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Volume 60
Number 10
December 2009


MLK Festivities
Gossett LouisEvery January, an institution-wide event celebrates the late Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The 28th annual commemoration will take place on Jan. 15 on the East Baltimore campus, Turner Auditorium, beginning at noon. As always, Unified Voices will open the program with their trademark gospel selections. Guest speaker is actor Lou Gossett Jr., whose film and television career include groundbreaking roles in the 1961 movie A Raisin in the Sun, and the 1977 mini-series Roots, for which he won an Emmy. Gossett also won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in An Officer and a Gentleman. Capping the event will be community service awards for employees who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to improving others’ lives. Details: Inside Hopkins and

The Giving Spirit
Year after year, many departments sponsor needy families, providing holiday gifts to lift their spirits. We were going to urge you to donate to either Corporate Security, Community Services or The Harriet Lane Clinic programs, among others, that sponsor needy families, but in each case, employees responded overwhelmingly—despite the economy—so no donations are necessary. Rhonda Allen, who ran Corporate Security’s program for nine years, says of employees, “Their hearts are bigger than this hospital.” This year, Dineashea Jackson, administrative assistant for Corporate Security, has taken over the project. “We filled all the requests within days,” she says. “I’m amazed at how generous people can be here, how they call back and ask for more families to sponsor.”

Green Paychecks
As part of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s efforts to help the environment, hospital and health system employees can now view their paycheck details online and receive an e-mail notification of when their electronic statement has been posted—usually a day or two before payday. The e-statements are available online for three years after the pay date and can be sent to either your personal or work e-mail address and be printed or saved as a PDF file.

To register to receive a Web statement, go to and log in. Click on the My Pay icon on the left, then click on “Change E-mail Address,” and follow the instructions. Questions: or 443-997-8146.



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