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Date: November 3, 2010
Suburban Hospital plans approved
Recently, the Bethesda-based medical center overcame a significant administrative hurdle when the Montgomery County appeals board conditionally approved a $230 million campus-enhancement project. The plans include a new patient-care addition with 108 rooms, 15 replacement operating rooms, a new parking garage and 38,000 square feet of physician office space.
The board’s go-ahead means that it had no objection to the closing of one block of Lincoln Street, essential for the project to move forward. Other keys elements that received unconditional approval include the placement and size of the new freestanding building and garage. Hospital officials say they will now carefully evaluate the implications of each of the recommended conditions to continue. Bxefore construction can begin, Suburban still must get the County Council’s blessing to abandon the block of Lincoln Street where construction will take place, as well as obtain various building permits.
Institute of Medicine honors
Benjamin Carson Sr., M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Carol Greider, Ph.D., professor and director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; Roger Johns, M.D., M.P.H., professor of pulmonary medicine and critical care and former director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; and Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., professor of bioethics and deputy director for medicine in the Berman Institute of Bioethics, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. Election to the Institute is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine. Though no formal duties are required, members typically serve on study and research committees, offering expertise on scientific investigations.
Expanded shuttle service
Responding to safety concerns voiced by employees, the Homewood Parking Office has expanded its shuttle hours on weekends and late nights for The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood-Peabody-JHMI routes. Every effort has been made to schedule shuttle buses more frequently, as demand warrants. The new schedule can be found at parking.jhu.edu/. Questions or comments: firstname.lastname@example.org.