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Harry Koffenberger, vice president of Corporate Security, in the department's command center. At work in the background are protective services officers Darlene Fairley (left) and Tanaya Hitt.
Necole Jarrett, right, “breaks” her habit, with help from Marlana Neumann, left. Says Jarrett, “I feel wonderful—I can take deep breaths now—but my husband’s a smoker, so it’s always tempting.”

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Because she only considered herself a social smoker, Necole Jarrett never took her habit too seriously. Yet within a few years, Jarrett, a quality assurance analyst at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, got concerned when she became short of breath.

Jarrett, 39, had tried to kick the habit on her own several times and even succeeded during her two pregnancies, but resumed after her children were born. “I knew it was bad for me, and I hated the taste in my mouth,” she says, “but I just couldn’t stop.” Then, one day last January, she heard about a smoking cessation class offered by JH HealthCare health educator Marlana Neumann.


'Home Care's New Home

Reluctant Watkins Saves
the Day

The morning of the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration began in a fog, first outside—forcing a flight cancellation for the keynote speaker, the Rev. Al Sharpton—then internally, as Levi Watkins and his committee scrambled to reshape the program.

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The Long Wait
When the Joint Commission finally arrived during one of the last weeks of the year, Hopkins Hospital was ready.

Smooth Operations
A bigger push to start surgeries on time is showing signs of success.


CSI: Beethoven
A panel of scholars, including a Hopkins hearing expert, will dissect why the composer went deaf and how it affected his music.


Cardiology Jeopardy
Clash of the Cardiology Titans.


Keeping Up with the Johnses
New guidelines help sort out institutional names.


Handbook Handy in Afghanistan
After a 7,000-mile journey, Laurel Stocks hadn’t expected to find much that reminded her of home.


Dining In
Personal choice program improves patient experience.


A Watchful Eye
A new childhood intervention program identifies developmental problems sooner, jumpstarting treatment.


Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D.
Human Geneticist, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine.

Ears to you
Grateful patient delivers a surprise.


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