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May 2015

Who/What: May 2015

Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is among May’s featured employees.

May 2015

Sharing Stories in Spanish

In testimonios meetings, undocumented immigrants discuss their experiences and learn stress-reduction strategies.

May 2015

New Buildings Bring Next Generation of Patient Care

The openings of adult and pediatric emergency departments and the new Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center expand treatment and patient care.

May 2015

Strides in Primary Care

New professorship and other efforts bolster an under-recognized specialty.

May 2015

State-of-the-Art Biocontainment

The Johns Hopkins Hospital transforms a deactivated clinical unit into a site for treating patients with highly infectious diseases.

May 2015

A Half-Century of Dedication

Carol Ball, senior director of nursing administration at Johns Hopkins Bayview, celebrates 50 years of service.

May 2015

Online Health Portals Deliver Johns Hopkins Expertise

Expert advice to help consumers navigate aging, heart health.

May 2015

Developing the Best

Innovative residency program at All Children’s Hospital attracts and retains new pediatric nurses.

May 2015

Epic Tools Give Patients Power to Schedule

MyChart users can make and change their own appointments.

Chief Perspectives

May 2015

What Our Nurses Can Teach Us

Johns Hopkins nurses help lead the way in developing patient- and family-centered care, advance quality and safety and foster translational research.

In Brief

May 2015

In Brief: May 2015

Chinese diagnostic laboratory collaborates with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Department of Pathology; Celebrating the Labyrinth at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Cancer Survivorship event for Suburban and Sibley Memorial Hospitals; The Johns Hopkins Hospital Employee Remembrance Service…

Picture This

May 2015

Intertwining Healing and Art

I’m so proud of you, Mom … I love you beyond reason … Hope you’re jammin’ in Heaven … are among hundreds of poignant messages that form an artistic expression of love and loss at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Each May, the center holds a service of remembrance to honor patients who died of cancer during the previous year. As part of the ceremony, family members and friends write notes to lost loved ones on strips of muslin cloth, then insert them into a wire and tulle sculpture (see backdrop). After oncology chaplain Rhonda Cooper documents all of the notes, staff members volunteer time to braid them into a rope, which is now more than 50 feet long. Ultimately it will form a sculpture of an urn. Community artist Cinder Hypki, left, who designed the therapeutic art project, says it “allows for very private and collaborative public grief, longing and celebration of loved ones.” Seated beside Hypki are volunteer braiders Colleen Apostol, Weinberg 5A and 5B nurse manager, and Pain and Palliative Care Program nurse coordinator Lynn Billing. The sixth annual Service of Remembrance is scheduled for May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Weinberg Ceremonial Lobby. 

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