On June 14, BWH Real Estate and Facilities staff began preparing portraits of former clinical department chairs, previously displayed in Bornstein Amphitheater, for relocation to their respective departments in new places of honor. The effort, part of ongoing work to strengthen diversity and inclusion across Brigham Health, aims to make the hospital’s physical environment better reflect the BWH community’s rich diversity and many role groups.

“Through the years, the people we employ and the people we care for have become increasingly diverse. As our Brigham community evolves, our environment and culture must also evolve so that everyone who comes through our doors feels a sense of inclusion and belonging,” said Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, in a message to all staff.

BWHers took to social media to express their appreciation for the Brigham’s commitment to diversity and inclusion: