ICD-10 Go-Live Support

ICD-10 went live on Thursday, Oct. 1. For more details on how this transition and its changes will affect providers using Epic, visit BWHPikeNotes.org.

Partners Urgent Care: Open in Brookline

Partners Urgent Care has opened its first center at 1285 Beacon St. in Brookline (Coolidge Corner). Owned and operated by Partners HealthCare and MedSpring Urgent Care—and an affiliate of BWH and MGH—the urgent care center treats a wide range of illnesses and injuries for adults and children older than 1. Same-day appointments are available, and walk-ins are welcome. The center has physicians on-site from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays. Watch for new locations in Watertown and Newton later this year. For more information, visit PartnersUrgentCare.org

Employee Flu Vaccination

Occupational Health Services offers seasonal flu vaccination to all personnel. Vaccination can be obtained Oct. 5–Oct. 9 in the Neville House lobby, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; and in the Neville House clinic by appointment or during walk-in hours (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays: 7–9 a.m.; Wednesdays: 2–3 p.m.) after Oct. 9. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to learn more.

Joseph E. Murray Visiting Professor 

Mats Brännström, MD, PhD, professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Sahlgrenska Academy/University of Gothenburg in Sweden, will present “Uterus Transplantation: A Life-giving Procedure” on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. A reception will follow in Cabot Atrium. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 16, to rboyar@partners.org.

Volunteer to be a BWH Pen Pal, Book Buddy

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) is seeking employees to volunteer as pen pals or book buddies to students in nearby elementary schools. Pen pals will receive and write one letter every other month and meet their pen pal twice at the school. All correspondence goes through CCHHE staff. Book buddies read to an elementary school class once per month for 30 minutes. To learn more, contact Pamela Audeh at 617-264-8740, or email paudeh@partners.org.