Where Disaster Prevention Ends, Preparedness Begins
As catastrophic events—from meteorological disasters to violent crimes and infectious outbreaks—increase in frequency and severity, the science of emergency preparedness has evolved significantly. Given Partners HealthCare’s role not only as Massachusetts’ largest employer, but as essential responders in times of need, ensuring ...
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Receives Magnet Designation
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is the latest in the Partners HealthCare network to receive the prestigious Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care.
In New Laboratory, a Partners Effort Focused on the Lung Treatment Pipeline
A new laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is focused on the development of new treatments for chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death worldwide.
Advocacy for Ill Children: Core to Our Roles as Caregivers
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) pediatrician has taken additional steps to advocate on behalf of her Partners HealthCare patients by testifying in Washington about a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy change that could have a profound detrimental impact for many critically ill children.
From Primary Care, a Pathway Toward Substance-Use Recovery
Christian* has experienced pain for more than two decades, since fracturing his back during a sledding accident. That incident set him on a slippery slope toward addiction as he relied on opioid medication to relieve his chronic pain. “I was addicted to something and didn’t even really know what addiction was,” he says.
Meeting Patients Where They Are: A Matter of Interpretation
Effective communication and education are essential to quality patient care. For a patient population as culturally diverse as Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s, effective provider communication demands a robust Interpreter Services program.