March 24, 2006 Table of Contents
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  • Excellence in action: Police and Security make reunion possible
    Time is of the essence in medicine. Working at a fast pace to help patients is routine for most clinicians. Such timeliness was particularly important in the case of a young boy several weeks ago when his care team battled the clock to reunite him with his father, who was traveling back from overseas. They made one phone call to MGH Police and Security, and the wheels were put in motion to reunite the family at this critical time.
  • Celebrity hockey to score for United Way
    Members of Team MGH will lace up their skates and take to the ice April 2 to face off against the Black and Gold Legends — a team of former Boston Bruins hockey players — at the fourth annual celebrity hockey game benefiting the hospital's United Way campaign. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to benefit a number of United Way programs.
  • Feeney receives Glaser Scientist Award
    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation recently named Margaret Feeney, MD, of the Partners AIDS Research Center, a recipient of the 2006 Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award — the foundation's highest scientific honor. Award winners are selected on the basis of their scientific knowledge, innovation and dedication and each receives a five-year research grant worth up to nearly $683,000.
  • Employee insurance makes traveling easier
    With the MGH known across the globe as a leading, world-class medical institution, many employees regularly travel both stateside and abroad as part of their jobs. While juggling the demands of such a schedule can often be a stressful experience, one employee benefit program — travel accident insurance — now offers some help.
  • MGH Vascular Center opens in Waltham
    Members of the new MGH Vascular Center at MassGeneral West in Waltham took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to mark the opening of the center. Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of the MGH, David Torchiana, MD, chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, and Jeannette McCarthy, mayor of Waltham, were on-hand for the festivities.
  • Not all SALADs are good for you
    As part of the MGH's commitment to improve patient safety and standards of care, the Safe Administration Subcommittee (SAS), under the charge of Medication Education Safety Administration Committee (MESAC), has established a new process that will help MGHers to better identify, order, dispense and administer medications that have similar sounding or looking names.
  • Safety reporting system "goes live"
    The new web-based Safety Reporting System that is replacing the MGH's paper-based incident reporting process went live this week, allowing all staff to submit online reports about safety concerns, events or "near misses." The system makes safety reporting easier, allows faster follow-up on reports and provides an opportunity to make improvements more quickly.

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