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Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

2015 Winners

The Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork award is presented to the team that engages colleagues in shared decision-making, fostering cooperation and open communication.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Patient Placement Team

The patient placement team’s work is a huge undertaking that requires collaboration from every service in the hospital. The members of this team work together to pave the way for the future of health care.


Susan Groman, R.N., B.S. and the Brain Attack Performance Improvement Committee

Howard County General Hospital: Susan Groman, R.N., B.S., stroke program coordinator and the Brain Attack Performance Improvement Committee

The multidisciplinary Brain Attack Performance Improvement Committee that Ms. Groman led provided the framework for the most up-to-date stroke care for the community. A key to its effectiveness is the collegial, cooperative relationship among its members that she fostered.

Michael Schweitzer, M.D. and the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery Team

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Michael Schweitzer, M.D., director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery and associate professor of surgery, and the Center for Bariatric Surgery team

Under Dr. Schweitzer’s leadership, the bariatric surgery program has exemplified continuous quality improvement. It is a shining example of what can happen when a multidisciplinary team comes together around a shared vision and collaboratively works to improve patient care and the patient experience.

Deborah Starr, C.R.N.P.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Deborah Starr, C.R.N.P.

In her work as a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Water’s Edge practice, Ms. Starr has lent great support to patient-centered medical home activities. Inclusive and collaborative in all she does, Ms. Starr has also led several successful staff and patient education efforts. 

Peter Mogayzel, M.D., Ph.D. and the Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Peter Mogayzel, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center, and the Cystic Fibrosis Center

Dr. Mogayzel and his multidisciplinary team provide exemplary care and perform research to develop new therapies. The team’s far-reaching quality improvement initiatives have been recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Board of Pediatrics, leading to significant improvement in clinical outcomes.

Richard Beckerman, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Richard Beckerman, M.D., director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

In a specialty that is imbued with emotion, Dr. Beckerman leads with quiet assurance and tirelessly provides assistance and mentoring across practice groups. A new department head, he is a strong, effective leader who has already guided his department through challenges, and devoted time and focused attention to explore new partnerships and new care models in obstetrical care.

Gary Roggin, M.D. and the Pharmacy Team

Suburban Hospital: Gary Roggin, M.D., gastroenterologist, and the pharmacy team

Through a number of initiatives, Dr. Roggin and the pharmacy team have improved the quality and safety of medication delivery.

Strategic Priority

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