Vital Funding Brings New Life to Dimock Center’s Addiction Treatment Facility
After years of uncertainty, the Dimock Center in Roxbury has received the funding necessary to rebuild and restore its 18,000-ft inpatient addiction treatment facility—which was by some estimates on the brink of collapse.
4th Annual Trauma-Informed Care Symposium Highlights Pervasive New Culture at Partners Institutions
Trauma can have significant, long-term negative effects on health and mental health. The experience of adverse events – both physical and emotional – as well as negative incidents, like substance abuse and mental health, can cause distress for individuals, communities, and populations that can be felt across generations.
Partners, Mayor Remember Dr. King, Discuss Community Violence
Dr. David Torchiana welcomed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Reverend Liz Walker and almost 300 others to a luncheon celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King late last week to discuss strategies that can begin to address violence and lead to healthier lives for Boston’s young people.
New Grants Aim to Reduce Social, Economic Barriers to Health Equity in Our Communities
A series of new grants from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) given to 14 local nonprofits will go a long way toward improving the health and wellness of children, adults and seniors in several Boston communities.
Voice Recognition Saves Steps, Reconnects Providers to Patients
Physicians across the country are speaking: they understand the value of electronic health records (EHRs) in collaborating more efficiently with their colleagues, tracking larger patient populations, and offering patients safer, more personalized care.
Health Care Brands and the Patient Experience
Over the course of the past several months the state’s Price Variation Commission has examined the many factors that contribute to differences in hospital prices. The group agrees that there are many factors that warrant variation in hospital pricing. For example, hospitals that care for sicker patients deserve higher levels of reimbursement.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Joins MGH, Partners HealthCare Family
For the first time ever, a New Hampshire hospital, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, is now part of the Mass General Hospital (MGH) family and a member of the Partners HealthCare sytem.
Grant Gives Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center New Roles, Chance to Improve Patient Care Quality
One year ago, the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center (SJPHC) received a 2-year Partnership for Community Health Excellence and Innovation grant that helped create two new, critical roles: a medical social worker and a health coach.