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Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork

2017 Winners Announced

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

Howard County General Hospital

Tanya Brescia-Oddo, M.D., Carolina Collison, C.R.N.P., and the palliative care team

Working with the patient’s clinical care team. Dr. Brescia-Oddo, Ms. Collison and the palliative care team provide a comprehensive evaluation of each patient's individual needs and fears to craft an individualized palliative care plan that meets those needs and fears.


Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Katie Namtu, Pharm.D., and the antimicrobial stewardship team

Dr. Namtu and the antimicrobial stewardship team identify potentially dangerous antibiotic orders and correct them. This has reduced the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, decreased antibiotic expenditures and likely has decreased medication-related morbidity in our inpatients.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Joana Machry, M.D., and the NICU Pulmonary Task Force

Joana Machry

Dr. Machry and the NICU Pulmonary Task Force have made immense contributions to improving the respiratory care of neonates, especially those with extremely low birth weights, by developing practice guidelines, engaging and educating the NICU staff and avoiding invasive mechanical ventilation.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Harpal Khanuja, M.D., and the total joint replacement team

Harpal Khanuja

With input from orthopaedic surgery, anesthesia, infection control and other departments, Dr. Khanuja and the total joint replacement team have created a patient-centric model of care that has improved quality, increased patient engagement and reduced costs.


Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Carmen Salvaterra, M.D., and the Howard County General Hospital infusion project team

Carmen Salvaterra

Dr. Salvaterra and the pulmonary team worked in tight partnership with the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Howard County General Hospital, the Johns Hopkins Community Division and countless others to open the Johns Hopkins Infusion Center at Howard County, which provides high-quality care in a safe and cost-effective manner. This collaborative effort brought together the unique skills, experience and teamwork of each entity to make this new program possible. They have provided Johns Hopkins Medicine with a model of teamwork and collaboration across entities while maintaining their commitment to the best in patient care.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Barry Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., and the Harriet Lane integrated mental health team

Barry Solomon

Dr. Solomon and the Harriet Lane integrated mental health team offer maternal mental health services in the same clinic setting in which children receive routine care. Children of those mothers were much more likely to be up-to-date on their immunizations and well-child care than the historical comparison.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Dianne McCarthy and the rehabilitation services team

Ms. McCarthy and the rehabilitation services team are innovative problem-solvers who have worked tirelessly to educate patients to help speed rehabilitation. Dedicated to constantly improving patient care, they seek colleagues’ input and review outcome data.

Suburban Hospital

Leo Rotello, M.D., Melissa Means, M.D., and the critical care team

Leo Rotello
Melissa Means

Dr. Rotello, Dr. Means and the critical care team have improved quality, safety and efficiency in the ICU with initiatives that have reduced alarm fatigue, increased patient mobility and address drug price inflation.


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