Share Your ‘One Shining Moment’ by Dec. 18
As you reflect on 2017, is there one memory that makes you especially proud to call yourself a BWHer? Maybe you recall a touching moment with a patient or family member, or perhaps you witnessed a colleague do something that made you proud. BWH Bulletin encourages you to share your “One Shining Moment” with the Brigham community for our annual year-end issue. Email your proudest moment of 2017, along with a related photo of yourself or the team involved, to BWHBulletin@partners.org by Monday, Dec. 18. A selection of Shining Moments will appear in the Dec. 22 issue of Bulletin.
Winter Food Drive Kicks off Dec. 18
BWH will host a winter-themed food drive in the 75 Francis St. lobby to benefit the Parker Hill/ABCD Emergency Food Pantry in Mission Hill, Dec. 18-12. Beans, rice, cereal, pasta, soups, peanut butter, jelly and canned goods are most needed. Cash or check donations are also accepted. Contact Luzvinda Melo at 617-264-8747 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Partners EAP Eldercare Discussion Group, Dec. 20
Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging on many levels. The Partners Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hosts monthly meetings to discuss care coordination, family issues associated with caring for an elder adult, legal, estate and medical issues, grieving loss and self-care. No registration required. Wednesday, Dec. 20, noon-1 p.m., at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Dana Building, Room 1635.
Save the Date: Osher Center Town Hall, Jan. 2
Join the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine for a town hall meeting to start off the new year with an opportunity to learn from each other. Attendees are encouraged to bring their ideas and questions to discuss with Osher Center leadership. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 8-9 a.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater.
Norovirus and flu Prevention, Response
The Boston area is experiencing an increase in cases of gastrointestinal illness (nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) consistent with norovirus infection. Norovirus can be highly contagious. To prevent infection, wash your hands with soap and water before eating, and avoid sharing food. Staff who develop norovirus symptoms must stay out of work for at least 72 hours after their symptoms are gone and notify BWH Occupational Health Services (OHS) at 617-732-6034. Flu season is also here. Any personnel with flu-like symptoms must inform OHS and stay out of work until their fever is gone for at least 24 hours. Learn more.