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Congratulations to these Johns Hopkins Health System employees and teams for their achievements.

 


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Cassandra Peterson

Johns Hopkins Health Care
2018 Case Manager of the Year, Case Manager Society of America
 

Cassy Peterson, senior director of population health for Johns Hopkins Health Care, is sought out for her guidance and mentoring skills. She currently leads a group of case managers through a rapidly changing healthcare field through a collaborative leadership style that is respected by her team and co-workers. Through her example her team has grown to become strong advocates for their patients. Her strong leadership, mentoring, and professionalism shows on a daily basis to patients who are struggling to navigate the health care quagmire and to her team who require support to continue to do their best work. Cassy will be receiving an award, $300 and a free one year membership for CMSA of the Chesapeake.

 


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital

Johns Hopkins Medicine
2018 Most Wired, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
 

Five Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals have received 2018 Most Wired designation from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital were recognized for exemplifying best practices through their adoption and use of information technology in areas such as infrastructure, security, business continuity, administration management, data management, population health, and patient engagement, quality and safety.

 


Johns Hopkins Home Health Services


Recognition by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 

Johns Hopkins Home Health Services, a division of Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, has been ranked as a 5 star agency for quality of care and patient satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Star Rating program applies to home health agencies in all 50 states. It is part of CMS’ Home Health Compare website on Medicare.gov and was developed as a tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider. It is designed to be an easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality.

 


Matt Stevens

Matt Stevens, LCSW-C

Howard County General Hospital
Excellence in Patient Experience Award
 

Matt Stevens, a community social worker in Population Health, provides excellent psycho-social support and care coordination to patients with multiple somatic and behavioral morbidities and complex needs. Matt develops a very close relationship with his patients, usually seeing them weekly or more often as needed for the duration of the intervention. He has a wonderful ability to make patients feel as though they can share their innermost feelings with him, free from judgment. He demonstrates active listening in all of his interactions. Patients often share how much they look forward to meeting with him because of his compassionate and supportive presence. Because local resources for behavioral health are limited, Matt has to be an advocate for patients to ensure they’re not lost to follow up. He does this by proactively searching out and building relationships with behavioral health providers who are open to working with our patients. In this way, Matt strives to bring accessible behavioral health care and resources to our patients and their families.

 


Matt Steven awards

2018 President's Promise Awards

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

JHCP President's Promise awards are given to employees who make the extraordinary, ordinary every day through a dedication to and embodiment of the Promise of Medicine. This year, 10 winners and their nominators were celebrated at the awards luncheon, held on Friday, Oct. 12.

 


Brexton award

Joanne Kraus, LCSW-C

Lifetime Volunteer Award, Chase Brexton Health Services
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Joanne Fritz Kraus, social worker III at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has been employed at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on the Neurosciences Service since 1984. She currently is vice-chair of the Medical Center’s Ethics Committee. Seeing patients admitted there who have not been able to receive preventive health services, she is passionate about access to quality health care for all persons. She joined the Board of Chase Brexton Health Care around the turn of the millennium and served for 15 years, with terms as a committee vice chair, chair, board officer and as chair of the board of directors from 2006 to 2008. Her past leadership activities have been shared with Chizuk Amuno Congregation, which she served as a board member and officer. Kraus is being honored with the Lifetime Volunteer Award and to recognize her as Chase Brexton Health Care’s longest serving Board member.

 


population health team

Kate Talbert, MPA, R.N.

Howard County General Hospital
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Community Outreach Nurse Shining Star
 

Kate Talbert, case management program manager, helped to build and now leads two new community-based care management programs based at HCGH - the Community Care Team and Journey to Better Health - that have had a positive impact by decreasing hospital utilization and improving patient experience. She is responsible for all program aspects including planning, implementation, evaluation, monitoring performance, continuous quality improvement and growth/expansion. She manages and supervises a team of 14 clinical and non-clinical program staff. Kate is passionate about delivering holistic care and support to patients in their homes and communities. She is a compassionate and dedicated nurse leader who acts with integrity and has earned the trust and respect of her team.


