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What's Happening: Oct. 11, 2013

What's Happening: Oct. 11, 2013

11/Oct/2013

Flu Clinic continues in Wang Lobby
The Centralized Flu Clinic continues in the Wang Lobby, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm through Nov. 1. Vaccinations are offered for those 18 years and older. MGH employees are asked to bring their hospital IDs when they come to be vaccinated.

Science fair mentors needed for middle school students
The MGH Youth Programs team is seeking volunteers to mentor Boston Middle School students through their science fair projects. Mentors meet with students at the MGH or the Charlestown Navy Yard on two Friday mornings each month, October through January. No particular expertise in mentoring or science fair projects is needed. The MGH Youth Programs team provides ongoing mentor training and support. For more information, please contact Tracey Benner at 617-724-8326 or tbenner1@partners.org.

Walk with The Clubs at Charles River Park
The Clubs at Charles River Park (CCRP) and the MGH Be Fit program would like to invite all MGH employees for lunchtime walks. Join Joe Dankese, CCRP personal trainer, at noon on Oct.16 and/or Oct. 18, outside of the Gray Building entrance on Blossom Street.

Prescription drug abuse town hall meeting
Elected officials and experts from leading community health organizations will hold a town hall meeting in Revere from 6:30 to 9 pm, Oct. 16. Learn about what is being done on local and national levels to address prescription drug misuse and opioid overdoses. Speakers include Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, and Eric Weil, MD, MGPO associate medical director for Primary Care, associate chief of Clinical Affairs for the MGH General Medicine Unit and MGH Revere HealthCare Center physician. The meeting will be held at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School, 107 Newhall St. For more information contact Susan Leahy at 617-643-5288 or smleahy@partners.org.

Spiritual Care Week
The Chaplaincy Department will hold the following events for Spiritual Care Week:

Oct. 21
9 am to 2 pm: Chaplaincy Display Tables – resources to support your spirit, Main Corridor
12:15 to 12:45 pm: Muslim Prayer Service, MGH Chapel

Oct. 21 – 24
7am-7pm: Sacred Space, Sacred Pace-Open Labyrinth

Oct. 22
11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Celebrating Disability Awareness Month, “Positive Exposure” Rick Guidotti – award winning photographer, O’Keeffe Auditorium
12:15 to 12:45 pm: B’hai Prayer Service, MGH Chapel

Oct. 23 
12:30 to 2 pm: Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, “Creating Healing Environments: Integrating Spirituality into Care,” O’Keeffe Auditorium, Ellison One

Oct. 24 
6:30 to 8:00 am, 1 to 3 pm, 5 to 8 pm: Blessing of the Hands, Chapel, Ellison One 
12:15 to 12:45 pm: Christian Prayer Service, Chapel, Ellison One

Oct. 25
11 am: Shabbat Service (Jewish Prayer Service), Chapel, Ellison One
12:15 to 12:45 pm: Buddhist Prayer Service, Chapel, Ellison One
10 am to 2 pm, piano music, White Lobby

National Disability Employment Awareness Month events
Award winning fashion photographer Rick Guidotti uses visual arts to explore the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral conditions. Guidotti will present his work, “Positive Exposure,” from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Oct. 22 in O’Keeffe Auditorium.

Employees Disabilities Resource Group (EDRG) will give its first MGH Disability Champion Award at the EDRG Breakfast of Champions from 8:30 to 9:30 am, Oct. 29 in The East Garden Dining Room. The award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond to make the hospital more accessible for all. 

In addition, there will be two panel discussions – “Disability is a Part of My Life,” featuring MGH employees with disabilities, from noon to 1 pm, Oct. 24, Yawkey 2-220. The second panel, “Supporting Employees with Disabilities,” is a discussion about the resources available to support the success of employees with disabilities in the workplace. This panel will be held in O’Keeffe Auditorium from noon to 1 pm, Oct. 30. 

Register for the 38th Annual Joseph Garland Lecture
The 38th Annual Joseph Garland Lecture, “Adventures at the Intersection of Medical Journalism & Public Health,” will be delivered by Lawrence Altman, MD, medical journalist/columnist, The New York Times and clinical professor of medicine at New York University. The event will be held at 5:30 pm on Oct. 23 at the Carl Walter Amphitheatre, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston. To register contact Roz Vogel at rvogel@hms.harvard.edu or call 617-432-4807.

October is National Physical Therapy Month
In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, MGH Physical Therapy Services will host "Posture Perfect: A look at posture and body mechanics" in the White Building Main Corridor from 11 am to 1 pm, Oct. 29. Physical therapists will be available to answer questions about posture and to demonstrate correct body mechanic techniques to prevent injury. For more information, contact Lisa Montalbano at 617-726-3023 or Julie Bosworth at 617-643-5215.

2013 Boston Angiogenesis Meeting
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), will host the 15th annual Boston Angiogenesis Meeting 8 am to 5 pm, Nov. 7. The event will be held at the Starr Center, Schepens Eye Research Institute at MEEI, 185 Cambridge St. For more information or to register visit http://www.schepens.harvard.edu/bam.

Learn more about the Sustainable Initiatives program at Partners
Partners Sustainable Initiatives has launched a bimonthly newsletter. To learn about sustainability across Partners and to get involved, subscribe to the Partners Sustainable Initiatives distribution list http://eepurl.com/BfEWr or e-mail the team directly at sustainability@partners.org.


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