In this week's edition: "MGH deploys to provide expertise, care in Philippines," "Chief of Otolaryngology for MEEI, MGH named," "One celebration, many stars,’" and more.

Stories in the 11/22/2013 Issue of Hotline

Bidding adieu to the Blue Card

On Oct. 1 – with very little fanfare but a lot of behind-the-scenes planning – production of the once beloved Blue Card ended.

Chief of Otolaryngology for MEEI, MGH named

Following a year-long, national search, D. Bradley Welling, MD, PhD, FACS, has been named the next chief of Otolaryngology for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and the MGH. Welling will succeed Joseph B. Nadol Jr., MD, who is stepping down as chair and chief to focus more intensely on research. The appointment will become effective March 1, 2014.

How the Affordable Care Act affects the MGH

New options for health insurance through the recently rolled out federal Affordable Care Act have created challenges for Massachusetts hospitals.

MGH team deploys to provide expertise, care in Philippines

A group of seven MGH staff members – four nurses, two physicians and a pharmacist – are now in the Philippines to support the recovery efforts following one of the largest typhoons on record.

One celebration, many stars

It was standing room only in the O’Keeffe Auditorium Nov. 12 as Patient Care Services (PCS) presented awards to 13 recipients at the “One Celebration of Many Stars” ceremony.

Random caps of kindness

More than 100 handmade hats provide a warm welcome in the lobby of the Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Room. Hand-knit by 16 CT technologists in the MGH Department of Radiology, the colorful creations are a gift for those who have lost their hair because of chemotherapy.

Red Sox pride

MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Olivia Walker, 6, gets a close-up look at the World Series trophy

SEA therapy

MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients Delia Binette, 6, and Tyson LeBlanc, 7, stare transfixed at the glowing image that lights up the little room. Despite their age, both are familiar with X-ray machines and hospitals. But this X-ray is special – it shows the inside of a lookdown fish.

What's Happening: Nov. 22, 2013

What's Happening: Nov. 22, 2013


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