MGH Hotline for Friday, March 9, 2012

  • Performance improvement initiatives at the MGH

    Six surveyors from the Joint Commission will arrive unannounced at the MGH any time between now and August to visit a wide range of patient care units and practice sites during the course of their five-day survey.
  • Team Heart gives patients new lease on life

    The goal was to repair patients’ hearts, but six MGH staff members who recently returned from a medical mission in Rwanda have discovered their hearts were also changed in the process.
  • Linked lives

    Chain 124. That’s the name of a record-breaking kidney transplant chain.
  • MGHers honored for safety efforts

    Sandra Hession, RN, a nurse in the Gastrointestinal Unit, was surprised when she received a congratulatory email notifying her that she’d been selected as an MGH Patient Safety Star.
  • The giving Spirit

    Spirit Halloween SuperStores representatives Dan Mathis and Philip Volonino presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $22,015 on Feb. 27.
  • MGH Twitter following grows

    In just over two years, the official MGH Twitter handle @MassGeneralNews has issued nearly 1,900 tweets and amassed more than 5,000 followers.
  • Partners Step It Up program expands

    During a Feb. 29 visit to Boston by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Public Schools, Partners HealthCare and the Partners Center for Connected Health announced that the Partners Step It Up program will be offered to elementary students at six Boston public schools this year.
  • What's Happening: March 9, 2012

    What's Happening: March 9, 2012
  • In General: March 9, 2012

    In General: March 9, 2012

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