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By adamg - 3/21/24 - 10:05 am

Massachusetts General reports today that on Saturday, its surgeons transplanted a "genetically-edited pig kidney" into a man living with end-stage kidney disease - the first time such a procedure has been done. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/23 - 10:07 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about a motorcycle madman in the area of Massachusetts General Hospital: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/23 - 8:33 am

GBH reports the hospital has modified its "don't even think of asking" policy, but adds immunocompromised Bostonians still worry about going to hospitals in these officially post-pandemic days.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 5:55 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 9:46 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 4:40 pm

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.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 1:33 pm

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.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 12:44 pm
Today is not an MGH holiday, sign says

Ben Genaux says he was surprised to see this sign at Mass. General today.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 9:29 am

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.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 8:46 pm
Cookie settlement

Kelly Griffin got one of the letters.

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.

By adamg - 11/4/21 - 11:34 am

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.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 6:32 pm

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.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 9:52 am
Proposed new MGH building

Rendering by NBBJ.

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.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 11:28 am

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.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 1:04 pm

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.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 9:58 am
Proposed new MGH building

The view from across Cambridge Street, by NBBJ.

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.

By adamg - 12/6/20 - 9:03 pm

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.

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