May 26, 2010

My Job, on TV!

Filed under: Health, Personal Blog — marcstober @ 9:29 pm

Well, not my job, but the people on the front lines of my organization:

Dear Colleagues,

As many of you know, film crews from ABC News spent several months at the MGH last year documenting the experiences and perspectives of staff, patients and families. By the time the crews finished filming in May 2009, they had captured more than 2,500 hours of footage, showcasing the poignant stories that unfold inside our hospital walls each day.

After a year of cutting, editing, polishing and refining, the result is “Boston Med,” an eight-part series that will air this summer, beginning Thursday, June 24 at 10 p.m. Locally, “Boston Med” will be shown on Channel 5, and it will appear on other ABC affiliate stations across the nation and beyond. In addition to the stories about the MGH, the series will feature pieces from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital.

I thought the MGH community would be interested in seeing the series trailer, which was just posted on the ABC website at I look forward to watching the compelling stories and outstanding caregivers who will be highlighted on Thursday nights throughout the summer. Thanks to all who helped make this very special prime-time opportunity possible. We will be sending you additional information about the series as we get closer to the premiere.

Peter L. Slavin, MD
MGH President

Should be interesting!

May 17, 2010

Blog Redesign

Filed under: Blogging, Software Blog — marcstober @ 1:37 am

I finally redesigned my blog. (See before and after pictures above.)

I changed the tagline to match one I’m using on Facebook. (“Repairing the world” is a reference to tikun olam as well as to fixing bugs in computer software as my day job, if I’m being cryptic.)

Color Scheme Designer was very helpful.

Otherwise it’s just visual changes, no new features (yet!).

Comments welcome.

May 4, 2010

Dr. Lown

Filed under: Personal Blog — marcstober @ 12:41 am

From fear.less – stories of overcoming fear.:

As a Cardiologist, inventor of the DC heart defibrillator, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, the demands on Dr. Lown’s time between work and family were his greatest struggle.

Seriously, demands between work and family the greatest struggle and he still won a Nobel Prize? I don’t feel so bad about my life now! 🙂