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Maternity Center East

After nearly 30 years of dispensing Ob-Gyn and primary care to four generations of women, Maternity Center East, Hopkins Hospital’s clinic on the corner of Jefferson and Chester streets, will close its doors July 15. MCE patients now will receive care at the Women’s Health Center, JHOC 8. HR will help staff find employment in other Hopkins departments.

New Residents Arrive

On July 1, approximately 185 interns and residents and nearly 100 clinical fellows, all of them new to Johns Hopkins, hit the floors. These initiates will have spent two days, June 28 and 29, in general and departmental orientations. This year, pathology resident Donna Hansel leads the House Staff Council.

HCGH’s Health Fair

Howard County General Hospital’s annual health fair is getting to be a force to be reckoned with. This year’s event, held May 21, drew more than 3,500 people. “We try to make it a real family affair, and in this community that’s important,” said Mary Patton, public relations director. The fair presented an opportunity to develop relationships in the burgeoning Korean and Hispanic communities and to distribute HCGH’s new physician directory.

When Patients Die

A “bereavement booklet,” put together by ICU nurses at Hopkins Hospital and reviewed by palliative care experts, social workers, clergy and family advocates, now is available on hospital units. The comprehensive pamphlet takes readers step by step through the experience of losing a loved one, from emotional support to practical matters like wills, insurance policies and death certificates.

For years, nurses relied on their instincts in responding to a patient’s death. This cohesive resource pulls together their collective knowledge of bereavement facts and practices. “In their grief, family members often need staff to lead them through the process,” says ICU nurse and project leader Dana Moore. “This packet arms everyone with specifics and offers a springboard for addressing delicate but important issues.”

Live, from Baltimore …

It’s the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon! The 22nd consecutive telethon, broadcast June 6, introduced viewers to children who’ve benefited from patient care and research at the Children’s Center. Telethon supports supplemental services not covered by health insurance, such as Child Life and bereavement and child safety programs. Since its inception in 1984, the ABC2 Telethon has raised more than $35 million. This year’s 10-hour marathon raked in almost $1.5 million.



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