Noteworthy News and Information - Feb. 2

New Messaging System 
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center is offering a new messaging system for Johns Hopkins Medicine employees called CORUS, a web-based chat tool on that runs parallel to the PING system. All PING users will be redirected to CORUS when accessing PING. PING will continue to be available to users for the next four to six weeks, and all messaging will be delivered based on current PING settings.
For assistance, please email [email protected].
New Travel Service Program
The next time you need to make travel arrangements, including transportation, lodging, car rentals, etc., look to World Travel Inc., now the exclusive provider of travel services for Johns Hopkins employees. The new systemwide program offers a lowest-fare guarantee, pre-negotiated discounts for business and personal travel, 24/7 customer support, and improved traveler safety measures. Travel arrangements and expenses associated with conferences, special meetings or speaking engagements that require the use of a specific travel agent
will continue to be handled and reimbursed as they have in the past.
Info: visit
Stay Healthy at Hopkins in February
Throughout the month of February, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Corporation employees are invited to participate in heart-healthy events with Healthy at Hopkins in order to raise awareness for the American Heart Association’s Heart Month. On Friday, Feb. 3, submit a photo of you and your co-workers wearing red for National Wear Red Day. Sign up for tobacco cessation groups, a boot camp fitness series and in-person sessions with a dietitian. Also plan to stop by the Healthy at Hopkins fitness fair on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in The Johns Hopkins Hospital Arcade Conference Room.