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Steve Thompson, senior vice president, JHM
David Hellmann, vice dean, Hopkins Bayview
Dana Anderson, chief of surgery, Bayview
Daniel Ford, vice dean, clinical investigation
Stephen Milner, chief of burn services, Bayview
Steven Rum, head of development
Dan Smith, president, JH Home Care Group
Deborah Douglas, chief of pathology, Bayview
Gary Shapiro, director of oncology, Bayview
Sol Snyder, National Medal of Science
Michael Armstrong, elected JHM board chair
Warren Barnes, Halle Prize
Gabe Kelen, elected to the Institute of Medicine
Claire Beers, HR Presidential Award
Peter Devreotes, elected to National Academy of Sciences
Jesse Jackson
Cokie Roberts
Francis Collins

Hopkins Medicine: The Year in Pictures

The Master Planners. Hopkins Hospital’s two new clinical towers came closer to fruition. Leading the charge was an in-house design team, from left, Anatoly Gimburg, Marge Siegmeister, Howard Reel, Sally MacConnell and Mike Iati.

2005 was a year dominated in large part by one word: redevelopment. Planning for Hopkins Hospital’s two new clinical towers involved soliciting input from faculty and staff, working out the budget and schedule, and fund raising. To make way, the Broadway Garage fell into the hands of demolition experts not long after its replacement, the Orleans Garage, opened in October. The pediatric ambulatory care center began to rise from the ground.

A similar scenario was playing out just north of the campus. In the making was a major initiative that will transform the area into the “New Eastside,” complete with new homes for mixed-income buyers and a life sciences and technology park.

Billings Reborn. The Billings Administration Building underwent an extensive, exterior renovation. Not even its cupola was overlooked.

But East Baltimore was hardly the only place poised for growth. Rising on Hopkins Bayview’s campus was a 700-space garage and NIH’s biomedical research center. Howard County General Hospital announced plans for a patient tower of its own. JH Community Physicians grew five of its 15 primary care practices.

The pursuit of patient safety and quality initiatives continued full steam ahead as doctors, nurses and administrators teamed up to reduce medical mistakes, infection rates and medication errors. Innovations like “safety rounds” and an electronic, error-reporting tool were put to the test. HopkinsOne took a giant step toward reality, as more began to embrace this major business-transformation project.

To the Rescue. Teams of doctors and nurses rushed to the aid of disaster survivors around the world. Here, “Team Echo” awaits a flight back to Baltimore in a military hangar near New Orleans.

The year was marked by disasters worldwide, and JHM did not stand idly by. In early January, nurses from Bayview’s ED traveled to Indonesia to aid tsunami survivors. In September, teams of clinicians culled from practically every JHM entity flew to New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. In October, two doctors and a nurse traveled to far-away Pakistan to help with earthquake relief.

There was good news, too. U.S. News & World Report ranked The Johns Hopkins Hospital the leading hospital in America for the 15th consecutive year and rated the School of Medicine second best in the nation. And for the 13th year in a row, the School came in first in federal research awards.

Out of Harm's Way. All those pills and potions patients take were not immune from scrutiny. Bob Feroli, left, Stephanie Poe and Beryl Rosenstein introduced a way to meticulously track them every step of the way during a hospital stay. It was one of many patient-safety intiatives.

A government grant dubbed Project REACH enabled some 400 employees to enroll in programs and gain the skills needed for higher-paying, increasingly hard-to-fill positions.

Important conferences, including those that celebrated women professors and marked departmental anniversaries, took place, and in August, Hopkins Bayview and its longtime partner, the Metro Firefighters, hosted the largest gathering of burn survivors in the world.

The Urban Health Institute opened a community center and a free clinic for the uninsured. Medical students showcased East Baltimore talent with a blockbuster show on campus. Howard County General Hospital drew thousands to its community health fairs. All this and more reaffirmed JHM’s continuing commitment to community outreach.

Anne Bennett Swingle

A New Place to Call Home. Hundreds moved into new homes and out of East Baltimore to make way for a massive redevelopment project north of the medical complex. Stuck on You. For the first time, acupuncture was offered to patients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Longtime faculty thought they’d never see the day.
Burn Conference. Hopkins Bayview hosted the largest gathering of burn survivors in the world. Here, physician Bob Spence confers with World Burn Conference participants. Sent from Mars? Alaris IV pumps, which monitor medication administration, debuted in nursing units in Hopkins Hospital.
Touché Tumor Cells! Kimmel Cancer Center oncologists Elizabeth Jaffee and Daniel Laheru developed a treatment vaccine for pancreatic cancer. It was just one of the key advances of 2005. School Days. Thanks to Project REACH, hundreds of employees gained the requisite skills to advance.
Time Off with ... Employees’ outside activities knew no limits. Dave Holloway, right, with his prize-winning pig.  


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