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In this week's edition: "Positive plunge," "No. 1 in New England, No. 2 in the nation," "Lung in a box," and more.

Stories in the 07/18/2014 Issue of Hotline

A sunset celebration

When night falls during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Iftar – the communal breaking of the daily fast – is celebrated.

Lung in a box

The MGH has become the first hospital in New England to successfully perform what’s being called a “lung-in-a-box” transplant.

No. 1 in New England, No. 2 in the nation

U.S. News and World Report again has ranked the MGH among the top hospitals in the nation on the 2014-2015 “Best Hospitals” list.

Nursing leaders learning together

Nine nurse from the MGH recently led a three-month nursing program in Leadership Exchange and Development (LEAD) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), a leading hospital network in Doha, Qatar.

Partners eCare now live

The MGH/MGPO is the second Partners site to begin using the new Epic revenue cycle system.

Positive plunge

Sixty-nine swimmers – alongside former Olympic athletes – gleefully jumped into the Boston Harbor on June 11 to raise money for pediatric cancer programs and research as part of the 21st annual Swim Across America (SAA) event.

Serving communities with the click of a link

Important health care information and valuable resources are just a click away for thousands of local seniors and low-income residents, thanks to the MGH Access to Resources for Community Health (ARCH) Program.

Show of swimmer support

Former Olympians share their medals with a MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient.

The future is now

This summer the MGH TeleHealth Program, which provides patients options for virtual access to clinicians, is widening its net with the launch of virtual video visits in Primary Care and the MGH Cancer Center.

What's Happening: July 18, 2014

What's Happening: July 18, 2014

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