The ailment-riddled Cavity Sam received special care again this year as part of Operation 5,000 – a life-size version of the classic children’s game, Operation – to benefit the My Giving Helps campaign. At the annual Employee Summer Picnic June 20, nine teams put their surgical precision to the test, with help from New England Patriots players Geneo Grissom, David Andrews and Derek Rivers.

Team Together As One – which included members of MGH Nutrition and Food Services, Materials Management, Environmental Services and Buildings & Grounds – raised the most money by selling baked goods, raffling off donated items and other creative events leading up to game day, giving them extra time to operate. But after many successful – and unsuccessful – “ectomy” attempts, it was MGHfC Team Recreational Hazard that came out on top.

MGH day and night shift employees also enjoyed carnival games, a giant blow-up basketball competition, food, ice cream and prizes. Visit the MGH HR Events Flickr account to view more photos from the picnic. 

Read more articles from the 06/29/18 Hotline issue.