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Maggie

Nursing

Maggie, whose family is originally from Haiti, has lived in the U.S since she was nine. She joined Boston Children’s right out of nursing school in February of 2007. Today, Maggie is in graduate school studying nursing, which means her free time is limited, at best. But when she does have time, she loves being with her family and her book club, the latter of which makes for great conversation and wine tasting.

Excellence in Nursing Award night. I was an awardee for the New England Black Nurses Association two weeks ago. I'm standing here with the nursing manager that nominated me.

Jonathan

IT

Though Jonathan was born, raised, and has a cemetery plot (thanks for sharing, Jonathan!) in Pittsburgh, he’s in no hurry to leave his home in Boston. And we have his wife to thank for it. He came to Boston Children’s in July of 2010 because she joined us for our “amazing training.” They’ve stayed because of our mission and ongoing opportunities. Outside of work, Jonathan spends time with his family, works on projects at home and marvels at snow accumulations.

Summer planning has begun, I hear a lot of the staff talking about their summer plans. I think BCH prides itself in allowing managers the flexibility to help employees with their work/life balance. Recent trips by staff here include Italy, Spain, India, and lots of domestic travel. I’m hearing a lot talk of Disney World for employees with children.
Getting back to the routines: after a challenging last month, things are returning to the “new normal”. Change in any organization is never linear, it can be almost imperceptibly incremental and then at times highly visible and messy. Having experienced both, I’m not sure which I prefer. The good news is that changes mean opportunity for evolution and growth. The job never is boring!
Spring has sprung at my house! There are daffodil shoots springing up in my yard and the snow is finally starting to melt. It will be refreshing to see grass again after a long, cold, and snow- filled winter.
Keeping healthy is important for my lifestyle as well as my job. If I am not feeling well and keeping myself healthy it can affect my ability to work not only at the hospital but at the office as well. Eating right and getting plenty of sleep are both challenging when working at a high pace but it is essential to pay attention to what your body needs and to slow down from time to time. This is something that  I constantly strive for and to keep myself going for years to come.
Going off to HIMSS this weekend. This is a week-long event where people come to speak from across the country about efforts to improve patient safety and hospital efficiency. I am lucky enough to be able to speak on our ongoing efforts to improve patient safety here at BCH. There has been a lot of preparation for this presentation and I am confident that it will go over smoothly and successfully.
This week, we've had three new projects land on our plate. We use airplane metaphors to describe the projects (a 'Piper cub' project, a jumbo jet project, etc). Working to getting them to fit in with all the rest of the projects we are doing is an ongoing challenge. Even with said piper cub projects, taking the time to evaluate the scope and plan the work is a constant challenge.
My team has really come together these past few days in working on a large project that has taken precedent over some of the smaller tasks in the office. It’s inspiring to be able to work and think creatively with a group of people who enjoy what they do and can collaborate well even during stressful times. I am privileged to call them colleagues.
Last night I had a shift at the ED– very busy as usual for a Monday. I was back at the office this morning at a joint Finance-ISD Enterprise Data Warehouse meeting. I consider myself lucky to be able to work with so many motivated individuals who are dedicated to their work. So much time and effort is put in to developing new projects and ideas and to make improvements on those that currently exist.
The BI teams are embarking on a long term journey to better organize our work.  We've been working with our Sharepoint site to get all the piece-parts assembled so that the organization of our work doesn't become burdensome, and yet the artifacts from our organization are valuable long-term.
Many of us take public transportation to work at Children's. I happen to take the commuter rail.  While I see evidence of 'recovery' on the MBTA, full service can't be restored fast enough!

Olivia

Program Coordinator

Hailing from Norton, MA, Olivia joined Boston Children’s in October of 2006. She started as a student at Emmanuel College, working in our center for families part-time and was offered a full-time position after she graduated. When she’s not working in the hospital, or on her masters in clinical social work at Boston College, Olivia is playing sports and traveling the globe.

I am enrolled in classes at Boston College’s School of Social Work pursuing my Masters in Clinical Social Work.  I am excited at how much these courses are enhancing my work with families in the Hale Family Center for Families and feel fortunate that I am able to balance these responsibilities.
I am looking forward to participating in Monday and Wednesday morning meditations that are now being offered in the new Hale Family Center for Families. It’s a great way to relax and refocus before a day of work!
I was working this past Saturday and we had a surprise visitor- R2D2!
Looking forward to playing on the hospital sponsored Softball Team over the summer with some of my colleagues. This will be my third year as the team's 2nd baseman!
I enjoyed participating in the Boston Children’s Hospital Spirit Week last week. This was organized through Child Life and it was fun to see staff and families participate!

