Employee Newsletter Don't Miss It - August 30, 2022 (2023)

First Ohiyesa Premedical Program cohort learns about behavioral health services at BWFFH The Ohiyesa Premedical Program is a year-long program that includes a three-week summer trial program here in Boston designed to provide pre-med students with the opportunity to gain clinical knowledge. experience through accompanying physicians in a variety of clinical settings, as well as participating in interactive small-group panels and workshops. Students in the program complete 60 hours of internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at BWFH.

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Joint Committee Prep Tip: Keep exits clear of boxes and clutter to ensure a safe and quick exit

Ready to speak with a reviewer from The Joint Commission during our initial accreditation search? For help with preparation, visit the ongoing preparation pageBWFHconnect (employee intranet).

This month in pictures

If you would like to submit a photo to This Month in Photos, please emailbwfhinfo@partners.org. We accept photos from all areas of BWFH, including celebrations and individual or group events.Check out this month's gallery >

After losing his hand, the first patient to undergo a new amputation in an acute scenario is ready to make waves again

First performed by the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital in Matthew Carty, MD, the Ewing amputation is now used in acute situations.keep readingabout the world's first patient to lose an upper extremity due to a traumatic injury to undergo this new procedure.

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Departments work together to ensure that patients' belongings remain safe during their hospital stay

Whether it's a cell phone, wallet, wedding ring or hearing aid, many of us count it among the most important possessions we take with us everywhere. But what if you go to the hospital? What if one of those valuables is lost? It's a problem that the Patient Experience Department at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has been grappling with for some time, and with the help of the Performance Improvement Team, they hope to improve it in the future.keep reading.

Performance Improvement Consultant Gains CPIP Insights in System-Wide Retreat

The Mass General Brigham Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program is a team-based, interprofessional training program open to physicians, nurses, other physicians, and system-wide administrators. Taught by members of the performance improvement team, the program aims to provide participants with the tools they need to evaluate and improve a process at their own institution. At the end of the last CPIP session, the IP team gathered for a retreat to assess the success of the session and plan the next one. Among the attendees was Cate Raftery, a performance improvement consultant at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.keep reading.

Respiratory therapist receives I CARE award

The Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital I CARE Award recognizes employees from all areas of the hospital who go above and beyond their normal work duties to make BWFH a great place to work and provide care. Respiratory therapist Jean Mahoney was recently awarded the I CARE Award.keep reading.

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DAISY Nurse Leader Award: Submit your nomination by September 20

As the healthcare landscape becomes more complex and the demands on nurse leaders increase, we believe that those who create an environment of compassion and appreciation for others deserve to be recognized. That's why we're asking you to nominate exceptional nurse leaders you know for the DAISY Nurse Leader Award. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, nursing leaders include directors of nursing, supervisors of nursing, nurse educators, and program managers in the Department of Nursing. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, September 20th. Patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and staff can nominate a deserving nursing executiveHere.

Policy Reminder: BWFH is a fragrance-free workplace

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital strives to be a fragrance-free workplace. The hospital's philosophy is to provide a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, visitors and volunteers. The Hospital recognizes that exposure to strong odors and fragrances in the workplace can cause discomfort and directly affect the health of sensitive individuals. Therefore, for everyone's well-being and health, the following products are prohibited at all BWFH locations: the use of fragrances and scented products (except low-perfume personal care products), cleaning products, perfumes and room deodorants. To read the full policy, clickHere.

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There is no shuttle service on Monday, September 5th.

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, shuttle service will not be offered on Monday, September 5th. Employees are encouraged to make alternative transportation arrangements. If you wish to drive, your Employee ID will give you access to Hillside Employee Parking.

Enter to win a day in Cabo and enter the Caregivers Classic!

