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BMC Brief

The BMC Brief is an E-newsletter for the BMC staff community. The newsletter highlights staff and department happenings, research breakthroughs, clinical care, and showcases employees' commitment to providing exceptional care, without exception.

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Current Issue: February 26, 2020

  • Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality with Pre-and-Postnatal Substance Use Disorder Screening
  • What do you do, Carol Sulis?
  • Fighting Hepatitis A with Vaccines in the Emergency Department
  • Five Things You May Not Know About BMC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note


January 31, 2020
Volume 9, Issue 1

  • Balancing Clinical Care and Public Health to Address Social Determinants of Health
  • WRAP Program Provides Comprehensive Care for Patients with Psychosis in Underserved Populations
  • What do you do, Keri McDonough?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

December 19, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 12

  • 2019: The Year in Review
  • A New Model of Care for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Protecting Patients from Energy Insecurity Requires Universal Screening
  • What do you do, George O'Connor?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

November 26, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 11

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Changing Lives Through Project ASSERT
  • PrEPing Patients for HIV Prevention
  • What do you do, Good Grief Program?
  • Making BMC Friendly to All
  • Awards and Accolades

October 30, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 10

  • Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic Provides Comfort and Coordinated Care to Patients
  • Socially Responsible Surgery: Creating a Home for Public Health and Advocacy in Surgery
  • What do you do, Claire Hacking?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

September 30, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 9

  • TEAMing UP to Change Behavioral Health Paradigms in Pediatrics
  • What do you do, Miriam Komaromy?
  • A Medical Mission to Honduras
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

August 28, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 8

  • Welcome to the Third Annual International Issue!
  • Family Separation Plans Help Prepare Immigrant Patients for the Unthinkable
  • What do you do, Sara Stulac?
  • Examining Lessons Learned and New Fears as Ebola Comes to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • How Diseases Spread
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

July 30, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 7

  • Pharmacy Care as a Cornerstone of Health
  • Nourishing Our Community with Boston Public Schools
  • What do you do, Itzi Garcia?
  • Boston Medical Center Program Helps Parents Recover from Substance Use Disorder and Keep Families Together
  • Awards and Accolades

June 26, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 6

  • Fighting Resident Burnout With Primary Care
  • Community Narcan Training Extends Our Life-Saving Capacity
  • What do you do, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery?
  • BMC Comes Together to Celebrate Exceptional Employees
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

May 29, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 5

  • Time's Up for Gender Inequities in Health Care
  • What You Need to Know About Measles
  • What do you do, Lee Cullivan?
  • Finding a Simple Predictive Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Awards and Accolades

April 25, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 4

  • BMC Receives Grant to Reduce Opioid Deaths in MA Communities by 40 Percent in Three Years
  • Meet Your VP: Jamie Watson, Vice President of Revenue Cycle
  • Tackling the Next Potential Public Health Threat at the NEIDL
  • Celebrating the Many Faces that Create our Greatness at Diversity & Inclusion Month
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

March 29, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 3

  • A Successful First Year for MassHealth ACOs
  • Local Agencies Address Opioid Epidemic with Compassion, Collaboration
  • Following Up on Incidental Findings: A Patient Safety Grant Project
  • What do you do, Perla Macip-Rodriguez?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

February 27, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 2

  • What Does a BostonHires Champion Look Like?
  • What do you do, Sandra Montrond?
  • More Than a Physical Toll: Fatigue and Frustration Impact Diabetes Patients
  • In the Blink of an Eye
  • Awards and Accolades

January 31, 2019
Volume 8, Issue 1

  • Caring for Children Across The City in the Boston Combined Residency Program
  • Quality Improvement Leadership Academy Graduates Inaugural Class
  • What do you do, Ron Medzon?
  • Small Acts, Big Impact: Honoring MLK’s Legacy
  • Awards and Accolades

December 21, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 12

  • 2018 Year in Review
  • National Network Helps BMC Deepen Work in Social Determinants of Health
  • What do you do, Katie Parrish?
  • Madison Park High School Students Learn Healthcare Job Skills in New BMC Training Program
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

