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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 - Patient Care Services Implements New Inpatient Support Structure - December 18, 2008

In this Issue: New Inpatient Support Structure - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Look Back at 2008 - Swallow Screening Tool - Meet Our Operations Managers - Clinical Narrative: Heather Markham, PT - The Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award - HealthStream - A Stroke Response Story - Davis Inducted into AAN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Fielding the Issues: Clinical Supplies

Caring Headlines - 4th Annual Visiting Scholar Program - December 4, 2008

In this Issue: 4th Annual Visiting Scholar Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Responsiveness - Midwifery Celebrates Key Milestones - Clinical Narrative: Elizabeth MacLellan, RN, and Christine Greenwood, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Central Resource Nursing Team Announcements - Educational Offerings - Remembering Nancy Jenner, RN

Clinical Affiliations ProgramCaring Headlines - Respiratory Care Celebrates Collaboration Practice - November 20, 2008

In this Issue: Respiratory Care Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Council on Disabilities Awareness - Physical Therapy Month - Tiger Team Update - Forms and Offi ce Supplies Perioperative Nurse Week - Clinical Narrative: Julie Bosworth, PT Nursing Grand Rounds - Vascular Conference - Research Opportunities - Glove Use: Facts and Fiction - Fielding the Issues: Building for the Third Century and An Update on EMAPPS Announcements - Educational Offerings - Excellence in Action Award: Nancy Leventhal, LICSW

Caring Headlines - Pastoral Care Week - November 6, 2008

In this Issue: Pastoral Care Week - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Flu Shots - Latino Heritage Month - Pastoral Care Week - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - Tiger Team Update - Clinical Narrative: Heather Ann Carlson, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Kathyrn Beauchamp, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: International Nurse Visitors - Announcements - Educational Offerings - New On-Call Patient - Shuttle

Caring Headlines - PCS Office of Quality & Safety Promoting 'Excellence Every Day' on patient care units - October 16, 2008

In this Issue: Promoting Excellence Every Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Improving the Patient Experience - Meet the Office of Quality & Safety - Clinical Narrative: Nicole Angueira, PT Flu Vaccine Campaign - Fielding the Issues: The Center for Connected Health Announcements - Educational Offerings - National Surgical Technologist Week

Caring Headlines - Hausman Nursing Fellowship: the Future Looks Bright - September 18, 2008

In this Issue: The Hausman Nursing Fellowship- Jeanette Ives Erickson: Efficiency and Innovation - Clinical Narrative: Carol Vivaldelli, RN - Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice Environment Survey - Fielding the Issues: Non-Salary Tiger Teams - Announcements - Educational Offerings - More than Just a Journal Club

Caring Headlines - Through the Patient's Eyes - September 4, 2008

In this Issue: Seeking the Patient’s Voice - Jeanette Ives Erickson: PCS Strategic Goals: an Update - The Awakening: A Story of End-of-Life Care - Clinical Narrative: Laura Tikonoff, PT - Vascular Screening Day - Fielding the Issues: The Institute for Patient Care Announcements - Educational Offerings - Geriatric Rounds to Evaluate, Assess, and Teach (GREAT)

Caring Headlines - Excellence Every Day - August 21, 2008

In this Issue: Excellence Every Day - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Excellence Every Day - Patient Education Competency Packet - Clinical Pastoral Education Program - Hand Hygiene Update - Get with the Guidelines - Clinical Narrative: Danielle Nolan, LICSW and Dana Madden, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Janet Madden, RN - Fielding the Issues: Staff Perceptions of the Professional Practice - Environment Survey: Non-Salary Tiger-Team Update Announcements - Educational Offerings - Ben Corrao Clanon Award

Caring Headlines - The Dedicated Inpatient-Unit Volunteer Pilot Program - July 17, 2008

In this Issue: Process Improvement - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Process Improvement - TEAM USA - Volunteer Recognition Luncheon - Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Cronin Raphael Award - Clinical Narrative: Mary Findeisen, RN - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Construction Update - Construction Update - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Nursing Research Journal Club

Caring Headlines - Graf Retires: MGH Pays Tribute with Tears and Testimonials - July 3, 2008

In this Issue: Chris Graf Retires - Jeanette Ives Erickson - Mandated Nurse Staffi ng Ratios - The Jean M. Nardini, RN, Nurse of Distinction Award - Global Health - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate at MGH - Reiki in the SDSU - Clinical Narrative: Jennifer Miraglia, PT - Living and Working with Ovarian Cancer - ESOL Graduation - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Medication Safety - Announcements - Educational Offerings - MGH Idol

