July 15, 2005 Table of Contents
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  • MGH forum on disparities brings patients' voices to the forefront
    During the past few years, the MGH and the City of Boston have been committed to addressing racial and ethnic-based disparities — or differences — in access to and delivery of health care. To help educate the hospital community about this issue, Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of the MGH, and the MGH Committee on Racial and Ethnic Disparities hosted "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A Patient's Experience with Renal Transplantation" June 27 in the O'Keeffe Auditorium.
  • JCAHO to survey lab areas
    The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has notified the MGH that a lab survey of the hospital's clinical testing areas will take place from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3. This 11-day visit will be conducted by one surveyor who will inspect the Pathology Service and any area of the hospital that performs tests. Visits will be made to the inpatient units, operating rooms and special function laboratories as well as potential visits to the WACC, the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, the MGH health centers and CNY.
  • Sweet treats for blood donors
    The MGH Blood Donor Center sponsored a make-your-own ice cream sundae event July 1 and 5. Senior attending pharmacists Kelly Barnes, Bob Young and Michelle Chan set an example for fellow MGHers by collectively going as a department to donate blood.
  • Good luck finds MGH Patriots fan
    Kirsten McQueen of the MGH Nuclear Medicine Department is the lucky winner of a pair of New England Patriots season tickets to see her favorite team.

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