In this week's edition: "Blake 12 ICU opens," "Honoring an MGH legacy: Andrew Warshaw, MD," "Robert Leffert, MD, Palliative Care Memorial Lecture established," "Lurie Center names first director," and more.

Stories in the 12/09/2011 Issue of Hotline

Beacon of Hope

They say it takes a village, and that was certainly true for the team involved in establishing the new Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Enhancing accessibility at MGH

Since it was launched in 2009 to improve care for people with disabilities, the MGH Accessibility Initiative has led to several new programs to enhance employee awareness and education, add new patient services and purchase equipment that enhances accessibility.

Harnessing health technology to eliminate disparities

Research shows that health information technology has the potential to improve quality of care and patient safety and to help eliminate disparities.

Honoring an MGH legacy

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, who stepped down as chief of Surgery earlier this year, continues to be acknowledged for his contributions to the field, particularly pancreatic surgery.

Robert Leffert, MD, Palliative Care Memorial Lecture established

To care for Robert Leffert, MD, as he faced a terminal cancer diagnosis, Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, chief of the MGH Palliative Care Service, had to learn about all aspects of who he was – not only an MGH physician and Harvard professor, but also a decorated veteran and kid who grew up in Brooklyn.

Lurie Center names first director

MGH leaders in autism care and research gathered Nov. 29 at the Liberty Hotel to welcome Christopher J. McDougle, MD, as the new director of the Lurie Center for Autism.

MGHfC hosts 20th annual memorial service

“The tragedy of losing a child is like no other,” said one parent.

Perking up Coffee Central

Coffee Central will be closed for upgrades for nine weeks starting at 6 pm Dec. 16.

What's Happening: Dec. 9, 2011

What's Happening for Dec. 9, 2011


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