David N. Louis, MD, and Robert H. Young, MD, have received the 2020 Patricia R. Austen, RN, MGH History Award. The award honors individuals or groups who have worked to promote or preserve Mass General history.
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.
- Nov | 17 | 2020
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.
- 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.