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March 2010


Date: March 2, 2010

At the Top

Edward Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s “Baltimore Power 20” for the past year. The designation ranks Miller among the top 20 leaders in the community.

Patricia Brown, L.D., president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare and senior counsel for the Johns Hopkins Health System, is serving as 2010 leader in residence at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

East Baltimore Campus

Stephen Baylin, M.D., professor of oncology and medicine and deputy director of the Cancer Center, has received the 14th annual Alfred G. Knudson Award in Cancer Genetics from the National Cancer Institute. The award, named for the researcher who revolutionized the understanding of the genetic basis for cancer, recognizes outstanding contributions in cancer genetics.

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., professor of general internal medicine, has been named one of MSNBC’s 100 Black History Makers in the Making.

Julie Freischlag, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Surgery, has been named one of Working Mother magazine’s 10 “most powerful moms in health care.”

Barry Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and cognitive science, has received recognition from Austism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, which named his 2009 paper Later Language Acquisition in Nonverbal Individuals with Autism among the top 10 research achievements in the field last year. The paper was published in the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.

Michael Peña has become the communications specialist and media-relations representative for the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Peña comes to Hopkins from the Stanford University News Service.

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and director of the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Health Quality Award for conducting research that improves the health care system.

Zeshaan Rasheed, M.D., Ph.D., a medical oncology fellow, has been awarded the first-ever Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant.

Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI)

Alan Harvey, M.D., M.B.A., former president of the Massachusetts Medical Society/New England Journal of Medicine, has been named chief medical officer of the Hopkins-managed Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Wayne Remig, Ph.D., R.N., has been named chief nursing officer at Tawam Hospital. He has 30 years’ experience as a chief nursing officer in acute care hospitals in the United States, Middle East and Far East.

Gregory Schaffer, president and CEO of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from 1999 to 2009, has been appointed the new chief executive officer of Tawam Hospital.

Hopkins-managed Al Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi took home its first Arab Health Award for excellence in patient-centered care, and Tawam Hospital took home the excellence in imaging and diagnostics award.

Clemenceau Medical Center, the JHI affiliate in Beirut, Lebanon, has been ranked by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance as one of the world’s top 10 hospitals for medical tourism.

Notable Nurses

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has won an outstanding nursing quality award from the American Nurses Association (ANA). Hopkins is one of only six hospitals nationwide to receive the award out of more than 1,500 hospitals participating in the ANA’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.

Staci Payne, R.N., B.S.N., has been promoted to clinical program manager of Howard County General Hospital’s 4 Pavilion medical/surgical unit.

Paige Schwartz, R.N., B.S.N., has been named nurse manager of the new 2 South Orthopedics unit at Howard County General Hospital.

Becky Smith, R.N., B.S.N., is the new unit education manager for Howard County General Hospital’s emergency department.

Carrie Stein, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., has been appointed director of nursing informatics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in nursing and clinical information technology, Stein has focused on improving patient safety.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

The Johns Hopkins Burn Center has received top verification from the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Verified burn centers must meet criteria that ensure burn capability and institutional performance as outlined in the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma.

Howard County General Hospital

Eric Aldrich, M.D., director of quality, safety and clinical operations for the Department of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical director of its stroke service, has been named vice president of medical affairs. Aldrich will provide administrative oversight and service support for Howard County General’s professional staff activities and work closely with physician leaders at the hospital.

John Dunn, M.B.A., administrative director of imaging services, has become a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

HealthGrades, an independent health care ratings organization, has named Howard County General a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence. The hospital also received a 2009 HealthGrades ranking as the number-one hospital in Maryland for gastrointestinal surgery and critical care.

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Victoria Semanie, M.B.A., has been appointed chief financial officer. She has 20 years of experience in the health care industry, primarily in acute, multihospital health systems.