Fourth year internal medicine and pediatrics resident Dr. Mike Kelly shaves his head after reaching his fundraising goal for the Boston Marathon.
The window for the 2020 Triennial Survey from The Joint Commission is now open. During the visit, a team of surveyors will conduct an unannounced, comprehensive, hospitalwide review of the hospital’s patient care practices. The Joint Commission is a nonprofit organization that accredits more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
“The weeklong survey – which will occur sometime within the next 10 months – provides us with an opportunity to share best practices and demonstrate at a national level our high standards for patient quality and safety,” says John Belknap, chief compliance officer. “Every employee will need to be prepared to answer questions about quality standards appropriate for their department and how they relate to the hospital’s overall goals.”
The MGH is focused on achieving the following five quality and safety goals:
- Improve equity in patient experience and clinical care
- Improve institutional capacity: Ambulatory, Emergency Department, inpatient
- Help keep our patients safe
- Strengthen safety culture: Workforce, wellness, professionalism, culture
- Achieve excellent results on The Joint Commission Triennial Survey
- Oct | 1 | 2021
MGH urology medical assistant Alyssa Reilly’s hard work and dedication earned her a spot on the 2020 Team USA Paralympic rowing team, which won a silver medal in the Tokyo Games last August.
- Oct | 1 | 2021
Cindy Diggs, community and cultural engagement manager at Mass General, was named the 2021 Peace MVP by the Mass Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, honoring her dedication to being an activist for peace and economic security in Boston neighborhoods.
- Sep | 10 | 2021
“Each morning when we’d arrive at the police barricades, people would be standing there with pictures of their loved ones, asking us to look for them,” Susan Diehl says. “Hours later, after a hard shift when we were ready to get back on the shuttle bus, they were still there—waiting for word.”
- Aug | 20 | 2021
In 2020, Carr took up running to keep herself both physically and mentally active during the COVID-19 pandemic. She completed her first double digit run—10 miles—on Dec. 31. Six days later, after a routine checkup with her doctor, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Jul | 1 | 2021
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a group of students from Harvard Medical School—led by Dorothy Weiss Tolchin, MD, EdM, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and...