PA Ridenour

Kristin Ridenour, M.P.H., P.A.-C

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Emergency Department
Promotion to Senior Physician Assistant
 

Kristin Ridenour, a PA in the Emergency Department, has been promoted to the position of senior physician assistant. Ridenour has been with the ED for the past three years, and has worked in all areas of the ED during that time. Emergency Department P.A. manager Stephanie Figueroa, says Ridenour has been “exemplary in her dedication to becoming knowledgeable and skilled in emergency medicine.” Jamil Bayram, associate professor of medicine, adds that Ridenour is “a role model of how a P.A. should be: a team player, positive attitude and extremely well-read.” Ridenour earned her master’s degree and PA certification at George Washington University. She joins the ranks of several other highly experienced full-time senior PAs in the emergency department.

 


HCGH Care team

Community Care Team at Howard County General Hospital

Governor's Citation, State of Maryland
 

On behalf of Governor Larry Hogan, Secretary of Health Robert Neall presented the award in recognition of the Community Care Team's expertise and compassion, stating "in honor of the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by this multi-disciplinary team and as our citizens join in expressing our great respect and gratitude for your contributions to Howard County and our state." This recognition is a testament to the program's impact on residents of Howard County.

 


Daily Record Redonda

Redonda G. Miller, M.D.

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, President
Daily Record's Most Admired CEOs

 

Congratulations to Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, who was named one of The Daily Record’s 2018 Most Admired CEOs.

 
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Robert Bollinger

 

Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education
Recipient, Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases

 

Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases and the installation of Robert Bollinger, M.D., M.P.H., has been installed as the inaugural recipient of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases. Bollinger is director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CGGHE). You can read more about the Sept. 5 dedication and installation event, attended by JHU President Ronald Daniels, Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mark Anderson, director of the Department of Medicine, and others on the CCGHE website.

 
Family Jewels

Redonda G. Miller, M.D.

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, President
Family Jewels Award from East Baltimore History Library

 

Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, received the “Family Jewels” award on Sunday, Sept. 9, from the East Baltimore Historical Library at their seventh annual National Grandparents Day Celebration. Dr. Miller was selected to receive the award for her dedication to East Baltimore elders, some of which are her former patients. “Dr. Miller has proven to be an authentic, personable ambassador of goodwill,” says Delegate Cheryl Glenn of the 45th Legislative District, who presented Dr. Miller with the award. “Dr. Miller adopted this annual luncheon in 2016, as her first special community outreach project and we are very humbled by your vision and fidelity to East Baltimore elders.” The East Baltimore Historical Library is a community space that preserves and shares the rich history of a community that continues to rise and yield strong families and prominent individuals who have impacted the city, state, and nation. The East Baltimore Historical Library has been honoring individuals who have been of service to the East Baltimore community at the annual National Grandparents' Day Luncheon.

 
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Elizabeth Edsall Kromm

 Howard County General Hospital
2018 VIP List of “Very Important Professionals Successful by 40, The Daily Record

 

 

Elizabeth Kromm, vice president of population health and advancement for Howard County General Hospital, has been recognized earning a spot on the Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List of “Very Important Professionals Successful by 40.” The Daily Record created the VIP List in 2011 to recognize professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. Winners, chosen by a panel of previous VIP List honorees and business leaders, were selected based on professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change.

 
Sonya Young

Sonya Young

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Psychiatry
Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor

 

Sonya Young, a patient information coordinator, graduated from Walden University. Young joined the Meyer 4 psychiatry team in 1994 as a temporary agent fulfilling the role as a support staff. She was hired in 1996 as the hospital’s first unit associate, and in 1998 was promoted as the first patient information coordinator. While working on the psychiatric unit, took advantage of an opportunity to continue her education. In 2017, Young completed her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling. She passed the National Counseling Exam, as well as the Maryland Jurisprudence Exam and has earned the new title of licensed graduate professional counselor.

