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Current Issue: July 21, 2016

Archives

June 16, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 6

  • Comprehensive Care for Adoloscents with Substance Use Disorders
  • What do you do, Sharmecka Horton and John Archibald?
  • BMC Reaches Fundraising Milestones, Launches New Philanthropic Campaign
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

May 18, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 5

  • Elders Living at Home Improves Health with Housing
  • A Medical Home for Children with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Tool to Reduce Readmissions at BMC
  • What do you do, Charles Green?
  • New Yawkey Building Spaces Provide Food and Community
  • Awards and Accolades

April 19, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 4

  • At BMC, Patients Receive Help with Financial Wellness Too
  • BMC Aims to Improve Patient Experience with AIDET
  • BMC Autism Program Helps Parents Help Each Other
  • Early Warning System Identifies Patients at Risk
  • What do you do, Inna Fokina?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

March 17, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 3

  • Electronic Medical Record Implementation Unifies BMC and Community Health Centers
  • Reach Out and Read Promotes Childhood Literacy
  • What do you do, Michael Ieong?
  • Hypertension? There's an app for that.
  • Awards and Accolades

February 18, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 2

  • Officials Share Tips, Updates at Public Safety Town Hall Meeting
  • Five Things to Know About Patient Experience at BMC
  • What do you do, Robert Sokolove?
  • Making a Caring Heart Strong Again for Connie
  • BMC Community Reflects on Identity at MLK Celebration
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

January 25, 2016
Volume 5, Issue 1

  • Building a Campus for BMC's Future
  • BMC Makes Progress in Combating C. Diff Infections
  • BMC Shows Leadership at Quality Improvement Conference
  • What do you do, Judy Burke?
  • New Year, New You
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

December 17, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 14

  • 2015: The Year in Review
  • BMC Opens Isolation Unit for Highly Communicable Infectious Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine at BMC Helps Patients and Staff Be Well-Rested
  • Choosing Wisely Helps Providers Use Resources Efficiently
  • What do you do, Ashley McLellan?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

November 12, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 13

  • Moakley Addition Opens
  • Accessibility Committee Works to Make BMC Inclusive for All
  • BMC Celebrates Third Annual Quality, Safety, and Patient Experience Week
  • What do you do, Latchman Hiralall?
  • Awards and Accolades

October 19, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 12

  • Keep Yourself Healthy During Flu Season
  • Diabetes Self-Management in the Virtual World
  • BMC Showcases Provider Expertise in First Annual HUBWeek
  • Making Sense of Health Care Buzzwords
  • New Record Set for Treatment of Stroke Patients
  • Development Campaign Raises Money for the New BMC
  • What do you do, Erica Neufeld?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

September 17, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 11

  • BMC Celebrates Employees at the Annual Service Awards
  • A Night in the Emergency Department
  • Why Do You Ride?
  • BMC Looks to Expand Naloxone Use and Medication-Assisted Treatment to Fight Opioid Epidemic
  • What do you do, Clinical Documentation Department?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

August 17, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 10

  • ICD-10 Coding System Coming to BMC in October
  • BMC Improves Human Resources Processes with Project Evolve
  • SPARK Center Serves Boston’s Most Vulnerable Children
  • BMC Hosts Fellows from China
  • What do you do, Brendan Whalen?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

July 16, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 9

  • New Combined Program Prepares Residents for Population Health
  • BMC Researchers Examine Underage Drinking Policies
  • Birth Sisters Help Vulnerable Women through Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • First Year of Prescribe-a-Bike a Success
  • What Do You Do, Service Desk?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

June 26, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 8

  • Town Hall Meetings Focus on Moving BMC Forward
  • Third Annual Be Exceptional Awards Celebrate the Best of BMC
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Initiatives Make Strides at BMC
  • What do you do, Alexandra Wong?
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

June 15, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 7

  • BMC Launches Clinical Pastoral Education Program to Train Future Chaplains
  • BMC Programs Provide Range of Services, Care for Refugees
  • Schwartz Center Rounds Focus on Building Empathy and Providing Resources
  • The Best Medicine for Trauma: Injury Prevention Center
  • What do you do, Boston HealthNet?
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

May 15, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 6

  • Pediatric Pain Program Offers Relief to Patients with Chronic Pain
  • Clinicians and Computer Scientists Come Together to Predict Health Outcomes
  • BMC Honors Nurses With Programs and Awards
  • New Gift Shop Coming to Menino Pavilion in Early Fall
  • What do you do, Darah Langa?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

May 5, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 5
eMERGE Ambulatory Go-Live Edition

