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In this week's edition: "Celebrating 50 years of intensive care," "Crowley named to Podolsky Professorship," "In Memoriam: John Burke," and more.

Stories in the 11/11/2011 Issue of Hotline

A golden anniversary

In the first half of the 20th century, MGH patients with respiratory failure could receive mechanical ventilation and other specialized treatments, but they were scattered throughout the hospital, straining available resources.

Celebrating the festival of lights

Brightly colored patterned lanterns hung from the ceiling, and flickering candles lined the window sills of the East Garden Room for its transformation into a traditional Indian celebration.

Crowley named to Podolsky Professorship

William Crowley Jr., MD, chief of the Reproductive Endocrine Unit and director of Clinical Research, was honored Oct. 17 with the first Daniel K. Podolsky Professorship in Medicine, a new endowed chair at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

In Memoriam: John “Jack” Burke, MD

John “Jack” Burke, MD, who established the MGH Burn Research Center, died of pancreatic cancer Nov. 2 at the age of 89.

Influencing change

More than 200 MGH managers and supervisors attended the Women in Leadership event, “200 Years and Counting: How Women Leaders Can Influence the Changing Healthcare Landscape,” Oct. 27 at the Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill.

MGH chiefs elected to IOM

The prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently hosted its 41st annual meeting announcing 65 new members and five foreign associates.

One more week to make a difference

It’s halfway through the 2011 MGH United Way Campaign, and 1,537 MGH employees have already donated and raised a total of $368,056. The campaign aims to inspire 2,011 MGHers to make a donation by Nov. 18.

Understanding domestic violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will be abused at home in her lifetime.

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