BWH Mourns Cardiac Surgeon, Resources Available to BWH Community
On Jan. 20, the Brigham community was changed forever when it lost a beloved friend and surgeon.
Following Tuesday’s tragic events, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans shared that BWH staff did exactly what they were supposed to do—exactly as they had trained to do. He said he was grateful for the response of all staff under these difficult circumstances.
During the past week, the BWH community has come together to reflect on Dr. Michael Davidson’s lasting legacy, including at an event in which the BWH flag at 45 Francis St. was lowered in his honor and at services hosted by BWH Chaplaincy. Hundreds of friends, colleagues and strangers from across the country have extended their support and messages of hope in an online guestbook. Others have taped handwritten notes on a wall in the 75 Francis St. lobby, or left flowers, stuffed animals, cards and other gifts in Dr. Davidson’s honor.
Since the tragedy, the Dr. Michael J. Davidson Family Fund has been established to benefit Dr. Davidson’s young children. You can learn more at www.rtn.org/davidsonfund.
Additionally, the BWH community is invited to write a note in the online guestbook.
If you or a colleague needs support during this difficult time, Employee Assistance Program staff are available and can be reached at 617-732-6017 or online at eap.partners.org. The Center for Professionalism and Peer Support is also available to provide one-on-one peer support to clinicians dealing with stress. Call 617-525-9797, or after hours, call 617-968-0799.
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