Johns Hopkins Medicine extends thanks to the more than 100 Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, medical students and patients who participated directly in the around-the-clock, five-months-long filming of the new ABC News documentary series, Hopkins.
Special thanks, however, also go to the many more who worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, and Bayview Medical Center off camera and behind the scenes, to meet requests and needs of the ABC News producers and crews, assure patient safety and privacy, facilitate pre-production meetings, and respond to questions by visitors and patients. Over hundreds of days, 24/7, as they continued to learn, teach, save lives and manage the complexities of JHM, they gave their time graciously on behalf of the ABC News project, scheduling and attending scores of meetings and briefings, assuring privacy protections, finding space for 20 crew members and camera equipment, arranging for OR scrubs, facilitating helicopter rides, explaining medical procedures, paging the videographers at all hours, finding experts, responding to requests for help, answering uncounted questions, smoothing out bumps.
A comprehensive list would take many pages and risk unintended omissions. But these include senior and junior faculty, senior leadership of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and School of Medicine, medical and surgical nurses, residents, fellows, students, training program directors, legal counsel, HIPAA trainers, security officials, facilities managers, clinical administrators, administrative assistants, clerks, technicians, food service workers and housekeepers.
Chairs, faculty, nurse managers, nurses, residents and fellows in cardiovascular medicine and surgery, emergency medicine, gynecologic oncology, labor and delivery, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, pediatrics, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, pediatric oncology, pediatric surgery, pulmonary medicine, psychiatry, radiology, thoracic surgery, transplant surgery, urology, and vascular surgery, earn deep gratitude for the daily attention of their teams to the ABC crews.
In a category all its own is a core group of individuals whose support, expertise and daily engagement from the outset of the project made Hopkins happen. These are, along with many members of their teams, Joanne Pollak, Vice President and General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Margaret Garrett, Senior Counsel, The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Julia McMillan, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Karen Haller, Vice President Nursing and Patient Care Services; Donald Biedenback, Operations Supervisor, Corporate Security, Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Timothy Connelly, Director of Corporate Security, Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Johns Hopkins Medicine extends its great appreciation also to Dean Martha Hill of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, the communications and administrative team at United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), The Johns Hopkins Hospital HIPAA office, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s ambulance and EMT team, and members of the Baltimore City Fire Department’s emergency services.