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Stories in the 10/13/17 edition of Hotline

Each week, MGH Hotline reports important news within the Massachusetts General Hospital community featuring employees and initiatives that focus on bettering the future of clinical care, research and training.

  • A second chance to dance

    On May 6, Nick and Amanda Johnas had finished their first dance as a married couple when Amanda’s father stepped onto the dance floor for the father-daughter dance. As Bob Mulkern held Amanda close, Nick watched, knowing the moment could have been vastly different.

  • General Store goes green by going blu

    Blue sterile wrap is a polypropylene plastic used in operating rooms and hospitals throughout the country to protect patient gowns, toiletries, medical devices and surgical instruments from contamination. And now, in an effort to reduce waste, the blue wrap is being used to create MGH reusable tote bags.

  • HUBweek highlights

    The third annual HUBweek kicked off Oct. 10, with events taking place throughout the city and at the MGH.

  • Profiles in Education: Devin Oller, MD

    This profile is part of a series designed to highlight the importance and impact of the hospital’s teaching mission and the work of the MGH Executive Committee on Teaching & Education (ECOTE). Devin Oller, MD, is the chief resident of Internal Medicine.

  • Ready, set, Apollo!

    Since its launch six months ago, Apollo – the MGH’s newly redesigned intranet – has continued to grow.

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Mass General Magazine focuses on impact. Its stories look at lives changed by the extraordinary care provided by Mass General doctors, nurses and other caregivers.

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They explore the leading-edge research that makes such care possible today and keeps a sharp focus on the possibilities of tomorrow. They detail how Mass General innovations in education, care delivery and other arenas are advancing the cause of health and wellness for the community, the nation and the world.

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Visitors can explore exhibits in the main gallery of the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation tells the rich story of Mass General through interactive media displays, artifacts and photographs. You can learn about the hospital's important contributions to the medical field and see how these discoveries and advancements have shaped the present – and how the hospital can continue to shape the future of medicine.

The Russell Museum is dedicated to drawing connections between innovations spanning a period of more than 200 years – from the hospital’s charter in 1811 to present day. We encourage you to visit us for an experience that will inform, inspire and engage.

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