June 6, 2008 Table of Contents


June 6, 2008

  • MGHfC named to best pediatric hospitals list
    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has earned a spot on U.S. News & World Report's annual honor roll of the nation's top pediatric hospitals. The MGHfC is one of the top 30 pediatric hospitals in the nation and one of only two hospitals in New England to earn this distinction. Several individual MGHfC specialties also were named to the list, including respiratory disorders, neonatal care and digestive disorders.
  • Pioneering MGH primary care physician to retire
    In 1967, when James J. Dineen, MD, began his career at the MGH, he knew he had come to a special place — a place where he could feel the progressive and collaborative spirit of the institution as soon as he walked through its doors.
  • Climate change and global health
    Guests at the MGH Center for Global Health's May 15 seminar, "Climate Change and Global Health," learned about the sobering potential for large-scale consequences to human health related to changes in the climate and environment.
  • MGH Disparities Solutions Center honored
    Health care disparities are the inequalities or differences in health care quality or access among racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. The MGH Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) is dedicated to identifying these disparities and developing strategies and advancing policies to eliminate them on a community, regional and national level.
  • MGH Medicine residents shape health policy
    This past May, MGH Medicine residents took part in the first-of-its-kind Health Policy Elective, one of many rotations residents can choose to explore potential career paths.
  • The MGH and the LGBT Healthcare Equality Index
    The MGH recently ranked among the nation's leading hospitals for welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and employees, according to the 2008 Healthcare Equality Index survey.

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