Nursing and Patient Care News & Events

News and events from Nursing & Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Currently Browsing:2017

  • Debbie Burke, RN, named to top nurse position

    Friday, October 27, 2017  Mass General

    A 36-year member of the MGH community – and a familiar face of MGH Nursing – will soon be welcomed as the hospital’s new senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nurse.

  • Day of thanks, lifetime of gratitude

    Friday, May 26, 2017  Mass General

    In honor of National Nurses Week, Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist and national director of Creative Artistry for Giorgio Armani Beauty, visited the MGH’s Lawrence House for the sixth year to provide makeovers for Cancer Center nurses.

  • Simply the best

    Friday, May 26, 2017  Mass General

    New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan made a surprise appearance during the annual Nurses Week address by Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, chief nurse and senior vice president of Patient Care Services.

  • Nursing at MGH: In their own words

    Friday, April 28, 2017  Mass General

    In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, MGH Hotline asked MGH nurses to describe their colleagues, their favorite part of being a nurse and what makes MGH nurses so special.

  • Who is the MGH staffer on Jeopardy?

    Friday, April 7, 2017  Mass General

    Though she was only $401 shy of becoming the March 29 “Jeopardy!” champion, Tricia Riley, NP, of the MGH Thoracic Aortic Center, still “had a blast” being a contestant on the game show.

  • Ancient ceremony promotes harmony between Christians and Jews

    Friday, March 31, 2017  Mass General

    The MGH Chapel played host to a special ceremony this week in advance of the upcoming Passover holiday.

  • Safe HAVEN for stories about abuse

    Friday, March 31, 2017  Mass General

    Harrowing stories of partner violence, shaming of rape victims, children who have been sexually assaulted, kidnappings, honor killings and fear of authorities were calmly recounted during a roundtable at the MGH March 20.

  • The basics: Blood clots

    Friday, March 31, 2017  Mass General

    Every 6 minutes one American dies of a blood clot. “That’s 274 Americans every day,” says Lynn Oertel, NP, nursing practice specialist with the MGH Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS).

  • Lymphedema: Spreading awareness and education

    Friday, March 3, 2017  Mass General

    In 1984, Catherine (Cathy) Holley, RN, operating room nurse on the Surgical Oncology/Trauma team, began to experience pain and swelling in her leg that never seemed to go away. It wasn’t until the early 1990s that Holley was finally diagnosed with secondary lymphedema.

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Phillips 20 nurses receive Disability Champion Award

    Friday, November 4, 2016  Mass General

    On Oct. 25, four nurses from Phillips House 20 were honored with the Employee Disability Resource Group’s Disability Champion Award – given to individuals who strive to make the MGH more accessible.

  • Honoring hand hygiene champions

    Friday, October 21, 2016  Mass General

    Hand hygiene excellence at the MGH was recognized and celebrated during the annual Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 16-22. The hospital has a number of approaches to maintaining best hand hygiene practices, including a designated group of hand hygiene “champions” – leaders who encourage compliance and educate their peers about proper technique.

  • Hurricane Matthew: MGH responds

    Friday, October 21, 2016  Mass General

    “It looked like a war zone,” says Lynn Black, MD, MGH internist, about Les Anglais, a town in the southern peninsula of Haiti, following Hurricane Matthew. Black traveled with the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation and was dropped by helicopter, spending eight days touring a variety of medical facilities throughout the region to assess and report out to relief organizations and the military about response efforts.

  • In Memoriam: John (Yannis) Pagounis

    Friday, October 21, 2016  Mass General

    John (Yannis) Pagounis, per diem Greek medical interpreter at the MGH, died unexpectedly Sept. 26, at the age of 61. Pagounis was well known in the interpreter community, having dedicated 18 years of service to the MGH.

  • Celebrating Patient Safety Stars

    Friday, October 7, 2016  Mass General

    As part of the MGH’s commitment to quality and safety, Hotline will feature each of the 50 Patient Safety Stars throughout the remainder of the year, highlighting their standout nominations.

  • Fall sports injuries: Commonalities, myths and methods for prevention

    Friday, September 30, 2016  Mass General

    With fall sports in full swing, Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, senior physical therapist in the MGH Sports Medicine Center, provides key information about how to obtain an injury-free season – and says yoga isn’t for everyone.

  • AMMP scholarships support education and careers

    Friday, September 23, 2016  Mass General

    Family, friends and co-workers celebrated eight MGH employees Sept. 8, as they were recognized as the 2016 Association of Multicultural Members of Partners (AMMP) scholarship recipients.

  • MGH's got talent

    Friday, September 23, 2016  Mass General

    He was known as “Mr. Red Sox” – and not time, his home setting or dementia would change his character or deep-rooted love for the team. “He was sitting nicely in the chair, his favorite vintage Red Sox hat on watching the game when I took the picture,” says Ellen Silvius, RN, of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit of MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • My Giving Helps gives back with hygiene kits for homeless youth

    Friday, September 23, 2016  Mass General

    The 2016 My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign celebrated the third week of its annual fundraising efforts Sept. 19-23, dedicating the week to support United Way. Working with United Way representatives, employees had the opportunity to assemble hygiene kits to be given to children and teens who are currently or formerly homeless.

  • Safety first

    Friday, August 12, 2016  Mass General

    Three distinguished MGH Patient Safety Champions were honored with the inaugural Cyrus C. Hopkins Leadership in Patient Safety Award on July 15 at a luncheon celebration in the Trustees Room.

  • #3 in the Nation

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    The MGH has been named a top hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016-2017. Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated, Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990.

