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Published twice a month, Caring Headlines shares stories of best practices, innovations in care, clinical narratives, professional achievements, and topics of interest to healthcare professionals throughout the MGH community.

Partners in Excellence Awards showcase contributions: recognize contributions in: Leadership, Teamwork, Efficiency, Quality, and Community - December 15, 2005

In this Issue: Partners in Excellence Awards - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2005 - Fielding the Issues: Holiday Celebrations - Food & Nutrition Update - Israeli Nurses Visit MGH - PATA Educational Booklet - Interpreter Services Offers ASL - Clinical Narrative

Social Services celebrates ‘Innovation at 100’ - December 1, 2005

In this Issue: Celebrating Social Services - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Strategic Planning Retreat (Part II) - Fielding the Issues: Tuition Reimbursement - Reflections of a Social Worker - Lost Pregnancy - Family Advisory Committee - Clinical Narrative: Matthew Travers

PT Month 2005 “Your health, our hands” - November 17, 2005

In this Issue: Celebrating Physical Therapy Month - Jenette Ives Erickson: Strategic Planning Retreat - Fielding the Issues: Universal Protocol - Clinical Narrative: Denise Montalto, PT - Another Perspective: Linda Bracey, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialists: Kathryn Beauchamp, RN and Lois Parkier, RPh - Hynd Hygiene - Food & Nutrition Services - Educational Offerings - Reading Disabilities

Clinical Affiliations ProgramCelebrating diversity: from Rwanda to MGH and beyond - November 3, 2005

In this Issue: Celebrating Diversity - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Re-Connecting with our Diversity Agenda - Deborah Washington: GLBT; Another Aspect of Diversity - Music Therapy - Ramadan - Clinical Narrative: Sandra Pugsley, RN; Janice Erlandson, RN; and Carly Jean Francois, RN - Culturally Competent Care - 'May I Help You?' - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Italian-American Heritage Day

MGH celebrates Latino Heritage Month - October 20, 2005

In this Issue: Lation Heritage Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The NICHE Program - Fielding the Issues: Adaptive Technology for the Blind - Clinical Narrative: Kathleen Fahey, RN - Influenza Vaccine Update - New Documentation Education Handbood - Educational Offerings - Italian-American Heritage Day

2nd annual McEachern Award honors ‘quiet hero’ - October 6, 2005

In this Issue: The Brian M. McEachern Extraordinary Care Awards - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Quality & Safety Update - Fielding the Issues: Technological Advancements for the Blind - Knight Visiting Professor Program - Health Literacy - The New DIP Database - Clinical Narrative: Linda Shuman, RN - New Graduate Nurse Critical Care Program Graduation - The Open Galley Project - New PATA Website - Educational Offerings - Benner Presents at Grand Rounds

A service of healing for those affected by hurricane Katrina - September 22, 2005

In this Issue: A Service of Healing - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Relief Efforts on the Gulf Coast - Fielding the Issues: Faith, Spirituality, and Patient-Centered Care - Nutrition & Food Services: Phase 1 Service Improvements - Ben Corrao Clanon Award - Clinical Narrative: Emily Smith, PT - Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Cardiac CNS Group - The Knight Visiting Professor Program - Educational Offerings - Taking a Bite Out of Crime

The future is bright for ProTech graduates - September 1, 2005

In this Issue: ProTech Graduation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patient Care Services Update - Fielding the Issues: Foreign Born Nurses Group - A Day in the Life of a ProTech intern - Art in the MICU - Clinical Narrative: Suzanne Curley - Professional Achievements - OB Family Education Program - Educational Offerings - Tuition Reimbursement

Council on Disabilities Awareness summer internship - August 18, 2005

In this Issue: Council on Disabilities Awareness - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Professional Attire - Fielding the Issues: Preventing and Reducing Falls - Beepball, the Great American Passtime - Clinical Narrative: Kathie Pazola, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Susan Kilroy

Career exploration brings Bermuda high-school students to MGH - August 4, 2005

In this Issue: The Bermuda Visit - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patients First - Fielding the Issues: Pneumoccal Vaccine Program - Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Clinical Narrative: Jean Steward, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialists: Kilroy, McHale and Nagle

Workplace Education Program: a celebration of achievement, July 21, 2005

In this Issue: Workplace Education Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Managing Workplace Conflict - Fielding the Issues: Managing the Challenges of a Complex Work Environment - Nursing and the Belmont Report - Clinical Narrative: Annette Kavanagh, RN - Clinical Nurse...

