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In this week's edition: "Road to recovery: Pedaling past PTE," "In memoriam: Morton Swartz, MD," "Sumner Redstone Burn Center opens new unit,’" and more.

Stories in the 09/20/2013 Issue of Hotline

Care for the future

Twenty multidisciplinary teams working to develop new ways to improve care and reduce costs in high stakes clinical areas showcased their initiatives during a Sept. 4 MGH/MGPO Care Redesign Fair. More than 150 people gathered under the Bulfinch tent for the event, which featured a poster session outlining the work of the care redesign teams as well as the work of the MGH Innovation Units.

Health care reform’s impact

On Sept. 10, The Disparities Solutions Center hosted a Keeping Current Seminar Series: “Racial Disparities after Massachusetts Health Reform: Does the Expanded Insurance Coverage Impact Variation in Surgical Care?”

In Memoriam: Morton Swartz, MD

Morton Swartz, MD, a legendary physician at the MGH, died Sept. 9 at the age of 89. Swartz began his career at the hospital in 1947, founding and serving as chief of Infectious Diseases from 1956 to 1990 and creating an internationally recognized clinical and research center of excellence.

Road to recovery: Pedaling past PTE

The MGH offers pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a highly specialized operation to remove chronic blood clots in the lungs.

Sumner Redstone Burn Center opens new unit

The MGH Sumner Redstone Burn Center – the oldest and largest adult burn center in the Northeast – filled with laughter Sept. 9 as clinicians, staff, former patients and donors gathered to celebrate the center’s new home on Ellison 14.

Supporting equal educational opportunities

Annual Multicultural Affairs Office Welcoming and Recognition reception, honored three Faculty Development Award recipients on Sept. 11 at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The sweetness of giving

What do donating blood and eating cupcakes have in common? During the week of Sept. 9, they were both ways for MGHers to get involved with My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way, which hosted a blood drive and cupcake sale.

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