Will we be, for the 14th consecutive
year, the “best of the best” in U.S. News
& World Report’s soon-to-be-released ranking
of the nation’s hospitals? MORE
Building Diversity The Vivien Thomas Fund,
honoring the African-American surgical technician
who contributed to the development of the “blue
baby” operation, has been established to increase
diversity in the School of Medicine.MORE
Conjoined Twins Lea and Tabea Block,
9-month-old conjoined twins from Lemgo, Germany, underwent
preliminary surgery to begin their separation. MORE
The Power of One
How a nurse's hunch led to a new level of
safety for patients nationwide
When faced with a medical
mystery that could potentially harm her patients,
nurse Diane Iverson didn't just expose the problem.
She solved it.
Two years ago, a sprinkling of patients in the Outpatient
Center’s urology clinic began experiencing unpleasant
reactions after they came in for endoscopic procedures. Most
clinicians involved assumed that a few odd symptoms here and
there—hives, tightness in the chest—were simply
isolated events connected to the patients’ anxiety about
having their bladders examined for tumors.
Diane Iverson could have made the same assumption. But
the veteran nurse had a nagging suspicion that ate away
at her and compelled her to speak up. As the reactions became
more frequent and serious—landing some patients in
the emergency department—Iverson relentlessly followed
a trail that would lead her to the source of the mysterious
reactions. Little did she know that her pursuit would involve
a leading medical product manufacturer and help put an end
to a national problem.MORE
Core technologies in the High Throughput Biology Center
are open to all Hopkins investigators. MORE
This administrative assistant keeps on her toes.
This veteran telephone operator has heard it all. MORE
to the Rescue
Quick-thinking saves Geoff Boyd when his heart fails.
Approved in June, construction has already begun.
We open the mailbag to see what our readers really
It's the Children's Miracle Network Telethon! MORE
New improvements welcome 175 new interns and residents.
All About Bayview
"The Bayview Book" rolls off the presses
July 2. MORE