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News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Sisters celebrating cousins: Baby boys born hours apart

    Friday, January 08, 2016  Mass General

    Two sisters received the ultimate gift during the holiday season. Susan Martinez, 24, and Ana Cortez, 32, both delivered baby boys at the MGH on Dec. 28, both by way of cesarean section, and just under four hours apart.

Currently Browsing:2015

  • Ecker named new chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Friday, October 23, 2015  Mass General

    Jeffrey Ecker, MD, director of Obstetrical Clinical Research and Quality Assurance, has been named chief of the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective Dec. 1.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Delivering with a midwife

    Friday, January 30, 2015  Mass General

    Marie Henderson, CNM, MSN, director of the MGH Nurse-Midwifery Service, explains how midwifery has evolved and is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team at the MGH.

  • Oh Baby!

    Monday, January 12, 2015  Mass General

    Donna Hill and Spencer Weigman welcomed daughter Rylee Margaret Weigman into the world at 12:43 am on Jan. 1, making her the first baby born at the MGH – and in Boston – in 2015.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • A positive partnership

    Friday, February 14, 2014  Mass General

    When Cindy Candamil was ready to give birth to her second child at the MGH, she became one of the first patients to benefit from a budding partnership between the midwives of the MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and Birthing Gently.

  • A New Approach to Fibroid Management

    Friday, January 31, 2014  Clinical

    The Fibroid Program at Massachusetts General Hospital offers patients access to a full range of multidisciplinary options to treat uterine fibroids.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • From Mom to Mom: New Mass General Fundraising Initiative Links Boston Moms with Moms in Uganda

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013  Mass General

    Inspired by Moms Helping Moms, an initiative of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Carolyn O’Gorman of Winchester, Mass., is helping to raise money for the maternity ward at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in southern Uganda, Africa.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Addressing global challenges

    Friday, April 05, 2013  Mass General

    The MGH Center for Global Health and the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted an inaugural “Women in Global Health Symposium: Women Leaders Responding to Global Challenges” at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Partnership proves successful for MGH clinicians

    Friday, December 07, 2012  Mass General

    For years they have been on the same page – working to advance the clinical role of certified nurse-midwives in the state and improve access to care for reproductive-aged women. Earlier this year, they stood on the same stage as MGH midwife Angela Ferrari, CNM, MS, presented the inaugural American College of Nurse-Midwives Midwifery Partnership Award to Erin Tracy, MD, MPH, of the MGH Vincent Obstetrics & Gynecology Department.

  • Two decades of transforming families

    Friday, October 05, 2012  Mass General

    Families helped by the MGH Vincent Obstetrics & Gynecology Fertility Clinic gathered Sept. 22 in the Bulfinch Tents to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Unit.

  • Bangladesh Minister of Health visits MGH

    Friday, June 15, 2012  Mass General

    On June 8, the Bangladesh Minister of Health and Family Welfare, A. F. M. Ruhal Haque, MBBS, met with MGH staff members to discuss longstanding collaborations between Bangladesh health care services and various MGH departments.

  • Labor and Delivery Unit gives OR supplies a second life

    Friday, June 15, 2012  Mass General

    Since launching a unique, cost-free recycling program two years ago, the MGH Vincent Obstetrics & Gynecology Labor and Delivery Unit has distributed more than 6,000 supplies to resource-limited health care facilities worldwide, including to countries such as Haiti, Sudan and Uganda.

  • Inaugural student teaching award

    Friday, May 18, 2012  Mass General

    Carey York-Best, MD, a physician in the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was honored with the inaugural MGH Bulfinch Student Teaching Award May 7 at a ceremony at Harvard Medical School.

  • In General 04.20.12

    Friday, April 20, 2012  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

Currently Browsing:2011

  • In memoriam: Judy Newell, RN, MSN

    Friday, October 14, 2011  Mass General

    Judy Newell, RN, MSN, nursing director of the MGH Vincent Gynecology Oncology Units and the Pediatric Units of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), died Oct. 7 at the age of 66

  • Chronicling two centuries

    Friday, August 05, 2011  Mass General

    IN ADDITION TO the hospitalwide history, Something in the Ether: A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011, by father-daughter duo Webster and Martha Bull, several departmental history books have been or will be published this year in honor of the bicentennial.

