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In Brief: May 2016

In Brief: May 2016

LGBT Kudos, Dancing with the Stars, Armstrong Leadership Academy, Employee Service of Remembrance, Farmers Markets.

LGBT Kudos Across Institution

For the first time, all six Johns Hopkins Medicine member hospitals have been designated Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the foundation of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the United States. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital were recognized for implementing fully inclusive patient and employee nondiscrimination policies, equal patient visitation policies for LGBT patients and families, and training in LGBT patient-centered care.

The recently released designations are part of the latest edition of the HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index, a national survey conducted annually that promotes equitable and inclusive care for LGBT patients and families. Learn more about Johns Hopkins Medicine’s efforts and progress in improving the health care experience for LGBT patients and families at

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Dancing with the Hopkins Stars Returns to Benefit United Way

Enjoy a night of salsas, rumbas and fancy footwork as Dancing with the Hopkins Stars returns on Thursday, June 2, at 5:30 in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus. An all-new cast of Johns Hopkins couples will perform elaborate dance routines before a live audience, competing for the mirror-ball trophy—all in support of United Way. Building on Johns Hopkins Medicine’s year-round commitment to give back to the community, each couple will raise funds for a charitable organization or United Way initiative of their choice to support the 2016 Johns Hopkins Medicine United Way campaign. Watch a video from last year’s event.

Armstrong Leadership Academy

Johns Hopkins Medicine employees are encouraged to apply to the Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy. This nine-month program prepares future leaders to transform the clinical health care setting to eliminate harm and create a culture of caring. Applications will be accepted through May 13. Details and application instructions are available on the Armstrong Institute’s website

Employee Remembrance Service

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Corporation employees who died in 2015 will be remembered at a service on Monday, June 6, at noon in The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium. The program, hosted by the departments of Human Resources and of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, is open to colleagues and family members of those employees.

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Fresh Produce Offerings

The Johns Hopkins East Baltimore farmers market is open for business—rain or shine. You’ll find fresh produce, bread, cheese and prepared meals to purchase from local vendors every Thursday through October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Jefferson Street pathway, near the cancer research buildings. A similar market at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center operates 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays into mid-October in front of Burton Pavilion. Howard County General Hospital also hosts a farmers market every Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through September, in the hospital’s visitor parking lot C. Also, consider signing up for a community-supported agriculture program, where seasonal products are bundled and delivered to the East Baltimore farmers market each Thursday or at the school of public health’s parking garage on Tuesdays. For questions, email or visit

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