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At the airport, Sept. 5, before taking off for New Orleans. From left, standing, Sue Bailey (JHBMC), Lou Ann Rau (JHHCG), Lauren Baker (JHH/Wilmer), Amy Herbert (HCGH), Jennifer Roos (HCGH), Michelle Whitfield (JHH), Paula Murphy (JHH), Donna Hawley (BMC), Mitch Brittain (BMC). Sitting, Mike Millin (JHH), Maggie Neely (JHHCG), Sherry Holland (HCGH). Not pictured: Steve Sisson (JHH).

When the Saints Came Marching In
A team of 13 joined Maryland emergency workers to aid a Katrina-ravaged community

The soulful sounds of Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” filled a ramshackle, makeshift clinic in West Jefferson, La. Before Hurricane Katrina hit, this building housed an elementary school. Now it’s a walk-in health clinic. An accomplished jazz pianist from New Orleans’ storied French Quarter, now homeless, sang and played on an abandoned upright.

Suddenly the tempo picked up. Patients and volunteers at the site couldn’t restrain themselves. They tapped, they clapped, they burst into song as the musician belted out “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.”


100+ women professors; growing our own with Project REACH; testers tinker with HopkinsOne; results of employee satisfaction focus groups revealed.
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Burn Survivors Gather in Baltimore
The annual World Burn Congress inspires acceptance, confidence and hope.
Acupuncture, Actually
The ancient Chinese remedy, captured in the Weinberg outpatient clinic.
United Way’s Most “Outstanding Corporation”
Hopkins wins an award for its successful 2004 drive.
If You Commute by Bus...
The deal with Phase I of the MTA’s Greater Baltimore Bus Initiative.

A School Partnership Bears Fruit
Out of a neighborhood high school come the health professionals of the future.
Students Discover Pathology
A six-week summer training program for teens promotes the specialty as a career.
Growing Nurses
Bayview is training 12th graders at a local high school to be licensed patient care techs.

Open Wide: The JHH Dental Treatment Center
Now reinvigorated for patients—and employees too.
Game On!
A research project promises to make hospital stays virtual adventures for chronically ill kids.
Not Entirely Retired
How two longtime employees found a way to ease the separation anxiety.
On the Job with: Charolette Bell
In Central Sterile, employees like this one are instrumental.
Dan Ford: “Triple-Threat” Professor
Meet the new vice dean for clinical investigation.
Nurse Anesthesia Makes a Comeback
New incentives for CRNAs are meant to attract more to Hopkins’ team.

The Constant Gardener
Mary Patton is more than just a media guru— she’s also an award-winning green thumb.

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