In May, we held the inaugural Karsh Nursing Scholars Day to share nurse-driven innovation, research and improvement initiatives with the entire Brigham community. The event was an opportunity to illuminate the breadth and depth of this work, engage in invigorating discussions with colleagues and inspire those who wish to begin a project of their own.

For me, Karsh Scholars Day underscored nurses’ unwavering devotion to our patients and families. Every single project was sparked by a nurse asking how he or she could make something— an aspect of care or an experience at the hospital —better for patients and their loved ones.

I have no doubt the innovative efforts and research of our nurses will benefit patients at the Brigham and beyond for years to come.

Maddy Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Services