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In this week's edition: "David Brown named new Emergency Medicine chief," "Sisters summer at the MGH," "2013 PIE nominations," "Repair work begins on Longfellow Bridge, detours in effect," and more

Stories in the 07/26/2013 Issue of Hotline

2013 PIE nominations

The deadline to submit 2013 Partners in Excellence (PIE) Award nominations is Sept. 13. Since 1996, the program has recognized employees who go above and beyond to contributing to the success of Partners’ institutions thanks to their creativity, dedication and commitment to excellence.

CCC garners international interest

Students from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany visit with Crimson Care Collaborative students and physicians regarding plans to open its first student-faculty practice.

David Brown named new Emergency Medicine chief

David Brown, MD, current vice chair of the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine, has been selected as the department’s next chief.

Mastering challenges: MGH celebrates ESOL graduates

This year nearly 140 employees – representing 26 countries and 12 languages from various departments across the hospital – participated in the MGH Workplace Education Program, also known as the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class.

Repair work begins on Longfellow Bridge, detours in effect

A Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) project to repair and renovate the Longfellow Bridge began July 20. Detours and revised traffic routes will be implemented during the span of the three-and-a-half-year project, which is expected to address the bridge’s current structural deficiencies and bring it up to modern code.

Sisters summer at the MGH

The MGH increased the number of youth jobs and internships this summer by 15 percent, with 207 high school and college students working in 51 departments throughout the hospital and its health centers.

Speedy recovery

NASCAR driver Joey Gase made a pit stop at the MGH inpatient organ transplant unit on July 11.

Unity and community

Iftar, one of the religious observances of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has been celebrated by the MGH community for the last 12 years. On July 16, more than 225 Muslim patients, staff, family and friends gathered in the Thier Conference Room for the 13th annual sunset ceremony, the communal breaking of the daily fast.

What's Happening: July 26, 2013

What's Happening: July 26, 2013

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