Kraft Center Blood Drive, Oct. 4

The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center will host a blood drive at 15 Francis St. on Friday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. All donations benefit patients at the Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As a thank you, donors will receive a Kraft Family Blood Donor Center mini-lantern. To schedule an appointment, visit For eligibility questions, email or call 617-632-3206.

Become a Pen Pal for Local Students

The Center for Community Health and Health Equity’s Pen Pals Program matches local second- and third-grade students with Brigham employees to exchange letters during the school year to promote literacy, provide students with an adult mentor, increase students’ awareness of the Brigham in their community and provide an avenue for elementary school students to practice their writing skills. Brigham Pen Pals exchange about six letters over the academic year and visit their student Pen Pal’s classroom at the Tobin School or Mission Grammar School twice over the same period. Learn more at or email

Hand Hygiene Celebration, Oct. 17

In appreciation of the tremendous progress the Brigham has made with our hand hygiene compliance rates, and to pledge our commitment to keep patients safe by keeping our hands clean, all faculty and staff are invited to a hand hygiene celebration on Thursday, Oct. 17, 6 a.m.–4 p.m., on the Braunwald Tower 2 mezzanine (across from the Shop on the Pike). Present your Brigham ID badge for giveaways and to enter a raffle for prizes.

Nominate a Colleague for the Brigham Way

Every day, Brigham faculty, staff and trainees go above and beyond to make the hospital a better place for all who come through our doors. There are hundreds of ways, both big and small, that employees care for our patients, visitors and each other. Tell us about how you or one of your colleagues goes the extra mile and your nomination could be featured on PikeNotes and TV screens across the distributed campus. Email your nominations to, or learn more on PikeNotes.

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