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In this week's edition: "MGHers to serve as Innovation Advisors," "Winter survival tips," "Living laser among top 10 breakthroughs," and more.

Stories in the 01/13/2012 Issue of Hotline

CPE graduates reflect on past, plan for future

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) graduates stood at the front of the MGH Chapel to present a sampling of their reflections and outcomes from the program: Be a better listener. Renew and strengthen my original call to my profession. Be welcoming and accessible to all. Improve the quality of family-centered care. Be more attuned to spiritual distress in my patients.

Living laser named among top 10 breakthroughs

The living laser device developed by MGH researchers Malte Gather, PhD, and Seok-Hyun Yun, PhD – both of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine – has been selected as one of the top 10 breakthroughs in 2011 by Physics World.

MGHers to serve as Innovation Advisors

Two MGH staff members are among a group of 73 health care experts that have been tapped by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help transform health care.

POPP campaign is on a roll

Hundreds of MGH staff participated in last fall’s Protect Our Patients’ Privacy (POPP) quiz contest, which featured a weekly privacy question in the Daily Broadcast email for a six-week period.

Protecting patients from pneumococcal disease

In early January, the MGH announced increased inpatient screening for vaccination against pneumococcal disease.

Start the new year off right: Donate blood

For many MGHers, giving back to others is on their list of New Year’s resolutions. This month is the perfect time to make good on that promise and help up to three patients by donating blood at the MGH Blood Donor Center.

What's Happening: Jan. 13

What's Happening for Jan. 13, 2012.

Winter survival tips

Remember last year's winter? It’s hard to forget when more than 80 inches of snow fell in Boston, greatly surpassing the average 41.8 inches.

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