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Going Mobile to Combat Food Insecurity

Priority Partners was in Annapolis on Oct. 11 to host the exciting launch event of three new mobile pantries.. Read More

JHHC’s Baker-King Award Winner

Magda Abdelmagid, of JHHC’s Quality department, is named a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Baker-King Award. Read More

Checking BP at Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

In Sept. 24, Priority Partners Community Health Advocates set up a blood pressure station at the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, which celebrates the culture, perseverance and contributions of Africans, African Americans and Caribbean people of African descent. Read More.

Priority Partners Proudly Sponsors the Hispanic Health Festival

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Hispanic Health Festival has a long-standing commitment to serving the Hispanic community of Anne Arundel County. And as one of the main sponsors of the 2022 event, and having played a role in the event since its beginning, Priority Partners has a long-standing commitment to the festival. Read More.

Investing in Hope: Priority Partners Awards $2,500 to the Esperanza Center

Priority Partners recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Esperanza Center. The donation was made possible through the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), a national trade association that represents not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans. Read More.

Providing Healthy Meals to Baltimore’s Most Vulnerable - JHHC Grants 20,000 to the Franciscan Center of Baltimore

The purpose of the JHHC grant is to provide homeless, indigent, and working poor residents of Baltimore City greater access to scratch-made meals and pantry items with healthy ingredients, particularly locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Read More.

Priority Partners and Maryland Food Bank Host Cooking Demonstration

Partnering with MFB, Priority Partners held the first in a series of Healthy Hack events -- live cooking demonstrations to show community members how to prepare an easy, affordable, healthy meal. Read More.

EHP Donation to Support Adult Immigrant Graduation

EHP is proud to support the work of local non-profits who are helping our neighbors and communities become healthier by addressing social determinants of health. Read More.

JHHC Announces New COO

Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Chief Operating Officer, Ryan O’Donnell, effective June 6. Read More.

JHHC Golf Tournament Raises $25K for United Way of Central Maryland

With around 100 golfers and a $25,000 donation to United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM), the Johns Hopkins HealthCare Healthy Drives Golf Tournament had a successful inaugural event. Read More.

EHP Donates to 11-Year-Old’s Non-Profit

Through its CATCH program, EHP recently sponsored the inaugural K.I.C. Kares golf tournament. Read about 11-year-old Kylee, who is at the heart of this non-profit, and the selfless work she does for local families with children in the NICU. Read More.

Priority Partners In The Community: Priority Partners Teams Up with HGTV Hosts for ‘Cupboards Project’

Many Marylanders are but one missed paycheck or unexpected event away from being food insecure, so Priority Partners reached out to its community partners to take on the crisis at a local level. Teaming up with HGTV hosts Matt Muenster and Chris Grundy, Priority Partners initiated the Cupboards Project — a far-reaching program to design, build and install mini food pantries stocked with free healthy foods throughout Maryland. Read More.

Priority Partners In The Community: Food Drop Serves More Than 400 Rural Residents 

Priority Partners co-hosted the event with the Maryland Food Bank and the Flintstone UMC Church in Flintstone, MD, a small rural area outside of Cumberland. We helped give out 200 boxes of food and served more than 400 people in the community. Read More.

Priority Partners In The Community: Healthy Hack Event to Offer Cooking Demonstration

The meal demonstration will include a copy of the recipe and a takeaway meal kit with the ingredients for participants to prepare the same meal at home. Our Priority Partners Community Health Advocates will be on hand to offer additional nutritional and other healthy eating tips along with takeaways for the participants. Read More.

Johns Hopkins HealthCare Corporate Giving Program

We recognize many worthwhile organizations are doing outstanding work in our region. We want to support as many non-profits—consistent with our giving guidelines—as our funding allows. Read More. 

How Johns Hopkins HealthCare’s On-Site Staff Navigated the Pandemic

Fast forward two years later, most of JHHC is still working remotely — most, not all. A dedicated corps of colleagues did not “go remote” because they could not. It was simply not possible. Because of the nature of their work, they were bound to the physical elements of JHHC’s office building in Hanover, Maryland — the equipment, the facilities, the building itself. They would have to find ways to work on-site despite the ongoing health risk of COVID-19. Read More.

Podcast: Fostering a Strong Provider Network

Janice Henry is the associate vice president of Network Management for Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC). She leads the partnership between JHHC and its provider network. As a provider-sponsored health plan, the element of collaboration is more entrenched at JHHC. Read More. 

