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Ron Peterson (left) and Ed Miller. “I’m very optimistic,” says Miller of his efforts at expense control. “The faculty and staff really get it.”

How Healthy is Hopkins?
As the recession continues, leadership discusses the state of the hospital and medical school.

Concerned about the effects the economic downturn is having on employees, both Edward Miller, Dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, held meetings in late January, March and early April to keep staff informed about the status of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine. Presentations at our other entities by their respective leaders are planned for the future. The following report is based on meetings and interviews with Miller and Peterson.

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Doctor Show Debut

Those suffering from withdrawal following ABC-TV’s Hopkins miniseries will have another opportunity to get inside the heads of physicians as they try to balance work and life, thanks to a show produced by PBS. Called Doctors’ Diaries, the two-part program—which airs on NOVA on April 7 and 14, at 8 p.m.—follows a group of seven doctors from their first day at Harvard Medical School in 1987.
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How a military dad on duty in the Middle East participated in his wife’s birthing experience at Johns Hopkins Bayview.
 

Birth Via Satellite
How a military dad on duty in the Middle East participated in his wife’s birthing experience at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

The Leadership Development Program proves that trailblazers come in all personality types.
 

A Different Drummer
The Leadership Development Program proves that trailblazers come in all personality types.

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A Much-Needed Lift
Hopkins Hospital’s recent acquisition transfers patients from vehicles to wheelchairs with ease.

A Hospitalist-led program at Bayview shows how better bed management can keep patients—and ambulances—coming.
 

Making Room
A Hospitalist-led program at Bayview shows how better bed management can keep patients—and ambulances—coming.

Vouchers for parking, meals, gas and gifts put right situations that go awry.
 

Making Amends
Vouchers for parking, meals, gas and gifts put right situations that go awry.

Hopkins sees the potential for cost-savings in an online bidding service.
 

Playing It Close to the Chest
Hopkins sees the potential for cost-savings in an online bidding service.

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Wheel Appeal
Wheel Appeal
The first-ever hospital-wide wheelchair and stretcher inventory took place last month. Over the course of two days, inventory teams visited units, procedure areas and garages to tag the roughly 1,000 wheelchairs and stretchers and to identify equipment in need of repairs—or so they thought.
 

 

 

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