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Volume 60
Number 10
December 2009





To Teach Is to Learn
The Harriet Lane Clinic Tutoring Program is searching for volunteer tutors willing to commit to mentoring elementary school children on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the clinic at 200 N. Wolfe St. The JHU shuttle will provide transportation from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Homewood campuses. Tutoring is held each semester (mid-September through early December, and February through April). Tutor recruitment begins three months in advance. The goal is to boost each child’s skills up to grade level. Materials are provided, and tutors receive support from staff and faculty. Info: 443-287-3973

International Powwow
Each year, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) leadership and staff, and leaders from Hopkins’ overseas affiliates and strategic partners, join together to share best practices on health care. Clinica Las Condes, JHI’s affiliate in Santiago, Chile, hosted this year’s Partners Forum. Highlights included a video address from Dean and CEO Ed Miller and sessions on patient safety (Chip Davis, vice president for Innovation and Patient Safety), information technology (Stephanie Reel, vice president for information technology), nursing (Karen Haller, vice president for nursing and patient care, and Elizabeth von Kessler, JHI’s director of clinical and nursing affairs), and Executive Lean Sigma (Laura Winner, director, Lean Sigma Program), plus best practices from Hopkins’ partners in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Lebanon, Chile and Canada.


Still stumped about your holiday wish list or what to give your boss as a group gift? Look no further than the hospital’s gift shop.

Local silversmith Hoppy Hopkins was commissioned by the Women’s Board, which operates the gift shop, to recreate this charm of the Administration Building based on an earlier version. Info:

Snow Savvy
The almanacs predict heavy snowfall for this winter, but that doesn’t scare Howie Gwon, director of emergency management. He’s maintained a list of 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 own such a vehicle but are not on that important list, now’s the time to step up. Submit your full name, department license number and state registration to Claudia Halko at Additional info: 410-502-6122.



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