Their Next Chapter: BWHers Reflect on Best Brigham Moments

From left: Elaine Brennan, Sandy McNamara and Jeanne Ferris

With 75 years of collective service between the three of them, X-ray technologists Elaine Brennan, RTRM, Jeanne Ferris, RTRM, and Sandy McNamara, RTR, have much shared history. Their stories, like so many others, are also woven into the history of the Brigham itself.

As they prepare to leave the Brigham as part of the Voluntary Retirement Opportunity (VRO), the three BWHers look forward to their next chapter while also reflecting on the many memories and friendships they formed over time. “We will miss our wonderful co-workers and patients,” said Ferris, part of the outpatient Radiology team at 850 Boylston St. with Brennan and McNamara.

They are among approximately 800 BWHers who will exit the Brigham over the next few months through the VRO or workflow redesign. Before staff say their farewells, BWH Bulletin asked them to share their favorite Brigham memories, proudest moments and greatest professional accomplishments, which are featured inside this special edition of Bulletin.

Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, said these employees have shaped the story of the Brigham with their time, talents and contributions in “truly immeasurable ways.”

“Some have dedicated their entire careers to our patients, families and staff. We are deeply grateful for all they have given,” Nabel said.

The Brigham community will come together to celebrate those who are leaving and wish them well during two events on Wednesday, Sept. 27: 12-2:30 p.m. in Stoneman Centennial Park and 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Center’s second-floor Miller Atrium. These events will feature refreshments, photo booths, music and lawn games (at the noon event).

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