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February Updates

vdayHappy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a fabulous holiday. If not, there's always St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t know about you, but I am loving the weather. In fact, it won’t be long until spring arrives. As we look forward to spring and summer, we will begin preparing for the FY18 budget. Looking back on our 2017 budget goals, I wanted to give a shout-out to all the nursing units. As you may recall, our goal was to reduce agency use. We value our agency colleagues, but we prefer our Hopkins-trained nurses. It is through your efforts the DOM is on a path to reduce this expense (see below chart). This is a very big deal! As you can see, we are on our way to being agency free. I do not recall the last time we were agency free. Thank you for all your hard work and commitment to making the Department of Medicine the best! We could not achieve these goals without you!



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

  • Hannah, nurse on Bloomberg 5 South-PCCU
  • Fely Carillo, nurse on CHU-4: "She was very kind and compassionate, responding quickly to my needs."
  • Mahta Laghaie and Kathy Wagner-Kosmakos, nurses on Nelson 6
  • Amy Kilen, Ann Marie Cullen, Laura Schrank and Joanne Johnson, physicians and nurses on Zayed 5 West-CCU

Kelsey Bennett