 
Lilema Stewart

Lilema Stewart

 The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Echo Lab
Graduated from Revenue Cycle Management Academy

 

 

Lilema Stewart, a patient service coordinator III, graduated from the Revenue Cycle Management Academy in June, as part of the first cohort.

 
Paul B. Rothman

Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

 Dean of the Medical Faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

 

Modern Healthcare selected Dean/CEO Paul Rothman as one of its “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” The recognition notes Rothman’s leadership in Johns Hopkins’ creation of the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute in the United Arab Emirates and his election last year to American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 
Deborah Baker

Deborah Baker, DNP, ACNP, NEA-BC

 Johns Hopkins Health System
Appointed Associate Dean for Health Systems Partnership and Innovation for the JHU School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHSON) has appointed Deborah Baker, DNP, ACNP, NEA-BC, to serve as Associate Dean for Health Systems Partnership and Innovation. This new position will formally strengthen the alignment between nursing in the academic and practice settings, and expand partnership opportunities with JHSON and the work of the Johns Hopkins Health System. Baker is currently senior vice president for nursing at the Johns Hopkins Health System, vice president for nursing and patient care services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and faculty of the JHSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

 
Neel Pathak

Neel Pathak

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Ambulatory Services
Named to Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners for 2018

 

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Neel Pathak, MHA, project administrator at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Appointed by the NIST director, examiners are responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award, as well as other assessment-related tasks. The examiner board is composed of more than 300 leading experts competitively selected from industry, professional, trade, education, health care, and nonprofit (including government) organizations from across the United States.

 
Panagis Galiatsatos

Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D.

 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Named to Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List

Galiatsatos, co-director of Medicine for the Greater Good, has been recognized on the Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List. The list recognizes professionals 40 years of age and younger who have been successful in Maryland. Winners, chosen by a panel of previous VIP List honorees and business leaders, were selected on the basis of professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. Dr. Galiatsatos was honored for his work with Medicine for the Greater Good, a formal curriculum that seeks to train and educate medical residents about the socioeconomic determinants of health.

 
 

Johns Hopkins Osler Internal Residency Program

 Ranked #1 internal medicine residency program in the country
Becker's Hospital Review 

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore offers the best clinical training in internal medicine, according to Doximity's 2018-2019 Residency Navigator. Doximity is a professional networking tool for physicians and health care professionals. Read more about this recognition.

 
Andrew Cameron

Andrew Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Executive Vice Director
Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

Dr. Cameron will assist the director in faculty recruitment and retention, lead academic mentorship and faculty development activities, assist in building institutional partnerships and collaborations (e.g., service lines) and represent the department in the director’s absence. He serves as an associate professor of surgery, director of the adult and pediatric liver transplant programs, and chief of the Division of Transplantation, as well as the vice chair for faculty development. Besides his clinical interests in hepatitis C and liver cancer, Dr. Cameron is also active in efforts to increase organ donor registration using social media. 

 
Christopher Wolfgang

Christopher Wolfgang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

 

Chief of Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

Christopher Wolfgang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D., has been appointed the head of the Division of Surgical Oncology, inclusive of hepatobiliary, breast, melanoma, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and gastrointestinal cancer surgical therapies. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2005 and has assumed progressive clinical leadership responsibility leading up to his current roles in the Johns Hopkins Health System, focusing on integration of surgical oncology practices. He is a master clinician and has an active interest in multidisciplinary pancreatic cancer care and translational research in early detection of pancreatic cancer.

 
 

Department of Pharmacy

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award, Board of Pharmacy Specialties

 

The JHH Department of Pharmacy was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Board of Pharmacy Specialties Warren E. Weaver/Richard P. Penna Award. The JHH Pharmacy Department has made outstanding voluntary contributions to the advancement of the board certification of pharmacists, and board certified pharmacists are routinely involved in patient care, education and research. Additionally, JHH board certified pharmacists have provided service to an array of professional organizations through elected office and committee leadership.

 
David Zee

David S. Zee, M.D.

