Date: April 6, 2011
Johns Hopkins Medicine has received the 2011 “Most Inclusive Health Care Group for Minority Business Award” from the Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association. The award, to be bestowed at a May 13 “Inclusion Breakfast” hosted by the contractors’ group, recognizes Hopkins’ ongoing embrace of minority participation in its most important projects.
Dean/CEO Edward Miller and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, each have received the 2011 Speaker’s Medallion, presented by the Speaker of Maryland’s House of Delegates, for their contributions to health care in Maryland.
Tops in IT
Stephanie Reel, vice provost for information services and CIO for The Johns Hopkins University, has been named one of InformationWeek Healthcare’s top 25 leaders driving the health care IT revolution. Also acknowledged for her work as vice president for information systems at the Johns Hopkins Health System, Reel was commended for “stitching together an internally built electronic patient record system, a clinical documentation system and a hodge podge of commercial systems.”
Hopkins Hospital Honors
The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been named one of the 50 best hospitals in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review. The recognition is based on data from outside sources on such factors as patient safety, clinical outcomes and reputation.
The medical intensive care unit (MICU) has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The MICU was cited for such criteria as its patient outcomes, healing environment, training and mentoring, and research and evidence-based practices. The MICU is the first unit at Hopkins Hospital to receive the award, which recognizes the nation’s top pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units.
Five school of medicine faculty have been named inaugural Gilman Scholars, a new designation named for the university’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, that honors distinguished research, teaching and service. Selected along with 12 other faculty from other Hopkins schools were Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and 2007 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius award”; Andrew Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H., professor of molecular medicine and director of the Center for Epigenetics; Carol Greider, Ph.D., professor, director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and 2009 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine; Solomon Snyder, M.D., D.Sc., D.Phil., university distinguished professor of neuroscience, pharmacology and psychiatry, 1978 recipient of the Lasker Award and 2005 recipient of the National Medal of Science; and Bert Vogelstein, M.D., professor of oncology and pathology and director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics.
Erik Brand, M.D., chief resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and president of the House Staff Council of Hopkins Hospital, has won the 2011 Resident Scholarship Award from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Pamela Lipsett, M.D., M.H.P.E., professor of surgery, anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has become president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Nathan Neufeld, M.D., a third-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been named a 2011 Quality Scholar by the American College of Medical Quality. The award recognizes his commitment to improving the care of patients.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Regina Ritenour, director of the Department of Social Work for the past 26 years, has been awarded the 2011 Alumni Association’s Emeritus Award by the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Javier Vazquez, Pharm.D., M.S., has been named director of pharmacy. Working collaboratively with Hopkins Hospital’s pharmacy department, he will develop a pharmacy practice model consistent with the medical center’s vision of patient-centered care.
Regina Deible, R.N., of the cardiac catheterization lab, has received the John Tworoger Career Achievement Award from the Foundation for Cardiovascular Medicine at a recent conference of the Southern California Cardiovascular Professionals in San Diego.
Susan Ohnmact, R.N., M.S., M.S.N., has been promoted to associate chief nursing officer and director of critical care. In the absence of Joan Vincent, current senior vice president for patient care and chief nursing officer, Ohnmact will assume her responsibilities.
Sheila Evans, R.N., M.S., has been appointed administrator of the Oncology Service Line. She will develop and oversee clinical operations across all Sibley locations that provide cancer care.
Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC)
The Guided Care Program has won the 2011 Silver Crown Award in the Case/Care Management Program category from Dorland Health, a leading publisher of professional resources for case management. The Corporate Training Department will receive an Excellence in Practice Award from the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) for its Orientation for New Employees program. ASTD is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professions.
Robert Kritzler, M.D., assistant professor of pediatric endocrinology and JHHC’s deputy chief medical officer, recently was elected to a fellowship with the Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI), a nonprofit organization of employers, health plans and delivery systems that collectively cover more than 50 million patients nationwide.
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Pharmaquip, the durable medical equipment and supplies, infusion therapy services and retail pharmacy subsidiary of the Home Care Group, and its director, Penny Carey, have received a Corporate Business Achievement Award from the United States Postal Service.