Friday, January 14, 2011

MGH again manages severe snowstorm

THROUGH RAIN, SLEET OR SNOW: Dedicated MGHers arrive at the back entrance of the Yawkey Center from the Charles/MGH station subway stop.

LAST WEEK the commonwealth was hit by yet another major snowstorm – the second in only a few weeks. Despite the intensity of the storm, which dropped up to 2 feet of snow in some areas and brought high gusts of wind, MGH employees worked together to ensure that the hospital was safe and functional for its patients, their families, visitors and staff.

“I want to thank all MGH staff members who helped to keep activities running at the hospital throughout this last snowstorm,” says MGH President Peter L. Slavin, MD. “There are no ‘snow days’ at the MGH; our patients and their loved ones depend on us for care and services despite what Mother Nature may bring. With advanced preparations, ongoing communications and the collective coordination of logistics among caregivers, administrative and support staff who assisted in the coverage for employees who were not able to make it in, we were able to continue to provide the utmost excellence in patient care and quality. We sincerely thank all employees for responding to the needs of our patients, the hospital and colleagues so readily and quickly.”

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