September 9, 2005 Table of Contents
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  • MGH community responds to Hurricane Katrina in many ways
    As an institution with a mission to bring healing and hope to patients locally, regionally and throughout the world, the MGH is accustomed to responding to the medical needs of many. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast last week, hospital employees responded with the usual grace, compassion and generosity that the MGH is known for.
  • MGHers share personal experiences with Hurricane Katrina's aftermath
    While the Hurricane Katrina devastation took place thousands of miles away, this national catastrophe affected many in the Boston area — even right here at the MGH. Many MGH employees have relatives, friends or colleagues who live on the Gulf Coast or who were visiting at the time and were affected directly by this tragedy.
  • Reflections, healing and hope
    The MGH Chaplaincy Department and MGH Administration held a healing service Sept. 7 in the O'Keeffe Auditorium in support of those who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. The service included an invocation, a reading of Psalm 61 and inspirational readings.
  • Bringing hope to Hurricane Katrina survivors
    They soon will be referred to as “HOPEies.” That is the nickname that will be given to the brave group of men and women of the MGH who have volunteered to travel to the Gulf Coast to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. This group of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and social workers are joining with Project HOPE on a humanitarian aid mission aboard the US Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort.
  • Louie's Run raises money for Parkinson's research
    The second annual Louie's Run was held Aug. 21 in New Bedford to support Parkinson's disease research at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND). The annual event honors the memory of Louis M. Xifaris, a patient of the MGH who died in 2003 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease..
  • ProTech graduates celebrated at MGH
    “Today we celebrate and recognize the 11 bright, motivated East Boston High School ProTech interns,” said Galia K. Wise, manager of the MGH/East Boston High School (EBHS) Partnership, at the 2005 ProTech Program Graduation Aug. 17 in the Thier Conference Room. “They should be commended for their hard work and dedication and the commitment they have shown to the hospital.”
  • PIE Award nominations
    Nomination forms for the 2005 Partners in Excellence (PIE) awards now are available. Individuals or teams who consistently go beyond the call of duty in quality treatment and service; leadership and innovation; teamwork; operational efficiency; or outstanding community contributions are eligible for nomination.

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