BWHers Share Their One Shining Moments
BWH Bulletin’s year-end issue is a time to highlight BWHers’ proudest moments from the past year. We asked you to share one BWH-related memory from 2015 that was meaningful to you, and you offered touching stories about colleagues, patients, families, events and milestones that inspired you. We hope you enjoy these remarkable moments.

KatyHanlon2In September 1983, I proudly walked through the doors of BWH as a Simmons College undergraduate nursing student. Almost exactly 32 years later, I returned, once again, to proudly walk through the doors of this world-renowned institution. This return to BWH is my Shining Moment.

At the end of my first day as a project coordinator/research assistant II in the Cardiac Imaging Core Lab, I snapped a photograph of myself outside 75 Francis St. and posted it on Twitter. Both @BrighamWomens and @BWHResearch welcomed me with a “like.” It is on Twitter where I maintain an international network of colleagues and organizations that bring together and expand upon my 32 non-BWH years of experience and education. This includes clinical research, cardiology, nursing, public health, patient advocacy, health communication, health information technology and social media. It is through social media that I hope to contribute to BWH just as it both long ago and today provides me with professional and personal opportunities for growth.

Through weekly #IrishMed (Irish Medicine) and #HCLDR (Healthcare Leader) Twitter chats, I first came to know James B. Legan, MD, a physician and artist in Montana. His wife, Lisa Legan, likewise an artist, is just now putting the final glaze on my BWH Cardiac Imaging Core Lab mug. It will be another Shining Moment to share when it arrives.

Katy Hanlon, MA, RN
Research Assistant II, Cardiac Imaging Core Lab

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