Date: September 1, 2013
Cancer Center Accolade
The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center was named to Men’s Health magazine’s Top 20 list of Best U.S. Cancer Hospitals. The magazine cited the Cancer Center’s 32 specialty clinics, centers and research facilities as among the reasons for its high ranking.
Stroke Center First
The Johns Hopkins Stroke Center is the first in Maryland to receive Comprehensive Stroke Center certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems also awarded the stroke center the same comprehensive care designation, making it the first in Maryland that the state itself has recognized.
Peterson Named to Civic Club
Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named to the board of governors of the Center Club, a private dining venue that brings together Baltimore’s business, government and civic leaders to build professional and social relationships.
Human Resources Appointments
Bonnie Windsor, R.N., M.S., has been named vice president of human resources for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A 36-year Johns Hopkins veteran, she will remain senior director of human resources for The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and Johns Hopkins Medicine International. She also will continue to oversee Intrastaff, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions’ temporary staffing service. Hope March has been named Johns Hopkins Medicine’s new senior director for benefits and wellness; Sharon Kemp, the new senior director for compensation; and Michele Sedney, the new senior director of central recruitment.
$5.7 Million Geriatrics Grant
The Johns Hopkins Claude D. Pepper Older Americans
Independence Center (OAIC) has received a new five-year, $5.7 million grant to continue its ongoing research into frailty among the elderly and the development of appropriate interventions for older adults. OAIC is co-headed by Jeremy Walston, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Biology of Healthy Aging Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Karen Bandeen-Roche, M.S., Ph.D., professor and head of the Department of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
High Marks for Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital has been named one of the best Maryland hospitals for surgery by Consumer Reports. Suburban was one of six Maryland hospitals to achieve a score of “Better,” the highest rating on a 5-point scale. The September 2013 ratings consider how high-volume hospitals compare in avoiding adverse events in Medicare patients during hospital stays for surgical procedures.
Jean Anderson, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties, has received the 2013 Constance B. Wofsy Women’s Health Investigator Award from the Division of AIDS of the National Institutes of Health. The accolade recognizes Anderson’s pioneering work in treating women with HIV.
Roger Blumenthal, M.D., has been named the inaugural Kenneth Jay Pollin Professor of Cardiology. The Pollin professorship was created by Irene Pollin, a psychotherapist and pioneer in women’s health, in honor of her late son, who died of a congenital heart defect. Blumenthal was the principal developer of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.
Neil Bressler, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and chief of the Retina Division at the Wilmer Eye Institute, has been appointed the ninth editor of JAMA Ophthalmology.
Patricia M.C. Brown, J.D., senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine and president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, has been named chairwoman of the board of directors of United Way of Central Maryland. Brown has been active with United Way for more than a decade.
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D., professor of medicine, pediatrics, and molecular biology and genetics, has been named the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Human Genetics’ top honor, the William Allan Award, in recognition of his contributions to the field of human genetics.
Susan Lehmann, M.D., associate professor and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic and the psychiatry clerkship, has received the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education.
Timothy Moran, Ph.D., professor and vice director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been awarded the 2013 Hoebel Prize for Creativity by the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. The award recognizes Moran’s research into the mechanisms controlling food and fluid intake.
Mark Riddle, M.D., professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, has received the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 2013 Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention Deficit Disorder.
Nemanja Rodic, M.D., Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow and house staff member in the Department of Pathology, and Yu Yu, Ph.D., also a postdoctoral fellow in pathology, jointly have received the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation “Outside the Box” 2013 Grant to further their studies into the early detection, treatment and prevention of ovarian cancer.
Naomi Cross, R.N., labor and delivery, as well as perinatal bereavement coordinator at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named to the The Daily Record newspaper’s 2013 VIP List of Maryland leaders who have achieved important accomplishments before age 40.
Melissa Eichelberger, M.S., R.N.C., has been named patient care manager for the inpatient units of labor and delivery, the mother/baby unit and the newborn nursery at Johns Hopkins Bayview.
Erin Pilson, R.N., M.S., C.N.O.R., perioperative nurse educator in the outpatient surgery center of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been named president-elect of the Baltimore chapter of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
Kelly Turner, R.N., A.D.N., and Susan Kraeuter, R.N., B.S.N., M.S., both of the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Johns Hopkins Bayview, were honored as regional winners in their respective categories by the Nursing Excellence GEM Award Program of the website Nurse.com. Turner won for her work in reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections and for increasing hand hygiene compliance in the MICU. Kraeuter won for her work to improve employee engagement and patient safety in her units.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
George Bigelow, Ph.D., professor and director of the behavioral pharmacology research unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Maxine Stitzer, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, have received the 2013 Award for Scientific Translation from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis for their research on the effective use of positive reinforcement in drug abuse treatment.
Jennifer Nizer, M.Ed., director of the child development center, has been appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to a four-year term on the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.
Chris Timbers, vice president for information systems, has been named interim vice president for information systems in the Community Division. He will oversee the full integration of Epic, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s new electronic medical record system, across the division.
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI)
Lindsay Rothstein, a 12-year veteran of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s communications efforts, has been named JHI’s director of Marketing and Communications. Previously the assistant director, Rothstein will lead its integrated marketing, communications, digital and brand strategic initiatives.