  • Celebrating Patient Safety Stars

    Friday, July 15, 2016  Mass General

    As part of the MGH's commitment to quality and safety, Hotline will feature each of the 50 Patient Safety Stars throughout the remainder of the year, highlighting their standout nominations.

  • Comforting creations

    Friday, July 15, 2016  Mass General

    On July 5, the Chaplaincy’s Prayer Shawl ministry blessed 120 newly handmade creations – including shawls, hats and robes – in the MGH Chapel.

  • Breaking the fast

    Friday, July 1, 2016  Mass General

    At sundown on June 27, Muslim members of the MGH community gathered to celebrate the breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan, called Iftar.

  • Claflin Awards celebrated

    Friday, July 1, 2016  Mass General

    On June 16, 50 attendees celebrated the 19th annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award Luncheon. The Claflin Award supports junior women faculty who have child rearing responsibilities, to help them maintain productivity in the lab while balancing parenthood.

  • Celebrating Patient Safety Stars

    Friday, June 17, 2016  Mass General

    As part of the MGH’s commitment to quality and safety, Hotline will feature each of the 50 Patient Safety Stars throughout the remainder of the year, highlighting a portion of their standout nominations.

  • Celebrating Pride Month

    Friday, June 17, 2016  Mass General

    On June 11, MGH staff once again marched and rode aboard a float in the annual Boston Pride Parade with colleagues from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This year’s theme was “Solidarity Through Pride.”

  • First MGH Nursing Endowed Chair established

    Friday, June 10, 2016  Mass General

    Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, senior vice president for Patient Care Services and chief nurse, was honored May 17 as the inaugural incumbent of the Paul M. Erickson Endowed Chair in Nursing.

  • Workplace Education Program graduates celebrated

    Friday, June 10, 2016  Mass General

    "Can you believe it? I got a 100 percent!” said Joyce Henry, of MGH Patient Care Services, to the applauding crowd of classmates and coworkers as she announced her success in Epic training. An achievement she attributed to the computer class offered through the MGH Workplace Education Program’s (WEP) partnership with JVS.

  • Simply the best: Celebrating nurses

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    Surrounded by MGH nurses who have served or are actively serving in the military, Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, senior vice president of Patient Care and chief nurse, and Zelalem Wadneh, RN, a newly-hired clinical nurse in the ED Observation Unit, sliced into a giant cake, helping to celebrate the beginning of Nurses Week at the MGH, May 1-6.

  • Nurses are...caregivers

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    After an extended stay in the hospital, many patients look forward to the quiet, peaceful serenity that their home life can offer. However, when one little girl returns from day care, her four foster brothers and sisters shower their “little queen” with attention and affection – and that’s just what the nurse ordered.

  • Nurses are...diversity advocates

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    Kelsey Conley, RN, of Bigelow 9, has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion, so when she heard there was a spot available on the Patient Care Services Diversity Committee, she jumped at the opportunity.

  • Nurses are...educators

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    “For more than 20 years, the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development has been responsible for continually monitoring and responding to the educational needs of all nurses, of all levels, across all departments throughout the MGH,” says Gino Chisari, RN, DNP, director of the Center, who epitomizes a leader in nursing education.

  • Nurses are...global activists

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    As part of the Global Health Fellowship in Nursing, Bethany Groleau, RN, of Lunder 9, will be the first MGH nurse to travel to Uganda to work with and teach a group of six nurses basic oncology nursing skills, practices and safe chemotherapy administration.

  • Nurses are...mentors

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    Between PlayStation games and basketball practices, Mitchell Porter – grandson of Jeanne Porter, RN, of the Cardiac SICU – is hoping to make a difference in the lives of critically ill infants, one handmade quilt at a time.

  • Nurses are...military members and veterans

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    Angela Wynder, RN, Emergency Department case manager and a veteran, helped form the MGH Military Veteran Partners (MVP) group after a conversation between herself and another veteran and former MGHer, Steve Temple.

  • Nurses are...patient champions

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    As part of her efforts to support patients and to raise awareness about brain aneurysms, Cristina Matthews, CNP, of the Department of Neurosurgery, captained a team to participate in a 5K/3K run/walk around Fenway Park April 24 to benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

  • Nurses are...researchers

    Friday, May 6, 2016  Mass General

    Teresa Hagan, RN, PhD, is in the process of developing a “serious” video game – a game that depicts real-life decisions and their consequences – as a tool for boosting patient engagement and empowerment in women’s cancer care.

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Expert caregivers in Nursing and the Health Professions, supported by staff in the Professional Resource Departments and The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development, provide competent, compassionate care to our patients in ambulatory, inpatient and community settings. We are "Simply the Best"!

 

2015 Annual Report     Nursing & Patient Care Services 2015 Annual Report
Innovation, Improvement, Our Journey...

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Meeting the Challenges Before Us

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Thank You MGH!!

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The Heart of Innovation

2011 Annual Report     Nursing & Patient Care Services 2011 Annual Report
Patient Care at Two Hundred
A Legacy of Leadership

2010 Annual Report     Nursing & Patient Care Services 2010 Annual Report
Entering Our Next Century Of Caring

2009 Annual Report     Nursing & Patient Care Services 2009 Annual Report
Everyone Our Neighbor

2008 Annual Report     Nursing & Patient Care Services 2008 Annual Report
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Patients and Possibilities

2006 Annual Report     Nursing & Patient Care Services 2006 Annual Report
Healing in Action - Advancing our Mission

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