Friday, March 8, 2013

What's Happening: March 8, 2013

New homepage for
The homepage has a new look. The site continues to be a major vehicle for demonstrating how Together We Can Make Health Care Better – which is the new theme line on the website. In keeping with this theme, the page features four Better, Together stories that exemplify the great work happening across the system in patient care, teaching, research and service the community as well as other initiatives that demonstrate Partners’ leadership in health care.  There are also two new ways to navigate directly to our member institutions’ websites – by clicking on any of the scrolling logos or using the drop down “See All Members” list.   You can also keep up with the latest news from Partners by following the News and Events section of the page.  And don’t forget to check out the interactive “Patient Care for Every Need” module to learn more about the Partners system. 

Taking the First Step seminar
The Human Resources Department will host a series o f events, “Steps to Success,” that will cover topics such as self-assessment, goal setting, managing priorities and career management.  The first event in the series, “Taking the First Step,” will be March 21 from noon to 1 pm in the Satter Conference Room in the Yawkey Building. For more information, call Mary Anne Mackenzie at (617) 724-3241. Future events include: April 25: Financial Assistance Seminar;and  May 23: Higher Education Fair.

'Climate Change and Public Health' lecture
The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation will host a lecture, "Climate Change and Public Health: How Can Health Care Respond to Global Warming" March 13 from 6 to 8 pm in the Putnam Gallery of the museum. To register or for more information, email

A Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium (TBI)
In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month at the MGH, the Neurosciences ICU and The Blum Center will host “A Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium” March 12 from 12 to 6 pm. This event will feature the following activities:

  • All Day Poster Session in the O’Keefe Auditorium Hallway.
  • TBI Awareness Table in White 1 Hallway.
  • TBI Survivor Tom Kearney and Scientific Panel Discussion from 12 to 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.
  • TBI Survivor Tom Kearney, “A Patient's Perspective” from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Light Reception in the O’Keefe Auditorium from 5:30 to 6 pm.

 For more information, contact Dr. Brian Edlow at or Katrina Screen at

March Blum Center events
The Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center will host the following events:

  • NHO Talk: “Understanding Your Kidneys” on March 14 from noon to 1 pm.
  • Shared Decision Making: Colon Cancer Screening on March 21 from noon to 1 pm.
  • Harp Music, featuring harpist Becky Wertz, March 27 from noon to 1 pm.

All programs are free and open to MGH staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed; limited spaces. For more information call (617) 724-7352 or email

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