On March 1, BWH will upgrade its current Employee Alert System to a new user-friendly system that will enhance the hospital’s communications about emergency situations.

The new Partners Employee Alert System (EAS) offers employees improved features and the ability to customize their notification preferences, such as via mobile or home phone and email. The system is synced with the Partners Phone Directory and PeopleSoft and will automatically subscribe all employees whose primary institution listed in PeopleSoft is BWH. This also means if you update your phone number in PeopleSoft, it will automatically update in Partners EAS.

“We are confident that this new system will be beneficial to our employees when we have critical information to share,” said Barry Wante, director of Emergency Preparedness at BWH.

Wante stressed that the system will only be used to share urgent messages, such as information about a life-threatening situation at BWH or a suspension of MBTA service in inclement weather, for example.

More details about the system and instructions for setting up individual notification preferences will soon be available on BWHPikeNotes.org.