Over the next two months, BWH and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital employees’ email addresses will automatically transition from the @partners.org domain to @bwh.harvard.edu.
Users will not have to do anything differently when creating, reading, deleting or replying to email. Staff will still be able to receive email sent to their old partners.org address. Those messages will be accessed in the same inbox as email sent to their new @bwh.harvard.edu address.
As the Brigham works to strengthen its position as a regional, national and international leader in health care, BWH is considering new ways to reach and serve even more people with all that it has to offer. This includes the recent renaming of Brigham and Women’s Health Care to Brigham Health to reflect the organization’s world-renowned leadership in advanced care, innovative research and clinical education.
The email transition is an additional opportunity to elevate the Brigham’s brand, says Ron M. Walls, MD, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham Health.
“Amplifying our longstanding connection with Harvard – which is recognized everywhere for excellence in teaching and education – is meaningful to our patients, prospective staff, our peers in health care, organizations we seek to partner with and people around the world,” Walls said.
When sending an email to someone outside of Partners, the recipient will see the email address displaying as @bwh.harvard.edu rather than @partners.org. Internal staff will continue to see the last-name, first-name format when an email is sent within Partners.
Partners IS will notify department/service leaders before the email change occurs. Each employee will also receive an email from Partners IS before their address is changed. The transition will happen automatically after business hours.