MGH Hotline for Friday, January 10, 2014

  • Easing winter storm woes

    MGH emergency preparedness personnel and department leadership, along with city and state officials, engage in extensive planning to ensure the hospital continues to operate safely and efficiently during a snowstorm.
  • Understanding trauma-informed care

    Liz Speakman, LICSW, director of HAVEN, explains how a new trauma-informed care initiative is underway that will shape the delivery of care at the MGH and across the Partners HealthCare system.
  • New year, new lease on life

    When the call came in at 4 am, just before Christmas, Eric Fritz, 38, of Liverpool, N.Y., was so surprised he made the transplant coordinator tell him twice. After a year of waiting, he had a donor liver.
  • Students diagnose their futures

    This is the second year the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement have offered local high school students a five-week introduction to careers in health care.
  • Robert Bergman, RN, CCRN

    Robert Bergman, RN, a staff nurse on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), died unexpectedly Dec. 10 at the age of 45.
  • Laser may increase vaccine effectiveness

    New research indicates that using a particular laser to pre-treat the site of a flu shot may boost the body’s immune response against influenza.
  • Graubert appointed first incumbent of the Hagler Family Chair

    Timothy A. Graubert, MD, program director for Hematologic Malignancies at the MGH Cancer Center, was honored Nov. 18 with the first Hagler Family Chair in Hematologic Malignancies.
  • Flu season has arrived

    Although this year’s flu season seems less intense than last year, the CDC says they have seen “significant increases” in flu activity in recent weeks.
  • What's Happening: Jan. 10, 2014

    What's Happening: Jan. 10, 2014

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