National Emergency Preparedness Month
During National Preparedness Month, BWH reminds staff to develop personal preparedness plans with a home emergency kit and supplies, a family plan with details for communication and child and elder care, and an understanding of the kinds of emergencies that may occur. At work, staff should collaborate with one another and their supervisors about their roles, participate in drills and review the hospital’s Crisis Resource Manual. The latest issue of Are You Prepared?, a monthly publication from BWHC Emergency Management, focuses on National Preparedness Month. Visit to learn more.

Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
The two-day course “Strategies, Metrics, Updates and Best Practices to Improve Quality and Safety” will focus on how to effectively translate current quality and safety concepts, standards and mandates into daily practice. The conference will be held Monday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Hilton Back Bay (40 Dalton St., Boston). David Bates, MD, MSc, BWHC chief innovation officer, and Allen Kachalia, MD, JD, BHWC chief quality officer, will present. Credit is available. Visit to register.

HealthStream Assignments Due Sept. 30

Make sure to complete all courses listed under “Assigned Learning.” Check for your assignments in HealthStream by logging in under Partners Applications > Utilities > HealthStream, and clicking the “My Learning” tab. Learn more at, or email

Diversity and Inclusiveness Dialogues

The 2015-2016 “Diversity and Inclusiveness Dialogues: Conscious Conversations about Race and Health Inequities” begin on Oct. 1, 4–6 p.m., in the Patient Care Services Conference Room. These lively, interactive sessions are an opportunity for staff to come together to discuss the intersection of race and health, with the goal of creating a work environment at BWH where everyone who enters our doors feels welcomed and cared for. The workshops are facilitated by the Nursing and Patient Care Services Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee and take place the first Thursday of each month. Email, or call 617-732-8590 to register.