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Dome March 2014


Date: March 1, 2014

Schedule Specialty Care via the EHP Access Hotline
A recently launched hotline helps employees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System schedule new-patient appointments for specialty care. The number 1-866-206-7210 assists EHP members of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and The Johns Hopkins Hospital who seek treatment with a Hopkins Preferred Provider to schedule specialty appointments. A nurse will answer calls for urgent appointments that need to be scheduled within 48 hours. All other calls will be directed to a designated group in Access Services. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn how to get the most out of the dedicated hotline, visit

Venous Thromboembolism Symposium
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that occurs mostly in the legs—is a major “silent” health problem affecting between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans every year. Pulmonary embolism (PE) causes as many as 100,000 deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That figure is greater than the combined number of deaths each year from AIDS, breast cancer and automobile accidents. Yet most cases of DVT/PE are preventable.

Long a leader in DVT and VTE (venous thromboembolism) prevention, Johns Hopkins Medicine will hold its sixth annual symposium on the topic on Friday, March 7, in Hurd Hall, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Keynote speaker is Lisa Richardson, director of the division of blood disorders at the CDC. The event, sponsored jointly by the Department of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, begins with medical Grand Rounds, followed by brief talks from JHM experts who will showcase VTE-related research studies across the institution. For more info, call Pat Wachter at 410-637-4379 or visit