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Date: December 1, 2010
Consumer Kudos Once Again
The Johns Hopkins Hospital has received the National Research Corporation’s Baltimore region Consumer Choice Award for the 15th consecutive year. Hopkins also was rated as the top choice by consumers in the Bethesda area. The award is based on ratings from health care consumers who assessed hospitals on four standards: best overall quality, best image/reputation, best physicians and best nurses.
Gregory Bergey, M.D., professor of neurology and director of the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center, has received the American Epilepsy Society’s 2010 Service Award. Co-director of Hopkins’ Epilepsy Research Laboratory, Bergey was honored for his work on epilepsy and long record of service to the national epilepsy society.
John Groopman, Ph.D., professor and associate director of cancer prevention and control, has received the Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research from the American Association for Cancer Research and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The award recognizes scientists worldwide for seminal contributions to cancer prevention.
Elliot Myrowitz, O.D., assistant professor and chief of optometry at the Wilmer Eye Institute, has received the Maryland Optometric Association’s 2010 Optometrist of the Year Award. The accolade recognizes Myrowitz’s extensive work with optometric students and residents, his annual evidence-based care optometric course, and research.
Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., professor and director of the Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine, the Quality and Safety Research Group, and medical director of the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, has received a $1.4 million, one-year grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to begin a three-year study on central-line-associated bloodstream infection incidents, surgical-site infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia in cardiac operating rooms and cardiac surgical intensive care units
The Johns Hopkins Medicine E-Strategy and Web Services Team in Marketing and Communications has received three national eHealthcare Leadership awards for Internet development. The five-member team, headed by Aaron Watkins, received a Platinum Award for the best health/health care content on Hopkins’ Avon Breast Center website, plus certificates of distinction for management of that site and the design of the Hopkinsmedicine.org website. In addition to Watkins, other team members cited for their work include Jo Ann Day, Jennifer Koster, Melissa McMacken and Stephen Gaede, as well as Susan Brickley Case of the Market Development team. The awards were presented by eHealthcare Strategy & Trends, a leading Internet publication.
Marketing and Communications’ Digital Media Team has received gold, silver, bronze and merit awards from the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals in the consumer health field, for videos it has produced for the Hopkins Medicine website and YouTube. The team, headed by James Lustek, includes videographers Maureen Martin, Fran Farkas, Dale Levitz and Leonard Fankford. They received a Gold Award for their video on the Emergency Residency Program, a Silver Award for their report on the Hopkins “Go Team” response to the earthquake in Haiti; Bronze Awards for their coverage of Hopkins’ 100th paired kidney donation and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Aliki Initiative, and a Merit Award for their story on the successful treatment of a teenager with a spinal cord tumor.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Neeraj Naval, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been named director of neuro-critical care. His focus is in managing critically ill patients with such neurological conditions as subarachanoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke.
Satish Shanbhag, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine and oncology, has been named clinical director of hematology at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview. He is a specialist in treating adult patients with benign blood disorders and hematologic malignancies.
Howard County General Hospital
Nicholas Grosso, M.D., has been named the new director of the Department of Orthopaedics and Mark Bullock, M.D., has been appointed assistant head of orthpedic surgery. Grosso also serves on the Surgical Services Committee.
James Nowakowski, M.D., has been elected to his second term as director of the Department of Anesthesiology. He also chairs the Surgical Services Committee and serves on the Medical Executive Committee.
Suburban is one of only seven hospitals in the country to receive a Gold Medal of Honor from the Annual Learning Congress for Hospitals and Organ Procurement Organizations. The award recognizes the success of the hospital’s collaboration with the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium in achieving or exceeding every standard for organ donation established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.