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Welcome, Marian Asiedu!

The Department of Medical Nursing is pleased to announce that Marian Asiedu, MSN, RN will be appointed to the Nelson 7 Nurse Manager position effective May 1, 2016. In her new role, Marian will partner with the existing nursing team to move inpatient operations toward the new triple aim of improved population health, improved patient experience and reduced care costs.

Marian is a highly engaged leader with over eight years of nursing and supervisory experience. During her tenure at Johns Hopkins, she has served the Department of Medicine in many capacities: Nurse Clinician I/IIM (NCIM), NCIIE, NCIII and Wound Care Nurse. Most recently, she served as the interim Nurse Manager for Halsted 4.

Marian earned her bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Maryland and her master in Nursing (MSN) from Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Nursing. She is also certified as a Wound Care Nurse.

Please join me in welcoming Marian to her new position and offering her your support as she begins her new role!


Members of the nursing teams showing enthusiasm for the Epic rollout

For more information about our Epic efforts, visit:

The article "Effect of Altering Alarm Settings: A Randomized Controlled Study," was named Best Research Paper by Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, the peer-reviewed journal of the Advancing Safety in Healthcare Technology (AAMI). Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, assistant director of nursing, clinical standards; Kathleen Rothwell, RN, nurse manager; Ann Marie Cullen, RN, CCNS, CCRN, clinical nurse specialist; Mary Grace Nayden, RN, NCIII nurse clinician; Saint Joseph’s University undergraduate student Nicholas Cvach; and Julius Cuong Pham, MD, PhD, emergency department and anesthesia critical care physician, looked at the relationship between the number of alarm signals and staff responsiveness. The study demonstrated how a hospital could develop a controlled study to obtain outcome data related to altering patient monitoring alarm settings, providing a roadmap to assess a formidable patient safety problem—alarm fatigue—and offering a potential solution—altering alarm parameters.

A huge thank you goes out to the following nurses who received compliments this month:

  • Whitney, Sarah, Miriam, Scott, Kathy, Anna and all nurses and staff of the CCU: “Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel as a family for the care and life saving measures that each person took to take care of our dad. You not only took care of him, but you also took care of us at a time when we really needed it.”
  • Shelby and Hannah, RNs in Bloomberg 5 South- PCCU

Kelsey Bennett