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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.

By adamg - 10/25/15 - 12:36 pm

The Globe takes a detailed look at the practice in the orthopedic surgery department at Mass. General: The hospital says it's safe, lets surgeons in training gain valuable experience and, oh, yeah, brings in more revenue. Other Boston hospitals don't allow it except in emergencies.

By adamg - 10/11/15 - 2:32 pm

The US Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a jury verdict dismissing a young surgeon's sex-discrimination suit against Mass. General, ruling that it saw nothing wrong in the jury's decision or in a judge's decision to bar some of her claims because she waited to long to sue under the federal statute of limitations. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/15 - 7:58 am

A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a jury verdict that two local hospitals and their researchers did not commit fraud in winning $12 million in federal grants to study Alzheimer's disease.

Kenneth Jones, a statistician initially involved in the study, had filed a whistleblower suit against Mass. General and Brigham and Women's hospitals and two doctors, alleging they changed data from an initial study to make a better case for the federal grant to look at whether MRI measurements of physical changes in parts of the brain might presage Alzheimer's disease.

By adamg - 12/3/14 - 1:40 pm

Mass. General reported at 12:45 p.m.:

The initial test for Ebola on the patient admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday with suspected Ebola virus disease is negative. The patient has, however, tested positive for malaria. Further diagnostic testing is needed to definitively rule out Ebola virus disease and other diagnoses.

By adamg - 12/2/14 - 9:52 pm
By adamg - 9/29/13 - 10:28 am

Steam release behind MGH

A steam main at Mass. General gave way this morning, sending a thick plume of steam into the air - and generating a wicked loud noise. Jacob Baime, who took the video, reports:

The noise was so loud it startled me awake.

He adds that by 9:30 a.m., everything was calm again.

By adamg - 7/31/13 - 12:17 pm

Davis at Mass. Eye and EarDavis at Mass. Eye and Ear.A Middlesex County prisoner about to get medical treatment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary managed to grab a deputy sheriff's gun and shoot him. A second deputy then shot the prisoner in the chest, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said today.

According to Davis, the prisoner, from a Middlesex County correctional facility, arrived at the Mass. Eye and Ear emergency room shortly before noon, with two armed deputies, for treatment of an unspecified condition.

By adamg - 7/23/12 - 3:29 pm

Nature reports on some interesting work done by a team of researchers at Harvard and Mass. General, who found inspiration at the jellyfish exhibit at the New England Aquarium.

By adamg - 8/3/11 - 8:57 am

WBUR reports on possible effects of research cuts on teaching hospitals in Massachusetts, which bring in more federal science funds per capita than any other state - some $2.4 billion just from the National Institutes of Health last year.

By adamg - 7/27/11 - 2:10 pm

The first 80 people who donate blood on Thursday at Mass. General get a free lunch provided by Redbones Barbecue of Somerville.

Directions and hours.

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