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Opportunity First
The U.S. Department of Labor has given its coveted “Opportunity Award” to the Johns
President of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Gregory F. Schaffer, President of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Ronald R. Peterson and Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

Hopkins Health System in recognition of the equal opportunity employment efforts at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. It was the first time in the history of the award that a hospital received it. Some of the programs cited that prepare staff for advancement within the organization include the On Site RN to BSN Program, an internal recruitment campaign and formal diversity council, and the Hispanic Geriatric Nursing Assistant Program.

“We are committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action to recruit and retain female and minority candidates, as well as veterans and people with disabilities,” says Gregory Schaffer, president of Johns Hopkins Bayview. Each year, only one federal contractor or nonprofit organization is recognized for establishing comprehensive workforce strategies that exemplify best corporate practices of nondiscrimination.

Journey Anew

Every year, A Woman’s Journey seems to get better.  The day-long symposium on Nov. 15 will be held at the new Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel, will serve a heart-healthy breakfast approved by preventive cardiologists and will offer 10 new topics. Choose from 32 sessions, including “Eat to Beat the Odds,” “The Skinny on Metabolism,” and “The Impact of Stress on the Body.” Keynote speaker is JHU Provost Kristina Johnson, Ph.D., cancer survivor, and lunch speaker is neurology patient Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of The Autoimmune Epidemic. To register: 410-955-8660 or



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