Friday, July 12, 2013

What's Happening: July 12, 2013

Annual Iftar: Breaking of fast in month of Ramadan
In the spirit of unity and community building, MGH Patient Care Services, Human Resources and the Chaplaincy Department, along with staff will host a community Iftar dinner (the breaking of the fast everyday at sunset during the month of Ramadan) July 16 from 8 to 10 pm in the Thier Conference Room. All Muslim patients, family members, staff and friends are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Firdosh Pathan.

Second annual Global Health Expo
All are invited to the second annual Global Health Expo July 17 from 3 to 6 pm to learn about the global health projects happening across the MGH campus in hopes to encourage more action and awareness. More than 20 organizations representing multiple departments and specialties will be in attendance to discuss current activities and hopefully encourage new ones. No registration required. Refreshments will be available. 

Umbrella bags available at the MGH
During rainy/wet weather it is a challenge to keep the floors dry and safe for our staff and visitors. Therefore, Environmental Services, in addition to placing wet floor signs, will be piloting a program providing umbrella bag stands at the White and Yawkey lobbies. Umbrella bags help keep floors dry while avoiding slip and fall accidents. Bags are one size fits all and easy to slide an umbrella into. For more information, call Environmental Services at 617-726-2445.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Keeping Current Seminar Series
The Racial Disparities Solution Center is hosting a seminar titled "Racial Disparities after Massachusetts Health Reform: Does Expanded Insurance Coverage Impact Variation in Surgical Care?" Sept. 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Sweet Conference Room in the Gray/Bigelow Building. Presented by Andrew Loehrer, MD, research fellow at the Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery. A light lunch will be served.  RSVP to  

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