On Monday, October 3, Brigham will host the inaugural Caregivers Classic golf tournament at the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, MA. The event benefits our coaching community and we want BWH and BWFH employees to join in on the fun, whether you're a golfer or not. More than 20 lucky winners of our Brigham Caregivers Classic sweepstakes will have the opportunity to participate in a day of fun activities, followed by a reception and dinner hosted by Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, president of BWH and executive vice president of Mass General Brigham. All BWH or BWH employees can participate in the drawing free of charge.Get in now.

September educational calendar now available

Hospital Brigham e Women's FaulknerThe Monthly Educational Calendar is now available, which lists many essential skills, training, and career opportunities here on our campus and at Mass General Brigham and BWH. You can also see the full range of courses atBWFHconectar.

New monthly CME activities available for advanced practice providers

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Education Committees at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital are offering two new monthly CME activities: APP Grand Rounds and APP Pharmacology Series.

  • APP Grand ToursIt takes place every second Tuesday of the month, from 12 to 13 pm. Access the live session atcourse website. After viewing, you will be asked to complete a review and request credit.
  • APP Pharmacology SeriesIt takes place every fourth Tuesday of the month, from 12 to 13:00. Access the live session atcourse website. After viewing, you will be asked to complete a review and request credit.

Mass General Brigham Sponsors the Boston Heart Walk - Join a Team!

Join Mass General Brigham for the Boston Heart Walk at the Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday, September 17th. Whether you choose the 1-mile or 3-mile route, spend a glorious morning strolling along the Charles River with your fellow Mass General Brighams from across the system. Family members, friends and dogs are welcome!

This year Mass General Brigham is a corporate sponsor of the Boston Heart Walk and you are invited to join one of our following teams:

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The Boston Heart Walk is an opportunity for employees to support the American Heart Association's efforts to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Bright Horizons on-demand webinars offer helpful tips for parents

Mass General Brigham and Bright Horizons® invite you to watch on-demand webinars that provide helpful tools and tips for parents.To know moreabout Bright Horizons and what it offers Mass General Brigham employees. If you have general child care questions, contact the Mass General Brigham Human Resources Support Center atmake an application onlineor by calling 1-833-Ask-MyHR (1-833-275-6947).

Boston College Football Tickets Available for Healthcare Heroes Game

Boston College Football is offering Mass General Brigham employees $5 tickets to the Eagles' Healthcare Heroes game and home opener against Rutgers on Saturday, September 3 at 12 noon at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. Buy discount ticketsHere. Parking can be found for the game.Here.Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine is the official service provider for Boston College's athletic teams.

Have you gone back to school yet? Bright Horizons is here to help

School holidays, early days off and work: how do you manage it all? Fill their attention gaps with yours.Mass General Brigham awarded benefits to Bright Horizons. Also, there is no copayment for care in September and October!*

Use your benefits to:

  • Avoid caregiver stress with reliable alternative care at nearby centers or at home.
  • Find caregivers for the adults in your family.
  • Manage everything on your roster with access to babysitters, pet sitters, and stay-at-home moms with a free Sittercity subscription.
  • Apply for full- or part-time childcare with priority waitlisting and no application fees at most Bright Horizons centers.

Visitour website Bright Horizonslearn more.

*For care provided between September 1 and October 31, 2022, replacement care copayments will not apply.

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month. We want to hear from you!

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated each September, recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to succeed. This year, the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council wants to celebrate Hispanic/Hispanic staff who contribute to our organization's mission. We asked the team to tell us what they are most proud of about their heritage. Highlights will be featured in the September DE&I Council blog post. To participate,send us your thoughtsuntil Wednesday 31.08.

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National Recreation Month begins - September 6

This year, in honor of National Recovery Month, Mass General Brigham is focusing on innovation in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and will host a virtual event on Tuesday, September 6 from 12:00-10:00 pm. m. at 1:30 p.m. at the beginning of the recovery month. This event will highlight Recovery Month events across the system and welcome two speakers who will discuss their new treatment approaches in treating the LDS. Sarah E. Wakeman, MD, and Claudia P. Rodriguez, MD, Medical Directors, Mass General Brigham's Substance Use Disorders Program, welcome Chinazo D. Cunningham, MD, MS, Commissioner, Office of Services and New York State Addiction Support, and Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, former senior public health adviser to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and former Massachusetts public health commissioner, to present their innovations. please pay attentioncheck-infor the event before entering theLive broadcaston September 6th. For more information, seethe pulse.

