Joint Commission Window Now Open
The Joint Commission can arrive unannounced anytime in the next 18 months (July 2017 to January 2019). Regulations focus on quality and patient safety, and how patients are cared for each day should be reflective of that. Learn more by visiting the Continual Readiness page on PikeNotes. For compliance questions, contact Clinical Compliance at 617-264-3005.

Back-to-School Drive
Help children in our local communities by donating new, unused school supplies and backpacks for K-8 students. All contributions to the drive, organized by Ishmael Rivera, of Pat’s Place, will go directly to families in need. Donations may be dropped off at Pat’s Place in a collection box until Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. View a list of requested items. Monetary donations are welcome. To learn more, visit Pat’s Place or email

Free LGBT Health Care Webinars
Help BWH earn recognition as a leader in LGBT health care by viewing a webinar for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index Trainings on the Center for Affiliated Learning about patient-centered care for LGBT patients. Understanding and respecting the diverse perspectives, needs and concerns of our patients are vital to providing the highest-quality care. Training must be completed by Saturday, Sept. 30. When creating a new account, use Security Keyword – HRC and Facility ID – 55683. Learn more.

Voluntary Retirement Opportunity (VRO) Application Deadline: Aug. 4
Brigham Health has offered a voluntary retirement opportunity (VRO) to a group of employees in an effort to honor those who are considering retirement and right-size our workforce. Eligible staff who received an application packet in the mail and would like to accept the VRO must mail the necessary forms by Friday, Aug. 4. Learn more.