November 29, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 11

  • Advancing Emergency Care through Simulation
  • 14th Annual Raphael Miara Patient Safety Symposium includes Launch of New Book Dedicated to the Memory of Raphael Miara
  • Providing Exceptional Care in the New Integrated Procedural Platform
  • BMCHP Sponsors Boston Police Department-Run Program for Boston Youth
  • What do you do, Tracey Burg?
  • Awards and Accolades

October 25, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 10

  • Why BMC is NO on Question 1
  • Denim Day is October 26!
  • What do you do, Grace Cashman?
  • Providing Fun and Therapy at the Margaret M. Shea, RN Day Health Program
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

September 27, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 9

  • An Improved Way to Provide Guardians to Patients in Need
  • I Am Nurse and I Will Be Voting NO on Question 1
  • Free Online Resources Will Help Organizations Support Employees and their Families Impacted by Addiction
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

August 22, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 8

  • Helping Children Thrive with the Center for the Urban Child and Health Family
  • New Combined Family Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Trains Future Community Health Leaders
  • What do you do, Glen Foley?
  • Special Kids Special Care Program Takes on the Most Complicated Cases
  • News of Note

July 26, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 7

  • Finding Home: A Refugee's Story
  • In Their Words
  • Five Things You Might Not Know About BMC HealthNet Plan
  • What do you do, Internal Medicine Education Administration Team?
  • News of Note

June 27, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 7

  • Telesitting Program Helps Keep Patients Safe
  • BMC Pharmacy Technician Training Program Helps Advance Employees’ Careers, Addresses the Pharm Tech Shortage
  • What do you do, Holly Sabo?
  • New Technology Helps Providers Deliver Better Care to Frequent ED Visitor
  • Recognizing Employees that Embody Exceptional Care without Exception at the 2018 Be Exceptional Awards
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

May 23, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 5

  • Meet Your Vice President: David Twitchell
  • How BMC is Working to Address Disparities in Pre-and-Postnatal Health Outcomes
  • Director of NIDA Provides History Lesson and Ways Forward for Substance Use Disorders
  • BMC Showcases Leadership in Community Health Work
  • Awards and Accolades

April 25, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 4

  • Screening for More than Medical Issues With THRIVE
  • Why They Run
  • Breathing New Life into Armani’s Future
  • What do you do, Kristen Kremer?
  • Be One in a Million in the All of Us Study 
  • Awards and Accolades

March 28, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 3

  • A Son's Love and a New Kidney for Norah
  • Orthopedics Resident Tackles Opioid Overprescribing
  • What do you do, Sean Nabi?
  • ACO in Action: The First Month
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

February 28, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 2

  • Successful BMC Pilot Program Keeps Moms with Addiction Healthy Before, During, and Long After Delivery
  • What do you do, Joanne Hogan?
  • Think you know the Demonstration Kitchen? Think Again!
  • The Hero of Preconception Care
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

January 25, 2018
Volume 7, Issue 1

  • How to Have a Happy and Healthy 2018
  • Medical Miracles on Harrison Ave: 578 Miles to a New Kidney
  • Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy, From the Soul
  • What do you do, Jennifer Plummer?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

December 20, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 12

  • 2017: The Year in Review
  • BMC Invests $6.5 Million in Affordable Housing to Improve Community Health and Reduce Medical Costs
  • Pepper Sauce Makes for Happy Holidays for Kids in Boston and Beyond
  • 'Tis the Season of Giving: Employees Share Why They Give to BMC
  • What do you do, Travel Clinic?
  • Awards and Accolades

November 30, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 11

  • Preparing for Accountable Care With a Concept Borrowed from the Tech World
  • What do you do, Nausheen Singh?
  • Blurry Bribes? A Doctor’s Cautionary Tale in Accepting Cash for Referrals
  • Performers, Artists, or Patients? At Yearly Concert, They’re All Three.  
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

October 25, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 10

  • Preventing Gun Violence, One Pediatrics Patient at a Time
  • Are weight loss drugs the next tool to combat cocaine addiction?
  • Systems for Safe Care at the Annual Miara Lecture and Quality and Patient Safety Awards
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

