BWH Cafeteria Construction Project Update
It is expected that the next phase of construction on the BWH Cafeteria will begin in late December, requiring the temporary closure of the Cafeteria. A grand reopening is scheduled to take place at the end of April. Additional dining options will be available at BWH during this time, and more information will be provided closer to the time of closure.
Perks, Cashier’s Office Sales: Payroll Deduction Only
The Perks Office and Cashier’s Office will be moving to payroll deduction sales only, beginning Oct. 15. By eliminating cash sale transactions, the Perks Office will run more efficiently and safely. In addition, employees will benefit from a seamless, faster purchasing process that better supports the ability to purchase tickets during ticket sales hours. The availability of Perks offerings will remain the same; however, credit cards, checks and cash will no longer be accepted forms of payment. Contact the Perks Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Enroll in a College Degree Program
Workforce Development and Partners HealthCare are helping employees accomplish their educational and professional goals with a partnership with College for America—an accredited, nonprofit online degree program that is designed for working adults with busy lives. The partnership allows BWH and other Partners hospital employees to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Upcoming application deadlines are Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a Nov. 1 start and Friday, Nov. 20, for a Dec. 1 start. Learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, by visiting www.partners.org/cfa.
Employee Flu Vaccination, New Policy
Occupational Health Services offers seasonal flu vaccinations to all staff. Visit the Neville House Clinic by appointment or during walk-in hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 7–9 a.m., and Wednesdays, 2–3 p.m., to receive flu vaccine. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, and continuing through the end of flu season, BWH and BWFH personnel who are not vaccinated for influenza for any reason, including a medical reason, will be required to wear a surgical or procedural mask while they are in patients’ rooms or patient care areas, and whenever there is reasonable expectation of being within 6 feet of a patient in a patient care area. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to learn more about the new policy and view a complete schedule of clinics throughout the distributed campus.