In this week's edition: "$3 million gift supports Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Technology Initiative," "Storybook Ball raises $1.1M for MGHfC," "2,011 in 2011: What number will you be?" and more.

Stories in the 11/04/2011 Issue of Hotline

2,011 in 2011: What number will you be?

In honor of the MGH bicentennial, this year’s United Way Campaign aims to encourage at least 2,011 employees to make a donation of any amount. The hospitalwide campaign, which will run Nov. 7

Improving care for limited-English proficient patients

Approximately 25 million people in the United States are described as having limited-English proficiency (LEP) and are at risk for adverse events because of barriers associated with language ability.

Infection prevention

As part of Infection Prevention Week in October, members of the Infection Control Unit, the STOP (Stop the Transmission of Pathogens) Task Force and the infection control “tiger team” – made up of MGHers focused on regulatory compliance – staffed an information table in the Main Lobby.

Life-saving potential

Despite great strides in global health, maternal and child mortality rates in poor regions of the world remain alarmingly high. Many of these deaths are preventable with simple, innovative medical technologies and devices.

MAO honors faculty award winners

Luana Marques, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry, beamed as she accepted the 2011 Clinician-Teacher Development Award from the MGH Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO).

MGHfC patients treated to Halloween events

Costumed pediatric patients from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) paraded through the halls of the MGH Oct. 31 collecting treats – not tricks – during the annual MGHfC trick-or-treating event.

Storybook Ball raises $1.1M for MGHfC

Nearly 500 guests attended the annual Storybook Ball Oct. 15 at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston, raising $1.1 million this year in support of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

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