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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.

Caring Headlines - Our Journey to Magnet Re-designation - December 20, 2007

In this Issue: Journey to Magnet Re-Designation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2007 - Center for Global Health - Volunteer Department Pin Week - Nursing Research Journal Club - Maria C. Petrilli Oncology Nursing Awards - White 9: Celebrating Diversity - Clinical Narrative: Hilary Levinson, RN - Nutrition & Food Services: Yawkey Nutrition Team - Making a Difference - Comfort and Support After Loss - Magnet Update - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: MGH Benefits Program - Announcements - Educational Offerings - MGH Outfitters

Caring Headlines - Moscowitz, Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year - December 6, 2007

In this Issue: Physical Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Patient First - Fielding the Issues: Smoking Cessation - Respiratory Care Week - Coordinated Care Clinic - Clinical Narrative: Alison Squadritio, PT - Plain Partnerships - Quality & Safety: New Laboratory Changes - Professional Achievements - Making a Difference Grants - Educational Offerings

Clinical Affiliations ProgramCaring Headlines - Deborah Washington Nursing Spectrum Nurse of the Year! - November 15, 2007

In this Issue: Washington: Spectrum's Nurse of the Year - Jeanette Ive Erickson: An Interview with Lillian Ananian, RN - Respiratory Care Week - HAVEN Program - Magnet Update - Clinical Narrative: Jessica Smith, RN - Dempsey Retires - Team USA: Infection Control - Molly Catherine Tramontana Award - Pastoral Care Week - Fielding the Issues: Affordable Lodging - Vascular Conference - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

Caring Headlines - Diaz, Marquez, Receive Ernesto Gonzalez Award - November 1, 2007

In this Issue: Ernesto Gonzalez Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: OA/PCA/USA Connections - Nurturing New Nurses - Flu Shots - Excellence in Action Award - Clinical Narrative: Hillary Kocoloky, PT - Chaplaincy - Fielding the Issues: Password Self-Service Program, Two Patient Identifiers - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

Caring Headlines - Big Papi helps MGH celebrate Latino Heritage Month - October 18, 2007

In this Issue: Big Papi helps MGH celebrate Latino Heritage Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: On Obesity in Health Care - Bereavement Inservice Training - Fielding the Issues: Patients First: Fall-Prevention - Clinical Narrative: Kate Keller, RN - Nutrition & Food Services: Compassionate Food Service - Magnet Update - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Carol Tysienski, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

Caring Headlines - BLS Training for Support Staff Provides Life-saving Skills - October 4, 2007

In this Issue: BLS Training for Support Staff - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Plan for 2008 - Fielding the Issues: Safe Passage During Construction - A Tribute to CPM - Clinical Narrative: Joy Bostrom, PT - Updating the MGH Mission Statement - Relaxation Channels on MGH TV - Professional Achievements - Friends of the MGH Cancer Center - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

Caring Headlines - The Role of Support Staff in Code-blue Situations - September 20, 2007

In this Issue: OA/PCA/USA Connections - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Academic Partnerships - Pro Tech Graduation - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Clinical Narrative: Emily Stieglizt-Shell, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: The CNS Wound Care Task Force - Magnet Update - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Clinical Recognition Program Retreat

Caring Headlines - Hand Hygiene Slogan Contest And the Winner is... " Be an ACE!" - September 6, 2007

In this Issue: Hand Hygene Slogan Contest - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Interview with Gaurdia Banister, RN - Magnet Essay Contest - Non-Emergent Ambulance Arrivals Move to Cox Entrance - Ben Corrao Clanon Award - Perleberg Named Director PCS Office of Quality & Safety - Clinical Narrative: Debra Mahoney, RN - Wireless Internet Access for Patients and Guests - Hand Hygiene - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Transforming Care at the Bedside

Caring Headlines - MGH vs. BWH blood donor challenge - August 16, 2007

MGH-BWH Blood Donor Challenge - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Re-Certification - Banister Named Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care - Team USA Scores Gold - Fielding the Issues: Advance Directives - The Journey from Job to Career - Clinical Narrative: Rosanne Karp, RN - Magnet Update - WACC New Discharge Site - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Liz Johnson, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygene

Caring Headlines - MGH Volunteers Serving the Hospital Community Beyond All Expectations - August 2, 2007

In this Issue: MGH Volunteer Recognition Event - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Quality, Safety and Exemplary Care - Volunteer Recruitment Fair - Patient Education - RN Residency Program - Clinical Narrative: Terri West , PT - White 7 Pretty in Pink! - Spririt Flags - Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Hand Hygiene

Caring Headlines - Collaborative Governance, Commitment and Carol Channing - July 19, 2007

In this Issue: Collaborative Governance - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Ten Years of Collaborative Governance - Workplace Education Program - Cronin-Raphael Award - Magnet Update - Clinical Narrative: Kara Connor, RN - Fielding the Issues: Parking - Nursing Research Journal Club - Duffy Joins Munn Center - Acute Care Documentation Project - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - AAN Induction

Caring Headlines - New Norman Knight Nursing Center Unveild - July 5, 2007

In this Issue: The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Knight Center Dedication - Nardini Nurse of Distinction Award - Fielding the Issues: Pain-Management - Health Care Proxy Forms - Transforming Care at the Bedside Project - Clinical Narrative: Erin Greenler, PT - Clinical Pastoral Education Graduation - Oncology Nursing Career Develpment Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Kathryn Beauchamp, RN - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues II: GLBT Pride at MGH

