More than 100 individuals from BWH, the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center were honored last month during the 19th annual Partners in Excellence (PIE) Awards. Additionally, 601 members of 44 project teams were recognized, all nominated by their peers. Awardees spanned departments and teams including Environmental Services, the BWHC Ebola Virus Disease Working Group, the Surgical ICU Translational Research Team and many more.
BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD, shared words of gratitude and pride with the recipients, highlighting their “vital role in fulfilling our precious mission by providing high-quality care, pushing the boundaries of science, training the next generation of health care leaders and serving our local and global communities.”
Recipients and guests also heard from BWH NICU nurse Kate Higgins, BSN, RN, a 2013 PIE award recipient. Higgins shared her extraordinary story of accompanying a NICU family as they moved back to Colorado with their newborn and helping them get settled. A former NICU baby herself, Higgins left attendees with the advice that hard work and dedication will always make a difference. The ceremony concluded with a reception in the Pod B Cafeteria.