Governor Deval Patrick stopped by 9 South on the morning of his inauguration to visit patients, families and staff. Here, he poses with (from left): Sandra Fenwick, COO, Eileen Sporing, MSN, RN, senior vice president for Patient Care Operations, James Mandell, MD, president and CEO, Diane Patrick and patient Kevin Will.
On January 11, staff and employees filled Enders
Auditorium to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s work at the annual MLK Observance. The theme of this year's event was "Legacy of Literacy," and professor Theresa Perry from Simmons College delivered the keynote address on the perceptions of the power of literacy across generations of Black Americans. The event also honored Stacey Williams, Pathology office manager, and Ronald Wilkinson, MA, MS, manager of Business Intelligence in Information Services, as Children's 2007
Congratulations to Derek Carver, clinical instructor in Diagnostic Radiology (right), whose suggestion of "Small Talk" became the name of the new, weekly e-newsletter. Hundreds of nominations were considered, and Carver's winning submission earned him an American Express gift card worth $100.
A dozen members of the Red Sox (most of them minor leaguers) came to Children's on January 16 to visit patients throughout the hospital. Here, patient Eleanor Thomas, held by her mom, Heidi, collects her first autographs from Kason Gabbard, Nick DeBarr and Clay Buchholz.