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Grab a Bite

After a year-long, $4 million renovation, the Hopkins Hospital cafeteria has officially reopened with a new name: Cobblestone Café. At a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, Leo Dorsey, director of food services, credited Bill Stout, a now-retired hospital employee, for the moniker, chosen from hundreds of submissions to the cafeteria’s naming contest. “We thought this name most fitting,” said Dorsey, “because the streets around Johns Hopkins were built by laborers, the foundation of our organization.” Stout may have retired, but you might find him at the Cobblestone Café redeeming his prize, a year’s worth of meals. In addition to the reopening of the hot food service and an expanded salad bar, choices include Subway, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Flamers Charbroiled Chicken & Burgers, Noble Roman’s Pizza, Freshens Smoothies and Southern Tsunami Sushi. Details: insidehopkinsmedicine.org/cafeteria.

All Pumped

More than a dozen years ago, Judy Vogelhut, a nurse and lactation consultant at Hopkins, and several others, spearheaded an effort to secure a comfortable space for mothers to pump their breast milk while at work. So popular did the resulting room on Blalock 3 become that it was replaced by a larger room in Nelson 134. Today, that location averages 600 visits per month, 24/7. Two more “mothers’ rooms” have also been designated: one in the basement of the School of Public Health; the other in the Rubenstein Building, Room 2086. Championing the cause were Vogelhut; Sue Culp, neonatal ICU nurse manager; and Charles Rydzy, pediatric administrator. All three sites are stocked with hospital-grade pumps and comfortable chairs; two of the rooms have a refrigerator and sink. The bonus, says Vogelhut, has been a growing camaraderie among the moms. But their infants, she says, are the biggest beneficiaries. “Having these rooms available means healthier babies.” Info: 410-502-5471.

Let It Snow

Howie Gwon, director of emergency management, thrives on preparedness. Most recently, with the threat of inclement weather, he’s begun collecting names and license numbers of employees who have 4-wheel drive vehicles and are willing to pitch in should someone need a ride to the hospital. If you’re one of those people, please submit your full name, license number and state registered in to Claudia at chalko@jhmi.edu. Additional info: 410-502-6122.

 

 

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