Surgical PA Combines Bedside Experience and Operational Expertise in New Role

Physician Assistant (PA) Week is held Oct. 6–12 to honor physician assistants’ substantial role in improving health.

October 10, 2019

In Journey to Improve Health, Brigham Staffer Aims to Run 5Ks in 50 States

When Karen Bruynell, administrative director of Brigham Education Institute (BEI), sets a goal, she doesn’t stop until it’s achieved. So, when she decided to compete in 5K races in all 50 states, she hit the ground running — literally.

October 3, 2019
Jonathan Santiago displays one of the disposable bedding kits available to EMS personnel outside the Emergency Department.

Putting Inefficiency to Bed: Team Finds Creative Approach to Linen Loss

As director of Materials Management at the Brigham, Jonathan Santiago spends many days thinking about two kinds of sheets: bedsheets and spreadsheets. They have more in common than you might expect.

September 19, 2019

Lifesaving Cardiac Procedure Restores Health and Joy for Grateful Patient

Earlier this year, Sabina Barry, 69, couldn’t imagine walking up the stairs without gasping for air. Today, she’s doing a lot more than that — including playing catch with her grandson and keeping up with a playful new puppy — thanks to the lifesaving care she received at the Brigham.

August 29, 2019

Brigham Recognized in U.S. News Best Hospital Rankings

Brigham and Women’s Hospital rose to No. 13 on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Hospitals, up from No. 20 in last year’s annual Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is a distinction awarded to 20 hospitals that deliver exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care.

July 30, 2019
From left: Christin Price and Samata Sharma, who care for patients with substance use disorder, meet in the Bridge Clinic.

Brigham Co-Leads Citywide Hospital Response to Opioid Crisis

The Brigham is one of 12 local hospitals that have committed to training their care providers about addiction as well as supporting faculty and staff faced with challenges related to their own or a loved one’s substance use disorder (SUD).

July 25, 2019
Dan Scanlon (center) of Fallon Ambulance instructs Brigham staff on bleeding-control techniques during a recent training.

Brigham Installs New ‘Stop the Bleed’ Kits

Bleeding-control kits are being installed across Brigham Health facilities to help lay bystanders and medical professionals alike respond to someone experiencing uncontrolled bleeding before a code team or other first responders arrive.

July 11, 2019
Tim Ewing

Quality Rounds: ‘Intersectionality and Care: Identity Matters’

On May 10, Quality Rounds provided an opportunity for Brigham faculty and staff to discuss the critical intersection of identity and patient care as part of our overall Brigham Experience work, which comprises the patient and employee experiences.

May 16, 2019
From left: Jean Honorat, Labina Shrestha and Tereza Teixeira Pereira

Environmental Services Training Enhances Care, Professional Growth

Tereza Teixeira Pereira considers her work in Environmental Services vital to the health and safety of everyone at the Brigham. An employee here for the last 12 years, Teixeira Pereira said when she recently had the chance to expand her skills and education, she jumped at the opportunity.

May 9, 2019
Hand Hygiene Task Force members

For All the Lives We Touch: Q&A with ACMO Charles A. Morris, MD, MPH

In just six months, the Brigham increased its hand hygiene compliance rate from 67 to 90 percent, thanks to a clear mission, committed leadership, an efficient team structure, comprehensive communication and analytics, and the ongoing efforts of local leads, frontline staff and support services.

April 25, 2019
Steven Palmer responds to a call in the Emergency Department as part of the exercise

Brigham Emergency Response Team Simulates Ebola Outbreak

How would we respond if there was a patient infected with Ebola at the Brigham?

April 4, 2019

PIE Awards Celebrate Exceptional Faculty and Staff

Hundreds of members of the Brigham community were honored during the 23rd annual PIE Awards ceremony on Feb. 27.

February 28, 2019