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Staff Dinner with Matt Van Vranken September 305 to 6 p.m.Staff and volunteers are invited to join BWH’s COO for dinner and a discussion of issues pertaining to BWH or health care in general. To register, call 2-6602 or e-mail BEST@partners.org.
iBridge Begins at BWHOctober 1iBridge, the new and improved payroll and benefit tracking program, will be implemented at BWH beginning Oct. 1. As a result, how you report your time will change and your October 3 paycheck will have a new look. For more information, visit www.bwhpikenotes.org and click on the iBridge icon or contact your supervisor or your department’s HR generalist.
Town MeetingsPartners Town MeetingTuesday, October 89 a.m.Bornstein Family AmphitheaterPartners Town Meeting featuring Partners President and CEO Samuel Thier, MD and his successor James Mongan, MD.
BWH Town Meeting on Patient Safety Wednesday, October 2311 a.m.Bornstein Family AmphitheaterBWH President Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA, will lead the special meeting on Patient Safety at BWH.
October 1Schwartz Center Rounds12 p.m.Anesthesia Conference Room, CWN-L1This month’s round will deal with Managing the Uncooperative, Potentially Dangerous Patient: Use of Drugs, Restraints and Caregiver Safety.
PIE Nomination Deadline ExtensionOctober 3The September 27 deadline to submit Partners in Excellence nominations has been extended to October 3. For more information or to submit a nomination form on-line, visit www.bwhpikenotes.org or call Partners Employee Programs at (617) 724-9743.
Basic Medical TerminologyOctober 7, 21, 285:15 - 7:15 p.m.Thorn B-C Conference RoomFor administrative support staff, allied health professionals, and others. Learn to analyze, decipher, spell and pronounce medical terms. These classes are only for employees who attended the September sessions.
Quality RoundsHelen Burstin, MD, presents on “National Primary Care Quality Improvement Research Agenda”October 811:45 a.m.- 1p.m.Anesthesia Conference Room, L1
The Center for Clinical Excellence is pleased to announce a fall lecture series dedicated to communicating aspects of quality improvement and patient safety at BWH and in the larger medical community. This month’s lecture will be conducted by Helen Burstin, MD, former director, Quality Management Services at BWH and current director, Center for Primary Care Research, NIH. Lunch will be provided. All are invited to attend. CME credit offered.
Save on taxes and prepare for retirementOctober 21 Fidelity – call 800-642-7131October 11 TIAA-CREF – call 800-842-2004October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 VALIC – call 800-892-5558, ext. 89284Make an appointment to meet with an investment representative in the Connors Center Lobby.
Depression-What You Should Know?October 912:30 - 1:30 p.m.Thorn B/C Conference RoomSeminar to provide information about the signs, symptoms and treatment of depression.
National Depression Day October 109 a.m. - 4 p.m.Duncan Reid Conference RoomFree, anonymous and confidential screening tests for all employees. Employees may walk in for a 15-minute self-administered test and also have an opportunity for confidential consultation on concerns about depression in friends or family. Free literature is available.
Be a Book BuddyOctober 15=11 a.m. – Noon Maurice J. Tobin SchoolOrientation for volunteers who wish to donate their time to read to kindergarten-through- fifth grade students. The read-aloud visits are held once a month on Tuesdays, beginning October 22 and running through June. For more information, contact Angela Covington at ext. 2-5759. Volunteers who speak Spanish are particularly needed.
Weight Watchers at WorkOctober 187:30 a.m.Duncan Reid Conference RoomRegistration for fall series. First meeting will be held on October 25 and the program continues through January 24 (12 weeks). There will be no meetings on November 22 and December 27. Cost is $130, payable at time of registration. For more information contact Sandra Gould at 617-732-6443. All Partners employees are eligible.
Coming in NovemberEmployee Influenza ProgramNov. 2 – 106:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Connors Center Lobby