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.
The MGH/MGPO Women in Leadership Committee hosted its annual meeting Nov. 5, featuring Jovita Thomas-Williams, senior vice president of Human Resources. During her talk, “Defining Success: Is it all about getting to the C-Suite?” Thomas-Williams provided a detailed overview of what she views as the three phases of one’s career: Learn. Earn. Return.
“Take time to learn as much as you can about who you are and what matters most – because that is what will guide you in your career and toward success in the years to come,” she said. “Success isn’t universally defined, it’s personal. Your neighbor’s idea of success is not yours, so don’t waste your precious time and energy trying to keep pace. And always remember, success is not achieved in isolation, it really does take a village, so take the time to establish a network of trusted advisors along your career journey.”
Attendees at this year’s event were encouraged to invite a “rising leader” from their departments to attend the presentation, which was followed by a networking event at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.“Whenever possible, return the coaching and mentoring you received by sharing your wisdom with those following in your footsteps,” Thomas-Williams said, encouraging those in attendance to mentor others. “You didn’t get to where you are alone, and neither will they. They need us – and they are going to become us.”
- 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.