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The Importance of Being Known: Incorporating SO/GI Data into Patient Care

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that electronic health records must now include the option to designate patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI).

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Fagan Named Associate Chief Nurse

After serving as interim associate chief nurse for OB/GYN since January, Maureen Fagan, DNP, MHA, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, has been named associate chief nurse for the Connors Center for Women and Newborns-OB/GYN.

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BWHer Delivers Baby in OB Admitting Waiting Area

When BWH Obstetrics (OB) Admitting officer Athena Lacaire arrived to work on Oct. 9, she couldn’t have imagined what her morning would bring.

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Patient Care Units Move to New Locations

Over the course of five weeks in September and October, five patient care units moved to new locations in the Tower and Connors Center as part of the hospital’s ongoing patient progression efforts.

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BWH Celebrates Physician Assistants

As nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who practice under the direction of an attending physician, PAs play a vital role in the health care field and on care teams here at BWH.

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BWH Nursing Leaders Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

On Oct. 17, Jackie Somerville, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, were inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.

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BWHers Participate in Health Fair Kickoff at RTH

Late last month, BWH’s Lung Center, Heart & Vascular Center and Phyllis Jen Center joined the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) for its annual health fair, providing health resources and information to community members and other attendees.

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Teaching the Next Generation of Surgeons

A devoted teacher and role model, BWH gynecological surgeon Raymond Reilly, MD, has been training the next generation of surgeons year after year for decades.

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Safety & Security Corner

This week’s Safety & Security Corner focuses on a frequently asked question about armed security guards.

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Cost Savings, Environmental Benefits With Multi-Functional Devices

Partners is working to make printing more efficient and less expensive in administrative areas through printing optimization.

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Tower 14CD Evacuation Exercise

On Oct. 15, Barry Wante, director of Emergency Management, and Bob Donaghue, operations manager of Security and Parking, led a “deliberate vertical evacuation” exercise in Tower 14CD.

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Patients Spread VAD Awareness at BWH

BWHers and three patients from the Mechanical Circulatory Support program recently staffed an information table by the Shop on the Pike to raise awareness about ventricular assist devices.

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Bulletin Bullets

News about upcoming hospital events, campaigns and other timely information for employees