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Weekly Progress Notes, February 6, 2019


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.


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 summit is “Commitment to Resilience.” To register, click here.


Magnet Designation Update

Our Magnet document has 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!



Epic Upgrade on Feb. 10

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Epic 2018 upgrade will occur on Sunday, Feb. 10. As a result, all enhancement requests that have not been completed will be postponed until at least Monday, Feb. 18. Personal editing of smart phrases and preferences will be locked from Feb. 5 – Feb. 10 to allow the upgrade to gather a stable copy of your preferences.

If you need assistance, please call 301-896-3767 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday) or 301-896-HELP (all other times).

If you have questions/concerns prior to the upgrade, please contact:

The most significant changes in this upgrade for inpatient doctors are related to the medication reconciliation process. Click here to download a focused slide presentation outlining these changes. A more detailed version of the presentations outlining the changes is available here.

Visit the Upgrade section of the Epic Training Portal for a comprehensive listing of the planned changes, as well as PowerPoint and video educational resources. You will also find a list of training logins for Epic Playground (PLY) that allow you to logon under various roles and practice with the upcoming changes. Finally, there are Tip sheets that provide quick-reference information by clinical specialty that you can print out or save.


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. 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. You can find more information here.



Click here for the February calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

February 6: TR Conference—to access click here.

February 7: Combined Surgical/ACCM Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16815 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

February 8: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here.

February 8: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.


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