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Date: May 14, 2012


“Giddy” isn’t typically a word you’d associate with Johns Hopkins health care providers and staffers. But that’s exactly the spirit I encountered while tagging along with photographer Chris Hartlove, whose portraits (“A New Day,” p. 16) capture eight Hopkins people in their new environs, just days before the long-awaited opening of the hospital’s new clinical towers on May 1.

Chef Jake Fatica could barely contain his exuberance as he proudly showed off the gleaming equipment in the hospital’s new kitchen, which will allow more cooking from scratch—and an “At Your Request” room-service-style meal plan. The smile on the face of Cardiology’s Jon Resar lit up the new “hybrid” OR suite, where he intends to put in place a cutting edge program in aortic valve replacement. And Child Life director Patrice Brylske fairly bubbled with anticipation as she gazed around the two-story “Great Room” in the Bloomberg Children’s Center, pointing out where sick kids in wheelchairs would soon be bowling.

As we celebrate the launch of the Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, we also bid farewell in this issue to Edward Miller, the widely admired Dean/CEO of Hopkins Medicine, whose impressive tenure has spanned 15 years. True to form, Dr. Miller says that it’s not the new buildings he most wants to be remembered for—but instead the people he has recruited to leadership positions.

As a longtime champion of this magazine and its mission, Dr. Miller has earned our respect and gratitude. His parting words will continue to inspire us: “We are a national trust—and we better not forget that.”

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