School Supplies Campaign – September 13th

Many local students of all ages will need essential educational supplies when they return to school this year. The Department of Community Health and Welfare at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is collecting new school supplies for underprivileged children at JP Manning Elementary School to help them succeed in the coming year. For a list of required consumables, clickHere. To donate, visit our School Supply Drive Days outside the cafeteria on September 13th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. m. or contact uskatie planteto organize a collection.

Move to Better Balance - September 12th to November 16th

An inactive lifestyle can cause seniors to lose ground in four areas important to staying healthy and independent: strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Moving for Better Balance is a free 10-week program for seniors to explore different modalities of movement, balance, flexibility and relaxation. Prior registration is required. Click for more informationHere.

Help Make a Difference in Our Community: Work With Your Peers in Community Service - September 15th

The Health and Welfare Department at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is looking for volunteers to help prepare meals for the critically ill and their families in our community. Join us on Thursday, September 15th from 4pm to 7pm. m. at Community Servings (179 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain) to peel, slice and wrap meals for Community Servings customers. Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (have proof of vaccination available upon arrival) and pre-register. For more information or to sign up, contactkatie plante.

Leadership Q&A with Suzelle Saint-Eloi Presented by the Emerging Leaders Committee - September 20

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The Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Emerging Leaders Committee invites you to participate in a question-and-answer session with Suzelle Saint-Eloi, MS, RN, Director of Nursing at 6 North, on Tuesday, September 20, from from 12 pm. m. at 1:00 p.m. Suzelle will discuss her background, education and career changes, providing advice and insights for all young professionals in a career in healthcare.

Lynch Syndrome Center Lecture: Identification and Management of Lynch Syndrome in Clinical Practice – September 24

This virtual conference provides training in cutting-edge approaches to managing people with known or suspected Lynch syndrome, a common inherited form of predisposition to cancer. Topics will include details on identifying and diagnosing Lynch syndrome in routine practice, endoscopic management of people with Lynch syndrome, gynecological care and risk reduction, and immune-based cancer prevention strategies. The course will be taught by Matt Yurgelun, MD, of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. This conference offers continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and genetic counselors. Click here for more information or to registerHere.


What do employees want to see in a newsletter? ›

A company newsletter can be filled with important company news, project updates, customer stories, upcoming events, job postings, team member updates, company milestones, etc. – basically, anything that delivers relevant information to your entire workforce.

What makes a good internal newsletter? ›

Internal newsletters should focus on creating something valuable, digestible, and engaging for your employees. This doesn't mean you can't include high-level company goals or updates; it's good to keep your teams informed.

What are common mistakes things to avoid when making a newsletter? ›

In this article, we will discuss common newsletter writing mistakes.
Lack of personalization
  • Segment your email lists.
  • Use recipients' names in the subject line or in the greeting section.
  • Send behavior triggers.
  • Personalize the “from” name in your emails.
  • Acknowledge customer milestones (take a look at the example below)
Nov 8, 2022

What are the three pillars of a newsletter? ›

Three Pillars of a Great Newsletter: Design, Content and Value.

