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Dome - A Centennial Celebration

Dome June 2014

A Centennial Celebration

Date: June 5, 2014

Audiologist Miriam Hardy
Audiologist Miriam Hardy conducts a hearing test with a child in 1950.
Photo Courtesy of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Photograph by Robert Mottar

A Centennial Celebration

The Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is marking 100 years of patient care and research innovation. Founded in 1914 by otolaryngologist Samuel Crowe, the department has grown from a small group of ear, nose and throat physicians to an international leader in otolaryngology and head and neck cancer care. From removing tumors to improving hearing, the department’s experts have helped thousands of patients enjoy a better quality of life. For 17 years, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked number one in ear, nose and throat by U.S. News & World Report.

To honor the centennial, the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is hosting several events on June 20 and June 21 at various locations. All are invited to attend. For details, visit To learn more about the department’s history and vision for the next century, view a short video at

Environmentally Savvy Center

The Radiation Oncology Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital has been named the first Washington, D.C., hospital building to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. LEED verifies that a building was designed and constructed with safe, high-performing materials and using strategies to achieve sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency and a healthy indoor environment. Among many of its special features, the 37,000-square-foot building, completed in 2012, has the largest vegetative roof on a health care facility in Washington, a feature that lowers energy use and reduces storm water runoff. Moreover, throughout the construction process, excess materials were recycled. For details, visit