Padam

Research

Originally from Nepal (the kingdom of Himalayas), Padam started his research career with Boston Children’s on June 4th, 2007. He was initially drawn to the reputation of the hospital and is happy to have his expectations exceeded by our environment - and our people. When he's not working, he’s watching movies from a variety of genres, playing guitar and practicing meditation and yoga.

Happy Nepalese New Year to all!! Today is the beginning of year 2072.

Go green! Earth Day is coming soon and our Neurobiology Program vowed to go as paperless as possible. We just cleaned our cabinets, and scanned all of our back up documents. We will strictly follow our new rule– print the document only if necessary. Everyone is excited about it!!

I just took a first class/session for Certified Research Administrator (CRA) today - The CRA Preparation Program class was organized by the Department of Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital. Many Children's employees are taking this session for the CRA certification exam. The exam is really tough. So everyone is talking about how we can prepare for it.
Last week was the Holi Festival (festival of colors) in Nepal. I missed it this year a lot. My family and friends had posted pictures online. Those pictures took me to my school days. Family and friends used to play with various color powder and water balloons. We used to target people on the street with water balloons from the roofs of our houses. People were throwing water balloons from one roof to another. It was fun fun!!
BCH has become my second home!! That is what came to my mind, last night.  I had been thinking that it’s been a decade since I came to America/Boston. Since then, I've been in or around BCH. I struggled, I had ups and downs, and I found a way to establish myself at BCH. Now, I feel really cozy and safe here. More than that, I am a part of it.
Nepalese New Year 2072 (56.7 year ahead of western calendar) is coming up!! The new year usually begins around mid-April, this year it’s on April 14. The Greater Boston Nepalese community celebrates every year. The celebration includes – Nepalese food, Nepalese dance, and good chance of meeting Nepalese folks. I look forward to participating this year with my Nepali/non-Nepali friends.
Why not MORE snow to break the record, right? Finally, we broke the seasonal snowfall record with 108.6 inches. This is a historical record to be experienced in Boston. I heard some people have positive comments on snow fall. We just need very small reasons to be happy!!
I couldn’t do yoga for the last couple of days. I am looking forward to doing a long session of YOGA over the weekend. OOMMM!!!

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Excellence in Nursing Award night. I was an awardee for the New England Black Nurses Association two weeks ago. I'm standing here with the nursing manager that nominated me.
Summer planning has begun, I hear a lot of the staff talking about their summer plans. I think BCH prides itself in allowing managers the flexibility to help employees with their work/life balance. Recent trips by staff here include Italy, Spain, India, and lots of domestic travel. I’m hearing a lot talk of Disney World for employees with children.
Getting back to the routines: after a challenging last month, things are returning to the “new normal”. Change in any organization is never linear, it can be almost imperceptibly incremental and then at times highly visible and messy. Having experienced both, I’m not sure which I prefer. The good news is that changes mean opportunity for evolution and growth. The job never is boring!
Spring has sprung at my house! There are daffodil shoots springing up in my yard and the snow is finally starting to melt. It will be refreshing to see grass again after a long, cold, and snow- filled winter.
Keeping healthy is important for my lifestyle as well as my job. If I am not feeling well and keeping myself healthy it can affect my ability to work not only at the hospital but at the office as well. Eating right and getting plenty of sleep are both challenging when working at a high pace but it is essential to pay attention to what your body needs and to slow down from time to time. This is something that  I constantly strive for and to keep myself going for years to come.
Going off to HIMSS this weekend. This is a week-long event where people come to speak from across the country about efforts to improve patient safety and hospital efficiency. I am lucky enough to be able to speak on our ongoing efforts to improve patient safety here at BCH. There has been a lot of preparation for this presentation and I am confident that it will go over smoothly and successfully.
This week, we've had three new projects land on our plate. We use airplane metaphors to describe the projects (a 'Piper cub' project, a jumbo jet project, etc). Working to getting them to fit in with all the rest of the projects we are doing is an ongoing challenge. Even with said piper cub projects, taking the time to evaluate the scope and plan the work is a constant challenge.
My team has really come together these past few days in working on a large project that has taken precedent over some of the smaller tasks in the office. It’s inspiring to be able to work and think creatively with a group of people who enjoy what they do and can collaborate well even during stressful times. I am privileged to call them colleagues.
Last night I had a shift at the ED– very busy as usual for a Monday. I was back at the office this morning at a joint Finance-ISD Enterprise Data Warehouse meeting. I consider myself lucky to be able to work with so many motivated individuals who are dedicated to their work. So much time and effort is put in to developing new projects and ideas and to make improvements on those that currently exist.
The BI teams are embarking on a long term journey to better organize our work.  We've been working with our Sharepoint site to get all the piece-parts assembled so that the organization of our work doesn't become burdensome, and yet the artifacts from our organization are valuable long-term.
Many of us take public transportation to work at Children's. I happen to take the commuter rail.  While I see evidence of 'recovery' on the MBTA, full service can't be restored fast enough!
I am enrolled in classes at Boston College’s School of Social Work pursuing my Masters in Clinical Social Work.  I am excited at how much these courses are enhancing my work with families in the Hale Family Center for Families and feel fortunate that I am able to balance these responsibilities.
I am looking forward to participating in Monday and Wednesday morning meditations that are now being offered in the new Hale Family Center for Families. It’s a great way to relax and refocus before a day of work!
I was working this past Saturday and we had a surprise visitor- R2D2!
Looking forward to playing on the hospital sponsored Softball Team over the summer with some of my colleagues. This will be my third year as the team's 2nd baseman!
I enjoyed participating in the Boston Children’s Hospital Spirit Week last week. This was organized through Child Life and it was fun to see staff and families participate!

