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The MGH is one large family, however with 25,000 employees getting to know everyone just got a lot easier. Just the Vitals is one of the newest sections of Apollo – located on the Apollo homepage below Quick Links – aimed at bringing our hospital community together. Staff can select five short prompts from a list of questions. Each feature provides a quick snapshot of who works at the MGH and fun facts about them.

To submit responses, download the questions document below, pick five questions to respond to, and email it, along with a favorite, fun photo of yourself, to apollo@partners.org.


Vitals Questions

vitals-submission-image Download the Just the Vitals Questions

Name:
Title:
Years at the MGH:

From the questions below, please select the five (5) you would like to share with the MGH community. Please send the completed document and a photo to apollo@partners.org.

What is your favorite thing about the MGH?

Coffee or tea? Where is your favorite spot in the city to get it?

What is your go-to feel-good song?

What are your top two ice cream flavors and what would you eat them with? (cones, jimmies, sprinkles, etc.)

What celebrity did you obsess over as a teen?

What is the most important thing you feel you have learned during your time at the MGH?

What is your favorite musical or play?

Cats or Dogs? Do you have a pet of your own?

If you could live anywhere in the world, and bring all of the people you love with you, where would you choose?

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Did you pick your specialty or did it pick you?

What was the best piece of advice you were given when you started at the MGH?

If someone was introducing you in a boxing ring, what would your name be and how would they describe you?

What is your favorite Halloween costume of all-time?

What languages do you know and is there another you’d like to learn?

When you take a break, where is your favorite spot in the hospital to sit?

If you could tell your younger self something, what would you say?

If you could have a superpower for a week, what would you choose?

What is your motto for life?

If you could travel 10 years into the future or 10 years into the past, which would you choose and why?

What food does the cafeteria make that you have to eat any time it is available?

Who is your all-time favorite musician?

Which would you prefer — three wishes over five years or one wish right now?

What are you reading for pleasure right now?

What was your dream job when you were little?

Previously featured Vitals:

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Name: Apollo
Title: Apollo, Watcher of the Ether Dome
Years at the MGH: 172

Cats or Dogs? Do you have a pet of your own?
I prefer dogs, I wish I could have a dog but I live in the Ether Dome with Padi and neither are animal-friendly.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
I hate pen clicking, when someone is giving a lecture and people in the audience can’t decide whether they want their pen ‘clicked’ or not they just fiddle with it! And there is nothing I can do about it because obviously interrupting the presenter would be rude and the people rush past me afterwards.

Did you pick your specialty or did it pick you?
I think my specialty picked me; I wasn’t too fond of the way surgeries were performed in the Ether Dome before we had anesthesia or even ether and really wanted to move locations. I stuck it out and have enjoyed the occasional silence and frequent lectures ever since surgeries were moved to more appropriate environments.

If you could tell your younger self something, what would you say?
Don’t worry, you will never age.

What are you reading for pleasure right now?
I am really enjoying reading Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steve Callahan.