Caring Headlines - Jones to Lead Nursing Research - June 14, 2007

In this Issue: Jones to Lead Nursing Research - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Support Staff, a Key Pillar of MGH infrastructure - Cardiac Nursing Visiting Scholar - Magnet Update: The Forces of Magnetism - 4th Annual McEachern Award - Nutrition & Food Services: Emergency Preparedness - Clinical Narrative: Kathryn Sabo, RN - Diversity Scholarships - Remembering Annabel Edwards - New Pathway to MEEI - Quality & Safety: Responsible Physician Project - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Systems Improvement Update

Caring Headlines - Nurse Week 2007 - May 24, 2007

If you're one of those people who thinks the word 'hero' has been thrown around so much it's lost it's meaning, you should have been in O'Keeffe Auditorium on Thursday, May 10, 2007, to hear senior vice president for Patient Care, Jeanette Ives Erickson's Nurse Week presentation, "Nurses: Everyday Heroes."

Caring Headlines - This year's OT Month theme: "Serving our Military" - May 3, 2007

In this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: On the Need for Effective Communication - Speech, Language & Swallowing Disorders and Reading Disabilities - Quality & Safety: Same / Similar Name Signs - Research: Outside the Walls of the GCRC - Nutrition & Food Services: OB Food Service - Clinical Narrative: Ann Quealy, RN - MGH Nurses go to Capitor Hill - Summer Jobs Program - In Remembrance: Elizabeth Sheehy, RN - IHP Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Patricia M. Connors, RN, and Kim Francis, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Unacceptable Abbreviations

Caring Headlines - The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - April 19, 2007

In this Issue: The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: JCAHO an Update - Clinical Narratives: Susan Sargent, RN; Cara Taylor, RN; and Mary McKenna Guanci, RN - Orren Carrere Fox Award - Patient Education Committee: New On-Line Resource - MGH-Timilty Partnership Celebration - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Pault Arnstein, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: The Center for Innovations in Care Delivery

Caring Headlines - Our Professional Practice Model a Blueprint for the Delivery of Exceptional Care - April 5, 2007

In this Issue: Our professional practice model a blueprint for the delivery of exceptional care - Articulating our professional practice model: a framework for knowledge-based practice - Our vision and values: the underlying principles that guide our work - Standards of practice: ensuring our patients received the highest quality of care - The power of a narrative culture: sharing knowledge through story-telling - Clinical Recognition and advancement - Innovation and entrepreneurial teamwork - A commitment to life-long professional development - Collaborative decision-making - Research - Patient-Centeredness

Caring Headlines - High in the Andes HAVEN Advocates Making a Difference - March 15, 2007

In this Issue: HAVEN Advocates Travel to Peru - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Conflict Management - Fielding the Issues: MGH Retirement Plan - Black History Month: A Call to Action - Clinical Narrative: Kellyann Jeffries, RN - New Graduate Nurse in Critical Care Graduation - Professional Achievements - Clinical Nurse Specialists: Tracheostomy Quality Team - Job Shadow Day - Educational Offerings - DVT Awareness Month

Caring Headlines - MGH Heart Center 'Goes Red' for Women's Health - March 1, 2007

In this Issue: Go Red for Women's Health - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Fielding the Issues: A Magnet Update - One Clinician's Path to Palliative Care - Clinical Narrative: Kathleen Egan, RN - Magnet News - Documentation - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Burn Safety

Caring Headlines - Pet Therapy Program Celebrates Four-year Anniversary - February 15, 2007

In this Issue: Pet Therapy - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine - Fielding the Issues: Hand Hygiene - KnowledgeLink - Clinical Narrative: Sheila Brown, RN - IV Nurse Day - Hausman Fund - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Chaplaincy: Service for Peace

Caring Headlines - Stephanie M. Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards - February 1, 2007

In this Issue: Macaluso Award Ceremony - Corrina Lee, RN - Jane Loureiro, PT - Paula Nelson, RN - Angela Sorge, RN - Fielding the Issues: Expanding Medical Interpreter Services - Educational Offerings - History and Background of the Macaluso Awards

Caring Headlines - OA/PCA/USA Connections: Focusing on CBEDS and Hand Hygiene - January 18, 2007

In this Issue: OA/PCA/USA Connections - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PT/OT Strategic Plan - Fielding the issues: Interpreter Services - Clinical Narrative: Brenda Pignone, RN - Nutrition & Food: A Resolution for Good Health - Contact Percautions Plus - Journal Club: Ellen Mahoney, RN - MGH Heart Center - Educational Offerings - MGH Bids Farewell to Lee Niles, RN

Caring Headlines - Take Good Care Packs Help Parents Talk to Kids About Cancer - January 4, 2007

In this Issue: Take Good Care Packs - Jeanette Ives Erickson: It's All About the Patient - The MGH Tobacco Treatment Service - Clinical Narratives: Kathie Pazola, RN - Geraldine Gardner, RN - Interdisciplinary Practice: The MGH Diabetes Center - Fielding the Issues: CBEDS - Spiritual Practices: Hajj - Educational Offerings

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