The Healing Power of Design
Date: April 1, 2012
Welcome to Hopkins Pulse, a publication we have launched to help keep friends of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute informed about our latest research, treatments and other news.
This year has been one of dramatic change for us. In April, The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s long-awaited new clinical building opened, ushering in the potential to advance patient care in a way unprecedented for a U.S. hospital. All of our heart and vascular services are now in the new building, with a greatly expanded footprint that gives much more space to our patients and their families.
In fact, the entire design promotes patient- and family-centered care in a quiet, healing setting. All the services our heart and vascular patients need are on the same floor, in close proximity, to maximize both safety and comfort. Not only is every patient room in the new building private, but each room includes its own thermostat, private bath and sleeping accommodations for family members. Other amenities include an abundance of natural light, sound-absorbing features, such as silent paging, and calming public areas with gardens and engaging sculpture.
We hope that as you read the articles in this issue, you will catch some of the excitement we feel about the many ways that we are working to transform the care of our patients.
Duke Cameron, M.D.
James T. Dresher, Sr. Professor of Surgery
Director of Cardiac Surgery
Gordon Tomaselli, M.D.
Michel Mirowski, M.D. Professor of Cardiology
Director of Cardiology
Bruce Perler, M.D.
Julius H. Jacobson, II Professor of Surgery
Director of Vascular Surgery