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In this week's issue: "Gala celebrates 200 years - and counting," "Jennings appointed CIO," "Honoring service to the Latino community," and more.

Stories in the 09/23/2011 Issue of Hotline

Fair builds anticipation for e-chart

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.

Gala celebrates 200 years -- and counting

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.

Honoring service to the Latino community

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.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels donates $100,000 to MGHfC

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.

In Memoriam: Linda Thomas, ANP, COHN-S, CM

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.

Jennings appointed CIO

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.

MGHer and daughter win big on “Minute to Win It”

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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