In Boston, Health Care’s Fight Against Climate Change Will Continue
Today, Kate Walsh, president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, and our own Dr. David Torchiana, delivered a full-throated editorial in support of the Boston health care community’s commitment to fighting the clear and growing threat of climate change.
Wind Power Drives Partners Closer to “Net Carbon Positive" Goal
Today Partners HealthCare took a big step toward our goal of becoming “net carbon positive” by the year 2025 by way of a partnership with Antrim Wind Energy. This 28.8MW wind farm project in Antrim, New Hampshire, owned by Walden Green Energy, will reduce our organization’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by 110 million pounds.
Global Experts Gather for World Neuroscience Innovation Forum
This year Partners was proud to host the first World Neuroscience Innovation Forum at the Francis Crick Institute in London. The March 27 event saw experts from the U.S. and Europe convene to battle Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative diseases that afflict one in six people around the world.
Larger Than Life Art Exhibit Fights Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness
It’s a sobering fact that many Americans, from all walks of life, will at some point in their lives experience the impact of mental illness and its surrounding stigma. However, it’s important to remember that this stigma can also motivate us to create a sense of community that helps address the illness and stigma head-on.
MGH Hack-a-Thon Produces 15 Innovations to Tackle Zika Virus Threat
Earlier this month, more than 150 global health experts and innovators gathered at Massachusetts General Hospital for a comprehensive “Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon.” The goal of this comprehensive, two-day event was to approach the growing Zika virus threat in new ways and get the world closer to a solution for this debilitating threat.
GeneInsight Takes “Continuous Learning” Infrastructure to the Global Stage
As our understanding of complex genetic testing advances, the need for dynamic clinical networks that analyze, interpret, and react to data in real-time has never been more apparent.
Bringing Sustainability to Our Somerville Campus and Beyond
Nationwide, healthcare organizations spend $6.5 billion on energy each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. At Partners HealthCare, we’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint. To celebrate Earth Day this week, here are a few ways we’re working toward that goal. Sustainable Initiatives Across Ou...
Why It’s Time to Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is curable when detected early, yet an American man dies from the disease every 18 minutes. Affecting one in seven men, this disease is even more common than breast cancer (which affects one in eight women), but public awareness and research funding to improve diagnosis and treatment are still lacking. That’s wh...
A New Home for Global Collaboration at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases
Last month, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) announced the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, a global collaboration to accelerate treatments and cures for five of the world’s most complex and devastating neurologic diseases. The center will focus on multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (Lo...