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In this week's edition: "Prescribing nature and outdoor activity," "Celebrating Medical Interpreter Recognition Week," "Disability Champion Award nominations due," and more

Stories in the 09/27/2013 Issue of Hotline

Celebrating Medical Interpreter Recognition Week

The MGH Medical Interpreter Services, which provides interpreters for limited English proficient and deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and their families, offers services by phone, in person and by video 24/7, 365 days a year, in more than 200 languages.

Celebrating women in medicine

Luanne Thorndyke, MD, FACP, vice provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, presented a lecture, “The View From Above the Glass Ceiling,” to a crowd of nearly 50 MGH attendees during the Sept. 18 Women in Medicine Annual Celebration, hosted by the MGH Office for Women’s Careers.

Disability Champion Award nominations due

In recognition of staff who exhibit exemplary commitment to advocacy and accessibility for persons with disabilities, the MGH Employees with Disabilities Resource Group will award its first MGH Disability Champion Award this fall.

General Store opens at MGH North Shore

The General Store at North Shore celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Sept. 23.

Lasting contributions to the Latino community

Yesenia González, medical assistant team lead in the Dermatology Department, and Katia Canenguez, clinical fellow in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, are the recipients of the 2013 Ernesto González Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community.

My Giving Helps ends on a high note

MGHers sported colorful scrubs, jewelry, nail polish and sneakers to show their support for the MGH My Giving Helps Fund and the United Way during the campaign's annual Blue and Orange Week

Paying it forward

For more than a decade The Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) has assisted employees of multicultural backgrounds in their efforts to pursue college degrees and other educational opportunities.

Prescribing nature and outdoor activity

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) have teamed up to launch Outdoors Rx, an innovative program that gives health care professionals dedicated resources for prescribing regular outdoor physical activity to children.

Tickling the ivories

The MGH is one of 75 locations throughout Boston to participate in the “Play Me, I’m Yours” street piano event, hosted by Celebrity Series.

What's Happening: Sept. 27, 2013

What's Happening: Sept. 27, 2013

You can't do that...

MGHfC goes green during Slime Day, one of the several events held to celebrate National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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