The MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion virtually celebrated the graduation of 46 underrepresented residents and fellows in medicine on June 5. The 2020 graduating class included residents and fellows from 14 different departments.
How can we help our friends, family and colleagues in China?
It is a question that many MGH staff and community members have asked in the wake of the global coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak. The respiratory illness was first identified last month in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and since has spread to thousands of people in the country, leaving hospitals there overwhelmed and in need of medical supplies
“Currently, the increased demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the nation has resulted in distributors restricting the amount of supplies health care facilities can order to prevent hoarding,” says Paul Biddinger, MD, chief of MGH Division of Emergency Preparedness. “This means that we are unable to order above and beyond our typical quantities. However, after careful review of our supplies, we have identified protective suits that are no longer used in our biothreats program, as well as masks and gloves that we will able to send to help our colleagues at our partner institutions in China.”
In addition, Mass General is sharing a toolkit of essential planning and response resources – developed for use in the MGH Biothreats Unit – with responding teams in China. “It is our hope that these expert guides will help address some of the enormous challenges they currently are facing,” says Biddinger.
Learn more about the coronavirus and the hospital's response.
- Jun | 26 | 2020
During the June 24 event, “Resident Writing in the Time of COVID-19,” five Mass General residents read from and discussed recent pieces they have published in national publications.
- Jun | 23 | 2020
Massachusetts General Hospital staff paid tribute to its unit service associates, or USAs.
- Jun | 23 | 2020
During moments of downtime, Mass General dental hygienist and musician Rosemond Valcimond delights visitors and staff by playing his ukulele.
- Jun | 19 | 2020
While it may not have been the graduation ceremony that many Center for Community Health Improvement youth had envisioned a few months ago, it nevertheless was one for the ages.
- Jun | 4 | 2020
During a six-week period, volunteers made about 6,000 calls to phone numbers provided by the city of Chelsea, a community of about 40,000 that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.