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BWH is required to complete an annual fire alarm audio and visual testing, which will occur on Thursday, April 19, in the Tower; Friday, April 20, in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center; and Saturday, April 21, in the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns (CWN). A schedule of testing times for each floor is available below. Testing will last approximately three minutes per floor. An announcement will be made before and after testing to indicate the start and completion of the test. If you have questions, please contact Ronald Stewart at rstewart8@bwh.harvard.edu.

Thursday, April 19: Tower

  • 4:30-7 a.m.: Floors L2, L1, 1, 2
  • 9:30-11:45 a.m.: Floors 3, 4, 5, 6, M1, 7, 8, 9
  • 1-3 p.m.: Floors 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16

Friday, April 20: Shapiro Center

  • 4:30-7 a.m.: Floors L3, L2, L1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • 1-3 p.m.: Floors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 

Saturday April 21: CWN

  • 9:30-11 a.m.: Floors L2, L1, 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Noon-3 p.m.: Floors 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Helipad
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Dear Colleagues,

Today, more than 30,000 runners and wheelchair athletes, united by their dedication, passion and perseverance, are embarking on a 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square for the 122nd Boston Marathon. Among them is an extraordinary group of 140 runners who are dedicated to the mission of The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. Established by the Reny and Epstein families in honor of the BWH medical team who saved their beloved Gillian’s life and legs in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the Stepping Strong Center is now home to a thriving, multidisciplinary research team that has expanded the boundaries of trauma medicine. Read more.

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On March 1, MassHealth implemented an expanded selection of health plan options available to MassHealth members. Health plans available to MassHealth patients will now include 17 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Partners HealthCare is now one of the 17 ACOs and called "Partners HealthCare Choice ACO." On Feb. 23, the Brigham hosted a Town Hall meeting to inform staff about these changes. View a webcast recording of the meeting here. Review a PowerPoint from the Town Hall meeting, which includes helpful information for staff. Contact Christin Price, MD, or Sharon Greenstein with questions.

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The Brigham continues to experience critical shortages of injectable opioid medications and intravenous (IV) fluids due to national shortages. Below, please find information about each shortage and what the Brigham is doing to ensure patient care is not disturbed. Read more here.

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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. Here’s what you need to know about the project and how the construction period will affect Tower elevator usage.

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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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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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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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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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