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Home Care’s New Home

blank A text message system to notify employees of emergencies starts this month.

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is moving on down the highway—Broening Highway, that is. Construction for the new facility on Holabird Avenue (the former General Motors plant) is nearing completion for an early March move-in date. Though only slightly larger than the old site, the new facility boasts several oversize loading docks—ideal for 18-wheelers and the sterile delivery of medical supplies and equipment. A “clean room” infusion center, set up exclusively to mix medications, also ensures an uncontaminated environment. And the taller building offers more warehouse space. Joint Commission-accredited, Johns Hopkins Home Care serves patients with home health services, pharmacies, medical equipment and respiratory care. Sue Martin, senior director of marketing and business development, says excitement for the wireless new digs is mounting among the group’s 450 employees. The most welcome perk—besides additional break rooms and lunch areas—is parking adjacent to the building. “Now,” she says, “we won’t have to fear crossing the highway by foot every day.”

Bayview Nursing Boon
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center recently launched an orientation program for newly graduated registered nurses. Sponsored by the Department of Professional Nursing Development, the program offers structured classroom sessions, along with two phases of a clinical preceptorship. In phase 1, new graduates work with an experienced nurse preceptor to validate their basic nursing skills and competencies. During phase 2, new nurses work one on one with an experienced nurse preceptor to master time management, organizational skills, prioritization of care and clinical problem solving and decision making. The next session will be offered later this month. Info: 410-550-0123.

Pastoral Care Request
Volunteers are needed to provide spiritual care for patients at Howard County General Hospital. To that end, beginning March 11, the hospital’s Pastoral Care Department is offering a 16-week training program. After completing the program, participants will be asked to volunteer for a minimum of one year. Registration deadline is Feb. 22. Info: Jack Dunlavey, 410-740-7898.

Women’s Leadership Awards
The Johns Hopkins University Women’s Network is accepting nominations for the eighth annual Women’s Leadership Award. The honor recognizes women across the institution for outstanding leadership, based on criteria detailed on the Web site, jhu.edu/wforum/. Submit forms to Nora Koch at koch@jhu.edu (phone: 410-516-5078).

 

 

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