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Currently Browsing:2018

  • 'Could this be sepsis?'

    Friday, September 7, 2018  Mass General

    Sepsis is a disease that kills more than 258,000 Americans each year – that is more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Yet, for a disease that is so common and deadly, less than half of Americans have ever heard of sepsis.

Currently Browsing:2017

  • MGH responds: Hurricane help

    Friday, September 29, 2017  Mass General

    This month several MGH staff members deployed to Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

  • Model mission

    Friday, July 21, 2017  Mass General

    For the past four years, David R. King, MD, has made it his mission within Boston and area communities to host bleeding control training programs. Now, King plans to train all MGH staff in the proper use of tourniquets – a first-of-its-kind program in Massachusetts and a model for the United States.

  • Reaching for the stars: MGHer selected as astronaut recruit

    Friday, June 9, 2017  Mass General

    Jonny Kim, MD, a resident physician in the combined MGH-BWH Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program, has been named to NASA’s newest class of astronaut recruits.

  • Mass General/Brigham and Women's resident named to NASA's 2017 class of astronaut recruits

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017  Mass General

    Jonny Kim, MD, MGH-BWH Emergency Medicine resident named among newest NASA astronaut recruits.

Currently Browsing:2016

Currently Browsing:2015

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Firework Safety: How to Keep Kids Safe on the 4th

    Thursday, July 2, 2015  Mass General

    Ari Cohen, MD, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medical Services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains how to keep kids safe around fireworks on the 4th of July.

  • Trauma preparedness: Teaching the teachers

    Friday, June 12, 2015  Mass General

    On June 3, trauma surgeon David King, MD provided training and equipment 
to prepare teachers at St. John's School for a potential crisis in the classroom.

  • Leading the charge in stroke care

    Friday, June 5, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH Acute Stroke Care Team was honored at the MGH Acute Stroke Gala Breakfast.

  • Computerized vital signs analysis may help trauma patients

    Friday, May 22, 2015  Mass General

    Automated analysis of the vital signs commonly monitored in patients transported to trauma centers could significantly improve the ability to diagnose life-threatening bleeding before patients arrive at the hospital

  • New pediatric Emergency Department opens

    Monday, February 9, 2015  Mass General

    The newly-renovated emergency department (ED) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) offers a welcoming space meant just for children and their families.

  • Pediatric Emergency Department Delivers Better Experience for Patients

    Friday, January 30, 2015  Mass General

    In the pediatric Emergency Department, a welcoming space meant just for children and their families awaits.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Calling all runners to the 2015 Boston Marathon

    Friday, October 3, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH is now accepting applications for the 119th Boston Marathon, which will be held on April 20, 2015.

  • Emergency Medicine recognized as HMS academic department

    Friday, September 12, 2014  Mass General

    Jeffrey S. Flier, MD, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at HMS, announced in August, that after an in-depth review, HMS will establish a new academic Department of Emergency Medicine effective Oct. 1.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Why we run

    Friday, April 18, 2014  Mass General

    MGH marathon runners — in their own words

  • Nurses on the run

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Six nurses on the Blake 12 Intensive Care Unit are planning to run the 2014 Boston Marathon – five for charity teams and one as a qualified runner.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • David Brown named new Emergency Medicine chief

    Friday, July 26, 2013  Mass General

    David Brown, MD, current vice chair of the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine, has been selected as the department’s next chief.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • In the wake of tragedy

    Friday, April 26, 2013  Mass General

    Partners HealthCare has announced it is committing $1 million to the newly created One Fund Boston to help the families who lost loved ones and the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. This donation is made in honor and recognition of the employees of the Partners HealthCare system who live and work in this community and dedicate themselves every day to our mission, enabling its hospitals to deliver some of the best patient care in the world.

  • Boston Marathon tragedy: MGHers respond

    Friday, April 19, 2013  Mass General

    Boston Marathon tragedy: MGHers respond

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Mass General Physician Reports from Benghazi, Libya

    Thursday, September 13, 2012  Mass General

    Thomas F. Burke, MD, chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General was working in Benghazi, Libya, to help establish medical training and infrastructure. He provides his perspective and experience during the recent tragic attacks on the U.S. Embassy.

  • Students in the Field: A blog excerpt from Whitman College student Andrew Roehrig working in Kenya.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012  Mass General

    Under the guidance of Thomas F. Burke MD, the Innovations, technologies, and health transformation in Africa program brings students in the Harvard Summer Program to Kisumu, Kenya, to explore diverse approaches aimed at fostering transformative and sustainable healthcare improvements in Africa.

  • Study shows vitamin D decreases risk of respiratory infections in children

    Friday, August 24, 2012  Mass General

    An MGH-led study of Mongolian schoolchildren supports the possibility that daily vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of respiratory infections in winter.

  • Widening inequality in Boston and beyond

    Friday, May 11, 2012  Mass General

    Charlotte Kahn, co-founder and director of the Boston Indicators Project, revealed some unsettling local statistics – including that Suffolk County is among the top 50 most unequal counties in the nation – in her presentation, “Widening Income Inequality and its Effects on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Boston and Beyond,” April 27 in the Ether Dome.