Caring Headlines - International Partnerships Bringing the Magnet-Hospital Philiosophy to Dubai - June 19, 2008

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

Featured Speaker at the Stephanine Macaluso Excellence in Clinical Practice Award: Michael Sullivan on Clinical Excellence - May 22, 2008

In this Issue: Jeanette Ives Erickson: Our Magnet Partnership with University Hospital in Dubai - Strategies for Healing on Blake 11 - Bike Week at MGH - Brian M. McEachern Extraordinary Care Award - Stephanie Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards - Sullivan on Clinical Excellence - Clinical Narrative: Melissa DeLisle, RN - Diversity: Getting from Point A to Point B - Fielding the Issues: Advance Directives - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings

Caring Headlines - Nurse Week - May 22, 2008

Featured Speaker at the Stephanine Macaluso Excellence in Clinical Practice Award: Michael Sullivan on Clinical Excellence.

Caring Headlines - Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing - May 1, 2008

In this Issue: Diversity Clinical Leadership Collaborative - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Re-Designation - Visiting Cardiac Nursing Scholar - Friendly Visitor Program - National donate Life Month - Clinical Narrative: Laurene Dynan, RN - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental-Health Care - Same Day Surgical Unit Goes Green - Chaplaincy Celebrates Eucharistic Ministers - Fielding the Issues: Patient and Family Advisory Councils - Announcements - Educational Offerings - National Healthcare Decisions Day

Caring Headlines - April is Occupational Therapy Month - April 17, 2008

In this Issue: Occupational Therapy Month - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Hand Hygiene - New Graduate in Critical Care Nursing Program - Rosoff Awards - Clinical Narrative: Laura Walsh, RN - Patient Education - Medication Safety - Collaborative Governance - Fielding the Issues: Serious Reportable Events - Announcements - Educational Offerings - OASIS Program

Caring Headlines - The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - March 27, 2008

In this Issue: The Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: TCAB - New Dedicated Education Unit - Patient-Centered Care - The MGH Center for Global Health - Clinical Narrative: Claudine Riley, LICSW - A Day in the Life of a Social Worker - Mahoney Retires - Fielding the Issues: Ceiling Lifts - Professional Achievements - Educational Offerings - Announcements

Caring Headlines - African American Pinning Ceremony - March 6, 2008

In this Issue: African American Pinning Ceremony - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Magnet Site Visit - NICU Nursing - Clinical Narrative: Maura Ament, PT - Job Shadow Day - Nursing Research Journal Club - National DVT Awareness Month - Fielding the Issues: Gerontology Certification - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Be Fit Stair-Climbing Challenge

Caring Headlines - Coming Together to Talk About Quality - February 21, 2008

In this Issue: PCS Strategic Planning Implementation Retreat - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Interview with Keith Perleberg, RN - TEAM USA Supports Strategic Initiatives - Clinical Narrative: Celine Mani, RN - NERBNA Awards - Fielding the Issues: Unit-Based Cultural Rounds - Inter-Disciplinary Solutions - Clinical Nurse Specialist: Liz Johnson, RN - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Professional Achievements

Caring Headlines - The Anthony Kirvilaitis Jr. Partnership in Caring Awards - February 7, 2008

In this Issue: The Anthony Kirvilaitis Jr. Partnership in Caring Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Interview with Gregg Meyer, MD - OT Says Thank-You - Washington Recognized as Leader by Example - Clinical Narrative: Jeanne Giovino, RN - IV Nurse Day - Magnet... and Beyond - Fielding the Issues: Magnet Site Visit - Announcements - Educational Offerings - Construction Update

Caring Headlines - The Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award - January 24, 2008

In this Issue: The Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Unit-Based Performance Template - Magnet Update - Clinical Narrative: Jeanne Elliott, RN - The Multicultural Nursing Committee - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Educational Offerings - ‘Family’ Reunion on Ellison 13

Caring Headlines - MGH Mourns the Loss of Katie Brush, RN, Cherished Friend and Nursing Leader - January 3, 2008

In this Issue: Remembering Katie Brush - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Re-Designation - Updates in Gerontology Nursing - Clinical Narrative: Joan Bowsher, PT - Implementing Unit-Based Journal Club - New Learning Culture on Pediatric Unit - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Noise-Reduction Strategies - Announcements - Educational Offerings

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