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COVID-19 Comes to Suburban

“We couldn’t be prouder of the way our nurses stepped up to the unique challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic. You quickly accepted new assignments that took you out of your comfort zones. You learned how to operate testing centers, and how to don and doff personal protective equipment.“

COVID Queens

Articles in this Issue

  • Nurses Soak Up Applause and Education at Magnet Conference and Ceremony

    Eighteen Suburban Hospital nurses traveled to Orlando, Florida, in October 2019 to accept Magnet Recognition for the hospital at the annual American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference.

    Magnet Conference
  • Nurses Guide Design of Suburban Hospital’s North Building

    Kathrine “Kat” Carongoy and Regina Morales were members of a workgroup that contributed dozens of design insights and ideas during a two-year review process prior to the opening of Suburban’s 300,000-square-foot North building.

    Kat and Regina
  • Letter from LeighAnn Sidone, Interim President, Vice President of Nursing/CNO

    “2020 was the International Year of the Nurse and I can’t think of a better theme to honor each and every one of our incredibly talented and caring nurses for their tireless work and care for our patients. Suburban takes pride in planning and working toward long-term goals to keep our patients, their families and our staff safe.”

    LeighAnn Sidone
  • Letter from Carolyn Carpenter, President, National Capital Region

    “As I’ve spent the last few months getting to know the hospitals and ambulatory sites of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s National Capital Region, I’ve been continually impressed by the tireless commitment to quality, safety and compassionate care…”

    Carolyn Carpenter
  • COVID-19 Takes Redeployed Nurses out of Their Comfort Zone

    From mid-March to mid-June, nurse Kelly Rosenberg stood in Suburban Hospital’s parking garage for hours each workday, swaddled head to toe in personal protective equipment as she gave drive-through COVID-19 tests.

    Garage COVID-19 Testing
  • Team Effort Keeps Nurses Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Suburban Hospital treated its first known COVID-19 patient in March 2020. The CDU was the first nursing team to care for COVID-positive patients and has been dedicated to caring for these patients ever since.

    CDU Staff
  • Suburban Nurses Give Back to the Community

    Suburban Hospital's Nursing Professional Development Council, in partnership with the Community Health and Wellness Department, collaborated with other Montgomery County hospitals to pay it forward by assembling 500 COVID-19 preventive care kits for underserved communities.

    Giving Back
  • Suburban Staff Recognized as Health Care Heroes

    Many suburban staff were recognized for their efforts in working on the front lines and behind the scenes during the height of the pandemic. Read about a few of the many Health Care Heroes at Suburban.

    Hero Shirt
  • Resiliency Center Provides Nurses with a Space to Refresh, De-stress and Recharge

    In April 2020, Suburban opened a Resiliency Lounge to serve as a calming space where nurses and other staff could refresh, de-stress and recharge from the stress caused by the pandemic.

    Ugly Sweater Day
  • Suburban Hospital’s New Art Celebrates the Small Things Nurses Do

    Orange insulin syringe covers. Little blue clips that connect intravenous tubes. Green and yellow caps of medicine vials. These items have become the building blocks of mosaics serving as uplifting reminders that tiny acts of care add up to something hugely important.

  • Jacky Schultz Retires from Suburban Hospital

    “After 15 years of outstanding service, Jacky Schultz retired as president of Suburban. It is with mixed emotions that I bid Jacky farewell. While I am excited for her to start a new chapter in her life with family and friends, her presence within Suburban will be missed.“

    Jacky Schultz
  • In the Spotlight

    Suburban’s nurses continue to be recognized and sought after as experts in how to provide the highest quality care for patients and their families.

  • Nursing Philanthropy

    Each year, the Suburban Hospital Foundation provides more than $300,000 in funding support for critical nursing programs. This generous philanthropy enables Suburban Hospital to support a wide range of nursing initiatives that result in improved practices and better patient care.

    Donor Wall