to lead board of trustees

- Betsy Nabel, MD, John Fish

Jan 18, 2018

Tonic- Vice

How to Tell the Difference Between a Bad Headache and a Brain Tumor

- Martin Samuels, MD

BWH in the News

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Please be advised beginning Saturday, Jan. 20, at 10 p.m., through Sunday, Jan. 21, at 6 a.m., only one of the four service elevators and three of the six visitor elevators in the BWH Tower will be available for use. For the Service Elevators ONLY, code blue badge and elevator call buttons will not work during this time period, so please make sure to call the operator (Ext. 33281) using the in-house black telephones in the service elevator lobbies. For issues regarding transport of patients during the shutdown, call patient transport at 617-732-7114. For all other inquiries or concerns, contact Beatriz Gomez at 617-459-5887 or email

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Dear Colleagues,


As a nation, we are in a watershed moment, with people speaking out against instances of discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and injustice. We are aware that – despite our desire to foster a culture that reflects our values of integrity, collaboration, inclusion, professionalism and empathy – the Brigham is not immune. Everyone has a right to feel safe and comfortable at work, and we have zero tolerance for any behavior that jeopardizes that right.  


If you feel you have witnessed or been subjected to inappropriate actions in the work environment, please contact Marian Cheevers, your supervisor, or your Human Resources (HR) business partner. If you are unsure who your HR business partner is, you can find out by calling 617-582-0100.

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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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It is that time of year again: We are seeing an increase in gastrointestinal illness (nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) consistent with norovirus infection in the Boston community. Click here to learn more about norovirus and influenza prevention.

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As part of the Brigham Health strategic focus on Leading-Edge Care Redesign with Active Asset Management, BWH leadership has called for the creation of a new, daily forum called Daily Safety Huddles to support our clinical teams. Read more here.

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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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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.

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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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