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June 2011

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Dean Miller
As he begins his final year at Johns Hopkins, Ed Miller reflects on his seminal role as the first dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Articles in this Issue


  • Highlights of the Miller era.
  • Edward Miller, the first dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will step down in June 2012 after the new clinical buildings open. As the search for his successor begins, Miller and others have started to reflect about his transformational time at the helm as well as about some of the leadership qualities required to steer a billion-dollar organization.


  • Housed on Level 2 of the Sheikh Zayed Tower, the new endoscopy suite’s expansive dimensions will raise the quality and quantity of endoscopy practice at Hopkins Hospital, and end frustrating wait times for patients and staff. 
  • When the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center open next year, a host of design features and new protocols promise to quiet the sounds of patient care.


  • The practice of employees being divided by different sets of standards will end  July 1, when new non-faculty school of medicine employees in jobs with direct patient contact will be required to attend selected portions of the Hopkins Hospital New Employee Orientation program. 


  • Hopkins reaches out to improve the health and well-being of children and adults throughout the city, hosting a  first-ever event that drew in 450 Baltimore schoolchildren and 60 volunteers from across the institution and community.

PROMISE OF MEDICINE: The human connection

  • It is a reality at Hopkins Medicine that one’s everyday duties should meet the high standards for which the institution is generally known. But every so often, an event occurs or opportunity arises that prompts staff to respond to an even greater level—making that human connection that inspires the hope and trust patients see in Hopkins Medicine. 


  • Nationally recognized patient safety expert Peter Pronovost has been tapped to head Johns Hopkins' newly created Armstrong Institute for Patient Safey and Quality.
  • Maria Esteli Garcia and other graduating Hopkins medical students  take their degree, their experiences and the advice of a veteran doctor with them in the next step toward practicing medicine.
  • Internist Panagis Galiatsatos  grew up in Greektown near Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he practices, and he enjoys giving back as a doctor and a volunteer in the community that has always supported him.
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital recently launched an initiative that it’s calling the 30-Minute Commitment: a vow to have patients seen by a health care provider within a half-hour of arrival.


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