Happy Nepalese New Year to all!! Today is the beginning of year 2072.

Go green! Earth Day is coming soon and our Neurobiology Program vowed to go as paperless as possible. We just cleaned our cabinets, and scanned all of our back up documents. We will strictly follow our new rule– print the document only if necessary. Everyone is excited about it!!

I just took a first class/session for Certified Research Administrator (CRA) today - The CRA Preparation Program class was organized by the Department of Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital. Many Children's employees are taking this session for the CRA certification exam. The exam is really tough. So everyone is talking about how we can prepare for it.
Last week was the Holi Festival (festival of colors) in Nepal. I missed it this year a lot. My family and friends had posted pictures online. Those pictures took me to my school days. Family and friends used to play with various color powder and water balloons. We used to target people on the street with water balloons from the roofs of our houses. People were throwing water balloons from one roof to another. It was fun fun!!
BCH has become my second home!! That is what came to my mind, last night.  I had been thinking that it’s been a decade since I came to America/Boston. Since then, I've been in or around BCH. I struggled, I had ups and downs, and I found a way to establish myself at BCH. Now, I feel really cozy and safe here. More than that, I am a part of it.
Nepalese New Year 2072 (56.7 year ahead of western calendar) is coming up!! The new year usually begins around mid-April, this year it’s on April 14. The Greater Boston Nepalese community celebrates every year. The celebration includes – Nepalese food, Nepalese dance, and good chance of meeting Nepalese folks. I look forward to participating this year with my Nepali/non-Nepali friends.
Why not MORE snow to break the record, right? Finally, we broke the seasonal snowfall record with 108.6 inches. This is a historical record to be experienced in Boston. I heard some people have positive comments on snow fall. We just need very small reasons to be happy!!
I couldn’t do yoga for the last couple of days. I am looking forward to doing a long session of YOGA over the weekend. OOMMM!!!
  • Excellence in Nursing Award night. I was an awardee for the New England Black Nurses Association two weeks ago. I'm standing here with the nursing manager that nominated me.

  • Summer planning has begun, I hear a lot of the staff talking about their summer plans. I think BCH prides itself in allowing managers the flexibility to help employees with their work/life balance. Recent trips by staff here include Italy, Spain, India, and lots of domestic travel. I’m hearing a lot talk of Disney World for employees with children.

  • Getting back to the routines: after a challenging last month, things are returning to the “new normal”. Change in any organization is never linear, it can be almost imperceptibly incremental and then at times highly visible and messy. Having experienced both, I’m not sure which I prefer. The good news is that changes mean opportunity for evolution and growth. The job never is boring!

  • Spring has sprung at my house! There are daffodil shoots springing up in my yard and the snow is finally starting to melt. It will be refreshing to see grass again after a long, cold, and snow- filled winter.

