This week’s Safety & Security Corner features information about the ability to institute access control in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. As always, if you see something, say something. Staff should report safety concerns by telling a manager or calling Security at 617-732-6565. For non-urgent concerns, email

In the past few months, BWH has been working to enable access control (the selective restriction of access) in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. Once in effect, all Shapiro doors with access control will be locked every day from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. During this time, all employees will need to swipe their ID badge to gain access to the building and units. This plan makes the Shapiro Center consistent with how security is managed on the rest of the main campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Next week, Shapiro staff will receive a communication with details on this process and a go-live date.

The plan also includes the ability to enable access control for the entire Shapiro Center or on a unit-by-unit basis if needed.