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Nerve Central
A much-needed expansion of the neuroscience critical care unit ushers in the latest technology and a new spirit of collaboration.

Among John Griffin's sharpest memories of his rookie year in neurology are four patients on Brady 2, one with porphyria, the others paralyzed from Guillain-Barré syndrome. All were on respirators and needed round-the-clock attention. But in 1970, Hopkins' Department of Neurology was just four years old, and dedicated intensive care units were in their infancy. "We took care of these patients," says Griffin, now director of neurology, "by having house staff sleep in a chair in the rooms."

Times have changed. - MORE

"It's an acute neuroscience world here. "

NCCU Director Marek Mirski and clinical nurse mentor Filissa Caserta view the changes on their unit as far more than cosmetic. "We're all working more as a unified team," says Caserta, "where everyone is a valued member."

Emergency Make-Over
At Howard County General Hospital, a jewel of a new facility is bigger, quieter and has the technology to make it more efficient.


Dear Diary
At Hopkins, "collegiality" is no buzzword.


The Eureka Facilitator
Deep in the bowels of the Physiology Building, scientists witness what they have only suspected.MORE


Thank You
For the 12th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of American hospitals has placed Hopkins at the top of the list. MORE


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