Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS, a trauma and critical care surgeon in the Department of Surgery and leader of several health care quality and safety initiatives at Mass General, has been appointed the chief patient safety officer of the Joint Commission.
In 2009, Jen Lyons was in a pickup truck that was hit by an intoxicated driver. She was quickly flown by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital for emergency surgery and received care from doctors over the years. A decade later, Jen received a new diagnosis: fibroids on her uterus.
Massachusetts General Hospital Is Nationally Recognized for Meritorious Surgical Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Massachusetts General Hospital as one of 90 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals across the country that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2020.
Two decades after her deployment to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Susan Diehl, RN, vividly remembers the relatives. “Each morning when we’d arrive at the police barricades, people would be standing there with pictures of their loved ones, asking us to look for them,” she says. “Hours later, after a hard shift when we were ready to get back on the shuttle bus to the hotel, they were still there—waiting for word.”
During the COVID-19 surge, there weren’t enough critical care-trained pharmacists to handle the growing demand. Help soon arrived from an unprecedented place: first-year pharmacy residents.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital continues to provide safe and high quality care for our patients. We recommend that patients keep scheduled clinic appointments, unless ill, or if their doctor advises otherwise.
A Mass General research team has found that certain scores already used to assess the severity of a trauma patient’s condition can provide clues to their risk of multiple infections.
Injury prevention experts and advocates call for increase funding for research and prevention efforts
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