  • What is ... the MGH?

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    MGHers tuning in to the July 19 episode of “Jeopardy!” were sure to know the answer to one of the clues, which showed video taped in the Ether Dome and referenced the chemical used in the first successful public demonstration of anesthesia.

  • College Fair offers opportunities

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    Solodeen Heath always wanted to be a dentist, but with a family and all the responsibilities that come with it, he knew dental school just wasn’t in the cards.

  • In Memoriam: George S. Richardson, MD

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    George S. Richardson, MD, a longtime MGH surgeon and former acting chief of Gynecology, died of cancer July 1 at age 89.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • Exploring the practice environment

    Friday, July 15, 2011  Mass General

    Given the rapid pace of change in health care today, it is important to understand and improve the environment where care is provided, explained Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, senior vice president for Patient Care and chief nurse, as she presented this year’s Linda Kelly Nursing Lecture

  • Women's health fair a success

    Friday, June 10, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.10.11 From free blood pressure checks to massage therapy gift certificate raffles, booths at "An Ounce of Prevention," a day-long women's health fair May 11 in the Bulfinch Tent, provided attendees with resources and information for living a long and healthy life.

  • No need to book an appointment, just "Ask the Doctor"

    Thursday, March 17, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 3.18.11 Partners HealthCare and WHDH-TV Channel 7 have launched the interactive "Ask the Doctor" web series with experts in the areas of obstetrics, pediatrics and emergency and primary care medicine.

  • In Memoriam: Masha Etkin, MD, PhD

    Friday, March 04, 2011  Mass General

    MASHA ETKIN, MD, PHD, a physician for the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology for 25 years, died Feb. 13.

  • MGH Nurse-Midwifery Service presents on cultural differences in care

    Friday, January 14, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01.14.11 DIFFERENT CULTURES approach health care in different ways, and understanding these differences is the key to providing culturally competent care for all patients.

  • Oh, baby!

    Friday, January 07, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01/07/11 She’s less than a week old, but Mary Meredith Jones is already making history. In addition to being one of Boston’s first babies of the new year, she also is the first baby born during MGH’s third century.

  • MGH celebrates first baby of bicentennial

    Monday, January 03, 2011  Mass General

    Mass General welcomes Mary Meredith Jones as the first baby born during the hospital's 200th year as an institution.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Coordinated care offers freedom from pelvic floor disorders

    Monday, December 20, 2010  Mass General

    With the help of coordinated, multidisciplinary care provided by physicians in the MGH Pelvic Floor Disorder Service, 39-year-old patient Nicole Ortuno is once again living a normal, healthy life.

  • The birth she wants: Is mom a hero or a danger?

    Thursday, December 16, 2010  Mass General

    Dr. Jeffrey Ecker discusses a mom's VBAC birth at home.

  • MGH midwives in Haiti

    Friday, September 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 9.17.10 Even before the Jan. 12 earthquake, which further compromised the health of pregnant Haitian women and their children, the country already had the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere.

  • MGH ranks among top

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

  • MGH midwives: An international perspective

    Friday, May 21, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 05.21.10 While the International Day of Midwives was celebrated May 5, midwives at the MGH maintain an international perspective year-round.

  • The MGH celebrates women’s health

    Friday, May 21, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 05.21.10 National Women’s Health Week was observed May 9 through 15.

  • Inaugural Linda Kelly Nursing Lecture held

    Friday, May 14, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 05.14.10 "Linda makes every patient feel at home -- she's wonderful to work with and an incredible role model for other nurses," said Isaac Schiff, MD, chief of MGH Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology, as he welcomed guests to the inaugural Linda Kelly Nursing Lecture.

  • Pelvic floor disorders: What you should know

    Tuesday, May 04, 2010  Clinical

    Nearly one in three American women has one or more pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Mass General offers a range of non-surgical and surgical options for treatment.

  • “Johnny New Year”

    Friday, January 08, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01.08.10 John Joseph Hayden II is barely a week old, but he’s already made headlines. He entered the world at the MGH only a few minutes after the clock struck midnight -- at 12:06 am -- on Jan. 1, making him the first baby of 2010 and of the decade in the Boston area.

