Improving the Quality and Safety of Care at BWH and Beyond
I’ve been at the Brigham for nearly 43 years, starting as an intern at the Boston Hospital for Women. My three proudest accomplishments with the incredible Pharmacy team reflect our deep commitment to improving patient safety through innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Looking Back on Fun Times at Family Day
I remember school buses pulling up in front of the hospital to pick up families and take them to Curry College for our annual picnic. Everybody had a great time.
Crafting One-of-a-Kind Decorations
My favorite memory is from the first year the Brigham held a Christmas decorating contest. It was around 2005. One of my co-workers, Erica, asked if I would help her decorate MRI Associates on the Pike. We had a blast!
A Privilege to Be Part of the Team
I remember being hired here in 1981. I was so happy to be back in the city after being in the suburbs for a couple of years. I immediately felt like I was where I was supposed to be.
It’s Not ‘Goodbye,’ It’s ‘See You Later’
As I reflect on my almost 18 years working here, I think about all the wonderful memories I’ve shared with my colleagues: dancing to fun tunes during the Security and Parking annual Awards Night dinner, dressing up as a polar bear to collect donations for Toys for Tots, and celebrating with colleagues at ice cream socials.
Honored for Inspirational Research
My proudest moment at BWH was receiving the Linda Morgante Hope Award: Best Work to Inspire Hope in MS at the Multiple Sclerosis Consortium with my colleagues in June 2016.
Celebrating the Brigham Family
I am proud to say I’ve worked at Brigham and Women’s for more than 25 years. In addition to having many “firsts” to its credit, Brigham and Women’s has an incredibly dedicated medical staff.
A Lesson from the Pats: Excellent Care Every Day
A special experience occurs when a patient or family member smiles and comments that they are happy that you are once again performing their exam. This is accomplished by simply, as the Patriots would say, “doing your job.”
Reflecting on Supportive Colleagues, Professional Growth
I will always treasure my colleagues in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, my fellow nurse educators, all the incredible nurses I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years from all departments for their confidence in me and faith in what I could achieve.
Study: Menopausal Hormone Therapy Doesn’t Raise Premature Death Risk
“These findings provide support for clinical guidelines endorsing the use of hormone therapy for recently menopausal women to manage bothersome hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms,” said JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH, chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine and lead author of the study.
In Memoriam: Peter Mauch, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology
Renowned as much for his groundbreaking contributions to medicine as his gentleness and warmth as a colleague, friend and physician, Dr. Mauch was beloved and admired by colleagues and patients – sometimes even before they had met him.
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