“This is a celebrity event!” said Paul S. Russell, MD, John Homans Distinguished Professor of Surgery, at the second annual presentation of the Patricia R. Austen, RN MGH History Award.

During a May 29 celebration, the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation was full of champions of MGH history. Twenty-three individuals and groups from a wide range of disciplines within the hospital were nominated this year. The award went to the MGH Nursing History Committee, which first assembled to create the book “Nursing at Two Hundred,” and has since researched, cataloged and commemorated MGH nursing history.

“We are grateful to have been given the time, space and tools to do this work,” said Susan Fisher, RN, of North Shore Medical Center, who spoke on the group’s behalf. The committee received an engraved pane of glass made from a former window in the Bulfinch building.

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