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Weekly Progress Notes October 30


Healthgrades Ranks Suburban on 100 Best List

Top 100

Healthgrades, which seeks to help consumers make informed health care decisions, has named Suburban Hospital among the nation’s 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care! Suburban was recognized for superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement.

Healthgrades evaluated the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide, assessing clinical outcomes across 32 procedures and conditions. Recipients of Healthgrades' 2020 Specialty Excellence Award were ranked in the top 10 percent in key specialties.


National Proton Center Now Open

Proton Center

The Johns Hopkins National Proton Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital is now open! The center offers adult and pediatric patients from across the country and around the world precise cancer treatment, the benefits of expert research and access to nationally recognized experts from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Visit and read more in Dome and the Washington Business Journal.


Suburban Recognized by Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce


Suburban Hospital received the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond Award for Corporate Leadership during their annual gala on Oct. 24. The Diamond Award recognizes Suburban’s spirit of excellence and strong sense of reliability and resilience, as well as our widespread engagement in efforts to serve the local community.

Jacky Schultz accepted the award on behalf of Suburban. Chuck Wiebe, Chair of Suburban’s Board of Trustees, and Katie Jaggers-Ludwick, Chair of Suburban’s Foundation Board, attended the event.

Pictured: Anna Behnam (Chair-Elect of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce), Jacky Schultz (President of Suburban), Ken Regnier, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (award sponsor), Andy Stern (Chair of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce)


Claim Your Doximity Profile by Nov. 1


The annual U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals rankings use to determine a hospital’s reputation in key clinical areas. All board-certified physicians who claim their Doximity profile by this Friday, Nov. 1 have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming surveys.

If you have not already done so, please follow these steps to claim your profile:

  • Visit
  • At the top of the home page, enter your first and last name and click “Find My Profile”
  • Select Your Profile – If necessary, narrow the search by State / Address / Other Criteria
  • Answer the questions to confirm your identity
  • Edit Your Profile – Profiles are pre-populated with information Doximity has acquired through various databases.

Addresses, phone numbers and other contact information are often inaccurate in “unclaimed” profiles. Claiming and updating your profile is free and should take less than 10 minutes. When updating your profile, we recommend you upload your photo and list all hospitals where you practice.


Upcoming JHM 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 about upcoming opportunities. Click here to subscribe to the CME email list.



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



Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education Series

Oct. 30: Oncology Translational Research Conference "Genetic and Immunological Determinants of Response to Cancer Immunotherapy"—to access click here. Text CME Code 22731 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Oct. 31: Combined Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds “Perioperative Services Update”—to access click here. Text CME Code 21843 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Nov. 1: Oncology Grand Rounds "Introduction to Cancer Rehabilitation"—to access click here. Text CME Code 24104 to 443-541-5052 up to eight hours after the event.

Nov. 1: Medical Grand Rounds—to access click here.



An ‘Invisibility Cloak’ for Protection from Mosquito Bites


Since its invention during World War II, DEET has been used to prevent mosquito bites. But how? New research shows that rather than directly repelling mosquitos, DEET hides human skin odors from hungry malaria-carrying mosquitos.


Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Launches New Research Institute

New Research

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research will bring together researchers and trainees from departments and institutes across Johns Hopkins Medicine, with the common goal of enhancing research to improve children’s health through medical and scientific discovery. Read more about the institute.


New Public and Visitor Check-in Policy and Kiosk

Suburban takes the safety of our employees, volunteers, physicians, patients and visitors seriously, and is continuously evaluating processes for increasing the overall level of security at our hospital.

In mid-November, we will be launching a pilot for visitor badging by installing kiosks in the hospital lobby. Family members, vendors and others will use the kiosk to check-in and print a visitor badge before proceeding to their destination, whether for a scheduled appointment or to visit a patient.

Please review the new Family Presence and Visitor Policy (ADMIN071) detailing the requirements for visitor check-in and badging. It is up to all of us—regardless of our role—to enforce this policy. If you see someone without a badge, please explain our new process and ask him or her to go back to the main lobby and check in at the kiosk. Our goal is to have 100% public check-in by the time we open the North Building this winter. 

Once we launch the pilot, the McKinley Street entrance will become badge-only access for employees, volunteers and physicians with a Suburban Hospital badge. Under no circumstances should you allow visitors to piggyback with you to gain entry. If something doesn’t look or feel right, say something. Feel free to contact Security at x14 any time with concerns about visitors in the building.



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