Sign Up for Brigham Experience Focus Groups
The next phase of the study of our Brigham culture involves focus groups in August and September. The findings from these hour-long focus groups will be summarized with the Brigham Experience: Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Survey results and shared across the organization this fall. The sessions run now through Wednesday, Sept. 26. No individual feedback will be shared at any time. Food will be served at each session. To view the focus group schedule and to sign up for a session, visit

BWH ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ Series Begins Sept. 6
The departments of Food Services and Nutrition will host a five-week cooking course to support healthy eating at home through cooking demonstrations, recipe tasting and nutrition education. Learn how to create delicious and nutritious meals from experts at the Garden Café. The program takes place at the Garden Café, 75 Francis St., on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 6-Oct. 4. Courses are free to attend and open to all.

Joint Commission Readiness Fair, Sept. 13
Joint Commission surveyors will arrive unannounced sometime between now and January 2019 for BWH’s accreditation survey. Visit Cabot Atrium on Thursday, Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., to learn more about the upcoming site visit and ways to prepare. Attendees can fill out a questionnaire at the event and be entered to win a prize. Click here to learn more about The Joint Commission and to review helpful tips and ways to prepare for the survey.

National Recovery Month events
September is National Recovery Month, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and to honor those in recovery. BWH staff are invited to participate in several events throughout September to celebrate recovery and educate our community on the services available across Brigham Health for those in need. A kick-off event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 5-7 p.m., on the Tower 2 mezzanine, featuring the debut of the “Boston Resilient” exhibit, the Brigham Health Anti-Stigma Pledge and a speaking program. Click here to view a full calendar of events.