Who/What: January/February 2016

Published in Dome - January/February 2016

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine, epidemiologist and minority health expert, has been named vice president for health care equity for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Under her leadership, the institution will further develop a systemwide plan to address health care disparities in high-risk populations. Cooper will advance strategies to collect race, ethnicity and primary language data, and create a dashboard to report clinical performance in readmissions, chronic disease management and patient satisfaction scores by subpopulation.

A photo shows Paul Rothman.

Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 2015’s 130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know. The men and women on this list lead some of the largest, most successful and prominent nonprofit health care organizations in the nation.

Johns Hopkins Health System

The photo shows Redonda Miller.

Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A., and vice president for medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president for medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System. In her previous role, Miller, a 1992 graduate of the school of medicine, built a productive, collegial working relationship with her peers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital.

The finance division has announced new vice presidents: Ed Beranek is now the vice president of revenue management and reimbursement. He will manage regulatory reporting and compliance with the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. Sandra Johnson, named vice president of revenue cycle management, will oversee the management of claims processing, payment and revenue generation. Tom Trzcinski, the new vice president of finance and treasurer, will manage the banking, cash flow and insurance systems for the enterprise. And Mike Larson, appointed vice president of finance and corporate controller, will direct the financial operations of Johns Hopkins HealthCare and oversee the accounting and reporting policies and procedures.

Academic Division

A photo shows Kathy Smith.

Kathy Smith, vice president of marketing and communications for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and senior director of strategic marketing and outreach for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been appointed to the new position of vice president of marketing and communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Academic Division. She will oversee the enhanced integration of marketing and communications for both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In this new role, she will work to identify greater efficiencies and collaborative approaches across both hospitals and the school of medicine.

Quality Improvement Honors

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital and All Children’s Hospital have been honored as leaders in care by the Joint Commission’s 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program. The Top Performer designation is reserved for accredited hospitals that consistently perform at a very high level, following best practices for treating people who require surgery or suffer heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia or other serious conditions. This is the third consecutive year that The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer.

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Potomac Home Health Care have achieved HomeCare Elite status for the third consecutive year. This honor is reserved for Medicare-certified agencies that rank in the top 25th percentile for quality and performance metrics.

Marketing and Communications

Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications received top awards from the Public Relations Society of America Maryland Chapter’s 2015 Best in Maryland competition. The department won for crisis communications for the collective response to Ebola virus disease; Hopkins Medicine and Dome. Insight and Physician Update won Awards of Excellence. Johns Hopkins HealthCare won two awards in the direct mail category, a Best in Maryland award for its “Your Worst Nightmare” vaccination campaign and an Award of Excellence for its “Know the Facts” vaccination campaign.

In addition, the Health Information Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields, gave Digital Health Awards to marketing and communications teams and individuals for exceptional publications, videos, infographics and Web work.

Gold Digital Health Awards went to the 2014 Johns Medicine Biennial Report, Hopkins Medicine and Dome, for the video “The Extra Mile.” To see additional awards, visit bit.ly/digitalhealthawards.

East Baltimore

Sharon Allan, A.C.N.S.-B.C., M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.C., has been appointed functional program coordinator for clinical standards and chair of standards of care. The 30-year Johns Hopkins Hospital veteran was previously a clinical nurse specialist for the cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit.

A photo shows Dan Berkowitz.

Dan Berkowitz, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., has been promoted to vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He remains director of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia and director of the Integrated Vascular Biology Laboratory. A 21-year Johns Hopkins veteran, Berkowitz also holds an appointment in biomedical engineering.

A photo shows Sara Cosgrove.

Sara Cosgrove, M.D., director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

A photo shows Susan Lehman.

Susan Lehmann, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been named clinical director for the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. She is now responsible for overseeing all geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry clinical services at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital

Both hospitals have been recognized for excellent emergency services by Bethesda Magazine readers in the Best of Bethesda 2016. Suburban was voted as having the Best Hospital Emergency Room, and Sibley was voted as a top vote-getter for Best Emergency Room.

Sibley Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health care equality in the “Healthcare Equality Index 2015” report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest LGBT organization. Sibley achieved leadership status for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.

Johns Hopkins Medicine International

A photo shows Kathy DeRuggiero.

Kathy DeRuggiero, a 32-year Johns Hopkins nursing veteran and leader, has been named vice president of patient services. Before serving recently as interim vice president, she was director of nursing for emergency medicine and critical care transport. In this role, she was responsible for oversight of emergency services, the adult emergency department, urgent care and the emergency acute inpatient service. She holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.