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Dome - February 2011

February 2011

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Determined to practice visionary medicine at the new hospital, Hopkins calls upon the wisdom of patients and families.

Articles in this Issue

Cover Story: Patient- and Family-Centered Care

  • A pilot program on the Bridgeview Acute Medical Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview centers care on patients and their families.
  • Dertermined to practice visionary medicine at the new hospital, Hopkins embarks on a delivery model called patient- and family-centered care.   

New Clinical Buildings

  • A tantalizing emporium of prepared foods awaits Johns Hopkins Hospital employees and visitors when the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center open in 2012.
  • Learn some interesting facts about The Johns Hopkins Hospital's new clinical buildings and then test your knowledge.

Financial Insight

  • Patty Brown, president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, talks about how the influx of new members brought by state Medicare changes and federal health care reform will impact the institution financially, and its Medicaid managed care organization, Priority Partners. 


  • Johns Hopkins is in a race to overhaul how it will handle the new international coding system for diagnoses and procedures, just three years away. 

Emergency Preparedness

  • A new Johns Hopkins University center uses  sophisticated computer simulation and modeling to predict the impact of natural and manmade catastrophes and how best to respond to them.

Around Hopkins Medicine

  • Two Hopkins hospitals are the latest to partner with local fire and rescue services to exchange vital information on heart attack victims.  
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital is set to open a new medical building in March 2011, including a three-suite surgery and imaging center, and physician ofices.
  • Hopkins study calls into question the effectiveness of resident training for outpatient care.
  • The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute (BSI) just discovered a new way to boost the connections between brain cells—or at least our understanding of them.


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