What is the outcome when more than 185 clinical colleagues gather for a day of networking in Partners' new Assembly Row building? According to the physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who attended Partners Clinicians Day on Sept. 16, insight and inspiration were just the beginning of the takeaways.

"This event represented the very best of Partners—our ability to bring together leading clinicians across fields to share up-to-date information that ultimately benefits our patients."

Gregg Meyer, MD, Chief Clinical Officer

The day convened practitioners representing 20 Partners organizations, and a range of disciplines from primary care to a variety of specialty areas, to share clinical and operational information from their practices. Through networking opportunities and 24 planned presentations, attendees immersed in clinical topics such as the opioid crisis and diabetes management, along with practice tips such as Partners eCare management and burnout prevention.   

"Attendees had a unique opportunity not only to glimpse treatment innovations on the horizon, but to learn ways their colleagues are improving care in their day-to-day," continues Meyer. "This is exactly the type of convening our new Assembly Row building was designed to facilitate."

In addition to networking and knowledge sharing, the day recognized outstanding work across the Partners system through the Nesson Awards, created in honor of the core values embodied by former Brigham and Women’s Hospital President H. Richard Nesson, MD. Honorees included:

• Collaboration Award: The Partners Sepsis Collaborative was recognized for working to define, develop, and implement tools to improve sepsis management across Partners.

• Excellence Award: Gino Chisari, DNP, of Massachusetts General Hospital, was recognized for developing programs to train and deploy clinical staff with the expertise required to support safe and effective patient care.

• Innovation Award: Anand Dighe, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, was recognized for optimizing the use of laboratory services across the system to improve patient care.

In addition, Ross Zafonte, DOof the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, was recognized with the Samuel O. Thier, MD Leadership Physician Award for his courage, vision, resilience, and integrity.