In March 2020, the first patients were first diagnosed with COVID-19 in Johns Hopkins Medicine’s hospitals. Two years later, we commemorate those we lost to the virus and those we discharged safely to their loved ones. The challenges continue, but we are optimistic about what’s ahead. Together, we are moving forward with hope.
How Did COVID-19 Push Medicine Forward?
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult time. In many ways it has also pushed medicine forward, accelerating many developments in medicine that would have taken decades to happen under normal circumstances. We asked team members from across Johns Hopkins Medicine what they thought were the big ideas that emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Time for Remembrance and Hope
March 11, 2022
In a special commemorative program led by the Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, the Johns Hopkins Medicine community honored lives lost and reflected on what's ahead. A Moment for Inspiration and Hope followed.
Additional Commemoration Events
Howard County General Hospital president Shafeeq Ahmed and Csaba Szilagyi, director of spiritual care, lead a moment of silence on March 11, 2022.
Colleagues across Johns Hopkins Medicine participated in the Moment of Silence for Inspiration and Hope as part of the commemoration program recognizing the organization’s two-year response to the pandemic.
Staff gather in front of Howard County General Hospital to reflect.
Richard Bennett, president of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, welcomes employees and guests to the hospital’s two-year commemoration of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 16, 2022. The theme was Celebrating Our Strength.
Violinist Claire Hebeisen, a graduate student at the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, performs a Bach selection.
Staff and members of the Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Department reflect on what gives them strength, value and truth at the hospital’s labyrinth.
Innovations and Research Gained During the Pandemic
Precision Medicine: Advances in COVID-19 Research and Patient Care
Learn about the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for COVID-19.
Johns Hopkins Research Offers Lessons Learned from Patients with COVID-19
“Prediction model” can help hospitals forecast which patients’ conditions are likely to worsen.
Johns Hopkins experts discuss 8 ways COVID-19 has pushed medicine forward to the benefit of patients, trainees and biomedical science.
Long History of Responding to National Health Crises
View a Johns Hopkins Medicine timeline of how the institution’s swift, innovative response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is emblematic of the institution’s history of rising to the challenge of national health crises.
One-Year Commemoration Video Gallery
'We are Resilient': Liz Fox Shares Her Experience With COVID-19 One Year After Her Diagnosis
New York resident Liz Fox, one of the first people diagnosed with COVID-19 at a Johns Hopkins hospital, says she was ‘terrified’ when she was told she had the virus. An emotional Fox shares her gratitude for the care she received from nurses and doctors.
H.O.P.E | Honoring Our Pandemic Experiences
Process and Reflect
The Office of Well-Being has brought together partners across JHM to create H.O.P.E. (Honoring Our Pandemic Experiences). H.O.P.E. is a series of JHM-sponsored events to process our pandemic experiences, using the arts, creativity and reflection.
Throughout 2022, join your colleagues for concerts, a photo contest, storytelling workshops, lectures, and more.
Looking Back: 2020-2021
2021A Year of COVID-19: Loss, Learning and New Strength
Johns Hopkins responded to a global health crisis by treating patients, protecting staff members, marshaling its vast research apparatus and supporting its communities.
2021Reflections in Strength, Resilience and Hope: Responding Together in a Pandemic
March 2021 marks one year into the professional and deeply personal journey with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the toll the pandemic has taken on everyone, the Johns Hopkins Medicine team has kept on going – with strength, resilience and hope.
2021COVID-19 Efforts Across JHM
Our Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and organizations are proud of our contributions to patient care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.