Friday, November 15, 2013

What's Happening: Nov. 15, 2013

From Dickens to Nightingale: Fiction and Fact in the History of Nursing
Register for the next evening lecture at The MGH Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation. Natasha McEnroe, director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, will present "From Dickens to Nightingale: Fiction and Fact in the History of Nursing." The event will be held in the museum's Putnam Gallery from 6 to 8 pm, Nov. 21. For more information or to register, email

2014 MGHfC Quality and Safety Mini Grant Applications now available
The Mini-Grant Program was created to help support quality and safety projects across MGHfC. Last year, this program awarded approximately $6,000 in mini-grant funding for four multidisciplinary process improvement efforts. Project proposals with a focus on "improving the patient experience or the culture of safety at MGHfC" are strongly encouraged, though not required. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 27 to Natalie Johnson. Applicants will be notified of final decisions in January 2014. For more information, contact Natalie Johnson at or visit the MGHfC quality and safety intranet page.

Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following events: 

  • “Swallowing Over Sixty” Nov. 21, from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Stacey Sullivan, MGH speech-language pathologist.
  • “Do You Need That Multivitamin?!” Dec. 5, from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Ashley Carter, MS, MGH dietetic intern. 
  • “Glaucoma” Dec. 19 from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Husam Ansari, MD, PhD, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. 

For more information about Senior HealthWISE events, call 617-724-6756 or visit

Simmons health care MBA program offering up to 30K scholarships for MGHers
Simmons College School of Management is accepting applications for January and September admission into its part-time Health Care MBA program. MGH employees are eligible to apply for a Future Health Care Leaders Scholarship. The Future Health Care Leaders Scholarship is a merit-based award given to applicants who have demonstrated both academic achievements and professional success in the health care industry. The deadline for January admission is Dec. 1. For more information, call Carolyn Kirkman of MGH Training and Workforce Development at 617-724-3368 or visit

Nominate teams or leaders for the 2014 Service Excellence Awards
A new award recognizes achievement related to patient survey scores and also recognizes teams and leaders who have helped create an outstanding patient experience. The first group of awards will be linked directly to 2013 inpatient and outpatient survey results. The second group of awards -- for teams and leaders -- will be chosen from nominations submitted by MGH employees. The Patient Experience Leadership Council, comprised mostly of senior management, will select winners.

Recognize the work and dedication of successful teams and leaders at the MGH by submitting a nomination. Download the team nomination form or leader nomination form and email nominations to by Dec. 20. For more information, contact Christina Armstrong at 617-726-0343.

“Train the Trainer in Office Ergonomics” course
The PHS Occupational Health Ergonomics, "Train the Trainer in Office Ergonomics" course is offered to individuals interested in helping their colleagues set up a more ergonomically correct computer workstation. A ‘trained trainer’ will act as their department's ‘point person’ or ‘ergonomic champion’ and will conduct basic office ergonomic evaluations. This interactive class will use a combination of lecture, case study examples, equipment demonstration and hands-on evaluation of a computer workstation to teach the process of evaluating workstations and work postures. The class will be held from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm, Dec. 17 at MGH Training and Workforce Development, Charles River Plaza, 165 Cambridge St, Second Floor, Suite 200. To enroll visit

Global Health Certificates at the MGH Institute of Health Professions
The MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, in conjunction with clinicians at Partners, has created two certificates in Global Health Nursing. A 9-credit fully online Certificate of Completion is available for RNs with a baccalaureate degree or higher and a 15-credit Certificate of Advanced Study is available for master’s-prepared nurses. Both programs offer flexible schedules in order to accommodate working professionals. Start either program this January by enrolling in Introduction to Global Health or Immigrant and Refugee Health.

Call for Applications for the Corrigan Minehan “SPARK” Awards
The Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care is accepting applications for the 2014 SPARK Awards. Targeted towards junior faculty members, these philanthropy-supported grants serve to support innovative, cross-disciplinary research. The submission deadline is 5 pm, Jan. 10. For more information, download the application guidelines or contact Kiely Turgeon at  

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