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In this week's edition: "MGPO focuses on best practices for improving communication," "Campaign for the Third Century enters the home stretch," "Lurie Center joins largest study of drug to treat social impairment," and more.

Stories in the 09/21/2012 Issue of Hotline

Campaign for the Third Century enters the home stretch

Red Sox owner John Henry and his wife, Linda Pizzuti Henry, hosted a dinner reception Sept. 15 in celebration of philanthropy at the MGH and the success of the $1.5 billion Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine, which ends in 2013.

Employee giving improves care for community

My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way Employee Campaign provides funding necessary for health and wellness programs to thrive in area communities.

Home Base Program names new executive director

Retired Brig. Gen. Jack Hammond has been named executive director of the Red Sox Foundation and the MGH Home Base Program, which provides clinical care, community education and research in support of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and families affected by post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Institute laces up for Heart Walk

More than 250 MGHers gathered on the Charles River Esplanade on Sept. 15 to participate in the 2012 American Heart Association (AHA) Boston Heart Walk.

Leadership meeting highlights

Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, opened the Sept. 14 leadership meeting and appreciation luncheon with some good news: the hospital is doing better than predicted financially because of increased patient volume.

Lurie Center joins largest study of drug to treat social impairment

The Lurie Center for Autism at MassGeneral Hospital for Children will take part in a $12.6 million study of the effectiveness of using intranasal oxytocin – a hormone believed to be important in the formation of social bonds – to treat impaired social relatedness in children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.

MAO event celebrates awardees, SNMA

Surrounded by displays about past and current medical innovations, MGH leadership, faculty and a future generation of innovators from the MGH and across the country – medical students and trainees – gathered at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation Sept. 14 to celebrate the 2012 Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) Faculty Development Award winners.

MGPO focuses on best practices for improving communication

Discovering and embracing new ways to strengthen communication between clinicians and their patients was the theme of the MGPO’s second annual fall service excellence program, hosted by the MGH/MGPO Service Excellence Practice Improvement Division.

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