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In this week's edition: "Leadership meeting highlights survey, U.S. News rankings," "Short-stay unit opens," "VIC awarded funding for Type 1 diabetes research," and more

Stories in the 08/03/2012 Issue of Hotline

Bruins player surprises pediatric patients

MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently welcomed Shawn Thornton, left wing for the Boston Bruins. Thornton visited children July 26 in the Ellison 18 inpatient pediatric unit and the Yawkey 8 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic.

In general: Aug. 3, 2012

In general: Aug. 3, 2012

In memoriam: George Taylor

George Taylor, an office assistant in the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, died July 25 at the age of 67.

Leadership meeting highlights survey, U.S. News rankings

Highlights from the July 30 leadership meeting.

MGH Award in Cancer Research presented

Craig B. Thompson, MD, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, received the seventh annual MGH Award in Cancer Research on June 28.

MGH Summer Jobs program in 22nd year

The MGH is the city’s largest health care employer, and as part of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Summer Jobs Campaign, it also is the city’s largest employer of youth in the summer.

Short-stay unit opens

To help address growing Emergency Department (ED) volume and ongoing capacity challenges throughout the MGH, a new Short Stay Patient Care Unit has been created on Bigelow 7, the former home of the Gynecology/Oncology Unit.

VIC awarded funding for Type 1 diabetes research

The Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at the MGH is committed to projects that accelerate vaccine and immunotherapy development, including those dedicated to finding improved treatment options for people with Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2014-2015

U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #1 in New England and #2 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

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