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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.
House call: Aliki resident Ashleigh Hicks visits patient Elizabeth Kovarik at her home in Rosedale.

A Memorable Month on the Wards
By cutting residents’ patient load in half, Bayview is allowing young doctors to dig more deeply into their patients’ lives.

The case of Mr. B had baffled his doctors. The 34-year-old with diabetes had been hospitalized 18 times over two years because he wasn’t taking his insulin properly. Psychiatry was called in for a consult and he was diagnosed as depressed. His chart read “disengaged and noncompliant.”


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Hopkins Medicine’s United Way Campaign: A Winner on Many Counts

Joanne Pollak didn’t need to be sold on the value of giving to the United Way.

“It runs in my family,” says Pollak, vice president and general counsel for Johns Hopkins Medicine, who grew up in the Midwest. Both of her parents were active in the organization, and she inherited a tradition of giving, joining them for bake sales and other charitable events when she was growing up.

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Go With the Flow
Responding to critical blood shortages, the Johns Hopkins Blood Drive Committee—in partnership with the American Red Cross—steps up blood donation efforts.

Master of Disaster
A town meeting on emergency preparedness is scheduled for later this month.


Roof-Raising Altruism
Thanks to sales of leftover slate tiles from the Hopkins dome, a department’s generosity and employee volunteers, an East Baltimore family will soon have a place to call home.


Breaking Bad News
How do doctors learn to deal with the most difficult situations in medicine?


Out from Under
More nurse anesthesia students are getting their clinical training at Hopkins.


Yet Another Fantastic Voyage


Pete Doyle
Hopkins’ first human factors engineer studies how we interact with machines—and other people—to reduce the likelihood of errors.


We Can Clearly See Now

Spring Cleaning


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