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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.

Where Would We be Without Innovation? - December 19, 2013

In this issue: Where Would We be Without Innovation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation Units: a Great Idea but Will it Fly? - Relationship-Based Care - The Voice of the Patient - The Patient Experience - Inter-Disciplinary Care - The Attending Nurse Role - The Patient Journey Framework - Hourly Rounding - Warm Hand-Overs - Communication - Supporting Technology - Equitable Care - Evaluation - Life-Long Learning - We're Flying!

Patient Care Services' - December 5, 2013
Celebration of Stars

In this issue: A Celebration of Stars - Jeanette Ives Erickson: The Innovation-Unit Retreat - A Celebration of Stars - Linda Aiken, RN, Comes to MGH - Clinical Narrative: Janet Actis, RN - Celebrating Everyday Heroes - Health Literacy Month - Fielding the Issues: OR Learning Lab Simulation Suite - Professional Achievements - Announcements - Jeremy Knowles Nurse Preceptor Fellowship - HCAHPS

Innovation in Care Delivery Symposium - November 21, 2013

In This Issue: Innovation in Care Delievery Symposium - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Innovation in Care Delievery Symposium - Trauma-Informed Care Conference - Physical Therapy Month - Clinical Narrative: Alissa Evangelista, PT - Stop The Clot Forum - Spiritual Care Week - Safe Patient Handling on Blake 6 - Fielding the Issues: Bilingual Colleagues are Not Medical Interpreters - Announcements - Collaborative Governance Celebration

Thank-you, MGH - November 7, 2013

In This Issue: Thank-you, MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An update on the Partners eCare Revenue Cycle - An Oppen Letter to MGH from Jessica Kensky, RN - PATA Phone Evaluatin Program - Connell Nursing Research Scholars Program - Clinical Narrative: Caroline Connell, RN - Expousing the Benefits of Innovation - Raising Awareness about Trichotillomania - Cronin Receives GEM Nursing Excellence Award - Fielding the Issues: The Affordable Care Act - Announcements - New Emergency Alert System - HCAHPS

'Distinguished' Nurse Leader Retires - October 17, 2013

In this issue: Sally Millar, RN, Retires - Jeanette Ives Erickson: An Update on the Affordable Care Act - Sally Millar, RN, Retires - The SAFER Fair - Clinical Narrative: Elizabeth Daley, RN - Fall-Prevention Awareness Day - Lunder 9 Appreciation Ceremony - Case Management Celebrates 18 Years - Innovation in Care Delivery Symposium - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Excellence in Life Support Award

Raising Awareness - October 3, 2013

In this issue: Disabilities Employment Awareness Month - Jeanette Ivew Erickson: Documenting Allergies - Disabilities Employment Awareness Month - Gil minor and Norman Knight Scholarships - National health Literacy Month - Clinical Narrative: Andy Beggs, Medical Interpreter - AMMP Scholarships - eMAR - Fielding the Issues I: eBridge - Fielding the Issues II: Partners eCare - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Surgical Technicians Week

The Hausman Fund - September 19, 2013
Advancing diversity in the nursing workforce

In this issue: The Hausman Fund - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Car Re-Design and Patient Affordability - The Hausman Fund: Advancing Diversity in the Nursing Wrokforce - Clinical Narrative: Donna Jorday, RN - Nutrition & Food Services: Some Changes to Patient Food Services - Virtual March on Washington - My Giving Helps - Announcements

MGH Chaplaincy - September 5, 2013
A team of professional chaplains providing skilled compassionate, spiritual care

In this issue: MGH Chaplaincy - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Magnet Update - Advance Care Planning Task Force - Clinical Pastoral Education Program - Clinical Narrative: Andrea jackson, Chaplain Intern - Fielding the Issues: Treadwell Library - Announcements - New Leadership: Antigone Grasso - HCAHPS

Iftar at MGH - August 22, 2013
Breaking fast, building community

In this issue: Iftar at MGH - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Code Silver - Global Health Nursing - Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar Program - Iftar at MGH - Clinical Narrative: Melissa Bryant, RN - Ben Corrao Clanon Memorial Scholarship - Minimizing the Use of Restraints - Medication Safety: Standardizing Discharge for Patient on Anti-Coagulation Medication - CLCDN Diversity Nursing Fellow - Fielding the Issues: The Morphine First Initiative - Remembering Sandy Hession, RN - A Tribute to Cesar Villa, RN - Announcements - Professional Achievements - Preventing Elopement in the Lunder Building

A Special Wedding on Lunder 9 - July 25, 2013

In this issue: A Wedding on Lunder 9 - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A visit from the Studer Group - A Wedding on Lunder 9 - Patient Education: Optimal Care Through Accessibility - Critical-Care Nurse Residency - A Letter of Appreciation - Clinical Narrative: Meghan Bertone, RN - Carol A. Ghiloni Oncology Nursing Fellowship - Fielding the Issues I: Restraint Solutions - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues II: New Criteria for Identifying MDROs - Announcements - Notification: EFIC Study

Ricardo Diaz Memorial Award, July 11 - 2013

In this issue: Ricardo Diaz Memorial Award - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Emergency-Management - ESOL Graduation - Ricardo Diaz Memorial Award - Liz Walker at MGH - Clinical Narrative: Jennifer McAtee, OTR/L - Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing - Orren Carrere Fox Award - Fielding the Issues: Product Value-Analysis Committee - Fielding the Issues: E-Cigarettes and the MGH No-Smoking Policy - Announcements - New Leadership: Annabaker Garber, RN , Director PCS Informatics - HCAHPS

