“You have a diamond here.”
One of the surveyors from our accrediting organization, The Joint Commission, said this during our week-long evaluation in December. The surveyors also marveled at the Brigham’s innovation, professionalism, and collaboration across multiple departments, adding, “The work you are doing here is brilliant. We do not say that everywhere we go.”
Comments like this reflect our strong Brigham culture, a legacy handed down to us across the generations. We keep it shining by embracing our values of shared humanity and dignity, where our diverse community of patients, families, and employees feels welcomed, cared for, and valued.
For us, big data is another tool we can use to advance the care we offer to every individual who walks through our doors.
We call this culture The Brigham Way. I hope you will see glimmers of The Brigham Way as you read in the following pages about how big data is personalizing the scope of our care in Boston and beyond. Our data scientists have patients and their families foremost in their minds as they mine growing volumes of medical information looking for innovative solutions to problems including hospital-acquired infections, drug safety, and chronic disease. For us, big data is another tool we can use to advance the care we offer to every individual who walks through our doors.
The brilliant diamond of the Brigham shines with the spirit of innovation, collaboration, and compassion we bring to every aspect of our mission. Whether we are caring for our patients and their families, conducting research into the latest treatments, or teaching the next generation of medical and scientific pioneers, we cherish and protect this medical treasure so it will shine for generations to come.
Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD