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By adamg - 3/26/20 - 9:14 am

NBC Boston reports both Brigham and Women's and Mass. General each reported more than 40 Covid-19 diagnoses among its workers, while Boston Medical Center reported 15.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:10 pm

Cambridge Health Alliance is seeking donations of N95 and paper masks, paper protective gowns and protective goggles and glasses. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:37 am

WBUR reports Mass. General now has five patients with Covid-19 in its ICU and another 70 suspected cases in patients doing well enough to not need intensive care.

The Dorchester Reporter reports Carney Hospital is now banning all visitors - and has shut its Dunkin' Donuts - as it transitions to an all-coronavirus facility.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 9:31 am

The doctor reports man folks have offered to loan him a bike, but he's had his 2007 Dahon for 13 years and he likes it back and besides, it's basically held together with duct tape and would be near worthless on the open market. He adds: Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 10:29 am

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Mass. General have issued a plea to researchers who might have the instruments and components they would need to begin producing Covid-19 test kits: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 9:30 am

Officials at Partners HealthCare - which includes MGH, Brigham and Women's and McLean Hospital - yesterday directed their large research staffs to begin shutting down their labs to keep people away from each other, and told them to expect the labs to stay shut for up to eight weeks. Researchers working on Covid-19, however, will be allowed to continue their lab work. Read more.

By Irma la Douce - 3/13/20 - 4:23 pm

For at least the next three weeks, no dates set for rescheduling. (Source: call from one of the surgery depts cancelling a follow-up appt.)

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 9:46 am

Hillary Diane reports what happened when she went to the Mass. General emergency room yesterday with flu-like symptoms and she was brought up to the hospital's Covid-19 clinic and then tested negative on a flu test: Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 10:11 pm
Tello

Dr. Monique Aurora Tello, a primary-care physician at Mass. General, reported today from the MGH emergency room:

Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 12:09 am

Amy Proal is a microbiologist who has had what could be Covid-19 symptoms since Feb. 23 - two days after her boyfriend developed the same symptoms. She writes about how hard, almost impossible, actually, it is to get tested for the virus: Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 11:08 am

Two days after prosecutors unsealed the case against a Chinese researcher they charge tried to sneak 21 vials of biological samples from Beth Israel out of the country, Brigham and Women's Hospital is warning all of its doctors and researchers not to make the same mistake. Read more

By adamg - 10/11/19 - 9:04 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports that MGH will create a mock supervised-injection facility at its Charlestown offices next week to show the public what it would be like if a hospital opened a place where opioid users could shoot up under medical supervision. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 11:43 am
Map of proposed new buildings at Massachusetts General Hospital

Where the new buildings would go.

Massachusetts General Hospital this week filed its plans for a $1-billion project that would not only provide "21st century care in a 21st century environment" but create "a place of refuge" where hospital staffers and patients could shelter for up to four days in the face of the worst nature - or man - could throw at Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/19 - 2:36 pm

WBUR reports on Mass. General's plans, which includes two new 12-story buildings and 450 single-patient rooms.

By adamg - 9/21/18 - 8:45 am

The Herald reports Mass. General, Brigham and Women’s and Boston Medical Center agreed to share a total of $1 million in fines for violating patient privacy during the filming of ABC's "Save My Life: Boston Trauma” in 2014 and 2015 - although the hospitals say they didn't violate patient privacy.

By adamg - 5/16/16 - 7:39 am

The Times reports.

Mr. Manning welcomed questions and said he wanted to speak out publicly to help dispel the shame and stigma associated with genital cancers and injuries, and to let other men know there was hope of having normal anatomy restored.

More details from MGH.
Patient's statement.

By adamg - 4/7/16 - 10:22 am
Smoke rising from Mass. General garage fire

Smoke rising from the car fire. Photo by Kenny Jervis.

Around 10:20 a.m. on the third floor of the garage off Cambridge and North Anderson streets. Firefighters quickly doused the flames.

By adamg - 3/18/16 - 9:50 am

Mass. General's Center for Global Health is hosting a hackathon next month to try to develop products and techniques to slow the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus:

Attention designers, engineers, clinicians and all innovators! We need your knowledge and expertise for a 48-hour hack-a-thon to create new product concepts, design novel personal protective equipment and develop new methods for local vector control that will help bend the curve of the Zika epidemic and similar outbreaks.

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