Save the Date: Town Meeting, May 24
Join Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, for the next Town Meeting: An Open Forum for BWHers on Thursday, May 24, noon-1 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. Receive an update on important issues, followed by an open forum for discussion and Q&A. Visit BWHPikeNotes.org to submit your questions or topics of interest in advance by completing a brief survey. Town Meeting will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person, and there will be an opportunity for webcast viewers to ask questions during the event.
TJC Survey Window Open; Tips to Prepare
The Joint Commission can arrive at the Brigham unannounced anytime between now and January 2019 to conduct its hospital-wide site visit. Regulations focus on quality and patient safety. To learn more and to view a list of tips to help you prepare for the upcoming site visit, go to BWHPikeNotes.org.
Flu Mask Policy No Longer in Effect
While sporadic cases of influenza exist, the number of cases has decreased significantly. As a result, staff who did not receive a flu shot or received an approved exemption are no longer required to wear a mask. Thank you for helping keep our patients, visitors and each other healthy this flu season.
adjusting federal tax withholdings from your paycheck
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax withholding tables were changed in January to reflect changes brought by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017. Some employees may have noticed a difference in the amount of federal tax withheld from their paycheck. The IRS urges taxpayers to review whether they need to adjust their paycheck withholding and, if necessary, submit a new Form W-4. If you would like to change your withholding, you may complete a new electronic Form W-4 in PeopleSoft. Learn more.