Holiday Decoration Policy reminder

No natural trees, wreaths or laurel decorations are permitted in the hospital due to fire safety concerns. In addition, decorations cannot be applied to any passageway doors. Electric lights are allowed if they are labeled by a recognized testing agency. View the full policy.

BWH Patient Safety Culture Survey

On Nov. 28, about 8,000 BWHers received an email from with a link to the 2016 Patient Safety Culture Survey. The confidential insights you share will tell us whether our organizational culture, and the culture in your work area, help us provide safe care. By completing it, you are helping make BWH the safest possible place for patients and staff. Visit for more information.

Winter Food Drive

BWH will host a winter-themed food drive in the 75 Francis St. lobby to benefit the Parker Hill/ABCD Emergency Food Pantry in Mission Hill, Dec. 12-19. Beans, rice, cereal, pasta, soups, peanut butter, jelly and canned goods are most needed. Cash or check donations are also accepted. Email with questions.

Mended Hearts Group

Patients with heart disease, their families and caregivers are invited to join a support group, Mended Hearts, at Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough. The chapter meets the third Wednesday of each month, 6-8 p.m. The next meeting is Jan. 18. For more information, email or call 508-718-4072.

Sale at BWH Gift Shop: Dec. 14-15

The Shop on the Pike celebrates its seventh year with 20 percent off most items, including select BWH apparel, during a holiday sale, Dec. 14-15. Discounts do not apply to flowers/plants, balloons, candy, gift cards, phone cards and books/magazines. Visit the Shop on the Pike or call 617-732-7878 for more details.