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Weekly Progress Notes, December 12, 2018


A Memo from Jackie Schultz, President, on Suburban Hospital's 75th Anniversary

I am incredibly excited to share that Suburban Hospital’s 75th Anniversary is almost here! This Thursday, December 13th, we will celebrate 75 years as an indispensable resource and integral part of our greater- Bethesda community.

It is almost hard to believe that Suburban Hospital began as a 130-bed hospital with an operating budget of $13,000! Times have certainly changed as our hospital has kept pace with local growth and increased demand for world-class local healthcare. Our campus transformation and clinical addition represent what is certainly only the next iteration of Suburban’s evolution.

For Suburban’s official birthday, we are asking everyone to show their Suburban pride by wearing their Suburban Hospital gear this Thursday, December 13th. This could be a sweatshirt with the Suburban Hospital logo from 20 years ago or a Suburban Under Armour jacket from this year’s Hospital Week celebration. If you are new to the hospital, please ask a manager or colleague to share something from their collection. One of the things I love best about Suburban is the tremendous sense of community and camaraderie.

Throughout the day, members of the senior leadership team and I will also be distributing small tokens of our appreciation to various units and departments. This is just one of several ways in which we continue to recognize this special milestone and celebrate both our history and our future.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your ongoing commitment to Suburban’s mission, vision and values. Even as we are steeped in history, we are ready for the next 75 years of outstanding service. Everyone here, including staff, physicians, volunteers and our community members, helps make Suburban who we are and are a testament to our ongoing passion for excellence in care.

Laboratory Services Change

Suburban Laboratory will change the method used for Hemoglobin A1c from High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to a Turbidimetric Inhibition immunoassay (TINIA). More information here.

Third Annual Medical Staff Art Exhibit

Please join us for a reception in the Physician Lounge on January 30, 2019 at 4- 6 pm.

The artwork will be displayed in the physician lounge January 31 and February 1st. Paintings, sculptures, models, photos, glass work, poems, writings or other works of art will be displayed in the Physician’s Lounge.

Please drop your artwork off in Michelle Christ’s office between January 4 and 15, 2019. You can reach Michelle at 301-896-3678 or with question. More information here.

Upcoming Smoking Cessation Classes for Your Patients 

Sundays from February 24-April 7 and Tuesday, March 19. Sessions are free. More information here.

December 2018 Medical Staff Calendar: Click here  


Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

December 12: TR conference—to access click here.

December 13: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. CME Code 16807. More information here.

December 14: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

December 14: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here. CME Code 17596. More information here.


Discharge Readmit – Inpatient to Psych.

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