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Weekly Progress Notes November 20


Kudos to Andrew Schulick, M.D. and the ER, Peri-Op, Post Op and Surgery Staff

Andrew S

A member of the community who recently visited the ER has submitted a heartfelt letter thanking staff for the exceptional care they provided. Here is an excerpt from the letter...

My purpose for writing is really just to say thank you to everyone I came in contact with that day. I don’t know names, I probably couldn’t even recognize the many faces today if they were standing in front of me now but, I know there were a lot of folks tending to me in the ER, in pre-op, during the surgery and in post-op. I am extremely grateful to all of those people.

I felt like I was being treated the same way they would treat their own family member. And how fortunate we are to have folks like that to help us in a time of need. Dr. Schulick did a phenomenal job repairing [my severed] artery and stitching me back up

I don’t have a single complaint or wish something had been done differently (well, other than wishing the whole thing never happened in the first place). To find yourself in that condition and to be treated with such a high level of care, concern and comfort is fantastic. Even when my wife arrived, folks quickly brought her up to speed on what had happened and what was going to take place next.

I hope I never have to go to an ER again, but if I do, I sure hope it is to Suburban Hospital.


Suburban Receives National Cancer Accreditation

Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, has awarded the the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Suburban Hospital full accreditation status for three years after the most recent survey in November 2018. The Commission on Cancer recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, multidisciplinary patient-centered care.

Congratulations to our cancer team for their hard work and dedication, which led to this achievement!


Reminder: Proton Therapy Webinar

Proton Center

Join national proton therapy specialists Curtiland Deville, M.D., and Matthew Ladra, M.D. tomorrow, Thursday, November 21 at 8 a.m. for a webinar on “Proton Therapy: Clinical and Technological Advances in Radiation Oncology.” This is not a CME event and no credit is being offered.

Drs. Deville and Ladra have extensive experience in proton therapy research and treatment. In this webinar, they will:

  • Distinguish the basic physics of photon and proton therapy
  • Describe the rationale and theoretical advantages for proton therapy
  • Identify the currently available, evidence-based guidelines for proton therapy in various adult and pediatric disease sites
  • Explore the evolving and future indications of proton therapy

To join the webinar, please click here and enter your name, e-mail address and zip code to register.


Let’s Talk Turkey! Volunteers Needed!

Turkey Chase

Join us for the 37th Annual Turkey Chase on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 28) at the B-CC YMCA at 9401 Old Georgetown RoadWe still need volunteers to serve hot apple cider and engage with runners and their family members at Suburban’s VIP tent from 8—10 a.m.

If you want to run off those holiday calories, hospital employees receive $15 off registration thanks to the generosity of Suburban’s HR department! Register at using code TCJH37. This discount is available to employees only and may not be applied to register friends or family members.

  • Event Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • 10K Race Begins: 8:30 a.m.
  • 2-Mile Run Begins: 9:00 a.m.
  • Kid's Run Begins: 9:45 a.m.

Whether you are volunteering or running, we hope you will come out to support a great cause and enjoy a fun event! All employees who are participating in the event are welcome to park in the Suburban Hospital parking garage and walk to the YMCA.

Please contact Monique Sanfuentes at or x3572 with questions or if you are interested in volunteering. 


Upcoming Changes For Accessing Outlook Web App 

Microsoft Signin

JOH Signin

Beginning Tuesday, December 3, your sign-in prompt will look different when accessing your Johns Hopkins Enterprise mailbox via the Outlook Web App (OWA). Johns Hopkins is transitioning to Microsoft’s Authentication services and you will notice a richer, more modern, user experience when entering your sign in id and password. If you connect to the Outlook Web App off-campus, you will need to enroll in Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. You will still navigate to to access the Outlook Web App, but will be redirected to Microsoft to process your authentication on behalf of Johns Hopkins. The sign-in format will remain the same:



Click here for the November 2019 calendar on You can download a PDF copy here.



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Nov. 21: Surgical Grand Rounds “The 2019 Alfred Blalock Lecture: Cyanotic Heart Disease, An Evolutionary Tale”—to access click here. Text CME Code 21846 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Nov. 22: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.



New Hub for Immunology and Engineering


With a $6.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers will bring together immunologists, oncologists and biomedical engineers in an effort to build new tools to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. Read how the new Johns Hopkins Translational ImmunoEngineering Biotechnology Research Center will work to formalize the blend of engineering and immunology.


High Number of Births Linked to Heart Disease Risk


New research shows that women who have given birth five or more times are more likely to have more risk factors for heart disease, including obesity and high blood pressure.



Virtual Fluoroscopy

Visit to learn about a study published in Journal of Medical Imaging by Jay Khanna, M.D., Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. The study explores a system for virtual fluoroscopy that could dramatically reduce time- and dose-spent "fluoro-hunting" by leveraging preoperative computed tomography.



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