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Weekly Progress Notes August 14


Temporary Cafeteria and Second Floor Elevator Lobby Closures


Construction on the concourse bridging the new main lobby in the clinical addition to the 2nd floor of the current building is underway!

To accommodate construction of the connector, two major temporary upcoming closures will affect all employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and visitors. 


The dates of these closures are:

  • Friday, Aug. 16 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 19 at 5:30 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 30 at 8:30 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 a.m.

During these times:
  • The front elevator lobby will be inaccessible.
  • The front elevators will bypass the 2nd floor. Access to patient rooms on the 2nd floor will be via the Rear Elevators (D Wing) only. Stairwell access to the 2nd floor elevator lobby will also be closed.
  • The cafeteria and dining area will be closed and the 2nd-floor vending machines and ATM will not be available. The hospital will provide sandwiches to providers on these dates.
  • Janice’s Coffee will offer extended hours and a wider variety of food selections on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vending machines in the ED waiting area will be available and the Gift Shop will have regular hours (Aug. 17 and 18, noon to 5 p.m.).
  • The nursing office will be located temporarily in the Transition Unit on the 4th floor.

Temporary signs will be posted to direct visitors. During this time, we ask that staff please help to direct visitors to patient rooms and guide them to available dining options.


Save the Date: Suburban Hospital’s Prostate Cancer Symposium

Prostate Cancer

Suburban Hospital’s prostate cancer symposium, Prostate Cancer 2019: Applying Precision Medicine to Guide Diagnosis and Treatment, takes place on Monday, Sept. 9 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the JHU Montgomery County Campus in Rockville.

This annual event provides an opportunity for patients and their families to come together to celebrate their survivorship and to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. 

The symposium is free and a light dinner will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at Please contact Susan Jacobstein at x6837 or with questions about this event.


Suburban Hospital Diabetes Symposium

Heart Fruit

Remember to join us on Saturday, September 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Suburban Hospital Auditorium to hear Rita R. Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S., Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide and Associate Professor of Medicine, present on “Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes: What’s new in 2019?” Click here to register. Download this flyer for more information. 


Seventh Annual Suburban Hospital Cardiovascular Symposium


Don’t forget to join us on Saturday, September 28 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Suburban Hospital Auditorium for the Cardiovascular Symposium. The symposium offers providers an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in heart disease prevention, imaging and interventions. Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., the “William Osler Professor of Medicine,” “Physician in Chief” at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Director of Medicine at JHM will present the Annual Mark F. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Future of American Medicine: What to Expect.  Click here to register. Download this flyer to learn more.


Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics Course


The Seventh Annual Mastering Children's Orthopaedics course will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Bank Conference Center. The one-day course, titled “Understanding Growth – The Superpower of Children,” will address common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and provide a forum to discuss office management and referral criteria in order to enhance the care of pediatric patients locally. Small group educational sessions will be offered to address the educational needs of the target audience. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click here for more information and to register.


Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Leadership Meeting

Save the date for the Annual Leadership Meeting and State of Johns Hopkins Medicine on Monday, Oct. 21 in the Turner Auditorium. JHM leaders are invited to attend the leadership meeting from 8 a.m. to noon. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend the State of JHM, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m.



Click here for the August 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

All grand rounds are on hiatus for the summer and will return next month.



Repairing and Restoring Brain Function with Nanotechnology


While looking at the fundamental biology of how the brain’s “helper” cells function, researchers may have discovered a way to one day regrow and repair the brain’s networks to restore normal brain function in people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.


In Older Women, Middle Age ‘Stressors’ Linked to Cognitive Decline

Middle Age Stressors

A new analysis has linked stressful life experiences among middle-aged women — but not men — to greater memory decline later in life. Learn more about this research, which adds evidence that stress hormones play an uneven gender role in brain health.



Face Shields and Masks for Infection Prevention

Face Mask

We may be out of respiratory virus season, but we certainly aren’t done with face shield masks. Everyone working on the frontlines of care should wear a face shield mask: 

  • Whenever splashes or sprays of bodily fluids are expected
  • When caring for a patient with a known or suspected infection spread by droplet transmission

Learn more in the JHM Infection Prevention Update. Please contact Suburban’s Infection Prevention & Control department at x4014 with questions.




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



Epic Classes Calendar

Did you know Epic includes a calendar of application-specific courses you can take? Click here to learn more and register for a course.


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