Stories in the 03/09/2012 Issue of Hotline
In General: March 9, 2012
Chain 124. That’s the name of a record-breaking kidney transplant chain.
In just over two years, the official MGH Twitter handle @MassGeneralNews has issued nearly 1,900 tweets and amassed more than 5,000 followers.
Sandra Hession, RN, a nurse in the Gastrointestinal Unit, was surprised when she received a congratulatory email notifying her that she’d been selected as an MGH Patient Safety Star.
During a Feb. 29 visit to Boston by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Public Schools, Partners HealthCare and the Partners Center for Connected Health announced that the Partners Step It Up program will be offered to elementary students at six Boston public schools this year.
Six surveyors from the Joint Commission will arrive unannounced at the MGH any time between now and August to visit a wide range of patient care units and practice sites during the course of their five-day survey.
The goal was to repair patients’ hearts, but six MGH staff members who recently returned from a medical mission in Rwanda have discovered their hearts were also changed in the process.
Spirit Halloween SuperStores representatives Dan Mathis and Philip Volonino presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $22,015 on Feb. 27.
What's Happening: March 9, 2012
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