Register Today: Discover Brigham, Nov. 9
On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Brigham Research Institute will host Discover Brigham, an annual half-day event highlighting the contributions of physician-investigators and biomedical scientists at BWH. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s panel topics include population science, artificial intelligence, nursing research, gene editing, immunotherapy, wellness and alternative medicine, trauma research and more. Discover Brigham will conclude with an awards ceremony and reception. Learn more and register at DiscoverBrigham.org.
Open Enrollment, Oct. 30-Nov. 21
Open enrollment is the only time of year, aside from a change of status event, when employees can make changes to their benefits selection. This year, there are changes to the health plan options. Given the nature of the changes, all employees are asked to review their benefits and make new selections. Human Resources is hosting information sessions and QuickStops for employees throughout the main and distributed campus in November. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to learn more.
Hand Soap Conversion
Over the next several weeks, BWH Environmental Services will be switching out the current Endure foam hand soap that is used on patient care units and public bathrooms to a new foaming hand cleaner called PROVON. The cleaner is fragrance-free and dye-free. It’s also gentler on skin with added moisturizers and skin conditioners and creates less soap suds, meaning the product will rinse off faster. For more information, email Loay Kitmitto in Environmental Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gina Piszcz in Infection Prevention and Control at email@example.com.
Fruit and Veggie Challenge, Enrollment Opens Nov. 6
Join the upcoming Fruit and Veggie Challenge on ahealthyme – accessed on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s website – and find out whether you’re eating adequate servings of fruit and vegetables each week. To successfully complete this challenge, you must log at least two servings of fruit and two servings of vegetables a day for 16 days during the four-week challenge. The enrollment window will be open from Monday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 11. For more information and to sign up, visit BWHPikeNotes.org.