  • Partners HealthCare Flu Team helps viewers

    Friday, January 01, 2010  Clinical

    MGH Hotline 1.1.10 Once a week, Boston-area television viewers and web users will have the opportunity to obtain the latest information on the flu by chatting live on www.whdh.com with a Partners HealthCare expert as part of a collaborative public health campaign from Partners, WHDH-TV 7 NBC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

    Friday, December 18, 2009  Mass General

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released new guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Dr. Marcela Del Carmen from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service and Dr. Elizabeth Roth from the Women’s Health Associates at Mass General help put this in context.

  • Promoting the benefits of Pap smears

    Friday, December 04, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.04.09 The inspiration for creating the CBS Cares public service Pap smears web campaign – featuring MGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief Isaac Schiff, MD, and gynecologic surgeon Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH – began when a CBS Cares producer overheard a conversation between two women while dining at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village.

  • Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care opens

    Friday, June 05, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.5.09 Marking the culmination of a longstanding clinical collaboration that combines the academic medicine of MGH and community-based care of North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), approximately 200 guests – including administrators, caregivers and employees from both organizations – gathered May 29 at the newly constructed Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers for an employee celebration.

  • There is life after a pelvic floor disorder

    Monday, May 11, 2009  Mass General

    Nearly one-third of American women have one or more pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic-organ prolapse. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Mass General offers expert care and helps bring lasting relief to those suffering from a pelvic floor disorder.

Press Releases

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation - 12/8/2015, Mass General

    Mass General has been awarded the Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, a credentialing program for hospitals that is part of an international initiative led by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. This accreditation highlights Mass General’s commitment to ensuring that all mothers and their newborns receive the support needed to achieve breastfeeding success.

  • Protective strategy shields primate ovaries from radiation-therapy-induced damage - 2/22/2011, Research

    A strategy developed by MGH researchers to shield the ovaries of female mammals from the damaging effects of radiation and chemotherapy has passed an important milestone with the report that brief pretreatment with an FDA-approved drug preserved the fertility of female rhesus monkeys exposed to potentially lethal doses of radiation.

  • Study finds screening for spinal muscular atrophy not cost effective - 2/5/2010, Research

    In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, researchers will unveil findings that show it is not cost effective to screen for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common genetic cause of infant mortality and the second most common inherited autosomal recessive disorder.

  • Both Latino and non-Latino women likely to accept HPV vaccination for selves and children - 3/6/2009, Research

    Most women responding to a survey conducted at MGH clinics indicated they would be willing to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus and to have their daughters and even sons vaccinated in order to prevent cancer in their children. The report also found that Latino women are just as likely, if not more so, to accept HPV vaccine as non-Latinos.

Events

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Midlife Women's Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    “Midlife Women’s Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care” is a one-day continuing medical education (CME) course for medical professionals presented by the Midlife Women’s Health Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Midlife Women's Health: Staying Healthy And Well

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Midlife Women’s Health: Staying Healthy and Well is a free educational program at Massachusetts General Hospital for patients, staff and members of the community focusing on the unique health needs of women at midlife.

Video

  • Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Units Tour

    Tour of the Labor & Delivery Unit and Postpartum Unit

    Take a virtual tour of the Labor & Delivery Unit and the Postpartum Unit in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital. This tour is designed to help you prepare for the birth of your child and provide you with information about our units to help you plan your hospital stay at Mass General.

  • The Mass General Hospital Obstetrics Program

    Mass General Hospital's Obstetrics Program

    The Obstetrics Program at Massachusetts General Hospital provides state-of-the-art, individualized care for women before, during and after childbirth. Our physicians, nurse-midwives, nurses and other medical professionals work in partnership with each woman to design a care plan tailored to her particular needs and preferences.

  • Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD

    Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, describes what causes incontinence in maturing women and treatment options

    Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, a colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center says incontinence is not just a normal part of getting older and explains the treatments that can dramatically improve your quality of life.

  • Marcela Del Carmen, MD, talks about your risk of developing cervical cancer, even as you age

    Marcela Del Carmen, MD, talks about your risk of developing cervical cancer, even as you age

    Marcela Del Carmen, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center says that the risk for cervical cancer goes up, not down, as you age. Learn about your risk for cervical cancer, and the new guidelines that caution women to continue to get PAP smears into their 60s.

