Upcoming Quality Rounds Speakers
On Friday, March 3, Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, will speak about the Safety Culture Survey results and highlight some of our quality and safety initiatives. On Thursday, March 9, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, renowned surgeon, researcher and author, will present. Both events take place at noon in Bornstein Amphitheater. Live webcasts of both events will be available.

LGBT & Allies Speaker Series
Dani Monroe, chief diversity officer at Partners HealthCare, will speak about the value of diversity and inclusion (D&I) and current D&I efforts underway with Partners 2.0. Pothik Chatterjee, chair of the Brigham Health LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group, will interview Monroe. Monday, March 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. A live webcast will be available. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to learn more.

Flu Season Is Underway
Employees who have a fever of 100.4°F or greater with a cough or sore throat must stay home or leave work and call Occupational Health Services at 617-732-6034 to report symptoms. Staff with these symptoms are required to remain out of work for at least 24 hours after their fever resolves without fever-reducing medication. If you haven’t received a flu shot, you must wear a mask in patient care areas for the duration of flu season. Learn more.

Bold Ideas, Big Savings Program
The Bold Ideas, Big Savings program is a hospital-wide effort to reduce costs and improve efficiency. BWHers are encouraged to submit any and all cost-savings ideas. If the idea is chosen and implemented, the individual or team that submitted the idea will be awarded a cash prize. Each idea is reviewed by the Bold Ideas, Big Savings Committee to ensure it meets eligibility requirements of originality and feasibility. Learn more at BoldIdeasBigSavings.org.