August 8, 2008
  • Major gift further HIV/AIDS research and patient care
    It is estimated that one in five South African adults is infected with HIV. In the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal – thought to have the world's highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS – HIV prevalence in certain high-risk groups is over 50 percent. But at a July 30 presentation at the MGH's Richard B. Simches Research Center, Mark and Lisa Schwartz of New York made it clear that, although these numbers may represent the current HIV/AIDS situation in the region, they refuse to let these statistics exist in the future.

  • Backpacks: A welcome gift
    A special gift helped give a very warm welcome to the first patients of Jean Yawkey Place, the new facility for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). Upon their arrival July 8, each patient was given a backpack filled with clothing, toiletries, gift cards and other much-needed personal items.

  • Holden appointed the MGH's first patient safety officer
    The MGH Center for Quality and Safety (CQS) recently appointed the hospital's first-ever patient safety officer, Lela Holden, RN, MS, MSN, PhD, who began her tenure in July.

  • Making recycling easy at the MGH
    They are hard to miss: the blue bins and green bags that are placed throughout the hospital. These recycling bins – now in many offices, patient areas and public spaces – can accommodate different types of paper, plastics, bottles and cans.

  • Zapol appointed to U.S. Arctic Research Commission
    A select group of individuals are appointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission by the President of the United States. Distinguished members represent academic and research institutions, private industry with commercial activities in the Arctic and the area's indigenous residents.

  • Having a heart: MGH patient's coworkers help out their friend
    To say that MGH transplant patient Greg Potter has a "wonderful heart" couldn't be truer, and Potter's colleagues at Stahlman Group certainly agreed with that sentiment when they joined forces to help out their friend while he was hospitalized at the MGH.

  • MGH Cancer Center honors the one hundred
    The MGH Cancer Center this June launched the inaugural celebration of the one hundred at an event that each spring will honor 100 individuals and groups that represent the devoted staff, volunteers and philanthropists who help make the MGH Cancer Center a national leader in cancer care and research.

  • What's Happening
    MGH calendar of events.

  • In General
    Employee honors and awards.

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