  • Milena Weinstein, MD, explains what you can do about the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders

    Milena Weinstein, MD, explains what you can do about the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders

    Milena Weinstein, MD, urogynecologist at the Mass General Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says urinary incontinence or vaginal bulge can be related to pelvic floor disorders, which affect one out of three women. Learn more about the treatments available for pelvic floor disorders, from exercise to support devices to surgery.

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • May Wakamatsu, MD

    May Wakamatsu, MD, discusses pelvic floor conditions and treatments

    May Wakamatsu, MD, director of the Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the various ways the service can help women with pelvic floor problems return to a normal lifestyle.

  • William J. Barth, MD

    William J. Barth, MD, talks about the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division

    William J. Barth MD, chief of the General Obstetrics Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about the practice and the importance he finds in the patient-physician relationship.

  • David B. Boruta II, MD

    David Boruta II, MD, discusses minimally invasive surgery

    David Boruta II, MD, director of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains how and why minimally invasive surgery can often be the best choice for some types of surgical patients.

  • Marie Henderson, CNM

    Marie Henderson, CNM, discusses the role of midwives at Mass General

    Marie Henderson, CNM, chief nurse-midwife, talks about the role of the midwife in the Obstetrics Service at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • John Petrozza, MD

    John Petrozza, MD, talks about the Fertility Center at Mass General

    John Petrozza, MD, chief of the Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, discusses how patients benefits from having a fertility center within a hospital.

  • John Schorge, MD

    John Schorge, MD, discusses treatments for reproductive cancers

    John Schorge, MD, chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Gynecologic Oncology Division, discusses the types of treatment options available for patients with reproductive cancers.

  • Laura Riley, MD

    Laura Riley, MD, talks about her high-risk patient practice

    Laura Riley, MD, medical director of Labor and Delivery in the Obstetrics Service at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses what it means to be a "high-risk" patient in both her and other maternal-fetal medicine practices.

  • Michael F. Greene, MD

    Michael F. Greene, MD, looks back at the history of the service

    Michael F. Greene, MD, chief of Obstetrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about the history of the Obstetrics Service at Massachusetts General Hospital from its launch in 1994 up to today.

  • IVF Unit celebrates 20 years

    IVF Unit celebrates 20 years

    Photos from the anniversary event.

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center

    Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center

    The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides individualized, minimally invasive options to diagnose and treat the full range of gynecologic conditions, including endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, ovarian cysts/masses, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and gynecologic cancers.

  • The Way to a Woman’s Heart: Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    The Way to a Woman's Heart: Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    Sarah Tsiaras, MD, of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, presents at the 2015 Midlife Women’s Health: Staying Healthy and Well community conference. The annual event, open to patients, staff and members of the community, focuses on the unique health needs of women at midlife. Learn more at massgeneral.org/midlifewomenshealth

  • A Nutritionist’s Guide to Healthy Aging

    A Nutritionist's Guide to Healthy Aging

    Sue Cummings, MS, RD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, presents at the 2015 Midlife Women’s Health: Staying Healthy and Well community conference. The annual event, open to patients, staff and members of the community, focuses on the unique health needs of women at midlife. Learn more at massgeneral.org/midlifewomenshealth

  • Hot Flashes at Midlife – How to Keep Your Cool

    Hot Flashes at Midlife - How to Keep Your Cool

    Sujata Somani, MD, of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital, presents at the 2015 Midlife Women’s Health: Staying Healthy and Well community conference. The annual event, open to patients, staff and members of the community, focuses on the unique health needs of women at midlife. Learn more at massgeneral.org/midlifewomenshealth

  • Reaching the Dream: A Good Night's Sleep at Midlife

    Reaching the Dream: A Good Night's Sleep at Midlife

    Karen Carlson, MD, medical director of Women’s Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital, presents at the 2015 Midlife Women’s Health: Staying Healthy and Well community conference. The annual event, open to patients, staff and members of the community, focuses on the unique health needs of women at midlife. Learn more at massgeneral.org/midlifewomenshealth

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