Date: January 4, 2013
Children’s Center Centennial Celebration
In a festive, day-long centennial birthday party in The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center on Nov. 21, pediatric faculty and staff commemorated a storied history of advances in health care for children. Circus clowns entertained patients and families, while volunteers handed out gift bags and slices of a custom-designed birthday cake. The cake had a replica of the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children, where the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center began its journey on Nov. 21, 1912, and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, where the journey continues. The centennial’s activities included a mid-day panel discussion led by Children’s Center Director George Dover and featured luminaries in pediatrics, like Alex Haller, former pediatric surgeon-in-chief, who established at Hopkins a training program for pediatric surgery and the nation’s first pediatric trauma center.
Home Care Marks 20 Years—and Another Stellar Survey
Johns Hopkins Home Care is not only celebrating its 20th year, but also a flawless Joint Commission survey. The three-day survey at Home Care in November culminated with an exit survey that showed no negative survey findings. This is the second consecutive survey in which the Joint Commission found no fault with any areas across Home Care’s enterprise. The surveyors also remarked on the excellent integration of Home Care within Johns Hopkins Medicine. Daniel Smith, Home Care’s president and CEO, credits the survey preparedness team, led by Mary Myers, and leadership and staff members across the organization. The Joint Commission survey leader, says Smith, summed up his description of Home Care and its commitment to quality and safety in one word: “Wow!”
Not long ago, Sibley Memorial Hospital President Richard “Chip” Davis was making rounds in the nutrition services department when he saw cook Zhen Hai (“Charlie”) Zhao, below left, and his assistant, cashier Wenjing Qu, center, making sushi for the doctors’ quarterly dinner. Intrigued, Davis said he’d like to help out in nutrition services sometime to get to know the employees. So Melanie Yumor, director of nutrition services, planned a sushi station, where Davis learned how to make sushi and serve it to visitors and employees in the cafeteria during lunch on Oct. 26. “It was a great fun,” says Davis “I learned a lot, and it was the perfect way to meet some employees I don’t regularly have the chance to interact with.”
The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute will hold its 20th Heartfest on Saturday, Jan. 19, reviving a popular heart health awareness event with heart-healthy cuisine prepared by local restaurants, complimentary wines, a cash bar and entertainment by “The Heart Attackers,” a lively band made up of Johns Hopkins physicians, staff and surprise guest performers.
The event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Martin’s Valley Mansion, 594 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville. Individual tickets are $125. Reserved tables of 10 are $3,000. Proceeds benefit The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.
Honorees will be Edward Miller, former dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Jerome Schnydman, past executive assistant to several Johns Hopkins University presidents, former Hopkins’ undergraduate admissions director and one-time director of Hopkins’ Office of Alumni Relations.
For ticket and sponsorship information, email HeartfestOffice@aol.com or call 410-560-0677.