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In this week's edition: "A heartfelt surprise," Charting the course for the future," "Mentoring future scientists," and more.

Stories in the 02/17/2012 Issue of Hotline

A heartfelt surprise

John and Stacey Morelli have had many meals together in the 15 years they’ve been married.

Charting the course for the future

Whether a nurse administering medication using eMAR or an admitting coordinator registering a patient in PATCOM, many day-to-day operations at the MGH are conducted electronically. Next on the horizon is the Acute Care Documentation (ACD) project – also known as e-chart – an innovative, computerized documentation system for inpatient clinical assessments, notes and flowsheet data.

Honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

While events and celebrations to honor Martin Luther King Jr. help keep his legacy alive, there also remains a need to actively uphold the principles for which the civil rights leader stood.

In General: Feb. 17, 2012

In General: Feb. 17, 2012

Leadership meeting highlights

MGH supervisors and managers convened for a leadership meeting on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, to get to the heart of important hospital matters – from recent capacity challenges to preparations for the upcoming Joint Commission survey.

Lost something? Check with Police and Security

With thousands of people coming in and out of the MGH each day – whether staff with busy schedules or patients with health concerns weighing on their minds – it is not uncommon for an individual to misplace a personal item.

Mentoring future scientists

“What is the effect of the release angle on the distance a baseball travels?” “What is the effect of different light filters on the heat produced by the light?” “What is the effect of odor on the attraction of fruit flies?”

Welcoming Latino medical students

The MGH Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) welcomed nearly 80 members of the Latino Medical Students Association to the MGH Feb. 3 as a kick-off to the group’s seventh annual national conference at Harvard Medical School.

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