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Weekly Progress Notes February 13, 2019

Lou Kozloff, MD

Lou Kozloff, MD Honored by Penn

Lou Kozloff, MD recently received the “Alumni Award of Merit” from his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kozloff was recognized for his many contributions to the University, which include being a basketball player and swimming standout during his time at Penn. In fact, Dr. Kozloff and his father are both alums of the College and School of Medicine, and share the distinction of being one of only two father-son pairings in the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame! Dr. Kozloff was recognized for his many accomplishments during Penn’s 2018 Homecoming celebration.

Dr. Kozloff is an honorary member of the Suburban Hospital medical staff, where he has been a member since 1979.


Magnet Designation Update

Our Magnet documents have been approved and Suburban has officially been accepted for a site visit by the American Nurses Credentialing Center!

The site visit will take place on March 11, 12 and 13 (Monday through Wednesday). The purpose of the site visit is to verify and amplify the great work outlined in the document. Please take time to read the document, available on the SHIP homepage. Additional information will be provided in the near future about kick-off activities and what to expect as we prepare for this final stage of the designation process.

Magnet designation is truly a reflection of an organization-wide commitment to the highest quality patient and family-centered care and all that it entails.   


Ninth Annual 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 in Rockville, Maryland. CEU and CME credits and contact hours will be available for physicians, nurses, social workers, andnursing home and assisted living administrators in attendance. 

The symposium is titled “Are We Prepared? Four Chronic Diseases Transforming Aging and Health Care: Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia and Heart Disease, commonalities and unique complexities of treating these diseases in an older population.” The keynote speaker is Scott Berkowitz, MD, MBA, FACC, FAHA, Senior Medical Director for Accountable Care at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients, LLC.

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. Experts will review research surrounding the commonality in the four diseases, how to cost-effectively treat them in an ever growing aging population and how to assess value and quality metrics. Panelists will also provide information on the quality of care needed to treat these illnesses, the burden it places on our healthcare system and what this means for us as people live longer. For more information, call 301-770-8329 or email      


Registration for Diagnostic Excellence and Patient Safety Summits Now Open

Registration for the Diagnostic Excellence Summit on March 7 and the Patient Safety Summit on March 8 is now open and filling up quickly. These back-to-back summits are hosted by the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality on the East Baltimore campus.

The Third Annual Armstrong Institute Diagnostic Excellence Summit will focus on the major public health and health care quality concerns related to improving diagnosis in health care. The theme of this year’s summit is "Improving Diagnostic Performance Through Innovative Educational Strategies." Click here to register. 

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Patient Safety Summit will feature hundreds of health care professionals from across the organization coming together to learn about their colleagues’ work in patient safety, research, safety culture and prevention and identification of harm. The theme of the 2019 summit is “Commitment to Resilience.” To register, click here.


Nancy Miller Retirement Party 

After 21 years of dedicated service in various Director roles, in an executive position and most recently as Medical Director of the Medical Staff Office, Nancy Miller is retiring. She and her husband are embarking on an adventure on their new boat, Lasata, and planning a two year cruise around America’s Great Loop. A retirement party for Nancy will be held in the Physician’s Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. Please stop by to wish her “Fair Winds and Following Seas.” 


Introducing a New Website for Physicians

Suburban and Sibley Memorial Hospitals have launched a new website just for physicians.

The goal of the Physician Portal is to make it easier for you to connect with us. The website is your resource to learn from and connect with other physicians at Suburban and Sibley Memorial Hospitals, to share insight on the latest clinical innovations and advances in patient care, and to find out about events and download frequently used forms.  


Third Annual Medical Staff Art Exhibit

Medical staff artwork will be on display in the Physician’s Lounge from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1. Paintings, sculptures, models, photos, glass work, poems, writings and other works of art will be featured. Please join us for the opening reception in the Physician’s Lounge on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4 – 6 p.m. Click here to learn more. You can email Michelle at with questions.


Upcoming Smoking Cessation Classes for Your Patients

Sundays from Feb. 24 – Apr. 7 and Tuesday, Mar. 19. Sessions are free. More information here.



Click here for the February 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

February 13: TR Conference—to access click here.

February 14: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16816 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

February 15: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

February 15: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.



Blue Call Boxes

Blue Call Boxes

Do you know there are duress boxes with a blue light that will directly connect you to Suburban Security? These boxes are located next to the elevators and rear stairwells on every level of the parking garage. Please make sure to check their location next time you park in the garage.Read last week’s Safety, Security and Workplace Violence Update from Joe Linstrom about steps we are taking to make our workplace more secure.



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