2005 Cronin Raphael Award: a heartwarming ceremony - July 7, 2005

In this Issue: Paul W. Cronin and Ellen S. Raphael Award for Patient Advocacy - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Fast Times at MGH: Support and Services Available - Fielding the Issues:The Clinical Recognition Program - OB Family Education:Infant Massage - patient Education...

MGH Volunteer Recognition Day: honoring our own Good Samaritans - June 16, 2005

In this Issue: Volunteer Recognition Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Fielding the Issues: Updating Computers - Vascular Surgical Nursing - New Leadership: ann Daniels, MSW, New Executive Director for...

Reading Disabilities Class of 2005 - June 9 2005

In this Issue: Reading Disabilites Graduation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: johnson & Johnson Fund-Raising Event - Feilding the Issues: The MGH Quit Smoking Service - Clinical Narrative: Nick Merry, RN - Quality & Safety: Employee-Patient Interview Initiative...

Nurse Week 2005

In this Issue: Nurse Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Nurse Week Presentation - Strengthening Patient-and-Family-Centered Care - Health Disparities: Nursing's Voice in Practice - Pioneers of Healing in the Sudan - Family-Centered Care - Family Presence During Resuscitation...

Occupational Therapy Month at MGH - May 5, 2005

Inside this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: MGH Council on Disabilities Awareness - Fielding the Issues: Reporting Critical Results - Better Speech and Hearing Month - Clinical Narrative: Allison Holman, CCC-SLP - Humanitarian Aid: Joanna...

Champions of children’s health care - April 21, 2005

Inside this Issue: Champions of Children's Health Care - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Safety, Safety, Safety - Fielding the Issues: Child Life Specialist - Same Day Surgery - Lessons Learned from Children - Nurse Partners - A Child's Perspective - Speech-Language & Swallowing...

National Youth Leadership Forum: grooming nurses of the future - April 7, 2005

Inside this Issue: National Youth Leadership Forum - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Capacity Management - Fielding the Issues: Bar-Coded Wristbands - IMSuRT Team Receives National Recognition - Advance Care Planning - Clinical Narrative: Clorinda Buenafe, RRT - Patient Education

MGH, Project HOPE, bringing humanitarian aid to southeast Asia - March 17, 2005

Inside this Issue: MGH, Project HOPE in Southease Asia - Jeanette Ives Erickson: To Mercy and Back - Clinical Narrative: Alison Squadrito, PT, and Barbara Guire, RN - Clincal Nurse Specialist: Mary C. Lavieri, RN, and staff nurse Barbara Brien, RN - Respiratory Care: Non...

African American Pinning Ceremony - March 3, 2005

Inside this Issue: African American Pinning Ceremony - Ives Erickson: CarePages - Fielding the Issues: Baby Safe Haven Act - Quality Conference: Creating an Environment of Quality and Safe Parctice - Collaborative Governance Celebration - Knight Preceptor of Distiinction Award: Nicola Gribbin, RN - On-Site, On-Line Nursing Educationa - Quality & Safety: Safety at MGH, Behind the Scenes - IV Nurse Day - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - NERBNA Awards

Staff, groundhog, all see shadows on Job Shadow Day - February 17, 2005

Inside this Issue: Job Shadow Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Staff Perception of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Clinical Narrative: Mary Elizabeth McAuley, RN - YMCA Black Achiever Award - Carbon-Monoxide Safety - Hand Hygiene - Quality & Safety...

Operation Unified Assistance Heads to Indian Ocean - February 3, 2005

Inside this Issue: Operation United Assistance - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Taskforce Mercy, Johnson & Johnson Event, Storm Watch 2005 - Humanitarian Aid - Clinical Narrative: Kathleen Larrivee, RN - Quality & Safety: Human Error and Systems Thinking - NICHE: Phase II - Mag..

Duffy retires to tributes, tears, and testimonials - January 20 2005

Inside this Issue: Jan Duffy Retires - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Healing After the Tsunami in Southeast Asia, Flu Vaccine Update - Fielding the Issues: Electronic Medication Administration Process - Marie C. Petrilli Oncology Nursing Award - Clinical Narrative: Laurie M....

Stephanie M. Macaluso, RN Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards - January 6, 2005

In this issue: Macaluso Award Ceremony - Betty Ann Burns-Britton, RN - Danielle Doucette, RRT - Alison Squadrito, PT - Mary Zwirner, LICSW - Macaluso Moments - Holiday Happenings - Educational Offerings - About the Award

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