February 1, 2008
  • Week of events at the MGH focuses on disparities
    Last month, the MGH hosted a series of events to promote awareness about racial and ethnic health care disparities. The debut of the Disparities Solutions Center (DSC)/Multicultural Affairs Office (MAO) Film Series took place Jan. 17 in the Haber Conference Room with a screening of "Miss Evers'Boys," a film based on the story of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which treatment was withheld from 400 African-American men with syphilis between 1932 and 1972.

  • Two MGHers/Patriots fans win a dream Super Bowl trip
    Congratulations to Colleen Brown, RN, staff nurse on Blake 11, and Jennifer Carew, medical technologist for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit. They are the lucky winners of the MGH's New England Patriots raffle and will enjoy a four-day Super Bowl XLII extravaganza, including two tickets to the sold out Super Bowl game in Phoenix. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the MGH Fund, which helps support the hospital's most immediate needs.

  • Employee parking programs and policies
    MGH Parking and Commuter Services reminds all staff and employees that employee parking is not allowed during daytime hours in the Fruit Street, Parkman Street and Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care garages or by any MGH valet operation at the Cox Building, Wang Ambulatory Care Center or Yawkey Center in order to provide parking for patients and visitors.

  • Experimental procedure induces tolerance to mismatched kidney transplants
    Four of five patients participating in a trial of an MGH-developed protocol to induce tolerance to mismatched kidney transplants have been able to discontinue immunosuppressive drugs. "We are very encouraged by our initial success in inducing tolerance across the HLA barrier, something that has been a major goal of transplant immunology for years," says David H. Sachs, MD, director of the MGH Transplantation Biology Research Center (TBRC) and senior author of the report appearing in the Jan. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

  • Shaping service interactions
    When patients arrive at the MGH, often the first person they encounter is front line staff. Staff members in ambulatory practices and support services are integral to shaping the patient's perception of a quality interaction and benefit from having the knowledge and tools to deliver this quality interaction consistently. Managers can help strengthen their staff's service delivery and enhance the patient's experience by registering their staff for the new Front and Center Program.

  • Broadcast from Baghdad
    As part of an American physician delegation, Laurence Ronan, MD, of MGH Internal Medicine Associates and director of the Thomas S. Durant, MD, Fellowship in Refugee Medicine, attended the First National Conference on Continuing Professional Development in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 11 and 12. Ronan met with Gen. David Petraeus, commanding general of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq, to discuss the MGH's contributions to Iraq's reconstruction efforts.

  • In General
    Employee honors and awards

  • What's Happening
    MGH calendar of events

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