How do you make a powerful newsletter? ›

7 tips for creating more engaging newsletters
  1. 3 key elements of all engaging newsletters.
  2. Choose your focus.
  3. Keep it simple, keep it catchy.
  4. Include third party content for more engaging newsletters.
  5. Include user-generated content.
  6. Connect to trending topics or events.
  7. Use social media as a teaser.
Sep 12, 2022

How do you start a catchy introduction? ›

Use a stat or fact to convey importance.
  1. Keep your first sentence short. ...
  2. Say something unusual. ...
  3. Don't repeat the title. ...
  4. Keep the introduction brief. ...
  5. Use the word “you” at least once. ...
  6. Dedicate 1-2 sentences to articulating what the article covers. ...
  7. Dedicate 1-2 sentences to explaining why the article is important.
Jul 30, 2019

How do you say hello in newsletter? ›

If You Need Something Formal
  1. Allow Me to Introduce Myself.
  2. Good afternoon.
  3. Good morning.
  4. How are you?
  5. Hope this email finds you well.
  6. I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
  7. I hope you're doing well.
  8. I hope you're having a great week.
Jan 30, 2018

What should first newsletter say? ›

What do you write in your first newsletter? Your first newsletter should set the stage for what the reader can expect if they keep subscribing. So give them a brief overview of the content you plan to share with them, and consider offering them something special.

How do you catch attention in a newsletter? ›

How do you keep their attention? The answer is writing a captivating opening sentence or two that demonstrates your passion for a particular subject. Weave a funny story or a touching anecdote in the first paragraph of every email newsletter to grab the attention of your intended audience.

What should a good newsletter contain? ›

Newsletters can contain a wide variety of content, such as company and product updates, promotional material, welcome messages, or behind-the-scenes takes. The point of newsletters is to keep your business engaged with your customers.

What should I say in my newsletter? ›

50 must-try newsletter ideas for your email content
  • Favorable articles about your company. ...
  • Business changes that impact customers. ...
  • A company anniversary or milestone. ...
  • Recent award nominations or wins. ...
  • A list of open positions for hire. ...
  • Monthly business recap. ...
  • A behind-the-scenes look at your company. ...
  • A message from the CEO.
Feb 25, 2022

How can I improve my newsletter engagement? ›

10 Ways to Improve Email Engagement
  1. Always send a welcome email. ...
  2. Optimize your subject lines. ...
  3. Don't neglect the preheader text. ...
  4. Prioritize your CTAs. ...
  5. Write casual, fun copy. ...
  6. Leverage your transactional emails. ...
  7. Conduct A/B testing. ...
  8. Make sure your email is mobile responsive.
Oct 22, 2021

What is the best layout for a newsletter? ›

Most newsletters follow a simple left-to-right, top-to-bottom layout. But a more unusual layout will stand out from the others. For example, the snake layout in the example above draws the eyes back and forth across the page, making for a more engaging reading experience.

What makes a bad newsletter? ›

doesn't understand the audience, isn't consistent with its content, tone, aesthetics, etc, isn't clear about what the reader should do with the info, is irregularly delivered, and.

What are five of the 10 common mistakes to avoid in writing? ›

Use these handy tips to improve your writing so your work will be clearer, accurate, and more professional.
  • 1 Overuse of adverbs. ...
  • 2 Too many prepositional phrases. ...
  • 3 Ambiguous (“Squinting”) modifiers. ...
  • 4 Misuse of lie/lay. ...
  • 5 Ambiguous pronoun references. ...
  • 6 Comma splices. ...
  • 7 Run-on sentences. ...
  • 8 Wordiness (inflated sentences)
Nov 28, 2019

How many links should you include in a newsletter? ›

2) Too many links

If you are trying to optimize for users to click on a single call to action in your email newsletter, the best way to do this is to have fewer than five links and place the call-to-action in link #1 or #2. Having more than 5 links actually distributes your clicks.

What are the most successful newsletters? ›

Top 15 Best (Free) Email Newsletters You Need To Subscribe To In...
  • The Daily Upside. The Daily Upside is your daily newsletter for need-to-know, engaging news stories that'll start your day off right. ...
  • The Daily Good. ...
  • The DONUT. ...
  • The Goodnewsletter. ...
  • The GIST. ...
  • The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) ...
  • Total Annarchy.
Jan 31, 2022

What is the first page of a newsletter called? ›

The cover page usually contains the newsletter's nameplate, that has the title of the newsletter, and a table of contents or a "teaser box" that shows what articles are covered and what pages they are on.

