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FDA issues emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine FDA issues emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FDA issues emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

February 28, 2021

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BIDMC researchers build tool to estimate false negative COVID-19 test rates BIDMC researchers build tool to estimate false negative COVID-19 test rates

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February 24, 2021

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February 2, 2021

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J&J single-shot vaccine, developed by Barouch’s lab, announced 85% effective against severe COVID-19 disease J&J single-shot vaccine, developed by Barouch’s lab, announced 85% effective against severe COVID-19 disease

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January 29, 2021

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January 19, 2021

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A Beth Israel researcher helped create a COVID-19 vaccine that awaits approval. It could be a ‘game changer’ A Beth Israel researcher helped create a COVID-19 vaccine that awaits approval. It could be a ‘game changer’

A Beth Israel researcher helped create a COVID-19 vaccine that awaits approval. It could be a ‘game changer’

January 19, 2021

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Our nurses are collaborators, researchers, trainers, teachers, leaders, innovators, and lifesavers. They give so much of themselves in service of our mission. Now is the time to give back to them to recognize their resilience and dedication. Please consider making a gift to our Annual Fund today: bit.ly/3lCG97Y ... See MoreSee Less

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As Nurses Week comes to an end, we want to thank all of our exceptional nurses at BIDMC. Thank you for all that you've done, and continue to do! 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Meghan A. Melina, BSN, RN, CWOCN, represents the art and science of nursing as a member of the Wound Care Team, where she works as a certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse. She also provides extraordinary care as a per diem staff member on Farr 2. Meghan truly loves doing wound care and teaching nurses how to care for complicated wounds.

Meghan uses her tremendous depth of knowledge and experience to teach new nurses everything about wound and skin care. She helped revise a training on the prevention of pressure injuries that is used throughout the medical center.

Meghan discovered an area of nursing practice that she loves and she has dedicated herself to her specialty. She pursued rigorous core learning in the form of nursing certification and developed an expert knowledge of the science of wound care. She is being honored by her colleagues for her skill, enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge. Today we recognize Meghan for her dedication to the field of nursing!
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During her 14 years as a nurse on Farr 2, Kate Orsillo, MSN, RN, has been involved in many different clinical and leadership initiatives. Kate is one of two co-chairs of Farr 2’s Unit Based Council and has worked over the last year to prioritize the well-being of the nurses and PCTs on Farr 2 during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the COVID-19 surge was at its peak, Kate led efforts within the council to ensure the wellbeing of staff. She put together a wellness binder to remind staff of the importance of self-care and hung posters reminding staff to pause and reflect on how they were feeling before leaving work each day. After the first surge, Kate organized an entire week called “Reflection and Renewal” for all the nurses and PCTs on the unit. This included small group discussions, a moment of silence for the patients who were lost on Farr 2 during the pandemic, and an amazing 7-minute video celebrating the work of the staff during an extraordinary time.

Kate has earned her master’s degree in nursing, and she brings her broadened knowledge and perspective to her work every day. Kate embodies the tenets of BIDMC’s nursing mission and is an extraordinary example of excellence in nursing practice. We are incredibly grateful to have nurses like Kate at BIDMC!
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At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, colleagues in the East Campus operating room look to Alma Martin, RN for her leadership, clinical expertise, and reassurance. During the pandemic, Alma was instrumental in implementing safety protocols for patients and employees. No matter what, Alma takes the time to explain, educate, and provide hands-on support whenever needed. This was especially true during the past year when Alma worked tirelessly to empower her colleagues during one of the most challenging professional moments of their lives. Thank you, Alma, for your commitment to excellence during this pivotal year. #nursesweek ... See MoreSee Less

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Carly S. from Austin, TX wrote on November 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm:
Thank you to everyone at BIDMC! You suit up every day to keep us safe while paving the way for a COVID vaccine. I am so deeply grateful for your hard-working team and will continue to send appreciation and gratitude from Texas.
Thank you to everyone at BIDMC! You suit up every day to keep us safe while paving the way for a COVID vaccine. I am so deeply grateful for your hard-working team and will continue to send appreciation and gratitude from Texas.
Judy Dolan from Wakefield wrote on June 26, 2020 at 5:38 pm:
You really are my heroes! In this time of such uncertainty, you have done everything to be there for your patients like me. I am truly grateful.
You really are my heroes! In this time of such uncertainty, you have done everything to be there for your patients like me. I am truly grateful.
Lorri Devlin from Cotuit wrote on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 pm:
Thank you for being a trusted source for care, information and support. BIDMC staff is Boston's finest.
Thank you for being a trusted source for care, information and support. BIDMC staff is Boston's finest.
Evelyn Pizzi from Plymouth, MA wrote on June 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm:
I am truly grateful for my remarkable medical team at BIDMC. During this pandemic you have all been in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that you are safe and well. I know firsthand your dedication, care, support, competence and compassion which you have given me over the past 4.5 years of very challenging health issues I have encountered, the latest being in February of this year when I received extraordinary care as an in patient. I don't know what I would have done without you. It is my pleasure to have contributed to your Vaccine Research Fund realizing the... Read more
I am truly grateful for my remarkable medical team at BIDMC. During this pandemic you have all been in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that you are safe and well. I know firsthand your dedication, care, support, competence and compassion which you have given me over the past 4.5 years of very challenging health issues I have encountered, the latest being in February of this year when I received extraordinary care as an in patient. I don't know what I would have done without you. It is my pleasure to have contributed to your Vaccine Research Fund realizing the importance of developing a successful vaccine to fight COVID-19. Thank you for your dedication in pursuit of the well being of all of us in your care.
Margaret from San Diego wrote on June 8, 2020 at 6:24 pm:
Thank you to our healthcare heroes!
Thank you to our healthcare heroes!

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