Wheelchairs for Patient Transport

As a reminder, please do not use wheelchairs for transporting boxes or other supplies. Central Transport and Valet Services rely on wheelchairs to transport patients comfortably and efficiently, and frequently face a shortage of wheelchairs. If there are unused wheelchairs in your area, call Central Transport and Environmental Services at 617-732-7114.

Fenwood Road Closure, Shuttle Change

From now through May 15, Fenwood Road will be fully closed between Vining and Binney streets, as underground utility work is being conducted for the Brigham Building for the Future. Partners shuttle riders can continue to use the shuttle stop in front of the Shapiro Center at 70 Francis St. but should expect some route delays due to the closure. MASCO Fenway and M-6 shuttle riders need to use a temporary shuttle stop, located at the corner of Francis and Binney streets. The Ruggles, JFK and Crosstown MASCO shuttle stop will remain at 70 Francis St. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to learn more.

Costs of Care Essay Contest

Costs of Care, a nonprofit organization, is seeking real stories (700 words or less) from patients, clinicians and students of the health professions that illustrate opportunities to make care more affordable. Submissions for the fifth annual essay contest must be sent to contest@costsofcare.org by Sunday, May 31. Prizes will be awarded. More information is available at costsofcare.org/advocacy/essay.

First-Time Home Buyers Course

RTN Federal Credit Union and Partners Employee Assistance Program will offer a free 10-hour, first-time home buyers course at BWH. The four-part series, presented by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, will be held on Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 5:30–8 p.m., with the first three classes at One Brigham Circle in room 4-002B, and the last class in the BWH Shapiro Board Room. To register, email kmclaughlin@rtn.org, or call 781-736-9962.