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Release Date: May 1, 2012
IT'S OPEN! THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL'S NEW $1.1 BILLION BUILDING WELCOMES FIRST PATIENTS
Years of planning, construction and designing every detail of a magnificent, 1.6-million-square-foot hospital building finally came to fruition on May 1 when The Johns Hopkins Hospital officially opened the new facility. A carefully choreographed move of several hundred patients from the original Johns Hopkins Hospital into The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower took place on April 29 and 30, right before the official opening.

Released: April 24, 2012
NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AT THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL: SPACIOUS, PRIVATE, HIGH-TECH
For the thousands of sick and injured patients expected to need care each month at The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new adult and pediatric emergency rooms — set to open at 7 a.m. April 29 in the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center on Orleans Street — the experience promises to be nothing like that of previous generations, hospital officials say.

Released: April 18, 2012
JOHNS HOPKINS HEART AND VASCULAR SERVICES MOVE TO SPACIOUS, HIGH-TECH HOME IN NEW BUILDING
Patients with heart and vascular disease will be cared for in spacious, state-of-the-art private rooms when Johns Hopkins opens its new hospital building to the first patients on April 29. The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute occupies a major part of the 1.6 million-square-foot facility, which has 560 all-private patient rooms with private baths and 33 expansive operating rooms.

Released: April 12, 2012
UNVEILING A NEW STANDARD OF CARE: THE NEW JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL BUILDING
A gathering of high-profile dignitaries will be among more than 1,000 people on hand to take part in the dedication of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new $1.1 billion, state-of-the-art facility. The ceremony marks completion of one of the nation’s largest hospital construction projects, which features the Sheikh Zayed Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center.

Released: March 29, 2012
TECHNOLOGY TO REDEFINE MEDICAL CARE, PATIENT EXPERIENCE AT NEW HOPKINS BUILDING
The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s new facilities, set to open on May 1, will redefine the very essence of the hospital experience, and cutting-edge technology designed to improve care, streamline workflow and encourage efficiencies will play a central role. The new building grew out of an urgent need to modernize the hospital’s infrastructure to a level that matches the institution’s scientific and medical expertise.

Released: December 30, 2012
NEW ERA APPROACHES FOR THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
A new era will begin at the nation’s top hospital in April 2012, when The Johns Hopkins Hospital opens its new $1.1 billion patient care building. The 1.6 million-square-foot facility erected on five acres is believed to be one of the nation’s largest hospital construction projects. It includes two 12-story patient towers, 560 private patient rooms, 33 state-of-the-art, spacious operating rooms, and expansive new adult and pediatric emergency departments. The facility will also feature the most sophisticated diagnostic imaging equipment, such as an intraoperative MRI scanner and high-speed, low-dose CT scanners.

Released: September 12, 2011
SOOTHING AESTHETICS IN NEW HOSPITAL BUILDING WILL HELP HEALING PROCESS
Most HGTV fans will agree that good design can improve one’s state of mind. Designers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore also believe it can help patients heal, which is why its new 1.6 million square-foot patient care building, scheduled to open in April 2012, features an elegant design with peace and quiet for patients as a priority.

Released: July 25, 2011
NEW ERA IN KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY AND FOOD SERVICE BEGINS
When The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore opens a new, 1.6 million square-foot patient care building with two 12-story towers in April 2012, an ultra-modern, 30,000 square-foot kitchen expansion will serve the food and nutrition needs of patients, visitors and employees. The addition will double the hospital’s kitchen and be a state-of-the-art facility where the staff will prepare almost 12,000 meals daily for inpatients and customers in the cafeteria and other food venues.

Publications

November 2011
WHEN A BUILDING BECOMES A HOSPITAL
With the construction complete, Hopkins begins an incredibly complex transition plan for moving patients, staff, equipment, medications and furniture; training 9,000 personnel in dozens of new procedures and processes; and preparing for new financial responsibilities.

November 2011
AN ECONOMIC BOOST: THE NEW BUILDING STAFFS UP, CREATING A BRIGHT SPOT IN A DOWNSIZED MARKET
Altogether, the Hopkins workforce will expand by 700 members, including nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, pharmacy technicians, MRI technicians, security guards, and patient and visitor services personnel.

September 19, 2011
THE CHARLOTTE R. BLOOMBERG CHILDREN’S CENTER: WHAT IT SAYS
September 19, 2011 – Look down Wolfe Street from the steps of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and the multi-colored windows and brick recesses of the new clinical building lend the playful look of a Lego set.

August 8, 2011
IN OUR NEW HOME: A TV STUDIO FOR OUR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Visitors to Hopkins Children’s new Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center  will have a first-hand view of the pediatric hospital’s new TV studio. Through a glass partition off a main corridor, they’ll be able to watch shows taking place within, perhaps an interview with a visiting celebrity or a patient-directed talent show.

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Kim Hoppe
office: 410-502-9430
cell: 410-935-4762
email: khoppe1@jhmi.edu

Ellen Beth Levitt
office: 410-955-5307
cell: 410-598-4711
email: eblevitt@jhmi.edu

 

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