January Calendar- BWH Bulletin - For and about the People of Brigham and Women's Hospital
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December 20, 2002
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In This Issue:
Introducing Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
BWH is Proud Home to Massachusetts’ Best Pharmacist of the Year
Drum roll please…
Multicultural Holiday Festival
On the Move:
Let BWH help you with some of your New Year’s resolution to be smarter with your money, build on your career and take better care of yourself. Start with these listings in the January Calendar.
Free Body Composition Screening
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.BWH CafeteriaFitcorp is offering free body composition screenings, along with health and fitness information, raffles, prizes and much more. For more information, visit < a href="www.fitcorp.com">www.fitcorp.com
Spring Course Offerings
Build the Future of Health Care and Research
January 15, 22 & 29
BWH, along with the Boston Health Care and Research Training Institute, is providing employees the opportunity to build a career in health care and research through training and education. Employees have the option to choose from different training courses including ESL, GED, administrative skills and technical skills seminars, coaching for managers, pre-college and collegiate preparation sessions. Courses begin in February or March. Career coaches will be hosting information sessions outside the Cafeteria on the following dates:
Wednesday, January 15, 11a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2 - 4 p.m. and
Wednesday, January 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
All courses require some form of testing or assessment prior to enrollment. Call 617-525-3112 for more details.
Continuing Spanish for Health Care Providers
Starting January 13
This course is for employees who have had at least one semester of Spanish and are familiar with basic vocabulary. Classes start January 13 and continue each Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m. through April 7 in the Emergency Department Classroom. Cost of both classes are $60 for BWH employees and $150 for all others. Employees must bring a check payable to BWH with them to the first night of class. Register by email only. Email
with your name, employee ID number, manager/supervisor’s name, department and the sections for which you are registering.
Beginning Spanish for Health Care Provider
Starting January 14
An introductory program for those with very little or no prior experience with Spanish. An emphasis will be placed on the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary particularly helpful those who work with Spanish-speaking patients and co-workers. Classes will start on January 14 and continue each Tuesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. through April 8 in the Emergency Department Classroom. Materials will be provided the first night of class. See registration instructions in the listing above.
A Holiday Gift For You
Staff and employees will receive a holiday meal coupon of $5 off their next purchase in the BWH Cafeteria. Coupons will be sent to each employees’ home address during the week of December 22. To receive the discount, simply remit the coupon at point of purchase before January 31, 2003. For more information email
Tuesday, January 14
Factors that Influence Patient Safety in the Operating Room
Tuesday, January 14
12 – 1 p.m.
Large Anesthesia Conference Room (Connors Center for Women’s Health – L1)
Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m.
Presented by: Meghan Dierks, MD, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, MIT Center for Clinical Computing, BIDMC, Clinical Decision Making Group, Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Caprice K. Christian, MD, MPH, Surgical Research Fellow at BWH. This is a lecture series dedicated to communicating the many aspects of quality improvement and patient safety occurring at BWH and in the larger medical community. All physicians, nurses, administrators and staff are invited to attend.
CME credit offered: approved for 1.2 contact hours for nurses.
Winter 2003 Schedule For Computer Training
For a complete schedule and course descriptions, visit
, then click on BWH Training Schedules. Schedules, registration forms and information are also available by calling 617-724-1239. Registration forms may also be faxed to 617-724-1402. Note that the new location for these classes is 850 Boylston Street, room 256.
Lunch Time Seminar Basic Budgeting
Wednesday, January 15
12 – 1 p.m.
Thorn Conference Room B/C
To begin the New Year, the Employee Assistance Program is sponsoring this lunchtime seminar, presented by Consumer Credit Counseling. CCC will cover learning how to assess your current financial situation, gain financial control and get out of debt. For more information, contact the EAP at ext. 2-6017. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Looking to save on taxes now and put money aside for retirement?
The 403(b) tax deferred retirement savings program (TDA) offered through BWH provides you an opportunity to do both. If you are not already participating and would like information on how to get started, or if you are currently contributing but would like to review your asset allocation or have other questions about your investment options, call and make an appointment to see a representative from Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, and/or VALIC, who will be outside the BWH Cafeteria on the following dates in January.
January 14: Fidelity (1-800-642-7131)
January 23: TIAA-CREF (1-800-842-2004)
January 7, 15, 22 & 28: VALIC (1-800-892-5558, ext. 89284)