  • eMERGE Go-Live: This is It!
  • Frequently Asked Questions about eMERGE
  • Staff Support: We Have You Covered
  • Check Your Security Logins
  • Go-Live Buzzwords
  • Personalization Labs for Providers
  • Preparing Our Patients

April 13, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 4

  • Massachusetts Resiliency Center at BMC Provides Help, Hope to Survivors of Boston Marathon Bombing
  • As Opioid Addiction Surges in Massachusetts, BMC Programs Offer Help
  • Pilot Program Brings Behavioral Health into Primary Care
  • MyChart Patient Portal Coming to BMC
  • BMC Gets Greener with New Sustainability Efforts
  • BMC Reports Out on QUEST Goals
  • A Specimen's Journey: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

March 13, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 3

  • BMC Launches New Primary Care Marketing Campaign
  • BMC Tackles Wait Times in Ambulatory Clinics
  • BMC Refocuses Patient Experience Priorities for 2015
  • What do you do, Mathew Munroe
  • What's for Dinner?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

February 12, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 2

  • New Women and Infants' Center Coming to Yawkey
  • BMC Continues ACO Journey by Joining Medicare Shared Services Program
  • BMC Employees Reflect on Personal and National History at MLK Celebration
  • Geriatrics Home Care Program Helps Homebound Seniors
  • What do you do, Cardiac Rehab Program?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • Awards and Accolades

January 16, 2015
Volume 4, Issue 1

  • New Year, New You!
  • Boston Birth Cohort Explores Genetic Underpinnings of Childhood Disease
  • Employee Engagement Survey Shows Improvements at BMC
  • Kalish, Mann Lead BMC Forward with Ambulatory eMERGE Go-Live
  • BMC Trains Ugandans on Tuberculosis, Infectious Diseases Research
  • What do you do, Tom Barber, MD?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

December 19, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 18

  • The Year in Review
  • BMC Closes Strong on 2014 QUEST Goals, Sets Goals for 2015
  • Standardized Bedside Handoff Project One of Seven Patient Safety Grant Winners Room Mockups Reflect Employee Input into Construction Design
  • Why I Give to BMC
  • What do you do, Joe Amado?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

November 21, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 17

  • BMC Sets Go-Live Date for Ambulatory eMERGE
  • Quality and Patient Safety: BMC to Undergo a Site Visit on the Clinical Learning Environment (CLER)
  • Sustaining BMC into the Future
  • What do you do, Richard Fitzgerald?
  • In Their Words
  • What's for Dinner?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

November 6, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 16

  • BMC Benefits 2015 Open Enrollment
  • BMC Community Mourns Former Mayor Thomas Menino
  • BMC Announces Sale of Three Hospital Buildings
  • Miara Lecture Focuses on What Patients Can Teach Us About Patient Safety
  • What do you do, Public Safety?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

October 22, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 15

  • Mythbusters: Flu Season at Boston Medical Center
  • BMC Continues to Monitor, Prepare for Ebola
  • What do you do, Quality and Patient Safety?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • Awards and Accolades

October 6, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 14

  • Campus Redesign Ramps Up with Construction to Menino Pavilion, Yawkey Center Set to Begin
  • BMC Employees Celebrated at the 2014 Annual Service Awards
  • New Medical Documentary Series to Feature BMC
  • BMC to Celebrate Quality and Patient Safety Week Oct. 20-24
  • Team BMC Goes the Extra Miles for Exceptional Care
  • What do you do, Brendan Magauran, MD?
  • What's for Dessert?
  • Awards and Accolades

September 18, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 13

  • Leadership Corner: Nickie Braxton, Privacy Officer
  • Demolition of Dowling Connector Makes Room for Expanded ED, Radiology Suite
  • Annual Compliance Training Focuses on HIPAA, Patient Privacy
  • BMC Launches Employee Engagement Survey Sept. 29
  • What do you do, Compliance?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

August 15, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 12

  • BMC Steps Up Security with USB Encryption
  • A Conversation about Ebola
  • First Anniversary of ERGs Marks Year of Growth, Connectedness
  • Banding Together: How Primary Care Amped Up Team Work to Improve Care
  • What do you do, Horlandiny Labaze?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • News of Note

July 18, 2014
Volume 3, Issue 11

  • BMC on Pace to Meet Fiscal Year 2014 QUEST Goals
  • New Round of Local Improvement Project Winners Selected
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Visits BMC to Launch Resiliency Center for those Impacted by Boston Marathon Tragedy
  • BMC Takes Steps to Ensure Availability of Wheelchairs for Patients
  • What do you do, Transport?
  • What's for Dinner?
  • In Their Words
  • News of Note
  • Awards and Accolades

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