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.
Relative newcomers and seasoned hospital veterans were recognized Oct. 11 at the annual Ether Day Celebration. The event – which occurs on the Friday closest to the anniversary of the first successful public demonstration of surgical anesthesia at the MGH on Oct. 16, 1846 – celebrates the service milestones of employees in increments of five years. This year, 3,652 employees were honored – with 27 of those individuals celebrating 50, 55 or 60 years of employment.
“As I walk around the hospital today, I am struck by the number of pins and ribbons I see,” said Jovita Thomas-Williams, senior vice president for Human Resources. “It highlights the love and passionate commitment employees have for MGH.”
The Ether Day Dancers once again marked each momentous milestone by dancing to each year’s top hit. Featuring tunes by Pitbull, Ricky Martin, R.E.M. and Michael Jackson, the talented dancers from Human Resources and Buildings and Grounds Twisted and Shouted, Guitar Boogie Shuffled, YMCA’d and Tootsie Rolled to the delight of all attendees.
MGHers celebrating milestones of 20 years or more also were invited to attend a special Ether Day Dinner Oct. 16.View all the honorees and event photos on Apollo, the MGH intranet, at apollo.massgeneral.org/etherday.
- 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.