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Weekly Progress Notes, January 30, 2019


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:


Overview sessions for Nursing/ClinDoc will be held in CR 8 on the following days:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 8 – 9:30 a.m. and noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1:30 – 3 p.m.


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.


Safety, Security and Workplace Violence Update

Please read Joe Linstrom’s memo about ensuring a workplace that is safe and healthy for Suburban’s employees, physicians and volunteers. 


Medical Staff Bulletin

Click here to download the Jan. 18 issue of the Medial Staff Bulletin, which includes reminders on the Suburban restraint policy, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, and “The PEARLS of Communication” workshop.


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



Watch this short video message as a reminder about our priority of achieving the best outcomes for all patients.



Click here for the January 2019 calendar. The February calendar can be found here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

January 30: TR Conference—to access click here. Text CME Code 17647 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

January 31: Surgical Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 16814 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

February 1: Oncology Grand Rounds—to access click here. Text CME Code 17616 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

February 1: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.



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