PFAC for Gender and Sexuality, Oct. 26

The Bretholtz Center for Patient & Families at BWH is proud to celebrate LGBT’s National Coming Out Day, which took place earlier this month, and welcome the newest Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) for Gender and Sexuality. Join BWH on Monday, Oct. 26, noon–1 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater for a discussion of LGBT care concerns, information about intersectionality from Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, of the School of Social Work at Simmons College, and the viewing of a special video.

Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 11
Please join BWH in honoring veterans during its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at noon, in the 15 Francis St. lobby. All are welcome to attend. Cake will be served following the ceremony.

Open Enrollment, Nov. 2–24

Open enrollment for 2016 employee benefits will take place Nov. 2–24, with changes effective Jan. 1, 2016. Open enrollment is the one time of year—other than a change in status or life event—when all benefits-eligible BWH staff can update health insurance and other benefits, add coverage for eligible dependents and elect a Flexible Spending Account. A packet with more information will be sent to your address on file in PeopleSoft. Visit to learn more.

Free LGBT Health Care Webinars
Understanding the diverse perspectives, needs and concerns of BWH’s patients is vital to providing the highest-quality care. Please complete a free training from the National LGBT Education Center related to patient-centered care for LGBT patients by Saturday, Oct. 31. Learn more.

Free Yoga Classes for BWH Employees
BWH is offering free yoga classes to employees on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4–5 p.m., through Friday, Nov. 20, on the Shapiro Porch. Classes range from beginner/level 1 on Mondays to all levels on Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes are first-come, first-served. Visit to learn more.

Join the Brigham Bicycle Group

Receive updates on cycling-related news and events at BWH and around the LMA by emailing Are you interested in an occasional weekend social bike ride? Email ride organizer Wes Klimas at