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Weekly Progress Notes May 29


Congratulations to Suburban on its Recent Milestones

As you may have read in last week’s Progress Notes, Suburban Hospital recently celebrated two important milestones:

  • On Wednesday May 15, the hospital received, for the first time, an “A” in the spring 2019 round of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety grades!
  • On Thursday, May 16, staff learned that the American Nurses Credentialing Center named Suburban a Magnet Designated hospital!

Click here to watch the video for a congratulatory message from Suburban’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, Eric Dobkin, M.D.


AMA announces new online education hub

The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed a new online education portal offering physicians and other health care professionals a streamlined way to find, earn, track and report continuing medical education (CME) and other education. Designed to support personalized lifelong learning, licensure and certification needs for physicians and their care teams, the new AMA Ed Hub™ covers a wide variety of topics and specialties in one centralized online location—helping physicians stay current in their practice of medicine while reducing the administrative burdens associated with tracking and reporting learning.

A selection of free content from the American College of Radiology (ACR) is being hosted on the hub and is now accessible to all learners, regardless of AMA and ACR membership status. Learners can find, take and claim credit for these ACR activities directly through the new platform, as well as download a branded ACR CME certificate upon completion. All completed activities will also be tracked and appear in the learner’s AMA Ed Hub transcript.


Graduation Announcements

It's that time of year! If you have children or grandchildren who are graduating from high school or college and would like to share the good news and their future plans with your physician colleagues, please contact Michelle Christ at and we'll publish an announcement in Progress Notes.



Click here for the May 2019 calendar. 



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

May 29: History of Biology and Medicine “The Discovery and Development of Anti-Cancer Drugs”—to access click here.

May 30: Surgical Grand Rounds “What We Talk About When We Talk About Surgery: Reconsidering Preoperative Communication With Older Adults”—to access click here. Text CME Code 16831 to 443-541-5052 fifteen minutes prior to start.

May 31: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.




Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Appear

Using brain imaging and spinal fluid analysis, Johns Hopkins scientists have identified brain changes that occur three to 10 years before recognizable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear. Learn how this research could one day lead to a test to predict a person’s risk for the disease.


How the Body Can Naturally Fight Skin Infections

Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus — otherwise known as CA-MRSA — is a life-threatening skin infection that has become challenging to treat because of increased drug resistance. Learn about new research that shows how we might coerce the human immune system to rid the body of MRSA infections on its own.


Call for Abstracts: Research on Gun Safety 

The inaugural Johns Hopkins Gun Safety Event will include a poster competition to showcase gun safety research. If you have research you would like to share, submit an abstract no later than Friday, June 7. The event will take place on Friday, June 21 from noon to 3 p.m. in The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Schaffer Auditorium. Click here to learn more.



Nephrology Specialists

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



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