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Weekly Progress Notes January 8


Suburban ED Once Again Voted “Best of Bethesda"


Suburban Hospital was once again recognized among the “Best of Bethesda!” Each year, Bethesda Magazine highlights the best places to go and things to do in and around Bethesda as chosen by its editors and readers. Winners are featured in the magazine’s January/February issue. 

Voting for the “Best Hospital Emergency Room” takes place every two years. This is the fourth consecutive time Suburban has been selected as a Readers’ Pick, Best Hospital Emergency Room.

Congratulations to all of the ED staff and everyone at our hospital for making Suburban the best in our community!


JHM Town Hall Meeting at Suburban

Save the Date

Please join us for a JHM Town Meeting at Suburban on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 1:30—2:30 p.m. in the auditorium. These leaders will discuss our progress toward achieving the goals of JHM’s Strategic Plan, Innovation 2023:

  • Paul Rothman, M.D., the Frances Watt Baker, M.D., and Lenox D. Baker Jr., M.D., Dean of the Medical Faculty; vice president for medicine of The Johns Hopkins University; and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Kevin Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Jacky Schultz, M.S.N, R.N., president of Suburban Hospital

Hear about 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.

Please see below for a timeline of events.



2020 Multicultural Calendar Now Available

Multicultural Calendar

Keep track of holidays and paydays at Johns Hopkins Medicine with the 2020 Multicultural Calendar. The calendar notes the holidays and observances of our rich community made up of a multitude of cultures, ethnicities and faiths.



Upcoming CME Activities

Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins CloudCME web portal allows providers to register for upcoming courses, review calendars and identify activities that will help improve their knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and clinical outcomes for patients. Visit the site learn more about upcoming opportunities. Click here to subscribe to the CME email list.



Click here for the January 2020 calendar on You can download a PDF copy here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Jan. 8: Oncology Translational Research Conference “From Manabodies to Therapies”—to access click here. Text CME Code 22741 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Jan. 9: Surgical Grand Rounds “Martin Luther King Lectureship: Where Do We Go From Here – Chaos or Community”—to access click here. Text CME Code 21853 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Jan. 9: Director’s Visiting Professor Lecture "Cancer Through Stem Cell Lens"—to access click here

Jan. 10: Oncology Grand Rounds Featuring the Director’s Visiting Professor Lecturer “Biology to Therapy in the Bone Marrow Niche”—to access click here. Text CME Code 24114 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Jan. 10: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.



Little Size, Big Impact


Imagine squeezing the Titanic into a tugboat. That’s what it’s like to get a large-size dose of medicine into a tiny container that can fit inside a cell. Learn about a nosize container that Johns Hopkins scientists created for the very purpose of delivering medicine and therapies.


Early Exposure to Dogs May Lessen Schizophrenia Risk


Ever since humans domesticated the dog, the faithful, obedient and protective animal has provided its owners with companionship and emotional well-being. A new study suggests that being around “man’s best friend” from an early age may have a health benefit as well — lessening the chance of developing schizophrenia as an adult.



New Tool for Placing Imaging Orders

AgileMD, a decision support tool for ordering certain high-cost tests as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is now available in Epic. Find out how the tool can help you.

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