Patient Care

Launch of the Comprehensive Transplant Center Service Line

Launch of the Comprehensive Transplant Center Service Line

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As the Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) transitions to its service line model, we'd like to applaud the work of Dan Brennan, professor in Nephrology and the innovative medical director of the CTC, who has helped propel the center into the future since his arrival in July. For more information, review the below message from the SOM. Below(...)

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Introducing the BCU Spotlight

Introducing the BCU Spotlight

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The BCU would like to introduce a new feature of the blog this month, the BCU Spotlight. We will use the spotlight to highlight the contributions of members of the BCU team. This month’s spotlight features BCU nurse superuser Sam Gutner. We are excited for our hospital-wide drill on November 30. We will simulate the(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: Advanced Care Planning Portal

Epic Tip of the Week: Advanced Care Planning Portal

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Epic's relatively new Advanced Care Planning Portal is particularly useful for compliance with the Maryland law requiring a second licensed physician to sign off to confirm incapacity allowing consent to be obtained from a surrogate for a non-emergent procedure in patients who are not unconscious or unable to communicate. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot(...)

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2017 Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

2017 Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

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Now in their third year, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams aim to recognize physicians and care teams who provide consistently outstanding patient care throughout all of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians facilities selected their six winners after nomination and local committee review. This year’s winners were(...)

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Ziegelstein Receives Theodore E. Woodward Award

Ziegelstein Receives Theodore E. Woodward Award

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Roy Ziegelstein, professor in the Division of Cardiology, received the 2017 Theodore E. Woodward Award from the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA), recognizing his as the top presentation on clinical skills presented at this year's annual meeting. The ACCA is made up of a group of physicians and scientists aiming to improve medical education, research(...)

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Additions to the BCU

Additions to the BCU

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The BCU is excited to announce two additions to our leadership team! Jennifer Andonian has been appointed the interim BCU program manager. Jen was recently named one of HEIC’s senior infection preventionists. She has served as one of our HEIC BCU leads for the last two years and has played a large role in our success over(...)

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NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

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Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a roadmap (PDF) for healthcare providers, payers and others to take action to eliminate healthcare disparities using quality performance measures and related policy levers. Focusing on(...)

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Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

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This event is hosted by Medicine for the Greater Good, an initiative and formal curriculum that seeks to train and educate medical residents in bridging the gap in health disparities between the hospital and the community. The topic of Mayor Pugh’s remarks will be on Baltimore City and its health. The mayor will focus on(...)

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It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

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The Occupational Health Services team is administering free flu vaccinations through Friday, October 27. Please see below for the schedule. You do not need an appointment, and the process should only take a few minutes. Who Must Receive a Vaccination The Johns Hopkins Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy requires that faculty and staff members, postdoctoral fellows,(...)

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