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June 2015

FAQs About the Maryland Medicare Waiver

What does the Medicaid waiver mean for Johns Hopkins hospitals and their patients?

June 2015

Meet The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s New Surgeon-in-Chief

Robert Higgins has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as surgeon-in-chief, William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery and director of the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

June 2015

Ready for ICD-10

Johns Hopkins Medicine expects a smooth transition to the more detailed medical billing code system as organizations nationwide prepare for the scheduled Oct. 1 switch.

June 2015

Messages of Love

Women with advanced breast cancer write to their children in cards designed by students at the Bryn Mawr School.

June 2015

Developing a Deeper Patient Understanding

A new program within the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership trains health care professionals to read spoken and unspoken patient cues indicating readiness to confront health issues.

June 2015

Caring for Transgender Patients

Nurse educator, Gulf War veteran and lawyer Paula Neira tells of transitioning from a man to a woman and offers advice to health care providers. “First of all, be respectful,” she says.

June 2015

A Lifelong Johns Hopkins Bond

With her new job as senior director for population health and community relations at Howard County General Hospital, Elizabeth Edsall Kromm continues an enduring connection with Johns Hopkins.

June 2015

Who/What: June 2015

Robert Kasdin is joining Johns Hopkins Medicine on July 1 in the newly created role of senior vice president and chief operating officer. Kasdin has been senior executive vice president at Columbia University since 2002.

Chief Perspectives

June 2015

Making a Good Match

At Johns Hopkins, our research has produced many world-changing discoveries, ranging from identification of the three strains of polio virus to detection of the first restriction enzyme which allowed scientists to manipulate DNA, essentially forming the basis of the entire biotech industry.

In Brief

June 2015

In Brief: June 2015

Sibley Memorial Hospital construction on schedule for spring 2016 opening; seasonal farmers markets open on the campuses of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center, and Howard County General Hospital; medical students share news and musings in new Biomedical Odyssey blog.

Picture This

June 2015

Cultivating Land — and Relationships

Alyssa Walker, a pathobiology grad student and president of the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Association, recently joined grad students from the schools of medicine, nursing and public health to help out at Civic Works’ Real Food Farm at Perlman Place, just north of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Real Food Farm promotes green space and trains youth and adults in agricultural and horticultural jobs in some of Baltimore’s most blighted neighborhoods. Above, Walker and her companions dig trenches and raised beds for planting vegetables to be sold at farmers markets, to local restaurants, and through a community-supported agriculture program. This day of service was organized through SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center), The Johns Hopkins University’s community service and service-learning center for the schools of public health, medicine and nursing. In the wake of the recent unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, additional efforts are underway throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine to build trust and improve the quality of life for its neighboring community. Learn what Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and trainees are already doing to help Baltimore City thrive: bit.ly/communityengagementlist. To find out about SOURCE, visit bit.ly/jhuSOURCE.

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Please contact Linell Smith, Editor, at lsmit103@jhmi.edu.

 

 

Insight

Tapping Innovative Solutions and Technology at Johns Hopkins Medicine

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