Stories in the 09/23/2011 Issue of Hotline
WITH THE ACUTE CARE DOCUMENTATION (ACD) PROJECT – also known as e-chart – documenting patient flowsheets, assessments and notes by hand will soon be a thing of the past. To offer a sneak peek at the project, which will automate documentation through a software system called MetaVision, an educational fair was held Sept. 14 in the Bulfinch Tent.
From the presentation of a videotaped message from President Barack Obama to recognition of the Bicentennial Scholars, the Sept. 16 Bicentennial Gala celebrated the MGH's achievements over the past two centuries while highlighting its vision for the future.
NAMED IN HONOR OF Ernesto González, MD, an esteemed physician in the Department of Dermatology, the Ernesto González Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community is presented each year to MGH employees as part of Latino Heritage Month, celebrated in the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
ON A BRISK SEPTEMBER MORNING in the Howard Ulfelder Healing Garden, Hyundai Hope on Wheels presented Mary Huang, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center, with a $100,000 grant for the MGHfC Cancer Center’s Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic. The clinic is one of 71 recipients of Hyundai Hope on Wheels’ 2011 Hope Grant program, which is awarding $7.1 million during September in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
A PASSIONATE SKILLED NURSE and beloved friend and colleague, Linda Thomas, ANP, COHN-S, CM, died Aug. 17 at the MGH due to complications related to polycystic kidney/liver disease. Thomas worked at the MGH for more than 41 years. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held Sept. 20 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium.
A CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO) is much more than a computer expert. A CIO must be a strategic, big-picture thinker who can effectively align the possibilities of information technology with an organization’s needs and goals.
AN ASSISTANT BILLING MANAGER at the MGH, Donna Coleman is highly organized, detail-oriented and great with numbers. She’s also an expert bottle-cap flipper – one of several unusual skills that helped her and her daughter, Talana Deshaies, win $125,000 on the NBC game show “Minute to Win It.”
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