Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Infection Preventionists

Whether responding to a pandemic, collaborating to enhance safety protocols or investigating the source…

May 2, 2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Town Hall Explores Intersection of Employee and Patient Experiences

Work to dismantle racism and advance health equity often occurs without addressing an important gap —…

January 19, 2023

Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Biomedical Engineering

Chris Nelson, an inventory clerk in Biomedical Engineering, is quick to greet anyone he encounters as he…

November 29, 2022

DE&I Town Hall Highlights Projects Addressing Racial Disparities in Patient Care

Asking difficult questions, facing hard truths and challenging long-held norms — while at times…

June 2, 2022

Expanded Awards Program Supports 5 Physicians and Researchers

Five rising stars in academic medicine and research were recently named the winners of the 2022 Minority…

June 6, 2022

Nurse-Doctor Co-Teaching Program Seeks to Dismantle Hierarchies and Promote Unique Expertise of Multidisciplinary Teams

As she began her residency at the Brigham, Marina Zambrotta, MD, MEd, often thought of the advice her…

July 26, 2022
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In Push to Dismantle Inequitable Systems, Brigham COVID-19 Equity Response Team Becomes a Force for Change

Nearly one year after its formation, the Equity Response Team continues to meet and mobilize to address health equity issues at the Brigham and beyond. Most recently, the group has focused its efforts on equitable vaccine distribution, virtual care access and the dramatic rise of food and housing insecurity.

March 9, 2021

In Administering Thousands of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Colleagues, Hale Clinic Staff Witness ‘a Glimpse of Hope’

In December, the second-floor atrium of the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine transformed from a quiet lunch spot to the bustling hub of activity for employee COVID-19 vaccination at the Brigham.

February 23, 2021
Speakers participate in Zoom discussion

Summit Tackles Tough Questions, Explores Inspiring Ways to Advance Equity and Racial Justice

Participants discussed various ways the Brigham can address racism in policies and practices, create more equitable systems and use a racial justice and equity lens with all of the institution's mission areas.

October 22, 2020

Staff Adapt to Unexpected Needs with Flexibility in New Roles

When Courtney Callahan, a medical assistant at Brigham and Women’s Harbor Medical Associates in Scituate, learned that a new COVID-19 testing site at Brigham and Women's Health Care Center in Pembroke needed staff support, she didn’t hesitate to volunteer.

June 26, 2020
Hazel Carleton unpacks carton of gloves

Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Supply Support

When Mustapha Khiyaty joined the Brigham’s Supply Support team 10 years ago, the importance of his contributions as a supply supervisor for Labor and Delivery and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit became apparent to him almost immediately.

February 27, 2020

‘We Are a Community’: Brigham Comes Together After Shooting

On Feb. 7, the Brigham community came together to offer support to one another in the aftermath of a shooting that took place outside of the hospital that morning and injured a member of the Valet team.

February 13, 2020
Four staff members singing

‘We Are Family’: Brigham Community Stands with Puerto Rico

Uplifted by solidarity and song, the Brigham community came together to show its support for the people of Puerto Rico during a service on Jan. 29.

February 6, 2020

‘Our Hope Never Dies’: Brigham Honors Haiti Earthquake Victims

For Nadia Raymond, MSN, MHA, RN, the memory of returning to her home country of Haiti days after the island’s 2010 catastrophic earthquake is still painfully vivid. One of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history, the 7.0-magnitude quake left a devastating wake of death, trauma and destruction.

January 16, 2020

Guiding Principles: The Next Step in Transforming the Brigham Experience

United. Courageous. Inclusive. Honest. Curious. These five qualities — unveiled this month as the institution’s newly articulated guiding principles — represent behaviors that are expected across the entire Brigham community, senior leaders announced during Town Meeting on Dec. 10. 

December 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Glasswash and Sterilization Facilities

When Brigham researchers finish their work in the laboratory, the equipment they use needs to be thoroughly cleaned not only to keep the environment safe but also to prevent contamination in future studies.

