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Innovations in Clinical Care

2015 Winners

The Innovations in Clinical Care award is presented to the physician, nurse and/or team that demonstrates a visionary approach to problem-solving and performance improvement.


Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital: Hematology-Oncology Improvement (HOP-IT) team

The HOP-IT team conducted more than 20 rapid-cycle improvements in the hematology/oncology clinic. One innovation was a daily operational call among outpatient clinics, the inpatient ward, research and pharmacy to discuss the day’s plans, enhancing collaboration and reducing errors in handoffs.

Mark Landrum, M.D.

Howard County General Hospital: Mark Landrum, M.D., section chief of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Disease

In addition to his exceptional knowledge and expertise, Dr. Landrum also displayed outstanding leadership as the Ebola virus disease crisis evolved, projecting calm and reassurance to those who were anxious and afraid. Howard County General Hospital’s Ebola preparedness is due in no small part to Dr. Landrum.

Carol Sylvester R.N., M.S. and the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) Care Teams

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: Carol Sylvester R.N., M.S., vice president of care management services and Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) Care Teams

In pursuit of reducing readmissions, Ms. Sylvester formed interdisciplinary teams and educated hospital and medical leadership, frontline staff, and house staff. She was effective in engaging staff at all levels with an approach that exhibited patient-centeredness and respect for the contributions and needs of all disciplines.

Danny Lee, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians: Danny Lee, M.D., office medical director for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians at Odenton

As the Epic lead for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Dr. Lee has implemented numerous Epic enhancements that improve safety, increase efficiency and make patient care more comprehensive.

Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.and the Glucose Management Team

The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S., professor of medicine, director of the Inpatient Diabetes Management Service and the Glucose Management Team

Dr. Golden and the glucose management team have had a hospitalwide impact on diabetes patient care and safety. The team’s success has attracted regional, national and international attention.

Martin Paul, M.D.

Sibley Memorial Hospital: Martin Paul, M.D., assistant professor of surgery

Head of surgery at Sibley and a strong, compassionate leader, Dr. Paul makes tough decisions with collaborative input and brings the entire surgical community with him. He is also an outstanding clinician and innovator, working to improve surgical techniques.

Kimberley Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.

Suburban Hospital: Kimberley Kelly, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A.

Led by Ms. Kelly, a team of nurses worked for more than a year to update intensive care unit alarm policies, cutting nuisance alarms by more than one-third.

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