Braintree Honors Donate Life Day with Dr. Bozorgzadeh

Dr. Bozorgzadeh (fifth from right) is joined by local and state leaders and transplant recipients and donor families.

Dr. Bozorgzadeh (fifth from right) is joined by local and state leaders and transplant recipients and donor families.

Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, chief of solid organ transplantation, joined state and local leaders including U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch (living donor), Braintree Mayor Joe Sullivan, State Senator John Keenan, State Representative Ed Coppinger (kidney recipient), Registry of Motor Vehicles Registrar Erin Deveney and Braintree Council member Shannon Hume to celebrate Donate Life Day last Monday at Braintree Town Hall. Donor families and transplant recipients shared their stories to honor the gifts of life. Dr. Bozorgzadeh, who also serves on the Massachusetts Organ and Tissue Donation Advisory Council, said at the event: “This is truly a privilege and an honor of an immeasurable level to be involved in the whole process of transplantation.” Watch the entire event here (Dr. Bozorgzadeh is introduced at 42:24).

Introducing Coach Dickson’s Idea System Tips: Leading the Huddle

Dr. Dickson

Dr. Dickson

News & Views introduces Idea System coaching tips from President and CEO Eric Dickson, MD. Have you noticed that your team’s Idea System relies on just one or two people to lead the huddle? Get more people involved by trying the Huddle Guide! Many Five-star Idea System teams use this step-by-step guide so all team members can take a turn leading the huddle. You can find a sample huddle guide on the Idea System website (Idea System Tools) or you can make your own! Have a question or need help with your Idea System? Submit a request and a Center for Innovation and Transformational Change coach or a Five-star Star Idea System team member will contact you!


Save the Date! Free Skin Cancer Screening Saturday, June 11

skin cancer screening iconTen minutes could change your life! Our Medical Center and the American Academy of Dermatology are partnering to provide a free skin cancer screening Saturday, June 11, 8 am to noon, Dermatology Clinic, 4th floor, Hahnemann Campus. To schedule an appointment, call 508-344-5928 on Tuesday, June 7 or Wednesday, June 8, 9 am and 1 pm. Walk-ins are welcome at this public event and free parking is provided. Did you know that skin cancer is one of the most common of all cancers? About 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanoma, a more dangerous type of skin cancer, will account for more than 73,000 cases this year.

Health Watch: The Facts about Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are made up of chemical crystals that separate out from urine. These crystals clump together to make “stones” which are often extremely painful and difficult to pass. In this Health Watch, Paula Bellin, MD, urologist, explains how and why kidney stones develop, signs and symptoms of this awful painful condition, and the various treatment options that exist.

Sign Up Today for Free Mindfulness@Work for Clinicians Course

center-for-mindfulnessCenter for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, 222 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, offers clinicians a free six-session course designed to teach participants a wide range of mindfulness skills aimed at enhancing concentration, resilience and well-being in the challenging environment of health care. The next course is offered Tuesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm, June 21 to July 26. Learn more.  Made clear and pragmatic through direct experience, Mindfulness@Work for Clinicians draws on your own inner resources for learning, growing, healing and for integrating mindfulness into clinical practice. Register today. Also learn how you can earn your 2016 myHealth Matters wellness reimbursement by participating!

Conference Brings Health Care Experience to Youths

Christian Grant, emergency management services and HOSA members from Fitchburg High School.

Christian Grant, emergency management services and HOSA members from Fitchburg High School.

Respiratory therapists Thomas Collins, Luanne Hills and Mark Dellasanta, along with other Medical Center employees recently participated in the 7th Annual  MassAHEC HOSA state leadership conference at the Medical School. Together the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center and HOSA – Future Health Professionals hosted this event in which 200 youths from across the Commonwealth had opportunities for hands-on experiences including ventilation using a high-frequency chest wall oscillation vest, competing in health career events and participating in speed networking with health care professionals. If your department is interested in participating in the 2017 conference, email Jaime Vallejos, MD, MPH, MassAHEC Health Career Pipeline Programs.

Enjoy Another Simply Salad Contest Winning Recipe! 

04-Strawberry Walnut and Mozzarella SaladYour taste buds will welcome this sweet salad with fresh strawberries tossed with tangy raspberry vinaigrette. This Simply Salad contest winning dish was submitted by Lindsay Knight of the Office of Quality and Patient Safety. Get the recipe on our Simply Well, our community wellness blog produced by the Marketing and Communications Department.

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