Voluntary Retirement Offering

Employees this week received information about a voluntary retirement opportunity that Brigham Health is offering to those who meet the criteria at BWH and BWFH. This generous benefit honors those whose careers are winding down and helps the institution manage labor costs through workflow redesign. More information, including an FAQ, is available at BWHPikeNotes.org.

Annual TB Screening Clinic, May 1-7

Occupational Health Services will offer a tuberculosis (TB) screening clinic for all BWH employees, starting Monday, May 1, through Sunday, May 7. TB tests will be available 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day on the second-floor mezzanine at 75 Francis St., near the Shapiro bridge. Contact OHS at 617-732-6034 with questions.

Boston Pride Design Contests

BWH’s and Massachusetts General Hospital’s LGBT employee resource groups, along with McLean Hospital and Partners HealthCare, welcome all staff to submit  designs for a T-shirt and parade float to represent the four institutions in the 2017 Boston Pride Parade, held Saturday, June 10. The winner of each contest will receive a $50 gift card to his or her hospital/organization’s cafeteria. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 7. For more information, visit BWHPikeNotes.org or email lgbtmgh@mgh.harvard.edu.

Flu Season and Mask Policy Still in Effect

Flu season is still underway. BWH employees who have not received a flu shot for any reason must continue to wear a mask in patient areas until flu season has concluded. The end of flu season will be determined by state and local epidemiology and ongoing flu cases. Contact Occupational Health Services at 617-732-6034 with questions.