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Weekly Progress Notes July 24


Performance Award

Suburban Receives Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award

We are pleased to announce that Suburban has received the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Suburban is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor, which requires recipients to demonstrate sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ?  MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters.

"This highly prestigious award reflects the dedication and hard work of our talented team who are committed to excellence,” said Gregory Kumkumian, MD, FACC, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Heart Care.

“This award is a tribute to the amazing efforts of the entire hospital system, from the time the patient arrives in the Emergency Department, through their cardiac catheterization, and then their post-procedure management in the Cardiology Unit,” added Eric Lieberman, MD, FACC, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Heart Care.

According to Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, “As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Suburban Hospital has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction. By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Suburban Hospital has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations.” Read more about this prestigious award.


Magnet Award Plaque


Suburban achieved Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on May 16—watch the Facebook Live video—and our Magnet journey didn’t end there!

Last week, LeighAnn Sidone, Suburban’s Chief Nursing Officer, received the official Magnet Recognition plaque, certificate and pin from ANCC (pictured). In October, our nurse leaders will take the stage at the ANCC National Magnet Conference to share Suburban’s path to Magnet designation with thousands of nurses from across the country.



Suburban Raises More than $5.6 Million in Philanthropic Gifts

The Suburban Hospital Foundation received more than $5.6 million in philanthropic gifts during the 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) to support the campus transformation, nursing initiatives, specialized clinical programs, and staff education and training.

Our success would not be possible without your generous support; thank you so much for everything you do each day to help our patients and the community!



Click here for the July 2019 calendar. 



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

 All grand rounds are on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.



Reducing the Need for Injections to Treat Macular Degeneration


Researchers at the Wilmer Eye Institute have shown that a new technology is safe and effective in treating some age-related macular degeneration, which would reduce the need for injections into the eye. Learn more about how this device could help patients with this progressive condition.


Atkins Diet May Modestly Improve Cognition


Recent research shows that a modified version of the Atkins diet, focused on high fat and low carbohydrates, may improve brain function and memory in older adults with mild cognitive problems. Read more about this study. 



HERO Report


HERO is a reporting system for unsafe conditions, near misses and events that cause patient and/or employee harm. As part of Suburban’s ongoing focus on ensuring the safety of staff, patients and visitors, HERO reports are an essential way to track, report and increase visibility into current and potential incidents in our hospital.

If you experience abusive behavior, threats or violence, please enter a HERO and include the name of the patient and/or family member or visitor in the event description, as well as contacting the Nursing Supervisor. These reports are reviewed daily and will help us follow up with employees and managers to track and address patterns of behavior more quickly.

To access HERO, login to Hover over the “Clinical” icon from the left-hand rail and select “HERO.” Click on the Safety/Security tile to enter a workplace violence issue.

Contact Allison Beyer, Director of Patient Safety, at with questions about HERO reports.



Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at Suburban Hospital

Visit to watch Thomas Matthew, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Program at Suburban Hospital, discusses the Cardiothoracic team’s expertise in cardiovascular surgeries, TAVR, and thoracic surgeries.




For a list of Orthopedic Specialists practicing at Suburban Hospital, click here.



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