In this week's edition: "Disaster drill: keeping calm in a crisis," "In memoriam: Susan Noska," "Keeping safe while having fun in the sun," and more.

Stories in the 05/16/2014 Issue of Hotline

A global reach

Dozens of staff attended the third annual MGH Global Health Expo May 7 under the Bulfinch tent.

Competing for best in state

A Timilty Middle School eighth-grader, with the help of Lori Ann Rizzo, RN, from MGH Perioperative Services, placed first in the Boston Citywide Science Fair competition, earning her a trip to the State Middle School Science and Engineering Fair

Disaster drill – keeping calm in a crisis

Within an hour after a heating, ventilation, air and cooling power malfunction on the MGH main campus, Incident Command was activated and the order to evacuate 1,000 patients was given.

Exploring opportunities to expand cancer care

The MGH Cancer Center recently sent a team to the city of Mbarara in southwestern Uganda to explore a collaboration with the local university and hospital to build a new national referral cancer center.

In General Awards and Honors: May 16, 2014

In General Awards and Honors: May 16, 2014

In Memoriam: Susan Noska, RN

Susan Noska, RN, CNN, CCTC, lead coordinator of the MGH Abdominal Transplant Programs, died May 12 at the age of 63.

Keeping safe while having fun in the sun

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Arturo Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, the new medical director for MGH Medical Dermatology, discusses the best way to keep safe from the sun’s rays.


Exuberant MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Devin Cheeks, 14, rang the bell marking his final treatment at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center on May 7.

Tarbell lecture features Katrina Armstrong, MD

On May 8, at the sixth Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship, Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, presented “Ambulances, Epidemiology and the End of the Week.”

What's Happening: May 16, 2014

What's Happening: May 16, 2014


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