While shutters went up in storefronts throughout the city, the city within Mass General continued to buzz and employees and patients continued to need things—a candy bar pick-me-up, a trinket to thank a coworker or a Mass General scrub cap.
Fall is known as the season of the harvest – and this was evident earlier this month at the MGH/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. MGH Buildings and Grounds staff plucked dozens of pears from the famous denizen of Danvers, the centuries-old Endecott Pear Tree, known as the oldest-living fruit tree in North America. The tree is named for John Endecott, who served as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century. MGH/North Shore is built on Endecott’s original farm. Elena Sierra, RN, executive director for MGH/North Shore, says the pears are not what is found in today’s grocery stores. “They’re small and hard and were originally used to make brandy in the 1600s.”
- Oct | 23 | 2020
Celebrating gives people the energy to press on during difficult times, said Joseph Betancourt, MD, vice president and chief equity and inclusion officer, in his introduction to the “Celebration of Unity, Heritage and Mass General Latino/a/x Front Line Staff” event.
- Oct | 22 | 2020
“Our goal with this triathlon—and the Medicine in Motion group—is to reduce burnout by building community through fitness and philanthropy,” says Logan Briggs, fourth year Harvard Medical School student and co-founder of Medicine in Motion.
- Oct | 21 | 2020
The need for blood at Mass General hospitals continues to be urgent. View a list of upcoming drives.
- Oct | 9 | 2020
To provide wigs for chemotherapy patients who are underinsured or who do not have the means to purchase one, the LVC Retail Shops have launched a program called Share for Hair.
- Oct | 9 | 2020
Not only were two MGHers honored with the annual Ernesto Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Services to the Hispanic Community, but one standout group was given the honorific name, “The Ernesto Gonzalez Service.”