 

Professor of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Bárány Society Gold Medal

 

The Bárány gold medal, which was founded in 1948 by the medical faculty at Uppsala University, is presented to "the author who during the last completed six-year period has published the most valuable work on the vestibular apparatus in the widest sense of this term". Zee is recognized for his recent seminal work on magnetic vestibular stimulation and his cumulative contributions to vestibular science over the past four decades.

 
James E. Page, Jr.

James E. Page, Jr.

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine
2018 Becker's Hospital Review of "50 Great African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know"

 

James Page Jr., vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, was named one of Becker’s “50 Great African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know.” In addition to his role with Johns Hopkins, Page serves on the Corporate Advisory Council for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C. He previously served as assistant vice president and chief diversity officer of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and directed nationwide diversity for DaVita.

 
John R. Burton

John R. Burton, M.D.

 

2018 John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees Award

 

The trustees of The John A. Hartford Foundation named John R. Burton, M.D., director, Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center, as the recipient of the 2018 John A. Hartford Foundation Trustees Award for his decades of dedication to improving the care of older adults through his role as a geriatric educator, researcher and clinician. The John A. Hartford Foundation has been the leader in building a field of experts in aging and testing. The award was founded to highlight the excellence in clinical practice, education, or research related to improving the care of older adults.

 
baltimore nurses

Megan Cullen, Alicia Dillon, Erica Hall, Kristina Hoerl, Elizabeth Radcliff, Pamela Spranger, Cheryl Stephens

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital

 

Baltimore magazine is honoring seven Johns Hopkins nurses for their extraordinary contributions to health care. The Johns Hopkins honorees, their hospitals and their categories of recognition are: Megan Cullen, B.S.N., R.N.,  Howard County General Hospital, in the community care/ambulatory care category; Alicia Dillon, R.N., The Johns Hopkins Hospital, intensive care; Erica Hall, M.S.N., A.N.P.-B.C., C.D.E. – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, in the medical-surgical nursing; Kristina Hoerl, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., C.R.N. – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, educator; Elizabeth Radcliffe, R.N. – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, acute care/family practice/general medicine; Pamela Spranger, R.N. – Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, rehabilitation; and Cheryl Stephens, R.N. – The Johns Hopkins Hospital, pediatrics: neonatal category. Read more about the recognition at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/nursing/news/2018_top_nurses_list.html

 
 

IT@ Johns Hopkins

 

Best Place to Work in IT, Computerworld

 

IDG’s Computerworld just released its 2018 ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, and IT@JH was once again named as a “Best Place to Work in Information Technology.” IT@JH was ranked No. 30 among the list’s large organizations. Selection is based on the quality and excellence of the IT workplace. View the feature article and list here: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3279887/it-careers/best-places-to-work-in-it-2018.html 

 
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Arthur Burnett, M.D.

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore Orioles Community Hero Award

 

Arthur "Bud" Burnett, professor of urology at The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is recognized as Sunday's Birdland Community Hero. In addition to his work at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Burnett has been a mentor and benefactor of the Baltimore nonprofit, Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood, which works to help young people in Baltimore's toughest neighborhoods.

 
Terrence St. Rose

Terrence St. Rose

 

Master’s Degree in Acquisition and Supply Chain Management
Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation

 

When Terrence St. Rose started working at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Receiving Department, he took part in the General Services Mentor Program offered by Kenneth Grant, vice president of general services and supply chain for the Johns Hopkins Health System. During this time, Terrence decided to return to school and further his education and career. Since that time, he has worked for the procurement office as both a buyer and a contract specialist. Terrence is now a vital part of the supply chain system support staff, working in data analysis. In May 2018, he graduated with a Master's Degree from University of Maryland University College.

 
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Daniel Smith

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Becker's Hospital Review List of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know

 

Daniel Smith, vice president of finance and chief financial officer for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, was named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2018 list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.
 

