Tower Elevator Upgrades
Beginning Tuesday, May 31, BWH Engineering will be shutting down one passenger elevator in the Tower elevator bank at a time for a period of four weeks in order to upgrade and replace the shaft doors with stainless steel doors. Engineering will also upgrade and replace all door hardware and safety equipment. This work will improve the elevators’ reliability and safety. Containment will be used to protect patients, staff and visitors from the work area. Five of the six elevators will be in operation at all times during the upgrade. To minimize the impact of any disruptions, employees who are able to do so are encouraged to take the stairs for shorter trips between floors.

Save the Date: Town Meeting, June 7
Join BWHC President Betsy Nabel, MD, for the next Town Meeting: An Open Forum for BWHers on Tuesday, June 7, noon–1 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. Dr. Nabel will provide an update on top-of-mind issues, including our institutional strategy, followed by an open forum for discussion and Q&A. If you would like to submit a question or topic in advance, please visit to access the survey. The Town Meeting will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person, and there will be an opportunity for webcast viewers to ask questions during the event. We look forward to hearing your questions and seeing you on June 7.

HIPAA Hint of the Month
The HIPAA Hint for May is: “Keep our network secure from outside threats.” Remember to be on the lookout for suspicious emails; report phishing emails to; and, if in doubt, do not click hyperlinks or download attachments. Visit to learn more.

Learn and Teach About Asthma
“Learn and Teach About Asthma,” presented by Christopher Fanta, MD, and Jacqueline Rodriguez-Louis, MPH, MEd, of BWH’s Partners Asthma Center is Saturday, June 11, 8:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m., in the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing. This continuing education program is open to all, but it is specifically tailored for patient care assistants, medical assistants, outreach workers, childcare providers and nurses. CEUs, certificates of completion, daycare, breakfast and lunch, and lung function testing will be provided. For more information and to register, call 617-732-7464.