his week marks a proud moment for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the entire Partners family, as MGH accepts the prestigious Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence In Community Service. This prize, first awarded in 1986, recognizes health care institutions and communities who make improving community health a priority.
Rarely does an academic medical center like MGH receive this award. It acknowledges the long-term commitment of MGH and its Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI). The center connects with communities to change policies and systems so that decisions about healthy behaviors are easier to make.