MGH Center for Global Health - June 20, 2013
Training healthcare providers in some of the worlds most impoverished countries

In this issue: The MGH Center for Global Health - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Going Green - Volunteer Recognition Week - AgeWISE - The MGH Center for Global Health - Chaplaincy: Blessin of the Hands - Millar Honored for Distinguished Career - Palliative Care Nursing Fellowship - Clinical Narrative: Karen Rosenblum, RN - Patient Eduction in the RACU - PeriSCOPE Supply Documentation - Connell Nursing research Visiting Scholar and Mentor - Clinical Pastoral Education - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: Patient-Family Advisory Councils - Announcements - Chaplaincy: Buddha's Birthday - HCAHPS

Nurse Week 2013 - May 30, 2013

In this issue: Jeanette Ives Erickson: Imagine the Possibilites - Relationship-based Care: a pathway to extraordinary practice and compassionate care - Creating a Culture of Innovation - Nurses and comprehensive care: the answer to the healthcare crisis - Communicating nursing's impact on patient outcomes through standardized nrsing terminologies - Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Awards - GEM Nursing Excellence Awards - Interactive poster display - Magnet re-designation a highlight of Nurse Week - Keith Perleberg, RN, memorial bench - Military cake-cutting at MGH

Boston Strong - May 2, 2013

In this issue: Boston Strong - Jeanette Ives Erickson: MGH Proud - Hand Hygiene and the ESOL Program - Clinical Narrative: Susan O'Donnell, RN - New Parking Shelter at Nashua Street - Professional Achievements - Fielding the Issues: MGH Benefits Program - Announcements - HCAHPS

Occupational Therapy - April 18, 2013
Working with the first MGH hand-transplantation patient

In this Issue: First MGH Hand-Transplantation - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Pain-Management - First MGH Hand-Transplantation - Virtual March on Washington - Clinical Narrative: Jesse MacKinnon, RN - Preventing Patient Falls - Baby-Friendly Status - Fielding the Issues: The Joint Commission Lab Survey - Nurse Week Schedule - Announcements - LGBT Health Week

Enhancing handover - April 4, 2013
communication with SBAR

In this Issue: Enhancing Handover Communication - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Enhancing Handover Communication - eBridge is Coming - What Does a Culture of Safety Look Like? - Clinical Narrative: Ida Meister, RN - Medical Nursing's Albert H. Brown Visiting Scholar Program - Fielding the Issues: Preventing Cathete-Associated Urinary=Tract Infections - Susan Tully, RN Retires, Announcements

Are you authorized to - March 21, 2013
access that information?

In this Issue: Privacy - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Our Magnet Site Visit - National Social Work Month: An Interview with Karon Konner, LICSW - Access is a Privilege Not a Right - Prayer Trees - Clinical Narrative: Julie Barrett-Abebe, LICSW - The Oral History Project (Part II) - Fielding the Issues I: Changes to the CRP Portfolio - Fielding the Issues II: Large Volume Infusion Pump Conversion - The MGH Center for Global Health: Collaborating in Crisis - Announcements

Magnet Site Visit - March 7, 2013

In this Issue: The Blizzard of 2013 - Jeanette Ives Erickson: HCAHPS, Pay for Performance, and our 2013 Patient-Experience Goals - Celebrating Black History Month - The Connell Nursing Research Scholar Program - MGH Youth Programs - Clinical Narrative: Christine Gryglik, RN and Daphne Noyes, chaplain - The Blizzard of 2013: Than-You! - New Leadership Colleen Snydeman, RN - Fielding the Issues: Tuition Reimbursement - Announcements - Professional Achievements - PT Goes Red for Heart Health

The Blizzard of 2013 - February 21, 2013

In this Issue: The Blizzard of 2013 - Jeanette Ives Erickson: HCAHPS, Pay for Performance, and our 2013 Patient-Experience Goals - Celebrating Black History Month - The Connell Nursing Research Scholar Program - MGH Youth Programs - Clinical Narrative: Christine Gryglik, RN and Daphne Noyes, chaplain - The Blizzard of 2013: Than-You! - New Leadership Colleen Snydeman, RN - Fielding the Issues: Tuition Reimbursement - Announcements - Professional Achievements - PT Goes Red for Heart Health

New Outpatient
PICC Program - February 7, 2013

In this Issue: New Outpatient PICC Program - Jeanette Ives Erickson: Non-Labor Inpatient Cost Savings - Our Journey to Become and Remain a Magnet Hospital - Clinical Narrative: David De La Hoz, RN - The Knight Nursing Center: Change is in the Air - Fiedling the Issues: New Outpatient PICC Program - Announcements - CRP Program: Eligibility Changes - HCAHPS

Help contain
the flu - January 23, 2013

In this Issue: Help Contain the Flu - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Culture of Safety - Severe Flu Season Contributes to Public Health Emergency - Clinical Narrative: Susan Barisano, RN - Magnet Lunch Forum - Fielding the Issues: Spiritual Rounds - Announcements - Magnet Notice - Professional Achievements

New practice
in Neonatal ICU - January 10, 2013

In this Issue: New Practice in the NICU - Jeanette Ives Erickson: A Princess, a Prank, and a Breach of Privacy - Connell Family Lecture Series - Connell Nursing Research Visiting Scholars - Best Practices in the NICU - Clinical Narrative: Danny Nunn, CCC-SLP - Health Literacy Month - Changing Practice on Lunder 9 - Electronic Resources for Patient Education - Fielding the Issues :Patient Confi dentiality - Announcements - Raskin Feldman Retires - HCAHPS

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