In this week's edition: "NASA astronaut visit a blast for patients and staff," "Fellowship inspires minority nurses," "Study shows vitamin D may decrease risk of respiratory infections in children," and more.

Stories in the 08/24/2012 Issue of Hotline

A special delivery for new mothers

Donations were collected at 16 Partners HealthCare locations earlier this summer as part of the annual Partners Baby Basket Drive, which resulted in the creation of 55 overflowing baskets for new mothers who receive their care at community health centers in Chelsea, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan.

Fellowship inspires minority nurses

Nine women graduated from this year’s fellowship program and were celebrated at an Aug. 17 ceremony in the Schiff Conference Room in the Yawkey Center.

In memoriam: Stephen Kauffman

Stephen Kauffman, former chief operating officer at the MGH, died Aug. 17 at the age of 69 from melanoma. He had worked at the hospital for 27 years.

MGHers help obtain statewide grant for nursing education

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced Aug. 21 the awarding of a $300,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support academic progression in nursing.

NASA astronaut visit a blast for patients and staff

NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen, a Massachusetts native who has been on three flights to the International Space Station, visited the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s inpatient units.

Staff and students celebrate success of Summer Jobs program

Working at the MGH this summer provided 147 Boston students with their first professional employment experience as part of the annual MGH Summer Jobs program.

Study shows vitamin D decreases risk of respiratory infections in children

An MGH-led study of Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter.

Summer sundaes

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Family Advisory Council hosted an Ice Cream Social on Aug. 21.


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