In this week's edition: "Going the extra mile," "Hospital opens historic surgical observation deck," "Window opens for 2013 Join Commission hospital lab-focused survey," and more.

Stories in the 05/03/2013 Issue of Hotline

A song from the heart

Actress Lauren Potter from the “Glee” television show cast visited pediatric patients at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

CMS celebrates new home

The Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) hosted an open house on March 27 in its new home on the fourth floor of Charlestown Navy Yard’s Building 39.

Going the extra mile

More than 140 nominations were received for the 2013 Pamela J. Ellis Memorial Secretarial Award, which honors the memory of Ellis, an executive secretary at the MGH from 1992 to 1996.

Hospital reopens historic surgical observation deck

The MGH Learning Laboratory celebrated the addition of dedicated OR and observation space for the simulation program at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

In general awards and honors: May 3, 2013

In general awards and honors: May 3, 2013

Mentoring excellence

Maurizio Fava, MD, executive vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry, was honored with the 2012 John T. Potts Jr., MD, Faculty Mentoring Award.

Students get hands-on approach to learning

The MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement offer area high school students an introduction to the many careers available in the field of health care.

Volunteers showcase musical talents

The MGH Volunteer Department hosts second annual talent show – part of national Volunteer Recognition Week, April 29 through May 3.

Window opens for 2013 Joint Commission hospital lab-focused survey

THE WINDOW FOR a Joint Commission survey with a lab focus is now open and can occur at any time. The Joint Commission will send three surveyors for a five-day review of all MGH laboratory services. Surveyors will visit the MGH’s main campus, health centers and practices, and perform tracers in any location involved in laboratory service activities and transplant safety. The scope of the survey could include physicians, nurses, medical assistants, point-of-care testing personnel and laboratory employees.


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