MGH Hotline for Friday, March 9, 2018

  • The future of health is All of Us

    Precision medicine has been a buzzword in health care circles for years – but now the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is poised to launch a major new research effort that will help make this vision a reality.
  • Bowditch Prize winners chart new courses at the MGH

    “It's very fitting that this prize is associated with a celestial navigator because these teams are working to chart the future of this hospital,” said Peter L. Slavin, MD, MGH president, of the annual Nathaniel Bowditch Prize nominees and winners. Awarded by the MGH Board of Trustees, the prize recognizes individuals or teams that have made significant contributions in improving patient care while reducing cost.
  • When safety reporting leads to change

    At the MGH, staff put patient safety first. So when a patient in the 3-T MRI scanner reported he was feeling a heating sensation on his neck, the procedure was stopped and staff immediately began to investigate the cause.
  • New bill to increase access to care for stroke patients

    Hard work pays off, and health institutions and stroke patients all over the country will soon find out how. The Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act was recently signed into law.
  • Continuing a legacy: MGH responds to disasters

    Dominica; Texas; The Florida Keys; Puerto Rico. These four regions were consecutively ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017. But each time, the MGH responded. On Feb. 15 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium, a panel of those dedicated responders – led by the Global Disaster Response (GDR) at the MGH Center for Global Health and the Center for Disaster Medicine – shared their deployment experiences.
  • Witnesses for the vulnerable

    For refugees who have fled violence and persecution in their home countries, attaining asylum status in the United States can be a beacon of hope at the end of a long, dark journey.
  • ‘Speak Up for Safety’

    The MGH will participate in National Patient Safety Awareness week, March 8 through March 14.

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