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Patient Information

Helpful Patients and Guests Websites

Johns Hopkins Accommodations
Discount rates for Johns Hopkins guests are available at all the hotels listed. Rates do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Please consult the Johns Hopkins Accommodations office at 1-800-225-2201 or 410-614-1911 for booking and information on special services, parking rates and shuttle service to and from the hospital.

Advanced Transfusion Practices Hotline

Advanced Transfusion Practices Hotline
Your link to Hopkins faculty and services providing care without primary blood components. It is available for appointments, referrals, consultations, evaluations or asking questions regarding services provided. The Hotline is your link to a Hopkins physician experienced in the care of patients without blood support.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Patients & Guests Information

Patient Privacy Information / HIPAA
Your privacy is equally important. Johns Hopkins' institutions follow the privacy requirements set forth by the federal government under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as state law. For more detailed information about our privacy practices and compliance efforts,

Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center

Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center
Hopkins Children's state-of-the-art 205-bed Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building opened May 1, 2012. Families and visitors now enter a world designed for 21st century pediatric medicine. From its soaring lobby, large operating rooms equipped for the most technically complex procedures imaginable, spacious patient rooms and welcoming family facilities, the new building provides a hospital experience that matches the world-class medicine it affords.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower
The Zayed Tower is the new home of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, offering a full range of cardiovascular services. The tower also houses advanced neurological and neurosurgical services as well as transplant surgery, trauma care, orthopedics, general surgery, and labor and delivery. It has a total of 355 private patient rooms, including 224 for acute care, 96 for intensive care and 35 for labor and delivery. The rooftop of the Sheikh Zayed Tower has a helistop for patients who arrive by helicopter.

Patient Brochures

These patient brochures are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have the software to install, click on the link to download a free version of the software. 

Patient Safety Brochure
Johns Hopkins Hospital is committed to excellence. A very important part of that excellence is our commitment to your safety. Patients who are more involved with their care in the hospital tend to do better and stay safer. By working together with physicians, nurses and other hospital staff, you can lower your risk of injury and make your hospital stay as safe as possible.

Partnership Pledge
At The Johns Hopkins Hospital, we take a team approach to your safety. We invite you and your family to join us as active members of your care team.

NPO Guidelines
"NPO" is a Latin abbreviation for "nothing by mouth." Food and drink taken before anesthesia can cause problems such as choking or vomiting. There are a few rules about eating and drinking that can prevent these problems.

Preoperative Questionnaire for Parent of Pediatric Patients
It is important for the physicians and nurses to know your child's medical history before he or she receives anesthesia.

For Health Care Professionals

Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook

Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook
Written by residents, for residents, The Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, by Eugenie S. Heitmiller, MD and Deborah A. Schwengel, MD, is a concise, pocket-sized reference that focuses on the clinical pearls essential to successful anesthesia practice and training. Features a user-friendly templated format--along with a two-color design--that makes it easy to find the answers you need. Presents the work of the residents and faculty from Johns Hopkins University to provide you with the most current and comprehensive clinical handbook available. Offers evidence-based guidance linked to ranked evidence in anesthesia and critical care for expert recommendations on best practices. Provides lists of indications, dosages, treatments, and helpful guidelines to create a powerful clinical tool. Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook is available from or the Johns Hopkins Medical Book Center at 1830 East Monument Street.

Blaustein Pain Treatment Center

Pain is a complicated, often debilitating medical problem that can have a major impact on your physical and mental well-being. The Blaustein Pain Treatment Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain.

Respiratory Care Services at Johns Hopkins

The Division of Respiratory Care Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital consists of approximately 80 practitioners who staff 13 intensive care units, two emergency departments and a vital ECMO program. The division comprises three areas: adult, pediatric/ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) and neonatal respiratory care,


Grand Rounds
Calendar and Webcasts

Grand Rounds take place Thursdays at 7 AM in Hurd Hall. Windows Media Player is required to view webcasts.

May 1st: End-of-Block Divisional Meetings

May 8th: Patient-Based Learning Discussion – Tracey Smith Stierer, M.D.

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Mechanistic Studies Of A Widely Used Therapy For Chronic Pain – Yun Guan, M.D., Ph.D.
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Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease" – Thomas Wang, M.D.
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"Anesthesia, Surgery and Alzheimers: A Smoking Gun, but Where’s the Victim?" – Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D.
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Grand Rounds Archives
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