Stories in the 12/23/2011 Issue of Hotline
There may be no place like home for the holidays – but staff at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) do their best to brighten the season for both inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients.
Although the entire Chanukah season is filled with memorable moments, for Ellen Forman, there is one she fondly recounts as her favorite.
The battle began brewing at the MGH in the final weeks of November.
MGH employees with gifts ranging from bicycles to microwaves poured into the Buswell Room and later the North Garden Room during the Dec. 15 annual HAVEN (Hospitals Helping Abuse and Violence End Now) gift drive.
Every December for as long as many staff members can remember, a cheerful old man with a long white beard has been admitted to the MGH Department of Surgery.
Sydney Vitti, 9, hugs a teddy bear given to her by Santa Claus and his helpers, Stephanie Ploof and Taylor Poucel, as part of the 14th annual Puppy Pals event on Dec. 20.
‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the inpatient pediatric units at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), children were cheering because Santa Claus had come with presents galore.
Patients, visitors and staff were treated to a medley of seasonal songs Dec. 15 as part of the MGH Chaplaincy’s annual Songfest.
December was an all-star month at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), with holiday visits from players from the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.
What's Happening for Dec. 23.
Scrumptious snacks, festive decorations and holiday cheer abounded at this year’s MGH employee parties. Celebrations were held Dec. 13 at the Charlestown Navy Yard and Dec. 19 on the Main Campus for both day- and night-shift MGHers.
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