September 27, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 9

  • Did Hollywood Get it Right in Stronger? BMC Gives it Two Thumbs Up
  • BMC Emergency Management is Ready for Anything
  • What do you do, Betsey Eltonhead?
  • Celebrating Employees at the Annual Service Awards
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

August 24, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 8

  • In Country with Few Neurologists, BMC Provides Education and Resources
  • Residents Practice Global Health at Home and Abroad
  • A Valuable Lesson in Learning to Work with Less
  • What do you do, Kaissa Oulhadj?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

July 19, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 7

  • Inpatient Addiction Consult Service Treats Underlying Cause of Many Hospitalizations
  • After a Stressful Event, Peers a Great Source of Comfort 
  • Meet Lindsay Allen, BMC's First Farmer
  • In Their Words 
  • Awards and Accolades

June 21, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 6

  • Meet Your Vice President: James Moses, MD, MPH
  • These Employees are Truly Exceptional!
  • New BMC Training Will Promote Safe Prescribing for Residents, Other Clinicians
  • A New Concern Facing Hospitals: Cyberattacks 
  • What do you do, Katherine Christopher? 
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

May 17, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 5

  • Kidney Transplant Helps Family in Unexpected Ways
  • Healthy Food Grown High Above the Hub: New Rooftop Farm Helps BMC Go Even Greener
  • Physician Coaches Help Create Positive Patient Experiences
  • What do you do, Louise Fazakerley?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

April 26, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 4

  • STRONG Provides Framework for Better Care for Patients with Amputations
  • Director of Talent Acquisition Ensures Many Faces Create Our Greatness
  • At BMC, It’s Easy Being Green
  • Small Grants Have Big Impact On Wellness
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

March 24, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 3

  • BMC Receives Record $25 Million Gift from Grayken Family to Advance Leadership in Treating and Preventing Opioid Use Disorder
  • At BMC, Training Helps Staff Navigate New Waters in Treating Transgender Patients
  • What do you do, Cancer Clinical Trials Office?
  • In Their Words
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

February 22, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 2

  • Through New Model, OB/GYN Teams Can Meet Patients' Behavioral Health Needs
  • BMC a National Leader in Lowest Heart Failure Mortality Rates
  • Formal Training for Providers on Gun Safety Could Save Lives
  • Hepatitis C – What You Need To Know
  • What do you do, Linda Wilson?
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

January 26, 2017
Volume 6, Issue 1

  • The Year Ahead: A Q&A with Kate Walsh
  • Despite Difficult Diagnosis, a First Birthday to Celebrate
  • New Year, New You
  • In Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr, Valuable Lessons on Understanding Differing Views
  • What do you do, Alan Au?
  • Awards and Accolades

December 21, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 12

  • 2016: The Year in Review
  • In Healthcare, a Paradigm Shift Toward Addressing the “Why”
  • What do you do, Sarah Kimball?
  • Celebrating Our Commitment to Quality, Safety, and Patient Experience
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

November 22, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 11

  • What Makes Us Great
  • What do you do, Olga Elias?
  • Is smoking equally bad for all? A BMC Study Aims to Find Out
  • Awards and Accolades
  • News of Note

October 20, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 10

  • Leading the Way in Transgender Medicine
  • The Doctor is In - Whenever You Need One
  • The Flu and You
  • Compliance Myth and Facts
  • What do you do, Janeesa Pearson?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

September 21, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 9

  • ArtsLab Brings Creativity into Daily Hospital Life
  • The ABCs of ACOs
  • Insurance for the Whole Person
  • Engineering the Future of Medicine at the Center for Regenerative Medicine
  • What do you do, Barbara McCall?
  • Awards and Accolades

August 19, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 8

  • Welcome to the International Issue
  • Sustainable Services in Haiti
  • Building Psychiatry Capability Around the World
  • Bringing Family Medicine Residents Home to Lesotho
  • Collaborative Research in Russia
  • Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone
  • Collaboration in China
  • What do you do, Michael Mecenas?
  • News of Note