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In this week's edition: "Honoring MGH nurses," "In memoriam: Keith Perleberg," "Universal protocol: ‘Nothing starts until we all stop,’" and more.

Stories in the 05/18/2012 Issue of Hotline

Fourth annual Tarbell lecture held

In 1972, Andrew Warshaw, MD, was new to the MGH and in the early stages of navigating the path that would ultimately lead him to a career as a world-renowned pancreatic surgeon and a 14-year tenure as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery.

Honoring MGH nurses

The May 3 kick-off to the 2012 Nurse Recognition Week at the MGH was marked by laughter, applause and a standing ovation, and the celebration continued on a high note through May 9 as nurses participated in special presentations, poster sessions and receptions.

In General awards: May 18, 2012

In General awards: May 18, 2012

In memoriam: Keith Perleberg, RN, MDiv

Beloved nursing leader Keith Perleberg, RN, MDiv, director of the Patient Care Services (PCS) Office of Quality and Safety, died suddenly May 15 at the age of 59.

Inaugural student teaching award

Carey York-Best, MD, a physician in the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was honored with the inaugural MGH Bulfinch Student Teaching Award May 7 at a ceremony at Harvard Medical School.

Meaningful makeovers

In honor of Nurse Recognition Week, Tim Quinn, a former MGH patient and the national director of creative artistry for Giorgio Armani Beauty, brought a team of makeup artists and hair stylists to the MGH May 9 to give more than 60 nurses glamorous new looks – and a chance to relax.

MGH/Ragon Institute study receives Top 10

A study led by MGH researchers at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard was among those honored by the inaugural Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards of the Clinical Research Forum (CRF).

Universal protocol: ‘Nothing starts until we all stop’

The universal protocol – the three steps required before any operative or invasive procedure to ensure the correct patient is verified for the correct procedure on the correct site – is required in many nonsurgical settings, whether at the bedside for a paracentesis procedure or in the electrophysiology lab for a cardiac catheter ablation.

Weight Center hosts Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that three out of four obese children will become obese adults, increasing the obese adult population to 42 percent by 2030. Just days after the report, on May 10, the MGH Weight Center brought together clinicians from 24 different programs – many within MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – for the first Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat.

What is an e-cigarette?

The MGH smoking policy prohibits smoking of any kind inside or on the grounds of all buildings owned, occupied or under control of the MGH. E-cigarettes fall under that policy and are not allowed on the MGH campus except in the designated smoking shelters.

What's Happening: May 18, 2012

What's Happening: May 18, 2012

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