  • Keeping healthy is important for my lifestyle as well as my job. If I am not feeling well and keeping myself healthy it can affect my ability to work not only at the hospital but at the office as well. Eating right and getting plenty of sleep are both challenging when working at a high pace but it is essential to pay attention to what your body needs and to slow down from time to time. This is something that  I constantly strive for and to keep myself going for years to come.

  • Going off to HIMSS this weekend. This is a week-long event where people come to speak from across the country about efforts to improve patient safety and hospital efficiency. I am lucky enough to be able to speak on our ongoing efforts to improve patient safety here at BCH. There has been a lot of preparation for this presentation and I am confident that it will go over smoothly and successfully.

  • This week, we've had three new projects land on our plate. We use airplane metaphors to describe the projects (a 'Piper cub' project, a jumbo jet project, etc). Working to getting them to fit in with all the rest of the projects we are doing is an ongoing challenge. Even with said piper cub projects, taking the time to evaluate the scope and plan the work is a constant challenge.

  • My team has really come together these past few days in working on a large project that has taken precedent over some of the smaller tasks in the office. It’s inspiring to be able to work and think creatively with a group of people who enjoy what they do and can collaborate well even during stressful times. I am privileged to call them colleagues.

  • Last night I had a shift at the ED– very busy as usual for a Monday. I was back at the office this morning at a joint Finance-ISD Enterprise Data Warehouse meeting. I consider myself lucky to be able to work with so many motivated individuals who are dedicated to their work. So much time and effort is put in to developing new projects and ideas and to make improvements on those that currently exist.

  • The BI teams are embarking on a long term journey to better organize our work.  We've been working with our Sharepoint site to get all the piece-parts assembled so that the organization of our work doesn't become burdensome, and yet the artifacts from our organization are valuable long-term.

  • Many of us take public transportation to work at Children's. I happen to take the commuter rail.  While I see evidence of 'recovery' on the MBTA, full service can't be restored fast enough!

  • I am enrolled in classes at Boston College’s School of Social Work pursuing my Masters in Clinical Social Work.  I am excited at how much these courses are enhancing my work with families in the Hale Family Center for Families and feel fortunate that I am able to balance these responsibilities.

  • I am looking forward to participating in Monday and Wednesday morning meditations that are now being offered in the new Hale Family Center for Families. It’s a great way to relax and refocus before a day of work!

  • I was working this past Saturday and we had a surprise visitor- R2D2!

  • Looking forward to playing on the hospital sponsored Softball Team over the summer with some of my colleagues. This will be my third year as the team's 2nd baseman!

  • I enjoyed participating in the Boston Children’s Hospital Spirit Week last week. This was organized through Child Life and it was fun to see staff and families participate!

  • Happy Nepalese New Year to all!! Today is the beginning of year 2072.

  • Go green! Earth Day is coming soon and our Neurobiology Program vowed to go as paperless as possible. We just cleaned our cabinets, and scanned all of our back up documents. We will strictly follow our new rule– print the document only if necessary. Everyone is excited about it!!

  • I just took a first class/session for Certified Research Administrator (CRA) today - The CRA Preparation Program class was organized by the Department of Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital. Many Children's employees are taking this session for the CRA certification exam. The exam is really tough. So everyone is talking about how we can prepare for it.

  • Last week was the Holi Festival (festival of colors) in Nepal. I missed it this year a lot. My family and friends had posted pictures online. Those pictures took me to my school days. Family and friends used to play with various color powder and water balloons. We used to target people on the street with water balloons from the roofs of our houses. People were throwing water balloons from one roof to another. It was fun fun!!

  • BCH has become my second home!! That is what came to my mind, last night.  I had been thinking that it’s been a decade since I came to America/Boston. Since then, I've been in or around BCH. I struggled, I had ups and downs, and I found a way to establish myself at BCH. Now, I feel really cozy and safe here. More than that, I am a part of it.

  • Nepalese New Year 2072 (56.7 year ahead of western calendar) is coming up!! The new year usually begins around mid-April, this year it’s on April 14. The Greater Boston Nepalese community celebrates every year. The celebration includes – Nepalese food, Nepalese dance, and good chance of meeting Nepalese folks. I look forward to participating this year with my Nepali/non-Nepali friends.

  • Why not MORE snow to break the record, right? Finally, we broke the seasonal snowfall record with 108.6 inches. This is a historical record to be experienced in Boston. I heard some people have positive comments on snow fall. We just need very small reasons to be happy!!

  • I couldn’t do yoga for the last couple of days. I am looking forward to doing a long session of YOGA over the weekend. OOMMM!!!

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