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In this week's edition: "Always on duty," "MGH showcases hypertension exhibit at the Museum of Science," "Pathology scholarship creates career advancement opportunities," and more.

Stories in the 12/06/2013 Issue of Hotline

‘Inspiring employees through change’

“Change is everywhere – leading change is an absolutely essential skill.” With those words, Elizabeth Mort, MD, MPH, senior vice president of Quality and Safety and chief quality officer, kicked off the sixth annual Women in Leadership event.

Always on duty

Responding quickly to life and death situations is a part of daily life as a nurse at the MGH. However, saving lives is sometimes as simple as being in the right place at the right time.

Another MGH team travels to Philippines

A team of six MGH staff members arrived in the Philippines earlier this week and will be based at a hospital in Tapaz, a city on the island of Panay.

Distinguished Health Care Professional Award

Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nurse, received the Distinguished Health Care Professional Award from Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

In Memoriam: George B. Murray, SJ, MD

George B. Murray, SJ, MD, who worked in the MGH Department of Psychiatry for nearly 40 years, died Nov. 18 at the age of 82.

In Memoriam: George R. Prout, MD

George R. Prout, MD, chief of Urology at the MGH from 1969 to 1989, died on Nov. 12 at the age of 89.

MGH showcases hypertension exhibit at Museum of Science

To help promote awareness of high blood pressure, or hypertension, physicians in the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care have now teamed with the Museum of Science in Boston to help educate the thousands of visitors who pass through the museum doors on a daily basis.

Pathology scholarship creates career advancement opportunities

In her nearly 40 years at the MGH, and in every position she served in the Pathology service, Ann Bitzer was committed to career development.

The season for giving

The MGH Blood Donor Center celebrated its top employee donors during an appreciation breakfast Dec. 2 in the Thier Conference Room.

What's Happening: Dec. 6, 2013

What's Happening: Dec. 6, 2013

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