The Stoeckle Center

The Stoeckle Center offers a wide variety of seminars, lectures, workshops, and training programs to Mass General and Partners primary care practices.

Cabot Primary Care Lecture Series

The Cabot Primary Care Lecture Series was designed by the Cabot Society, a student and faculty group at Harvard Medical School (HMS), to encourage dialogue about issues important in primary care medicine – such as patient-doctor communication, care of the underserved, community medicine, professionalism, quality of care and health care policy. The series was founded in 1993, and in 2008, the Stoeckle Center and the HMS Primary Care Division began collaborating to plan the series.

Knowledge Sharing Dinners

These quarterly dinners are held to bring the primary care community across Partners HealthCare System together to share practice redesign and innovations regarding transformation to the medical home. These are open to anyone in the PHS network, including office, administration, and clinical staff.

Morbidity and Mortality Conferences

The MGH General Medicine Unit hosts quarterly conferences that focus specifically on systems-based issues. The objective of this program is to dissect cases where patient care or outcome was negatively impacted by failures of process, communication, or operations. These sessions are peer-review protected. The desired outcome is to highlight, address, and eventually prevent the types of system-related hazards that are often encountered during routine care. The target audience for these cases includes generalists in both the inpatient and outpatient arena, as well as all other members of the care team.

Patient Experience of Care: Programs and Courses

Partners Community Healthcare Inc. (PCHI) and The Stoeckle Center are committed to enhancing both the physician-patient relationship and the physician experience through innovation in medical practice and collaboration among physicians and their staff.

Schwartz Center Connections

The Schwartz Center has created this program to foster compassionate care, enhance communication and mitigate malpractice risk, particularly among internal medicine physicians in ambulatory settings where CRICO data shows an increasing number of diagnosis-related malpractice claims. Schwartz Center Connections consists of 4 facilitated sessions per year for a multidisciplinary audience that includes clinicians, nurses, ancillary and administrative staff within Primary Care and the Department of Gastroenterology. Session content is based on cases that involve difficulties in communication and/or relationships with patients or among providers in the outpatient setting, derived from de-identified, closed malpractice claims and other resources.

Schwartz Center Rounds

The Stoeckle Center hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, which are unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which Mass General staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, these Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate health care.

Stoeckle Center Seminars

This Stoeckle Center Seminars are a monthly lecture series that provides a forum to share innovative ideas and best practices with the Mass General primary care community.