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Financial Vision

Wilmer surgical committee opens eyes with inclusive approach to sensible cost cutting Asked to help cut operating room costs, Corazon Sarmiento, RN, and her team at Wilmer Ophthalmology took a surgical approach. “We asked our finance guy, ‘What is the budget?’ ‘What does this number mean?’ We had him spell it all out so we
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Best Prepared for the Worst

Lessons of Ebola training help ACH nurses feel ready for whatever’s next Ebola never crossed the threshold at All Children’s Hospital, an outcome the healthcare staffs are extremely thankful for. Here’s another: The lessons learned, about themselves and hospital preparedness, have left ACH and its nurses feeling competent, equipped, and confident in one another’s ability
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Bayview’s Journey of Improvement

It starts with patterns. Lisa Grubb, MSN, RN director of quality management at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, conducts chart reviews with an eye for the ones that emerge around potentially preventable complications (PPCs) such as urinary tract infections from catheter use. “These don’t happen in a vacuum,” she points out. “There are always many
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1-2-3, Go

At Howard County General, a nurse-patient education plan ensures that the takeaway is a proper understanding of meds Photo by Chris Hartlove When patients are headed out the door with anywhere from one to more than a dozen new medications, it’s crucial that they understand proper usage and precautions to prevent bad reactions or even
On the Pulse
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School Again Among Top-Ranked

U.S. News & World Report has named the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing one of the top accredited nursing school graduate programs in the nation for 2016, placing it at No. 2. Across the East Baltimore campus, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ranked No. 1 and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Cells to Society
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The Promise of CAPABLE

Preliminary findings: 80 percent of elder participants see daily life, health improved An 80 percent success rate at anything is great. Helping 80 percent of elder residents stay safely, independently in their own homes longer, with a potentially tremendous cost savings to the U.S. healthcare systems, is an astonishing accomplishment. According to preliminary findings, that’s
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Class News

1954 Arianne Regester called Alumni Weekend an experience she truly hopes to repeat. Somehow, some way she plans to attend in 2019. Seeing classmates was a real pleasure, but even more she enjoyed hearing about how well the school is responding to needs of the future–both the students and those whom they will serve. 1994 ACCELERATED Shelley Garfield
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Alumni Update

Greetings from Baltimore! I hope this finds you having survived the winter weather and getting ready to enjoy the coming spring! As you can tell, winter did not slow down the activities of our JHNAA. First, I am very happy to introduce Erika Juengst, our new alumni director. Erika comes to us from the Development
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REMINDER: Alumni Weekend 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2015 The weekend will start with a Thursday night cocktail party, then tours, class dinners, a little bit of learning and a lot of fun and reminiscing that wraps up with the Evening With the Stars gala on Saturday night. For more information on events and accommodations, please visit here.