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Weekly Progress Notes April 24


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.


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.

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.

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, 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

JOH Medical Staff

Symposium to Spotlight Data-Driven Research

Johns Hopkins neurologist Ellen Mowry is using an abundance of data to figure out what therapies will work best for different groups of patients with multiple sclerosis. Her work is an example of how precision medicine is bringing researchers closer to tailoring treatment based on patients’ specific needs, which will be the focus of the Johns Hopkins inHealth Precision Medicine Symposium on May 30 in the Turner Auditorium. Read more in Dome.

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.


Spring 2019 CRISP e-Health Update Now Available

The spring 2019 CRISP e-Health Update has arrived! This resource provides information on current CRISP initiatives as well as other regional health care updates. Each issue also shares the status of CRISP's current services and a sneak peek of what's to come. Download the e-Health Update Spring 2019.

Johns Hopkins Health System Measles Response

Please read this memo about what the Johns Hopkins Health System is doing to monitor measles and protocols clinicians should implement to prevent the spread of infection.



Click here for the April 2019 calendar. The May 2019 calendar is available here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

April 24: History of Biology and Medicine—to access click here.

April 25: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16826 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

April 26: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

April 26: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.



Glowing Tumors

Delivering a One-Two Punch to Vision Loss

An experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought. Read more about the new research, which shows that a compound, named AXT107, stops abnormal blood vessels in the eye from leaking vision-blocking fluids.

Glowing Tumors

Epigenetic Changes in Aging Spark Colon Cancer Risk

New research shows that epigenetic changes common to aging are the sparks that push colon cancer-driving gene mutations into action. Learn more about these findings.

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.



Modern Techniques of Aortic Valve Repair

Visit to watch Michael Siegenthaler, M.D., assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and cardiovascular surgeon at Suburban Hospital, explain modern techniques of valve repair including bicuspid valve repair, TAVR, TMVR, and the treatment of aortic aneurysms. Dr. Siegenthaler performs TAVRs with the Suburban Hospital structural heart team, including interventional cardiologists Greg Kumkumian, M.D., Eric Lieberman, M.D. and Rani Hasan, M.D.



Colorectal Specialists

For a list of Colorectal Specialists practicing at Suburban Hospital, click here.



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