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Due Credit
Johns Hopkins HealthCare can now celebrate with other members of Johns Hopkins Medicine that have earned the stamp of approval from independent accreditors. After two years of preparation and surveyors’ scrutiny, the organization that administers health care benefits for almost 200,000 members can now boast that it’s accredited by URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based association that establishes health care industry standards, like quality improvement and consumer protection. It’s the first time Johns Hopkins HealthCare has applied for full health plan accreditation, says Barbara Krajnik, manager of quality improvement, who coordinated the application, “and it demonstrates our commitment to quality for our members.” JHHC’s principal programs are the Employer Health Programs, Priority Partners, providing benefits for Medicaid beneficiaries, and the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan. Info: jhhc.com.

Flu Shot Time

Influenza virus vaccine for the 2008–09 flu season has arrived in ample supply at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Considering that the flu kills roughly 25,000 Americans every year, immunization is critical for health care workers. Following Joint Commission and CDC guidelines, all Hopkins hospital and health system employees must either receive or decline the influenza vaccine. Employees and staff throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine who have a valid ID badge are eligible to receive free flu vaccine. Info: Deborah Dooley, 410-614-2485.

EAST BALTIMORE
Hope Forest Corridor (near Children’s Center elevators), Days: Oct. 21–24, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 27–Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hope Forest Corridor, Evenings Oct. 30, 4–8 p.m.
Nov. 13, 4–8 p.m.

Hope Forest Corridor,
Sundays
Nov. 2, 6–10 a.m.
Nov. 9, 6–10 a.m.
 
Occupational Health,
98 N. Broadway, Suite 421
Starting Oct. 21, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For other locations and times, visit hopkinsmedicine.org/hse.

 

 

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