What is the best color for a newsletter? ›

A bright background is the best choice most of the time, as it looks good with all your other colors. A dark background absorbs the intensity of colors and make your newsletter appear dark and heavy when you don't mix it with enough bright elements. In case you're not sure, always pick a lighter or white background.

What are some good opening sentences? ›

First sentence examples
  • The only way to ___.
  • Would you rather have ___ or ___?
  • There are two types of people, ___, and ___.
  • The more you ___, the easier ___ gets.
  • Do you think you understand how to ___? Here is why you're wrong.
  • I always told myself that ___. ...
  • Five years ago, I ___.
  • ___ is the perfect way to ___.

What are the 3 things a good introduction should have? ›

Your essay introduction should include three main things, in this order:
  • An opening hook to catch the reader's attention.
  • Relevant background information that the reader needs to know.
  • A thesis statement that presents your main point or argument.
Feb 4, 2019

What is a good hook sentence? ›

A question hook is when you ask the reader something that they can visualize and try to think of in their own minds. Then, the writer answers the question. Example: Have you ever watched the high-flying, jump shooting, slam dunking, ankle breaking players that play in the NBA?

What is a good welcome message? ›

We are thrilled to have you at our office. You're going to be a valuable asset to our company, and we can't wait to see all that you accomplish. The entire team of [name of the company] is thrilled to welcome you on board. We hope you'll do some amazing work here!

What are three words for hello? ›

Synonyms of hello
  • salute.
  • greeting.
  • welcome.
  • salutation.
  • ave.
  • regards.
  • respects.
  • hail.

What is a professional word for hello? ›

Here are some hello synonyms you can use in lieu of the noun form: Welcome. Greeting. Salutation.

How do you introduce yourself in a newsletter? ›

Here's how this works: I've recently joined (company) and would like to introduce myself.
Some suitable opening email phrases include:
  1. Let me introduce myself.
  2. First, let me introduce myself.
  3. Please allow me to introduce myself.
  4. I wanted to introduce myself.
  5. I would like to introduce myself through email.
Oct 29, 2021

What is important to include in a newsletter? ›

As for specific elements that you should include in your newsletter, an eye-catching subject line and a strong call-to-action (CTA) are essential. You should also ensure that your messages follow a clear and consistent format, and always give your readers the option to easily unsubscribe if they want to.

What is good to include in a newsletter? ›

Newsletters can contain a wide variety of content, such as company and product updates, promotional material, welcome messages, or behind-the-scenes takes. The point of newsletters is to keep your business engaged with your customers.

What should be included in a newsletter? ›

50 must-try newsletter ideas for your email content
  1. Favorable articles about your company. ...
  2. Business changes that impact customers. ...
  3. A company anniversary or milestone. ...
  4. Recent award nominations or wins. ...
  5. A list of open positions for hire. ...
  6. Monthly business recap. ...
  7. A behind-the-scenes look at your company. ...
  8. A message from the CEO.
Feb 25, 2022

What is the overall goal of the newsletter? ›

Typically, the purpose of a newsletter is to promote a product or service and create an individual touch point with your email subscribers. Objectives could be things like improving your open rate and click through rate, gaining new subscribers, or creating your best email yet in terms of conversions.

How can I improve my newsletter? ›

8 ways to improve your email newsletter
  1. Make it good; add value. ...
  2. Think mobile first. ...
  3. Entice with a bold subject line. ...
  4. Personalise content. ...
  5. Include a call to action. ...
  6. Keep it simple. ...
  7. Avoid the spam filter. ...
  8. Test and test again.

Whats a good way to end a newsletter? ›

Use a hand-written signature.

Consider adding a . jpg (picture) of your scanned signature to your newsletter sign off. This will give it a professional and personal touch.


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