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Weekly Progress Notes April 17


JOH Medical Staff

Seventh Annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat

Join us on May 3, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Club ( 6100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland) for the seventh annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat, Emotional Intelligence and Temperament Theory: Real Skills for Effective Leadership at Work and Beyond. The workshop will be led by Joslyn Vaught, a senior advisor in leadership and organizational development at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

The format is entirely interactive and will help you identify and understand your own personality type and how to best use your EQ to communicate effectively and work with colleagues, patients and other people encountered in your professional and personal life. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and administrative leaders are welcome to attend this free event and networking opportunity. Six hours of CME credits will be provided. Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Easter Blessing

Easter Blessing

Friday, Apr. 21, is Easter Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after His burial following His crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.


Happy Pesach

Happy Pesach

Passover, also called Pesach, is a major spiritual holiday on the Jewish calendar. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. The Torah states that Jews are to observe Passover for seven days, beginning on the 15th of the Jewish month Nisan. This year, Passover takes place Friday, Apr. 19 through Saturday, Apr. 27.



Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium for Clinicians and Caregivers

The ninth annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium will be held on Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Woodmont Country Club (1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland). The symposium is titled Are We Prepared? Four Chronic Diseases Transforming Aging and Health Care: Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia and Heart Disease in an older population. The symposium will bring together leading physicians and public health experts for an inclusive and dynamic discussion on the complexity and challenges of treating and caring for an aging population in a total cost of care environment. Download this brochure for more information.


Armstrong Institute

Applications to the Armstrong Institute's Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy Due by April 19

The Armstrong Institute's Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 cohort. This nine month program prepares current and future leaders to transform the clinical health care setting to eliminate harm and create a culture of caring. Selected scholars will initiate, plan and lead a sustainable, multidisciplinary patient safety or quality improvement project at Johns Hopkins. Applications are being accepted through April 19. Visit the program’s website for details and application instructions. Email questions to


CUSP Training

Register for CUSP Training

Suburban Hospital will host Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) training on Monday, May 13 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Women’s Club of Bethesda (5500 Sonoma Rd, Bethesda, Maryland). The goal of CUSP is to empower frontline staff to improve patient safety culture. The interactive training provides tools to launch and sustain a CUSP team.

If you are interested in this training, please contact Noelle Flaherty, RN, at or 301-896-4019 with questions and to register.


Johns Hopkins

Upcoming JHM CME Activities

Did you know the Johns Hopkins CloudCME web portal allows providers to register for upcoming courses, review calendars, identify activities that will help them provide better care, access online syllabi, complete course evaluations and download transcripts in real-time? Click here to check out the site and learn more about upcoming opportunities. To sign-up for the JHM Continuing Medical Education email list, click here.


Recovery Center of America

Recovery Centers of America Offer a Variety of Continuing Education Events

The Recovery Centers of America offer a variety of Continuing Education Events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. These events provide participants with the opportunity to increase knowledge and awareness on a variety of topics relevant to trauma, ethics, intervention, Medication Assisted Treatment, and family involvement in treatment. These events provide networking opportunities and participants qualify for 2 to 3 Continuing Education credit hours. Click here to see and register for upcoming events, which include the following:

  • Tuesday, Mar. 23 – Trauma & Substance Use Disorder – Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment, Waldorf, Maryland
  • Wednesday, Mar. 24 and Tuesday, May 21 – Treating the Family, The Forgotten Patient – Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall, Earleville, Maryland
  • Thursday, May 30 – Medication Assisted Treatment – Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall, Earleville, Maryland


Power Outages

Scheduled Power Outages

Scheduled Power Outages As part of the Suburban Campus Transformation project, we are transferring the emergency backup power source from the temporary generators in front of the hospital to the new Plant Operations generators in the basement. Incident Command is active during each of the transfers, which occur during the evening and night shifts. There are no anticipated closures to EMS and Suburban will go on diversion only if unexpected outages impact ED operations. The dates and times of upcoming outages are as follows:

  • Friday, Apr. 26 at 9 p.m. – Saturday Apr. 27 at 6 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 9 p.m. – Wednesday, May 1 at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m. – Saturday, May 4 at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. – Saturday, May 11 at 5 a.m.

Please contact Incident Command at 301-896-2861 with any questions during these power outages.


The ABCs of Kidney Disease

Join nephrologists Sumeska Thavarajah, M.D., and Daphne Knicely, M.D. to learn about normal kidney function, the causes and stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the effects of CKD on the body and treatment options for CKD and kidney failure at the upcoming health seminar on Tuesday, Apr. 30, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s Harrison Library and Education Center. To learn more, click here.


Prohibited Turns: Southwick Street

Please remember that there are restrictions for employees when using Southwick Street to access the hospital campus:

  • Left-hand turns from Suburban’s garage access road onto Southwick Street are prohibited
  • Right-hand turns onto Suburban’s garage access road from Southwick Street are prohibited

Thank you for your cooperation with Montgomery County restrictions placed on Suburban Hospital’s campus. There are no exceptions, including living in the neighborhood. Cameras are in place to document prohibited turns. Download this handout for more information.



Click here for the April 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

April 18: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16825 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

April 19: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 19043 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event. Download this handout for additional instructions, as the sign in process has changed.

April 19: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.


Glowing Tumors


Glowing Tumors Show Where Cancer Drugs Work 

Using positron emission tomography (PET) scans, Johns Hopkins researchers have been able to successfully calculate, in real time, how much of an immunotherapy drug reaches a cancerous tumor and what parts remain unaffected. Find out how this technique could help better personalize immunotherapy.


Call for Abstracts: High Value Health Care Conference

Share your high-value work that improved quality and safety while reducing the cost of patient care at the Architecture for High Value Health Care Conference, an annual event sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Abstract submissions are due Apr. 30, 2019.Click here to learn more.



Did you know Suburban Hospital has a total of 1,438 credentialed providers? This includes 1,122 credentialed Suburban medical staff and 316 credentialed Kaiser providers. In this new weekly section, we will highlight credentialed providers within a specific specialty at Suburban.


Cardiology Specialists

In 2018, Suburban Hospital performed more than 2,800 cardiac interventions. Click here to download the list of Cardiologists, Interventional and Cardiac Surgeons at Suburban.



Documenting Non-Clinical information in the Patient’s Chart


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