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In this week's issue: "Collaborative Caring: Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care to host ‘Health Information Day,'" "MGHers get into giving spirit," and more.

Stories in the 09/07/2012 Issue of Hotline

Collaborative caring

To introduce the Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care to the MGH community, “Health Information Day” will be held Sept. 12 from 7 am to 8 pm under the Bulfinch Tents.

Flu vaccination for employees campaign begins

The MGH Occupational Health Service is kicking off its annual seasonal flu vaccination campaign for employees on Sept. 17.

MGHers get into the giving spirit

From Sept. 4 through 28 MGHers have the opportunity to make a gift in any amount to the “My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way Employee Campaign.”

Stories of strength, hope and healing

It was a morning of honest, powerful speeches at the Sept. 5 anniversary breakfast for HAVEN (Hospital’s Helping Abuse and Violence End Now). The group has provided counseling, advocacy, support groups and workshops to domestic abuse survivors at the MGH for 15 years.

Surfers make a splash at MGHfC

Surfers from the Mauli Ola Foundation visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients on Aug. 27.

Transforming health care: from episodic interactions to population health management

For decades, health care has been organized primarily around episodic interactions with individual patients. With population health management, however, care is organized around patients’ health needs regardless of whether they are seeking health care. The goal is better health for these patients as well as lower costs.

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