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Arundel Alliance

Hopkins Medicine has signed an agreement to form a strategic alliance with Anne Arundel Health System, the parent organization of Anne Arundel Medical Center, a 265-bed community hospital in Annapolis. The two organizations will develop satellite health care centers and collaborate on clinical research. The alliance is independent with separate governance and does not involve a merger or transfer or ownership. 

Eye Edifice

Wilmer rendering.

Soon to rise on the site of the 550 parking lot: a six-story building with a distinctive glass atrium that mostly will house labs for the Wilmer Eye Institute. The 550 lot, on the northwest corner of Broadway and Orleans, will close in late April. Construction will begin in May and end in July 2009.

Five floors of the 200,000- square-foot facility will house research, particularly in the area of macular degeneration. One floor will be for outpatient eye surgery. The surgery center will have its own separate entrance with dedicated patient parking.

Satisfaction Soars

Patient satisfaction at Hopkins Hospital soared to new heights, with mean scores jumping in the last period from 81.5 to 83.6, as measured by Press Ganey, raters of satisfaction in health care. It was the most substantial increase in more than seven years. Fifty-two units with strong or improved satisfaction scores were honored at a reception in Turner Auditorium on March 20. Special kudos went to the most improved unit of all, Osler 8/Polk, an inpatient adult unit.



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