Transitions: Comings, Goings and Promotions
Crim Assuming Role at Codman Square Health Center
Heidi Crim, RN, MSN, nurse director for the Department of Emergency Medicine, left her role at BWH on May 30 to assume the position of chief nursing officer at Codman Square Health Center.
Crim made major contributions to the mission of Brigham and Women’s Hospital leading the Emergency Department (ED), first as assistant nurse manager and then as nurse manager, before assuming the position of nurse director. For more than a decade, Crim was responsible for the recruitment and development of several hundred ED staff, including nurses, business specialists and emergency services assistants.
Crim was instrumental in the redesign of front-end processes and in developing the role of ED flow managers to serve the needs of an ever-growing, complex patient population. She founded the Emergency Department’s Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee and inaugurated the Emergency Medicine Process Improvement Program.
Janet Gorman, RN, BSN, MM, former BWH ED flow manager and nurse administrator, will be serving as an interim nurse director for the Department of Emergency Medicine until a permanent successor is announced.
Goldsmith New Global Health Equity Administrative Director
Jennifer Goldsmith, MS, MEd, returns to BWH as administrative director for the Division of Global Health Equity. She started the role earlier this summer.
Goldsmith is responsible for overseeing BWH-related activities centering on research, education and general administration within the division and ensuring the advancement of global equity as a liaison between BWH, Partners In Health and Harvard Medical School.
Goldsmith has worked in Strategic Planning and Finance at BWH, and was director of strategic initiatives for Graduate Medical Education. She has also served as assistant dean for Finance and director of Budgets and Financial Planning at Harvard University and was a consultant at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Goldsmith earned her BA in English at the University of Michigan, MS from the Harvard School of Public Health, and her MEd at Boston College.
LeBoff Appointed Chief of Calcium and Bone Section, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
Meryl LeBoff, MD, director of the Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit at BWH, has been appointed chief of the Calcium and Bone Section in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine.
LeBoff founded the Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit, a multifaceted program that includes research, educational initiatives, clinical care and bone densitometry in 1987. She currently serves as the BWH distinguished chair in Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis. She has served as a member on the National Institutes of Health’s Central Calcium, Vitamin D and Osteoporosis Committee for the Women’s Health Initiative; a contributing author for the United States Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis; on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Working Group; as a councilor for the American Society of Bone Mineral Research; and on the Board of Trustees for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
With her colleagues in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, LeBoff developed the Brigham Fracture Intervention Team Initiative (B-FIT©) to advance fracture care and to evaluate and treat the underlying vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis in hip fracture patients. She also is the principal investigator on two studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health examining the effects of vitamin D on bone health and fractures in the large vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids trial.
The position was previously held by Edward Brown, MD, a distinguished senior physician at BWH. Brown will now serve as director of Basic Research for the Division of Endocrinology.
Rubin Leaves BWH, Launches Own Business
Annette Rubin, director of the Pollin Cardiovascular Wellness Center and ClimbCorps, left her position at BWH on June 27 to launch a coaching business, Coaching to Potential, where she works with early- and mid-career nonprofit professionals to discover their potential and build a more fulfilling future for themselves and their organizations.
Responsible for the supervision of external and internal community programming, Rubin made major contributions to the mission of BWH. She established partnerships with numerous community organizations to promote heart disease prevention in local, underserved populations. In an effort to promote healthy living at BWH, she created an employee wellness program, which includes fitness classes, educational seminars, and weight-loss programs for staff.
Rubin was instrumental in the implementation and creation of ClimbCorps, a public health campaign designed to raise funds and awareness for heart disease. ClimbCorps was successfully implemented in 2012 at BWH and in Boston and has since raised $300,000 for education, research, and programming for heart disease prevention.