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Caring for a child with ADHD can leave a parent feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, stressed, and powerless. Our support group sessions provide an opportunity to share your experiences in a safe setting and learn from other parents, as well as professionals. You will have the opportunity to learn more about a range of health and psychosocial topics relevant to ADHD. These groups will help you develop a broader understanding of ADHD and how to best support your child and yourself.

Come and join our monthly support group sessions and get the support that you deserve. The session will take place on Wednesday November 27 from 10-11:30a.m. The groups are completely free.

Psychiatry Department
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Doctor’s Office Building, 9th floor conference room 923
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00am
11:30 a.m.

Cancer Support Programs’ Holiday Bazaar

Are you in search of a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for someone special? Cancer Support Programs at Boston Medical Center can help!
For two days only, we will be raffling and selling an assortment of unique items handmade by BMC cancer survivors, staff, and volunteers at our upcoming holiday bazaar.
December 17
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Moakley Lobby
All proceeds from the bazaar will support Cancer Support Programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Cyrena Gasse (617.414.5726/[email protected]) or Patrice Oliver (617.414.5773/[email protected]).
Cancer Support Programs
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Program Assistant
Shapiro Lobby
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 10:00am
2:00 p.m.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remberance is a day for the transgender and non-binary communities, as well as those who care for them, to come together and mourn those who have been taken from us due to anti-transgender hate and violence. This year, the BMC community will gather to honor and celebrate their lives. This event will include a vigil, speakers, and an information table. All are welcome.

Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
Moakley Green
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Parking and Transportation Services for Wednesday Nov. 27 through Friday, Nov. 29

On Wednesday, November 27:

Boston University shuttle (BUS) service will end at 6 p.m.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28:

All parking facilities will be open.

Parkers with 610 garage access will be able to park in the 710 and DOB garages on Thursday ONLY.

Those without garage access may park in the 710 garage for a flat rate of $8.00.

The Boston University shuttle (BUS) will not operate on Thanksgiving Day.

Healthnet shuttles will not operate on Thanksgiving Day.

Most buses, subways, and commuter rail will operate on a Sunday schedule.  However the CT3 buses will not operate on the holiday.

On Friday, November 29:

All parking facilities will be open and regular rates apply. Monthly parkers should park in their assigned lot.

The Boston University shuttle (BUS) will not operate on November 29.

The iner campus shuttle, evening shuttle, Healthnet shuttle and the VA shuttle will operate their regular schedules on Friday, November 29.

All buses, subways and commuter rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Friday, November 29.

If you have any questions regarding this holiday schedule, please call TranSComm at 617- 358-3506 or the Parking Office at 617- 358-7592 or visit the MBTA’s website at   


Bring Pies Home for the Holidays

Our Food & Nutritional Services team is rolling up their sleeves to bake some of your favorite pies this Thanksgiving. Order forms will be available in the Shapiro and Yawkey cafeterias until Thursday, November 21 at noon. You can also download them here and drop them off in either cafeteria. All pies will be ready for pick-up Tuesday, November 26 and Wednesday, November 27. 

Food and Nutrition Services

Emergency Medicine Drill on the Moakley Green

On Wednesday, November 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., there will be an emergency medicine training drill on the Moakley Green.



OK to Proceed is a patient safety book that was edited by BMC colleagues to help shape the future of medicine. It outlines what every health care provider should know about patient safety and illustrates ways to reduce preventable harm.

This week’s Weekly Dose focuses on root cause analysis, which is an orderly method of identifying the underlying causes of problems. The essential goal of a RCA is to determine the actions, omissions, or conditions that need to be addressed to minimize the possibility of similar undesirable outcomes. Learn more in the Weekly Dose at

OK to Proceed
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Employee Benefits and Wellbeing

BMC Open Enrollment Ends November 25: Important Reminders

Here are some reminders as you make your 2020 benefit plan elections:

  • You can make your 2020 benefit elections through your Workday Inbox. After you submit your elections, you may still make changes to your elections until November 25, by clicking on the Benefits icon and opening the “Change Open Enrollment” link.
  • All benefit elections carry over from year to year, except for flexible spending accounts, which require you to re-enroll every year. 
  • If you can have out-of-state dependent child ages 19-25 on your medical plan, or a dependent disabled child over age 25, please call Health Plans, Inc. (844-926-2262) to register them.
  • Outside of Open Enrollment, you may only make changes to your benefits if you experience a “qualifying event.” You have 30 days from the date of the event to complete the enrollment process in Workday.
  • Each January, BMC performs a random audit of the eligibility of dependents covered on our plans, so be sure to confirm that your dependents are still eligible for coverage.

More details are available in the packet that was mailed to your homes or in the Benefits section of the Hub

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BMC Employee Wellbeing: Great American Smokeout Information Table

Stop by the Menino lobby on Thursday, November 21 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to speak with a representative from the Tobacco Treatment Center, ask a BMC pharmacist about smoking cessation prescriptions and OTC nicotine replacement options, and learn how a BMC acupuncturist can help you quit smoking.

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Wellness Series Classes: De-stress Before the Holidays

In order to help you de-stress before the holidays, BMC is holding two series of wellness classes.

The meditation series of classes, led by Dr. Scarlet Soriano of BMC’s Family Medicine Department, will introduce you to a variety of meditation practices, including body scan, breathe awareness, and walking meditation, among others. You will learn practical ways to weave meditation practices into your daily life. This class will be held December 4 and 11, from 12:10-1 p.m.

In the aromatherapy class, you’ll learn the basics of aromatherapy and its uses to decrease stress and improve relaxation, calm, and vitality. You will have the opportunity to make your own aromatherapy roll-on to take home with you. This class will be held December 18 from 12:10-1 p.m.

For locations and to register for each class, visit the Upcoming Events section on the Hub in the December calendars.

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Open Enrollment Assistance Sessions and Rounding

Stop by the Yawkey basement computer labs (left off the elevator) for assistance enrolling in Workday or with questions about your benefit options: 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In addition, the Benefits staff will be rounding across the hospital during the evening on November 21.

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Human Resources

Kronos Upgrade Nov. 21

On Thursday, November 21, beginning at 2 a.m., the Kronos web application will be unavailable due to a system upgrade. The system is expected to be back up and available for use by 5 p.m.

Please do not attempt to log into the Kronos system during this time. During this time, the clocks will continue to accept (in) and (out) punches only but all other functionality will be unavailable. The meal break question will not be asked during this downtime. Please inform your manager if you were not able to take your meal break so you can be paid accurately.

Once the upgrade is complete, you can log in to the system as usual, using your current credentials. Version 8.1 tip sheets can be found on the HR Information Systems page of the Hub. If you have any questions regarding the upgrade related to the scheduled downtime please contact David Desnoyers

Human Resources
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Team BMC


Apply now to run with Team BMC in the 2020 Boston Marathon! Team BMC benefits include an indoor private meeting spot at the start and finish lines, complimentary training program, Team BMC gear, and more! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to submit an application to be considered for the team, visit or email [email protected].

Team BMC
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Join Team BMC in the 2020 Winter Walk on Sunday, February 9 presented by BMC and BMCHP to support BMC’s most vulnerable patient population, Boston’s homeless children and adults. Walkers will raise life-changing funds to benefit BMC’s Vision 2030—the hospital’s initiative to make Boston the healthiest urban population by 2030—which has a key area of focus on addressing homelessness and housing insecurity. The fundraising minimum is $100 either by donation or fundraising. 

Please visit for more information on the Winter Walk and other Team BMC events.

Team BMC
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