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October 12, 2010

If an important feature of a good work environment is the longevity of its employees, then the MGH Institute meets that criteria easily.

Nineteen employees were congratulated on October 12 during the annual Ether Day ceremony, for working at least five years at Boston’s health sciences graduate school.

Ether Day originally was created by Massachusetts General Hospital to commemorate the October 16, 1846 anniversary of the first use of ether anaesthesia. Each year, both the hospital and the school acknowledges this milestone with a celebration honoring employees for their years of service.

The MGH Institute was founded by Mass General in 1977, replacing the hospital's 100-year-old diploma nursing school.

The event was held just weeks after the Institute was named a "2010 Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of HIgher Education.

In addition to those who reached five, 10, 15, and 20 year milestones, dozens of other Institute employees also have spent a large portion of their profesional career assisting the school's mission to produce leaders within the fields of nursing, physical therapy, communication sciences and disorders, and medical imaging.

Employees who were congratulated were:

5 years of service:
Elizabeth Camelo - Office of the President
Joyce DeSanctis - Office of Student Affairs
Angelique Dirkes - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy
Carol Gawrys - School of Nursing
Charles Jeans - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Diane Mahoney - School of Nursing
Anthony Miceli - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy
Elise Townsend - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy

10 years of service:
Gail Gall - School of Nursing
Christopher Hartley - Office of Institutional Advancement
Alex Hoyt - School of Nursing
Elizabeth Pipes - Program in Medical Imaging
Ann Waters - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

15 years of service:
Marianne Beninato - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy
Joann Brooks - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy
Rosemary Judge - Office of Student Affairs
Aimee Klein - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy
Katherine Simmonds - School of Nursing
Linda Steiner - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy

20 years of service:
Leslie Portney - School of Heath and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy

 

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