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Leadership from Within

By Stephanie Shapiro Photo by Chris Hartlove Deborah Baker makes good on her Hopkins education and a pledge to improve care and safety The new senior vice president for nursing for the Johns Hopkins Health System doesn’t have to make herself at home. Deborah Baker, DNP, CRNP, is home. After Baker earned her bachelor’s degree
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First Things First

New CNO Veronica Martin shows individuals that they count with her As Veronica Martin knows well, establishing relationships is a major part of being an effective leader, which may be why she’s been so successful just six months into her new position. “It’s important when you go into a new organization to get into the
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Pregnant Pause

By Lester Davis Center helps babies by helping mothers get clean Amanda Seldomridge was in search of a miracle when she walked through the doors at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Close to nine months pregnant with her third child, a girl she’d already named Faith, Seldomridge, 35,
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Meet in the Middle

Vascular specialist helps put intravenous lines, patients, and staff in a better place Howard County General Hospital’s commitment to innovation, collaboration, and safety is in its veins—and those of its patients. HCGH welcomed a vascular access specialist last year to increase the satisfaction of patients who need intravenous fluids. Loida Lacson, RN, is currently the sole
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Leadership from Within

By Stephanie Shapiro Photo by Chris Hartlove Deborah Baker makes good on her Hopkins education and a pledge to improve care and safety The new senior vice president for nursing for the Johns Hopkins Health System doesn’t have to make herself at home. Deborah Baker, DNP, CRNP, is home. After Baker earned her bachelor’s degree
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Midwives United

A strong midwifery workforce depends on strong leadership. To help prepare the next generation of leaders, Jhpiego, the International Confederation of Midwives, World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, and others brought together 33 young midwives from 32 countries to participate in a leadership symposium. The midwives met in Copenhagen in May for three days
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In the Wink of an Eye

By Stephanie Shaprio Innovation Hub offers a safe space to ponder and improve patient care At Sibley Memorial Hospital, it has been routine to present newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with piles of information about the disease, treatment options, self-care, recovery, surgical reconstruction, and other related materials. Although Jennie Tarica, MSN, RN, Sibley’s breast cancer
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For Patients and Families, a Greater Voice

Communication initiatives empower them to become part of the care team Recent research released by the Journal of Patient Safety suggests that medical errors are the third-leading cause of fatalities, behind only cancer and heart disease. Moreover, roughly one-third of medical errors could be prevented by improved communication. At Suburban Hospital, a recently formed group called
On the Pulse
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10 and Counting …

It was a day like few others for the Johns Hopkins Doctor of Nursing Practice program. First of all, it’s rare that DNP students from several cohorts are together on campus since so much of their learning experience is virtual. (And when individual cohorts are here, their days are packed full of activities, classes, seminars,
Cells to Society
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Scholarly Publications July 2015–June 2016

SEPTEMBER 2015 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE “Burnout and Resilience Among Nurses Practicing in High-Intensity Settings” CYNDA RUSHTON* & COLLEAGUES APRIL 2016 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH “Effects of Community-Based Health Worker Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Management and Care Among Vulnerable Populations: A Systematic Review” Laura Gitlin, Hae-Ra Han & colleagues MAY 2016 American Society on
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Alumni Update

Dear Alumni, Greetings to all. The dog days of summer have certainly not slowed down the JHNAA Board. The Student/Alumni Committee has been busy planning ways to connect with the nursing students while they are on campus in order to keep them involved beyond graduation. In the coming months, we will be inviting student group
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Alumni Update

Dear Alumni, Greetings to all. The dog days of summer have certainly not slowed down the JHNAA Board. The Student/Alumni Committee has been busy planning ways to connect with the nursing students while they are on campus in order to keep them involved beyond graduation. In the coming months, we will be inviting student group
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Church Notes

Save the Date The Reunion Weekend committee is hard at work to plan activities that will afford for another not-to-miss event September 22-25. There is a room block reserved this year at the Hotel Indigo in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Thank you to Donna Royster Swope, ’66, and Yetive Hull Habicht, ’66, for serving as
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Class News

1951 After graduating from the JHH School of Nursing, Adele Sparks Birx earned her MSN from Penn State and worked as a professor of nursing at Harrisburg Area Community College until retiring in 1992. Now she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and is a Bible study leader at church. 1956 After a