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In This Issue:
Town Meeting, Oct. 3
Save the date for Town Meeting: An Open Forum for BWHers, Oct. 3, at noon, in Bornstein Amphitheater. BWH President Betsy Nabel, MD, and other members of the leadership team will present topics that you voted for, followed by an open forum for discussion and Q&A.
Employee Flu Vaccination
BWH Occupational Health's distributed campus flu clinic schedule is available on BWHPikeNotes.org. Beginning Sept. 30, flu vaccine will be available in the OHS Neville Clinic Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The Peer to Peer Unit-Based Flu Program began Sept. 16.
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. BWH Bulletin is including tips and advice to prepare you and your families in the event of an emergency. This week's tip: Create a plan (and back-up plan) for emergency care, especially if you and your spouse are likely to be on-call during a storm. Be sure to include: Child care, elder care, pet care, and friends, family or neighbors you check in on. Talk to family and friends about the plan, and print out everyone's contact information ahead of time. Pack an emergency kit for your family at home. Learn more at ready.gov.
Trauma-Informed Care Conference
A half-day symposium about the treatment of interpersonal violence will be held Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. The conference will feature keynote speaker Carole Warshaw, MD, executive director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, along with a panel of clinicians from across Partners. They will discuss how they integrate trauma-informed care into practice. A poster session highlighting trauma-informed practices, research and new initiatives will follow. RSVP at havenatmgh.org by Oct. 11. Email Liz Speakman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Art Exhibit Unveiling, Oct. 25
A special exhibit of pictorial quilts and poetry made by staff chaplain Monique Cerundolo will be on display on the third-floor Shapiro Porch, on Oct. 25. Introductory presentations by Cerundolo will take place Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The exhibit, which explores the process of grief through art, will be open for self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This exhibit is sponsored by the Nurse Executive Board in memory of Mary Lou Moore, MSN, RN, and co-sponsored by the Chaplaincy Department.
BWH's Global Health Blog
Many members of the BWH community are committed to global health, whether through research, patient care or teaching. Some participate as part of their role at BWH, and others serve on a volunteer basis through BWH-led organizations and other groups. The new "BWH Global Health Hub" is a blog for BWHers to share their global health experiences and foster collaborations with others involved in similar work. If you'd like to contribute to the blog while on a global health mission for any length of time, email email@example.com. Visit bwhglobalhealthhub.org.