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