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Weekly Progress Notes May 1


JOH Medical Staff

Reminder: Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat This Friday

Join us this Friday, May 3, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Club (6100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland) for the seventh annual Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Leadership Retreat, Emotional Intelligence and Temperament Theory: Real Skills for Effective Leadership at Work and Beyond. The workshop will be led by Joslyn Vaught, a senior advisor in leadership and organizational development at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The format is entirely interactive and will help you identify and understand your own personality type and how to best use your EQ to communicate effectively and work with colleagues, patients and other people encountered in your professional and personal life. Six hours of CME credits will be provided. Registration closes tonight (Wednesday, May 1) at 11:59 p.m. Click here to register.

Clinical Awards Medal

2019 Clinical Awards Nominations

The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams. The awards are designed to honor physicians and care teams associated with The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians who embody the best in clinical excellence. Winners will be selected this summer and will be recognized at the annual meeting of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Click here more information about the nomination process and a brief video.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 24. You can nominate colleagues who consistently demonstrate excellence in their clinical work here. Read the memo from Paul Rothman, M.D. and Kevin Sowers about the importance of these awards.

Clinical Awards Medal

Washingtonian 2019 Top Docs

Washingtonian magazine is currently accepting votes for the 2019 Top Doctors list. This peer-nominated list of the most respected physicians in the Washington area will appear in the November 2019 issue. The deadline to submit votes for the the list is Tuesday, May 7. Visit to cast your vote. Download this flyer for more information.


Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium for Clinicians and Caregivers

The ninth annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium will be held on Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Woodmont Country Club (1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland). The symposium is titled Are We Prepared? Four Chronic Diseases Transforming Aging and Health Care: Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia and Heart Disease in an older population.

The symposium will bring together leading physicians and public health experts for an inclusive and dynamic discussion on the complexity and challenges of treating and caring for an aging population in a total cost of care environment. Download this brochure for more information.

CUSP Training

Register for CUSP Training

Suburban Hospital will host Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) training on Monday, May 13 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Women’s Club of Bethesda (5500 Sonoma Rd., Bethesda, Maryland). The goal of CUSP is to empower frontline staff to improve patient safety culture. The interactive training provides tools to launch and sustain a CUSP team.

If you are interested in this training, please contact Noelle Flaherty, RN, at or 301-896-4019 with questions and to register.

Power Outages

Scheduled Power Outages

As part of the Suburban Campus Transformation project, we are transferring the emergency backup power source from the temporary generators in front of the hospital to the new Plant Operations generators in the basement. Incident Command is active during each of the transfers, which occur during the evening and night shifts. There are no anticipated closures to EMS and Suburban will go on diversion only if unexpected outages impact ED operations. The dates and times of upcoming outages are as follows:

  • Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m. – Saturday, May 4 at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. – Saturday, May 11 at 5 a.m.

Please contact Incident Command at 301-896-2861 with any questions during these power outages.

JHCP/Suburban Hospitalist Group Volunteer Opportunity

The JHCP/Suburban Hospitalist Group will be volunteering this Sunday, May 5 at A Wider Circle from noon – 3 p.m. This is a great day to volunteer, as the organization is hosting its annual Walk to End Poverty. The event will kick off with a speech by A Wider Circle founder, Mark Bergel, Ph.D., followed by family-fun activities like face painting and arts/crafts. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Barbara Chalom, PA/Hospitalist at

Connect, Partner, Reflect: Everyday Communications with Patients and Staff

Learn about evaluating the phases of communication to create a better patient experience during an upcoming Connect, Partner, Reflect course. This instructor-led course is being offered on May 10 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the East Baltimore campus. Search for “Connect Partner Reflect 101” in myLearning to register. Find out when other dates are available.

Upcoming Freedom From Smoking Session

Suburban offers FREE tobacco cessation classes throughout Montgomery County, providing unparalleled access to this vital service. The next 7-week session begins on Tuesday, May 7 at JHCP Heart Care in Rockville. Please encourage your patients to visit or call 301-896-2334 to register for this valuable resource. A kind word of encouragement and a referral from you could help someone make the life-saving decision to join a class and learn how to quit smoking for good!



Click here for the May 2019 calendar.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

May 2: Surgical Grand Rounds “Resuscitation after Cardiac Surgery: The Rules have Changed” —to access click here. Text CME Code 16827 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

May 3: Oncology Grand Rounds Rounds “Implementation of a Saline and Turbulent or Pulsatile (STOP) Flush Procedure in Hematologic Malignancy Patients with Central Venous Catheters (CVC’s)”—to access click here. Text CME Code 19047 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event. Download this handout for additional instructions.

May 3: Medical Grand Rounds "Learning from Cases in Practice and Practice with Cases for Learning"—to access click here.



Glowing Tumors

Promise for Common Pediatric Brain Tumors

A new drug combination treatment used by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and school of medicine could prove effective for pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common brain tumor in children. Click here to learn more about this research.

Glowing Tumors

Top Reasons People Go to the ER

In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, including injuries, strokes and heart attacks. Read more about this research, believed to be a first-of-its-kind look at the lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide, which could lead to future public health strategies to save lives and redirect resources.



Dermatology and Endocrinology Specialists

For a list of Dermatology and Endocrinology Specialists practicing at Suburban Hospital, click here.



Admission Medication Reconciliation

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