A Swap for a Co-worker Employees from human resources and facilities come together for a kidney paired donation.
Although it seemed fortuitous for Robert Imes, the decision to donate one of her kidneys was hardly a sudden idea on Pamela Paulk’s part. She had been in the OR to watch surgeon Robert Montgomery perform a kidney transplant here 10 years ago. In her personal life, she had seen the difference that kidney transplantation made in the lives of two of her friends. And at work, she had been asked to speak at a celebration for minority donors.
“There comes a point in my life where I can’t talk about something and not do it,” says the vice president of human resources for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. “I can’t say, This is important, this is something people should think about doing, but then not be willing to do it myself.”
Ahead of schedule, officials of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation completed and signed documents on June 30, officially integrating the Montgomery County-based system into the Johns Hopkins Health System. Under terms of the transaction, which does not involve any financial exchange, Suburban becomes a wholly owned subsidiary corporation of JHHS and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, while retaining its commitment to the local community and community physicians.
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