  • Responding to sexual exploitation

    Friday, January 27, 2012  Mass General

    STAFF AT THE MGH play a crucial role in the lives of their patients.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • In General: 07.22.11

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • On the move

    Friday, July 15, 2011  Mass General

    After years of planning and preparation, two departments – the Central Sterile Processing and Supply (CSPS) Unit and the Sumner M. Redstone Emergency Department (ED) – celebrated their transition into new spaces in the Lunder Building with ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

  • iPhone Application Developed by Mass. General Researchers Aids First Responders in Georgia

    Monday, May 23, 2011  Mass General

    Georgia paramedic Lt. Jeff Lisle uses iPhone application created by Mass. General researchers to transport seriously injured patient.

  • Care for Japan

    Friday, May 13, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 5.13.11 Fewer than 36 hours after Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, three MGH physicians were en route to the country to aid in relief efforts.

  • Emergency Department renovates and expands to Lunder Building

    Friday, April 8, 2011  Mass General

    Each year, more than 90,000 patients come to the MGH for care through the Emergency Department (ED).

  • In General: 2011 HMS Mentoring Awards and Patricia Donahoe, MD

    Friday, April 8, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • Seconds count

    Friday, April 1, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.1.11 From the time a person first experiences symptoms of a heart attack, such as shortness of breath or chest discomfort, to the time he or she undergoes cardiac catheterization -- a procedure used to diagnose and treat a blocked coronary artery -- every second is of utmost importance.

  • Assisting in Japan

    Friday, March 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 3.18.11 On March 11, the northeast coast of Japan suffered a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and destructive tsunami, resulting in the deaths of 5,178 people to date, more than 8,600 missing and the evacuation of 380,000 Japanese from the devastated areas.

  • Lunder Building to "Go Live" this summer

    Friday, February 18, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 In preparation for the summertime transition of several hospital programs and services to the Lunder Building, the MGH Go Live Group for the new facility was established under the auspices of Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration.

  • Help for their homeland

    Friday, January 21, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.21.11

Currently Browsing:2010

  • From lab bench to the battlefield

    Thursday, November 11, 2010  Mass General

    At the MGH, a team of scientists led by Hasan Alam, MD, an MGH trauma surgeon and director of research for the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, is developing novel tools, techniques and treatments to help save the lives of soldiers traumatically injured on the battlefield.

  • The essence of service

    Friday, October 15, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.15.10 Named in honor of Ernesto González, MD -- an MGH dermatologist, director of the MGH International Training Program and one who has dedicated much of his life to serving those in need -- the Ernesto González Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community is presented each year as part of Latino Heritage Month at the MGH.

  • Emergency preparedness at home and work

    Friday, September 24, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 9.24.10 In May 2010, a water main break in Weston disrupted the lives of millions of Massachusetts residents accustomed to easy access to clean drinking water.

  • Silver Anniversary

    Friday, June 11, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.11.10 WHAT BEGAN more than 25 years ago as a single helicopter that brought trauma patients to tertiary care facilities has developed -- with the collaboration of a consortium of six Boston-area hospitals, including the MGH -- into a fully integrated, regionalized system of critical care air and ground transport linking the sickest patients to the vital resources they need.

  • Addressing the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

    Friday, January 8, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01.08.10 The MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights, the Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and MassGeneral Hospital for Children welcomed journalist, scientist and public health consultant Helen Epstein, PhD, for a Dec. 10 discussion of her experience studying the proliferation of HIV/AIDS on the African continent.

  • Partners HealthCare Flu Team helps viewers

    Friday, January 1, 2010  Clinical

    MGH Hotline 1.1.10 Once a week, Boston-area television viewers and web users will have the opportunity to obtain the latest information on the flu by chatting live on with a Partners HealthCare expert as part of a collaborative public health campaign from Partners, WHDH-TV 7 NBC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • MGH volunteer helps save local boy

    Friday, December 4, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.04.09 Greg Walsh, an MGH volunteer, was walking home along Charles Street when he first heard the cries.

  • Flying high

    Friday, June 19, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 6.1.09 In critical care medicine, minutes matter. Since 1985, Boston MedFlight has provided high-quality, rapid emergency care services to patients throughout New England, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Emergency preparedness: Would you be ready for a disaster?

    Friday, January 9, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 010909: Several major ice storms already have hit Massachusetts this winter, leaving thousands without electricity for days on end. Would you be ready for such a situation or an emergency of another type?

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Filling the ER Void

    Saturday, January 12, 2008  Research

    The number of physicians with board certification in emergency medicine is unlikely to meet the staffing needs of U.S. emergency departments in the foreseeable future, if ever.


  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Be Prepared - Mass General Emergency Preparedness Training Video (captioned)

    Be Prepared - Mass General Emergency Preparedness Training Video

    This training video will discuss the hospital’s response to many types of disasters that could impact the normal operations of the hospital as well as the surrounding community. Mass General takes great pride in our responsibility to prepare to serve our diverse communities in times of need. In addition, the video provides an overview of the roles Mass General employees may be asked to play in a coordinated hospital response.

  • ACLS training course slideshow

    ACLS Training Course Slideshow

    View a slideshow with images from an ACLS training course held at MGH. Visit the Education & Training section of the Emergency Medicine site for more information about training courses offered at MGH.

  • Center for Vascular Emergencies fellowship program informational video.

    Center for Vascular Emergencies

    Center for Vascular Emergencies fellowship program informational video.


Currently Browsing:2016

  • Neurological Emergencies

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    When patients complain of headache, dizziness, weakness or back pain, how do you determine which is an emergency? This special program provides state-of-the-art approaches and tools to quickly and effectively determine which cases are emergencies, and how to treat them.

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