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In this week's edition: "Healing harmonies," "Innovative MGHers honored with Bowditch Prize, "The importance of heart health," and more.

Stories in the 03/02/2012 Issue of Hotline

Cooley Dickinson, MGH to pursue alliance

The Cooley Dickinson Board of Trustees voted Feb. 27 to negotiate an affiliation agreement with the MGH, which would help the Northampton, Mass. hospital develop and expand care programs and increase revenue.

Healing harmonies

Claudius Conrad, MD, PhD, slowly lifted his fingers from the keys of the Steinway piano after playing the final notes of Schumann’s Kinderszenen.

In memoriam: Deborah Abbott

DEBORAH ABBOTT, administrative assistant in the Admitting and Registration Services Department, died Feb. 17 at the age of 41. Abbott was known for her abundance of energy, radiant smile and upbeat nature at all times, even during her fight against breast cancer.

Innovative MGHers honored with Bowditch Prize

Hospitals nationwide face a variety of challenges on a daily basis, including how to enhance the quality of patient care while also reducing costs.

Meaningful art

To recognize the MGH for its support following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti in 2010, employees Louis Gérard, Patient Transport supervisor, Gregory Dorce, Patient Transport associate, and Farah Andre, patient care associate, presented senior leadership with a painting from Haiti on Feb. 17 in the Trustees Room.

New and improved Coffee Central reopens

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee mixed with the tempting scent of baked goods filled the air as the newly renovated Coffee Central officially reopened Feb. 23 at 8 am.

The importance of heart health

In honor of American Heart Month, the MGH Heart Center hosted a number of events throughout February to raise awareness and educate patients and staff about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

What's Happening: March 2, 2012

What's Happening: March 2, 2012

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