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Dome - December 2011

December 2011

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In one successful pilot project to reduce hospital readmissions, Marie Zeiler and other nurses serve as transition guides to make sure patients like Hazel Hendrick follow their discharge treatment plan.
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In one successful pilot project to reduce hospital readmissions, Marie Zeiler and other nurses serve as transition guides to make sure patients like Hazel Hendrick follow their discharge treatment plan.

Articles in this Issue

COVER STORY

  • As Johns Hopkins Medicine works through its initiative to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, there are successes and unforeseen obstacles.

LEADERSHIP

  • Retiring Sibley Memorial Hospital President Robert Sloan discusses an era of change and promise for one of the newest members of Johns Hopkins Medicine .
  • John Ulatowski, vice president and executive medical director of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, outlines his approach to clinically integrating the organization into the new Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • Ronald R. Peterson makes the point that integrating Johns Hopkins Medicine’s clinical operations is the smart move to achieve a more highly coordinated approach to caring for our patients.

RESEARCH

ACCESS TO CARE

  • A Howard County General Hospital and Chase Brexton Health Services partnership lends stability to patients in a precarious condition.   
  • Johns Hopkins HealthCare partners with an East Baltimore clinic to more effectively coordinate care for the underserved.  

PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

  • Sibley Memorial and Suburban hospitals team up to create staff awareness of older patients’ needs.
  • A new interactive marketing analysis tool, Tableau, will help users, such as clinical departments, get the information they need to make better informed and strategic decisions.

WHO/WHAT

  • Awards and recognitions around Johns Hopkins Medicine

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