Taking a Stand on Immigrants’ Health and Well-being
On October 10, the US Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed change in federal immigration policy that would have a major impact on the health and well-being of millions of legal residents – hundreds of thousands here in Massachusetts.
Keeping the Lights on Through Winter Storms
With winter storms inevitably on the horizon in Massachusetts, a new Partners HealthCare preparedness initiative will help to keep our lights on—and vital patient services operational—through inclement weather.
Finding Strength in Numbers, to Meet Boston’s Health Needs
At Partners HealthCare, we understand that too many members of our community face obstacles to good health—and the key role that community organizations can play in overcoming those obstacles.
In Diabetes Care, Awareness Is Key to Adherence
As National Diabetes Awareness Month brings the condition to the fore, a new telemedicine program is helping physicians at North Shore Medical Center more closely manage their diabetic patient population—promoting better health and the prevention of complications.
Investigating the Root Causes of Chronic Pain
After injury or surgery, patients are often asked to rank their pain on a scale of 0-10, a way of evaluating a mostly subjective phenomenon. But what if a patient’s pain never fully dissipates? That’s the case for as many as 50 million Americans, who live with chronic pain.
No on Question 1: The Consensus of Experience & Evidence
Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, Chair of the Partners HealthCare Chief Nursing Council and former Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, has seen it all in her 40-year nursing career.