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In this week's issue: "Excellence Every Day: Joint Commission lab survey window opens," "A day in the life," "Lunder Building patient floors enhance patient- and family-oriented care," and more.

Stories in the 03/11/2011 Issue of Hotline

A day in the life

FIFTY-TWO STUDENT SHADOWS caught a glimpse of their bright futures in health care during the 16th annual Job Shadow Day sponsored by the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) Youth Programs.

Excellence Every Day

THROUGHOUT THE MGH, “Excellence Every Day” is the goal for each and every hospital employee, whether providing hands-on clinical care to critically ill patients or ensuring the campus’s public restroom floors are clear so that no one slips or falls.

Lunder Building patient floors enhance patient- and family-oriented care

The top five floors of the Lunder Building are dedicated adult inpatient units for neuroscience and cancer patients. While the patient floors follow a standard design, each has highlights specific to a particular patient population. This week, MGH Hotline will highlight unique features of Floors 6 through 8, which are devoted to neuroscience patients, and provide a general description of a Lunder Building inpatient room. A subsequent issue will focus on Floors 9 and 10, which are dedicated to cancer patients, and will highlight the Lunder Building’s nursing, support services and common areas.

MGH mentors and their students celebrate science fair success

MARCH 5 WAS AN EXCITING DAY for budding young scientists who competed in a Boston Public Schools citywide science fair.

Promoting kidney health

LAURIE BIEL, RN, BSN, CNN, of the MGH Center for Renal Education, does not know whether the kidney or the kidney bean was named first – but she does know a great deal about kidney health.

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