Three Critical Advantages of Provider-Sponsored Health Plans

Provider-sponsored health plans are accelerating the evolution from volume-based care to value-based care. In this model, payer and provider are better aligned, experiencing enhanced collaboration and accountability. Read More.

Podcast: Pursuing Quality Through Integrated Care, with Dr. Marketa Wills

As Chief Medical Officer for Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Dr. Marketa Wills is at the intersection of payer-provider collaboration. In this episode of the Health Care Collaborations podcast, she discusses her clinical psychiatry background and how that influences her work on the health care management side. Dr. Wills examines the continuous pursuit of quality care and how provider-sponsored health plans can partner to improve patient outcomes. Read More.

Podcast: Priority Partners Cupboards Project

Priority Partners is taking on food insecurity in Maryland with the help of two HGTV hosts. Matt Muenster joined the Health Care Collaborations podcast to discuss the Priority Partners Cupboards project that he and fellow HGTV host Chris Grundy are backing. Listen to the podcast!

Podcast: Aligning Payer and Provider

JHHC’s SVP and CFO Daniel Chojnowski discusses the evolving role of Finance as a strategic partner for organizations and how their expertise can create better alignment between health care payers and providers. Read More.

Podcast: Introducing 'Health Care Collaborations'

Johns Hopkins HealthCare is launching a new podcast. Featuring leaders in the integrated health care landscape, the podcast will discuss JHHC’s pursuit of value-based care and innovative health solutions. Read More.

JHHC Masterclass: Time Management

Panelists for the Time Management presentation included Nancy Spence: Executive Assistant II, Office of the COO, Natasha Campbell: Executive Assistant I, USFHP Program Office, and Kelsey Harper: Executive Assistant I, Health Services. Here is some of the best advice our panelists offered. Try implementing a few of these tips to maximize your productivity and work/life balance. Read More.

JHHC Masterclass: Confidence

Panelists for the Confidence presentation included Tawanda Lindo, JHHC’s Director of Operations Support and Payment Integrity, Suzanne Elliot, JHHC’s Director of Customer Service, and Dione Powell, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Senior Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations. Read More.

JHHC Announces New COO: Dr. Brandon Charles

Dr. Brandon Charles joined Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, after recently serving as an advisor and consultant to the organization. Read More.

Janice Henry Named Johns Hopkins HealthCare’s AVP of Network Management

To help accomplish one of JHHC’s primary goals of accelerating plan/provider integration and collaboration, Janice Henry, JD, has been hired as Associate Vice President of Network Management. Read More.

Dr. Hoda Bastani Selected for One Of The Daily Record’s 2020 Leading Women Awards

Meet Johns Hopkins HealthCare’s Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hoda Bastani, 2020 award receipient for The Daily Record Top 100 Women and Leading Women. Read More.

Applying Machine Learning to Population Health at JHHC

Applying machine learning in health care helps to understand and improve population health. Learn about JHHC's cross-functional department dedicated to finding advanced analytical solutions to promote stronger and more effective patient care. Read More.

Dr. Marketa Wills Selected as New Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC)

After a thorough search, Johns Hopkins HealthCare hired Dr. Marketa Wills as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Wills starts on October 19. Read More.

Johns Hopkins HealthCare Mental Health Awareness Discussion Panel: Highlights

On May 29, Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) sponsored a virtual discussion panel to explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Read More.

JHHC Makes Remote Work Sustainable

In March, Johns Hopkins HealthCare employees pivoted seamlessly to remote work and established peak efficiency almost immediately. Since then, they have also devised creative individual long-term adaptations to the virtual work environment that address their needs for routine and connection. ?Read more. 

JHHC’s Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

"We shall overcome," the JHHC choir sang, as they kicked off the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The song echoes the belief that Dr. King fought for in his nonviolent role in the Civil Rights Movement. ?Read more. 

Living Work-Life Balance Through Community Service

Most of us use PTO to find balance through vacations. Kijon Renfroe, Project Associate in the Office of the COO, uses his to go on trips throughout the country to help repair the homes of those affected by natural disasters. ?Read more. 

Community Health Advocates: An Inside Look 

Meet Emily Luyo, a Community Health Advocate, who reaches out to local communities to talk to Priority Partners members and community residents about healthy habits and answer questions about the Priority Partners plan. Read more.