May 6, 2005 Table of Contents
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  • Adding to a legacy: Renamed research building honors Thiers
    The long and storied bond between the MGH and Samuel O. Thier, MD — former president of the hospital and former president and CEO of Partners HealthCare — entered a memorable new era April 19. Members of the MGH community joined family and friends of Thier and his wife, Paula, under the Bulfinch Tent to commemorate the dedication of a research facility in the couple's honor.
  • Be Fit: Fun, awards highlight end of first phase
    The first phase of the hospital's Be Fit program recently drew to a close, as program participants celebrated their efforts to achieve good health and cheered each other on to continue their successes. The 12-week pilot program — sponsored by MGH Nutrition and Food Services and the Clubs at Charles River Park — featured a healthy lifestyle challenge among teams from Buildings and Grounds, Environmental Services, Materials Management, Human Resources, Nutrition and Food Services and members of the Clubs.
  • Ears to Easter Seals
    Decked out in bunny ears, 17 children participated in a Hop-A-Thon fundraiser hosted by the North End Children's Center for Easter Seals March 25. The children were challenged to hop as many consecutive times as they could.
  • MGHC celebrates Children and Healthcare Week
    A warm, sunny spring day greeted busloads of school children from Boston, Lowell, Quincy and other towns as they gathered under the Bulfinch Tent for a day of fun and learning during MassGeneral Hospital for Children's (MGHC) annual Children's Health Fair April 29.
  • In memoriam: John D. Crawford, MD
    John D. Crawford, MD, of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHC), died April 19 three days after suffering a stroke. He was 85. For more than 60 years, Crawford cared for young patients at the MGH, serving in several key positions such as chief of the MGH Endocrine Unit's Children's Service from 1962 to 1991.
  • Benefits update: Cash Balance Retirement Plan
    The Cash Balance Retirement Plan (CBRP) is an integral part of the MGH benefit program that provides eligible employees with generous contributions and interest credits to their accounts. The annual CBRP statements will be mailed this month. The statements will update employees' balances as of Dec. 31, 2004, as well as provide employees with projections of future balances, assuming the employees continue to work at the MGH.

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