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Weekly Progress Notes February 5


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Watch the JHM Town Meeting at Suburban

On Jan. 21, Jacky Schultz, president of Suburban Hospital, Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Kevin Sowers, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, discussed how Suburban is delivering on the JHM Strategic Plan. They delved into the specifics of what we are doing to support the well-being of our people and our community, and how we are improving the quality and affordability of health care. Watch the video of the Town Meeting.

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Reminder: North Building Tours for Physicians

Our executive leadership and medical executive teams are requiring ALL physicians and advanced practice providers to participate in a tour of the North Building. Tours are scheduled through Friday, Feb. 14 and you can sign up here. Please note that the tours are broken down into medicine and surgery.

Tours are approximately 45-60 minutes in length and you will need to bring your badge to the tour. Your badge will be scanned for proof of attendance and is needed to access all areas of the North building. One hour of CME credit will be provided for completing the tour.

If you would like to set up a tour with your subsection or group at a different date/time, please contact Michelle at or 301-896-3678.


Register for the Medical Staff Leadership Retreat

The annual JHM Medical Staff Leadership Retreat is scheduled for Friday, May 1 from 7:30 2:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Club in Bethesda. This year’s theme is The Health of Care: Reclaiming Hospitality, and it will take a fresh look at the health of care, drawing on storytelling, examples from other industries and the personal experiences of clinical professionals. Admission is free and complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and administrative leaders are welcome to attend this free event, which will offer six hours of CME credits. Click here to register.



Coronavirus Update

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak continues to spread rapidly. At this time, there has been no confirmed case of 2019-nCoV at any of the Johns Hopkins Health System hospitals or The Johns Hopkins University.

Here at Suburban, the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors is a key priority. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared nCov a global public health emergency. Please read this important memo for measures we have taken at our hospital as this emerging disease has spread beyond the China province of Wuhan to the United States.

Symptoms for nCoV are similar to other respiratory viruses, and include fever, shortness of breath, runny nose and cough. Clinical and frontline staff and providers are being asked to identify patients who report that they have recently traveled to Wuhan City, China, and are experiencing respiratory symptoms or fever. Our staff members are following a screening protocol that involves informing the Department of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control about any patients with concerning epidemiologic risk factors and symptoms.

Additional information and resources are available on the HEIC intranet site, the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response website and the CDC website. Please review these FAQs and feel free to contact Suburban’s Infection Prevention team at x4104 with any questions. Please call the Operator at x3100 to have Infection Control paged at any time.



Click here for the February 2020 calendar on



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Feb. 5: Oncology Translational Research Conference “Challenges for the Development of Treatment in Pancreatic Cancer: Possible Paths Forward”—to access click here. Text CME Code 22744 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Feb. 6: Combined ACCM Surgical Grand Rounds “Implicit Biases and the Games They Play”—to access click here.

Feb. 7: Oncology Grand Rounds Featuring the 38th David Barap Brin Lecturer “A Complex Case of Surrogate Decision Making at the End of Life”—to access click here. Text CME code 24118 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Feb 7: Medical Grand Rounds "Sex and Gender and Their Impact on the Cardiovascular Health of Women"—to access click here. Text CME Code 24650 to 443-541-5052 during the live-streaming activity.

Feb. 7: Informatics Grand Rounds “Timing of Eating as Measured by the Daily24 App: App Design and Study Recruitment”—to access click here.




Follow-Up Needed for Youth Opioid Survivors

A new study shows that most adolescents and young adults who survive an opioid overdose are not getting timely follow-up treatment to avoid a recurrence. “We need to be doing better for them,” says pediatrician and lead researcher Rachel Alinsky, M.D., M.P.H.



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