- Building for the Third Century: A sustainable and green design for the future
Currently under construction, the MGH Building for the Third Century (B3C) – slated to be completed in 2011, the year of the MGH bicentennial – will offer a number of sustainable architectural design elements intended to promote healing, conserve energy and enhance the interior areas.
- Fresh from the farm on Revere Beach
This summer, residents of Revere have been flocking to the beach for more than just sand, sun and waves. On Thursdays, the seaside town is host to the Revere Beach Farmers Market.
- MGH equipment promotes patient and staff safety
Safety – both for on-the-job caregivers and hospital patients – was the theme of the Safe Patient Handling Equipment Fair in the Bulfinch Tent July 23.
- Did You Know ...
Did you know ...
- Supporting breastfeeding mothers
The mother and baby relationship is a wonderful bond, and breastfeeding is one way that a mother and her infant can build this special connection. Recently, countries across the globe celebrated World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1 through 7 to further promote the many benefits of breastfeeding.
- Checkin in, with changes
The process of filling out MGH patient check-in forms is a familiar – and oft repeated – ritual. In many cases, these forms contain personal information – such as date of birth, address and phone number – that already has been recorded within MGH information systems, making them repetitive and inefficient for both patients and the administrative staff who process them. A team from the MGH/MGPO Practice Improvement Division recently embarked on an effort to explore ways of improving the efficiency of the patient check-in process.
- Hand hygiene: Look around, speak up
During the past year, the MGH has recorded its highest ever hospitalwide hand hygiene compliance rates, surpassing the 90 percent mark for both before and after contact with the patient or patient environment. While each and every MGHer can be applauded for his or her contributions to this success, all employees nonetheless should remember that the hospital's ultimate goal is 100 percent hand hygiene compliance.
- In General
Employee honors and awards.
- What's Happening
MGH calendar of events.