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Live, From Baltimore …

It’s the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon! The 21st consecutive telethon, broadcast June 6 on ABC 2, introduced viewers to children and families who have benefitted from patient care and research at the Children’ Center. Telethon supports supplemental services not covered by health insurance, such as Child Life and bereavement and safety programs. Since its inception in 1984, the ABC 2 Telethon has raised more than $35 million for the Children’s Center. This year’s 10-hour marathon raked in $1.2 million.

 

Residents Arrive

On July 1, when approximately 175 new interns and residents start in at Hopkins Hospital, some new and improved services will be in place to lighten their load. House staff won’t have to spend hours tracking down X-rays, thanks to a system in which film images are digitized and can be retrieved on a computer anywhere in the hospital. They won’t be tied up transporting patients because 18 specially trained nurses and paramedics have been added to the transport team of 16. They won’t go hungry when they’re on call because EspressOasis, the eatery within the main cafeteria, now is open around the clock. And they’ll find a special committee created to address their concerns. “We now have not only a better system for detecting problems,” says Julia McMillan, new associate dean for graduate medical education, “but a receptive ear on the part of Hospital administration.”

 

All About Bayview

Centuries of Caring: The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Story rolls off the presses just in time for July 2, the 20th anniversary celebration of the affiliation between Johns Hopkins and Bayview. The 150-page book chronicles Bayview’s history, from its origins in 1773 as the Baltimore City and County Almshouse, to troubled municipal hospital, to the thriving, multifaceted member of the Johns Hopkins Health System we now know as the Bayview Medical Center. It follows the institution’s most important medical achievements, including Maryland’s first vaccination for smallpox, the first intensive care unit in the country, and pioneering work in minimally invasive surgery. “Getting a handle on more than two hundred years of history was a formidable task,” says author Neil A. Grauer, assistant director in the Office of Corporate Communications, “but the more I got into it, the more interesting it became. The spirit of Bayview engenders admiration.” Centuries of Caring (Johns Hopkins Health Publishing Business Group, $29.95) is available at Bayview’s Kiwanis Gift Shop and other locations to be announced.

 

 

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