A medical assistant at the MGH Back Bay Health Center, 388 Commonwealth Ave., who was arrested last week on a charge he raped a patient in an exam room was arrested again today for sexually attacking another patient earlier in the month. Read more.
A medical assistant at the MGH Back Bay Health Center, 388 Commonwealth Ave., was arrested yesterday after allegedly raping a patient whom he first told to undress for a test allegedly ordered by a doctor, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
Dr. Scott Hadland, chief of adolescent medicine at Mass. General, reports on a recent missive from a doctor in another state and asks for some advice: Read more.
When the man came into Mass. General in mid-May, it was immediately obvious he was sick and in pain, but with what?
In a recent paper in the New England Journal of Medicine, several doctors at the hospital collaborated to describe the US's first monkeypox case this year, how they diagnosed it, and the way the hospital and the state mobilized to respond to it (note: The report has several photos of the unnamed patient's sores). Read more.
Ben Genaux says he was surprised to see this sign at Mass. General today.
After a night caring for Covid-19 patients, the last thing you need is a half-masked jerk on the Orange Line
Dr. Stephen Dorner, an emergency-room doctor at Mass. General, posts video taken by an MGH physician's assistant, on her way home after an overnight shift caring for Covid-19 patients, who asked a woman on the Orange Line to pull up her mask.
Of course, it didn't end there: Read more.
Patients at Mass. General and Brigham and Women's and their community hospitals and physician groups as well as patients at Mass. Eye and Ear and Dana-Farber are eligible to share in an $18.4-million class-action settlement of a claim involving information the health-care providers' Web site may have shared with Facebook and Google - but they have to sign up by Dec. 15. Read more.
A federal judge today rejected a request by more than 260 Mass General Brigham employees to block the hospital network from firing them tomorrow because they don't want to get a Covid-19 shot. Read more.
A group of employees at Mass General Brigham, the state's largest hospital concern, today asked a federal judge to block a requirement that they get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying it violates not just their religious freedom but their rights under federal disabilities law. Read more.
The BPDA board yesterday approved a $2-billion project by Massachusetts General Hospital to replace several current buildings with a new two-wing structure that will add 1 million square feet of clinical and patient-bed space - and leave room for a possible expansion of the Charles/MGH station should the state ever extend the Blue Line down Cambridge Street. Read more.
Residents try to keep Mass. General from tearing down three remnants of the West End; start by suing Boston Landmarks Commission
A group of ten citizens - six of whom live in the same West End building - last week sued the Boston Landmarks Commission as part of a bid to save three buildings left over from the destruction of the West End that Mass. General wants to raze so it can build a 14-story clinical center along Cambridge Street. Read more.
Timothy Leary's dead, but Mass. General plans to study medicinal uses of one of the psychedelics he studied
The Harvard Crimson reports Massachusetts General's new Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics will study whether psilocybin and Ecstasy could help with a variety of mental issues, starting with one common effect of depression and severe anxiety and with PTSD that is resistant to traditional treatments. Read more.
Mass. General going forward with large post-Covid expansion that would include room for possible Red and Blue Line connector station
Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday filed its latest plans for replacing several current buildings and a parking lot with a new two-wing building with 1 million square feet of new clinical space and patient rooms that could be more easily converted into ICU use in another pandemic - and which would include space for a headhouse, or entrance, for a possible Red/Blue Line station. Read more.
WGBH reports on problems.
Politico reports President-elect Biden has picked Rochelle Walensky, currently chief of Massachusetts General Hospital's division of infectious diseases, to take over at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when he takes office next month. Read more.
Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Mass. General report on the death of a local construction worker who spent three weeks eating pretty much just black licorice. Read more.
The Beacon Hill Times reports residents are hoping to convince Mass. General to save three buildings, one from 1884, that somehow survived the neighborhood's destruction in the 1950s only to face demolition as part of the hospital's $1-billion expansion plan.
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