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In this week's edition: "Technicians or magicians?" "MGH Cancer Center offers Lung Screenings," "Joint Commission lab survey concludes," and more

Stories in the 08/02/2013 Issue of Hotline

A curiosity about health care

Thirteen middle school students from the Greater Boston YMCA Teen Achievers Summer Program spent this week visiting health care facilities throughout Boston, stopping first at the MGH.

Daniel Geller honored with endowed chair in psychiatry

Daniel Geller, MD, director of the MGH Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tic Disorder Program, was honored as the first incumbent of the Michele and David Mittelman Family Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Field of OCD and Related Disorders.

In General Awards and Honors: Aug. 2, 2013

In General Awards and Honors: Aug. 2, 2013

James Rathmell named first Beecher professor

James P. Rathmell, MD, executive vice chair and chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, has been named as the inaugural incumbent of the Henry Knowles Beecher Professorship of Anesthesia.

Joint Commission lab survey concludes

The MGH is now reviewing and addressing the findings from the Joint Commission’s latest visit, part of its recent laboratory program reaccreditation survey. The organization’s three surveyors – consisting of two medical technologists and, for the first time during a survey visit to the hospital, a pathologist – arrived at the MGH July 15 for a weeklong visit.

MGH Cancer Center offers Lung Screenings

On July 29, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced its recommendation for screening high-risk patients for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans (LDCTs).

New pediatric unit opens in Revere

MGH Revere HealthCare Center opens new pediatric unit.

Technicians or magicians?

From simple brackets and mounts that optimize the ergonomic layout of bedside equipment, to complex test apparatuses used in research protocols, to three-dimensional anatomical models generated from radiological images, the MGH Biomedical Engineering Model Shop is able to provide a solution for a wide array of problems.

What's Happening: Aug. 2, 2013

What's Happening: Aug. 2, 2013

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