October 31, 2019
Baseball Tavern Group Photo

Young Professionals Group Fosters Community for Early-Career Staff

When Juan Diego Paredes joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Young Professionals (BWHYP) Board more than two years ago, he had no idea the influence it would have on his career.

August 29, 2019
Stevenson Elianor organizes incoming packages at the Central Receiving loading dock.

Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Receiving and Distribution

Part of Materials Management, Receiving and Distribution oversees the Brigham’s five loading docks to ensure everything delivered to the hospital arrives safely and soundly. While the team is always busy — receiving up to 1,200 packages daily — they function like a well-oiled machine.

August 22, 2019
Brigham veterans and service members gather for a photo following a recent luncheon.

Coming Together: Brigham Hosts Luncheon for Vets and Service Members

Every day at the Brigham, Eric Goralnick, MD, MS, draws on what he learned while serving in the U.S. Navy.

June 27, 2019
From left: Michaela Farber simulates an epidural injection for Christopher Zhu, Ian Richardson, Nick Chehwan and John Harrington

Connors Center Team Hosts Educational Experience for Local Students

On May 30, faculty and staff in the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns provided an inside look at the joys and opportunities of a career in health care for a small group of students from The Roxbury Latin School, an independent boys’ school in West Roxbury. 

June 13, 2019
From left: Nawal Nour, Joseph Loscalzo, Wanda McClain, Zara Cooper and Michelle Morse

‘Part of Our DNA’: Brigham Community Shows Commitment to Health Equity

From the podium of Bornstein Amphitheater, Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, a hospitalist and assistant program director of the Internal Medicine Residency, was filled with hope as she looked at the large audience that had packed the room for the Brigham’s health equity summit on May 29.

June 6, 2019
From left: Hannah Frank, Elizabeth Brosseau, William Smith and Andrew Green

Get Pumped: Brigham Completes Infusion Pump Transition

On May 19, an unusual scene unfolded in hallways across the hospital as staff wheeled thousands of new infusion pumps, IV poles and related equipment into patient care areas.

May 23, 2019
Yoselín Rodríguez

‘Everything I Do Is in His Honor’: SJPHC Mom Turns Grief into Hope

Before stepping out the door of their Jamaica Plain home, Carlos repeated an affectionate goodbye Rodríguez had instilled in her three children since they were little: “Bendición, mami.” Blessings, Mommy. “I love you,” he added. Exactly one hour later, Rodríguez would later learn, Carlos was tragically killed by gun violence.

May 16, 2019
Kevin Giordano signs the Stand Against Racism pledge poster as Nawal Nour looks on.

Brigham Community Takes a Stand Against Racism

The collection of approximately 300 names represented those who had participated in the Brigham’s third annual Stand Against Racism event on April 25, part of the nationwide movement by YWCA USA to raise awareness about racism and empower efforts to eliminate it. 

May 2, 2019
Xiomara Lopez

Behind the Scenes at the Brigham: Environmental Services

Whenever there’s a call for help, Xiomara Lopez of Environmental Services responds to her colleagues or supervisors the same way: “Just tell me what you need,” she says with a smile.

April 25, 2019

Nowruz Mobarak! Brigham Celebrates Persian New Year

On March 21, a Persian New Year celebration filled with live music, dance, food and fun on the Tower 2 mezzanine, near the Shapiro Bridge, was a vibrant example of the Brigham’s commitment to celebrating its diverse community.

March 28, 2019
Multiracial team of young doctors stacking hands indoor, Group Of Multiracial Doctor surgery team stacking hands in a operating room, medical teamwork

Brigham Team Recognized for Role in Disaster Response

When a burst pipe forced the temporary closure of the labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care units at Boston Medical Center last year, the Brigham and other hospitals stepped up to ensure patient care remained the priority. 

January 18, 2019