The Office of Strategic Communications is responsible for the MGH Institute's news and publications, as well as working with the media.

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This form is to submit news items and to request news coverage and/or photography.

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Deadline: Noon on the weekday before publication

Style: Messages should be no longer than 100 words and contain no special formatting such as bullets. No attachments (graphics or documents) will be included with messages.

Timing/Frequency: IHP News is sent 3:00 p.m. on weekday afternoons. Sending a single set of news items each day allows us to reduce the number of emails sent to the community. Messages involving an upcoming event or deadline can be sent once per week, and recurring messages can be sent once per month.

Stand-alone messages are reserved for information from the president’s and provost’s offices or messages regarding safety. For example, an initial message on a senior candidate search would be sent as a standalone; follow-up messages would be handled through the IHP News. On a limited basis, stand-alone messages can be sent on high-priority issues that are cleared through the Office of Strategic Communications.

Content: Items may be edited for style or formatting. Content should be directly related to an approved Institute activity and cannot violate the Institute solicitation policy. Please note in your heading who your message applies to (faculty, staff, students, post docs, or Institute wide).

Include the 5 Ws (Who, What, When, Where, Why). Please include a contact name on all announcements and, when appropriate, an email address or page link.

Please consider whether an all-user broadcast is the best method for your news item. Are there other distribution lists that better target your audience?

The "Last Words" column is typically authored by alumni and gives alums a "stage" to share their lived experiences as healthcare professionals. Many who have penned the column have found that it helped others and was cathartic for themselves.

Contact Information

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Our Team

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Kate Chaney

Public Relations Manager Strategic Communications

Public Relations Manager Strategic Communications

Sean Hennessey

Chief Communications Officer Strategic Communications

Chief Communications Officer Strategic Communications

John Shaw

Director of Communications Office of Strategic Communications

Director of Communications Office of Strategic Communications