 
David Newman-Toker

Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence
David E. Newman-Toker, M.D. Ph.D., director

 

Johns Hopkins Health System
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Grant

 

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded the Armstrong Institute’s Center for Diagnostic Excellence a two-year, $2.3 million grant to rapidly accelerate the development of diagnostic performance measures and dashboards. Together, with colleagues from Kaiser Permanente, the center will create and validate new measures for missed sepsis and missed heart attack — complementing an existing measure for missed stroke. They will also develop and operationalize real-time dashboards to track and analyze Johns Hopkins Medicine’s performance for these three conditions. The center received the award in April 2018.

 
Bruce Huntley

Bruce Huntley

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Miller-Coulson Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Clinical Excellence Award

 

The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins Medicine presented the award in April to Bruce Huntley, a physician assistant in Emergency Medicine. The award aims to recognize and promote clinical excellence for the benefit of the individuals and communities that are served. Applicants are nominated by leaders in the Emergency Department.

 
Mary Masterson

Mary Masterson

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
Miller-Coulson Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Clinical Excellence Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

The Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins Medicine presented the award in April to Mary Masterson, a physician assistant in Emergency Medicine. The award aims to recognize and promote clinical excellence for the benefit of the individuals and communities that are served. Applicants are nominated by leaders in the Emergency Department.

 
Jim Schuelen

Jim Scheulen, P.A. M.B.A.

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Appointment to Maryland State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board

 

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has selected Jim Scheulen, chief administrative officer of Emergency Medicine and Capacity Management at Johns Hopkins Medicine, to serve on the State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board. Scheulen, who was sworn in at the Baltimore County Courthouse in March, was chosen for the role due to his expertise as a hospital administrator and his involvement with the Maryland EMS system for the past 40 years. As part of the 11-member board, Scheulen will work alongside other board members to coordinate and oversee the Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and the state’s five EMS regions, as well as the planning and operation of EMS with federal, state and county governments; the training, and certification and licensure of EMS providers.

 
Philanthropic Five

Meredith Zoltick

 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Philanthropic Five, United Way

 

Meredith Zoltick, an RN and case manager in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension, is active with several organizations like the Harm Reduction Coalition, giving Narcan training across the city, as well a fund raiser for Movable Feast. She also will receive her master’s in Public Health and Masters in Nursing in the form of Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in HIV and Hepatitis C. She is actively involved in multiple volunteer projects that impact our city’s most vulnerable populations. She accepts new challenges all the time and makes time to reach out to some of our more acute patients who are often homeless, in active addiction, and in crisis.

 
Ron Peterson

Ronald R. Peterson

 

President Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Health System
American Hospital Association Award of Honor
Outward Bound Cornerstone Award

 

The American Hospital Association presented a 2018 Award of Honor to Ronald Peterson, president emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Health System and special advisor to the dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The award, which was presented at the AHA’s Annual Meeting in D.C., recognizes exemplary leadership contributions to the health and well-being of the people through leadership of a major health or social initiative. Peterson also received the Outward Bound award, which is given to person who exemplifies Cornerstone values of compassion, integrity, excellence and inclusion and diversity.

 
Sibley Team

Renaissance Skilled Nursing Facility

 

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care®
American Nurses Credentialing Center

 

Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Renaissance Skilled Nursing Facility achieved Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care®. This prestigious designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) identifies the Renaissance as a best place to work. Organizations that achieve Pathway to Excellence in Long Term Care are those where nurses thrive and feel empowered to advance in their careers. The Renaissance is one of only six long term care facilities in the world with this honor.

 
Children's Book

Pamela Boye

 

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
New Children's Book

 

Pamela Boyle, a pediatric nurse practitioner with JHCP, has published her first children's book with my husband, a Johns Hopkins alumni. The book is about a dog triathlon, and includes themes about setting goals, determination and teamwork. The 12-year Johns Hopkins employee used to work on CMSC 6/Bloomberg 9 South as a nurse on the infants, toddlers and preschool aged medical surgical unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Boyle hopes the book will encourage children to live fun, active and healthy lifestyles.

 
 

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