Room Enough for the Sickest Children

The Blalock-Thomas Story

 
 
Re-Sharpen Your Pencils
The employee satisfaction survey is right around the corner. It's time again to make your mark.

While planners and architects are busy sketching out the physical characteristics of Hopkins' medical campuses of the future, others are attending to what human resources specialists call its "most valuable resource"-its employees.

In June 2001, leaders at every component of Johns Hopkins Medicine asked their staffs to weigh in on a host of common workplace concerns. The confidential, 120-question survey asked for opinions on pay and benefits, advancement opportunities, the qualifications of supervisors, and employees' views on parking and food services.

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One of the employees' strongest complaints was the state of their physical plant.


When employees on the East Baltimore campus complained about limited mealtime choices, Hopkins opened two new eateries-Asian Café and Subway. Next up: a "wings-to-go" program and two-week hot food menu rotation in the main cafeteria.


CENTERPIECE
Room Enough for the Sickest Children
A recent expansion in the pediatric intensive care unit is only a stop-gap solution. MORE

WHO / WHAT
Ringing in the New Year at Hopkins' Own "Ball" Drop
The gamma knife arrives at Hopkins. MORE
NEWS REPORT

A Great American's Dream
Hopkins again pauses to reflect on the legacy of one of our most revolutionary thinkers. MORE

Standing Room Only at MLK Commemoration
Honoring the good-doers at Hopkins.
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LETTERS
Dear DOME
Read about the tale of a prize-winning Milleniyum Chocolate Torte featured in a past issue of Dome. MORE
CLOSE-UP

Almost a Miracle
Vivien Thomas and Alfred Blalock: Their story has made physicians weep and teenagers cheer, and this month it comes to television. MORE

PICTURE THIS
They braved the winter storm.
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