In this week's edition: "Johnson sets her sights on Sochi," "Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," "Battling a weighty issue,’" and more.

Stories in the 01/31/2014 Issue of Hotline

Battling a weighty issue

Currently no Massachusetts law prohibits weight-based discrimination in the workplace. W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, an obesity medicine specialist in the MGH Weight Center, is working to change that.

BBJ: Vote for MGH in ‘Reader’s Choice’ poll

Cast your vote to make the MGH the most admired health care company in the state.

Cheering the home team

To cheer on the New England Patriots in their pursuit of the AFC Championship, MGH Human Resources raffled official merchandise autographed by Patriots players during the week of Jan. 13.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Each January, the MGH takes time to honor the life of legendary civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is recognized and celebrated across the country.

In the spirit of giving

On Jan. 17, Spirit Halloween Superstores representatives presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $41,775.

Joanne Marqusee named president/CEO of Cooley Dickinson

Joanne Marqusee has been named president and CEO of Cooley Dickinson Health Care, effective March 31.

Johnson sets her sights on Sochi

Anne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, a Foot and Ankle surgeon in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, will travel to Sochi, Russia on Feb. 1 to watch – and watch over – the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team.

Sweet treats

All blood and platelet donors at the MGH Blood Donor Center on Feb. 5, 19 and 27 will enjoy a variety of delicious cupcakes from some of Boston’s best bakeries as part of the center’s fourth annual Cupcake Tasting Event.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation awards grant to MGH Revere HealthCare Center

The MGH Revere HealthCare Center received a $50,000 grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in support of its innovative Senior Wellness Program.

What's Happening: Jan. 31, 2014

What's Happening: Jan. 31, 2014

Winter wonderland

The MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Cancer Center Winterfest Program was held on Jan. 5 at the Liberty Hotel.


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