History of Mass General

MGH breaks ground to launch construction of new museum of medical history and innovation.

Construction begins on museum of medical history and innovation

14/Dec/2010

With shovels in hand and adorned in hardhats, MGH leadership and representatives of the History Committee gathered Nov. 19 on the corner of North Grove and Cambridge streets for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of construction of a hospital museum of medical history and innovation. Construction of the facility is slated to be complete in December 2011 - a fitting way to close out the hospital's bicentennial year and move into the MGH's third century.

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BREAKING GROUND: From left, Patricia Austen, chair of the Ladies Visiting Committee's Archives and History Project; David Torchiana, MD, chairman and chief executive officer of the MGPO; Paul S. Russell, MD, chair of the MGH History Committee and senior surgeon; Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president; William Harris, MD, DSC, director emeritus of the MGH Harris Biomaterials and Biomechanics Laboratory; John Herman, MD, vice chair of the MGH History Committee and associate chief of the Department of Psychiatry; Robert Seger, executive director of Emergency Services and Emergency Preparedness; Peter Johnson, museum director; Peggy Slasman, senior vice president of Public Affairs, and Hubert Murray, manager of Sustainable Initiatives.