Winter Drives Benefit Local Community and Warm Hearts

Tobin Elementary School students enjoy their new knit caps.

Tobin Elementary School students enjoy their new knit caps.


The Brigham’s Year in Photos

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 2.20.49 PM2015 was a year marked by world-class patient care, innovative research, community events and education milestones. It also included moments of joy and celebration, as well as times of great difficulty and sorrow that drew the BWH community together.
Relive the moments in our “Year in Photos” gallery.


BWHers Share Their One Shining Moments

BWH Bulletin’s year-end issue is a time to highlight BWHers’ proudest moments from the past year. We asked you to share one BWH-related memory from 2015 that was meaningful to you, and you offered touching stories about colleagues, patients, families, events and milestones that inspired you. We hope you enjoy these remarkable moments.

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Extending Kindness and Generosity

One day earlier this year, one of our WIC staff, Myrta Montijo, went out to pick up lunch at a local restaurant while other staff covered the front desk.

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The Magic of the Season

It’s like holiday magic takes over the Tower lobby. A sleigh suddenly appears, and then reindeer, then some elves.

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Bringing Comfort to Patients and Families

My One Shining Moment of 2015 was when a family member called the floor to thank me directly for helping her father pass away peacefully.

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Operation Bedtime Stories: Mission Accomplished

My Shining Moment was a collaborative effort in caring for a very deserving woman.

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Persevering Through Partners eCare

My Shining Moment was on Saturday, May 30, during rounds after Partners eCare go-live and in the ensuing days.

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A Bright Light in Our Community

Watching our own Steve Elledge, PhD, accept the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award—one of the world’s most prestigious honors in biomedicine—was a Shining Moment not only for me, but for the entire research community at BWH.

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One Long, Ongoing Shining Moment

I ran out of the office to see what was going on, only to find a post-doc whose gene knockout experiment had worked.

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Taking Time for Self-Care

At a recent Nursing Department retreat, we reminded one another about the importance of self-care.

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When an Employee Becomes a Patient

As an employee of BWFH for 22 years, I have to bring attention to these wonderful people who helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life.

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Climbing High to Number 6

On July 3, I got a sneak peak at the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list, and BWH had moved from ninth to sixth place—our all-time high.

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Keeping Faith, Thanks to Coworkers’ Support

Each morning, several of my coworkers who were aware of what was going on told me, “Our prayers are with you and your family.”

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Joining the Brigham Family

Finally, someone at BWH noticed me and decided to let me be a part of her team.

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Strengthening Health Care in Haiti

Over the past year, we have continued to promote our goal of strengthening Haitian health care by providing continuing education to health professionals in Haiti.

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Celebrating 10 Years at BWH Backup Child Care Center

Over the past 10 years, our days have been filled with so many Shining Moments; to choose just one would not begin to honor all that we experience every day.

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Team-Based Care for the Betterment of Patients

Teams share their strengths and knowledge to bring patients to a new level of care.

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Returning to the Brigham

In September 1983, I proudly walked through the doors of BWH as a Simmons College undergraduate nursing student.