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In this week's edition: "Honoring those who served," "Early data points to success of Innovation Units," "MGH emergency responders return from deployment," and more.

Stories in the 11/16/2012 Issue of Hotline

Blood Donor Center honors top employee donors

MGH Blood Donor Center honors employees for donating at least four times during the past year at the 2012 Employee Blood Donor Recognition Breakfast on Nov. 6.

Celebrating a festival of lights

Employees of all faiths and beliefs gathered to enjoy the Diwali, a five-day festival celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.

Early data points to success of Innovation Units

More than six months after the launch of the Innovation Units – 12 inpatient units serving as testing grounds for strategies to improve patient outcomes, enhance patient, family and staff satisfaction, and reduce costs and length of stay – enough data are now available to start evaluating the success of the interventions tested.

Honoring those who served

The annual MGH Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast was the start of a day full of activities to honor veterans and their families, including the many MGHers who have served or are currently serving.

McGovern Award nominations

Nominations for the Brian A. McGovern, MD Award for Clinical Excellence are due Dec. 1.

MGH emergency responders return from deployment

Six MGH staff members who deployed Oct. 30 to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York as part of the Massachusetts (MA-1) Disaster Medical Assistance Team returned home Nov. 11.

Women in Leadership event highlights secrets to success

The Women in Leadership Committee hosted its fifth annual MGH forum, “The Power of Authenticity: Discovering the Exceptional Woman in You.”

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