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News from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing

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By Steve St. Angelo As summer ends, Paula M. Neira, RN, a U.S. Naval Academy grad, Desert Storm veteran, nurse, attorney, and civil rights activist, is ready to reflect on a season that brought a measure of peace and great pride to her life and to talk about her “faith in our country and our
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By Jennifer L.W. Fink App for head and neck patients makes it easier for them to help themselves There has to be a better way. That’s the thinking that led to the development of an innovative new smartphone app designed to help head and neck cancer patients effectively manage their care. As a nurse in
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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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In 2016, Dr. Karen Haller, esteemed vice president for nursing and patient care services and chief nursing officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for 17 years, assumed a new role as the vice president for nursing and clinical affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Dr. Haller’s greatest legacy is her commitment to and advancement of
JHH Melinda Walker in the garden she tends to in East Baltimore
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On duty and off, psych nurse works to cultivate positivity Whether on the job or during leisure time, Melinda Walker, RN, has a passion for changing people’s lives. Walker, with 20 years of psychiatric nursing experience at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has spent the past 10 years as the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) nurse coordinator in
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Flexible “virtual ICU” nurses scramble at news of a patient backup Most times, Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses bring patients to the intensive care unit post-surgery. Now, they can also bring the ICU to the patients. Even with 32 beds, the Surgery Department’s two ICUs regularly are filled to capacity, threatening to leave surgery patients stuck
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Push to improve infant care earns hospital baby-friendly designation A nurse’s capstone project spurred The Johns Hopkins Hospital to finalize its certification as a baby-friendly facility—a designation that less than 20 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved. Joan Diamond, MSN, RN, a registered nurse and nurse manager at the hospital, will complete her
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In 2016, Dr. Karen Haller, esteemed vice president for nursing and patient care services and chief nursing officer at The Johns Hopkins Hospital for the last 17 years, assumed a new role as the vice president of nursing and clinical affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Dr. Haller’s greatest legacy is her commitment to and
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Outreach nurses spread the word to ease disparities and save lives Illustration by Greg Clarke Over 120,000 Americans are currently in need of a life-saving transplant; 101,000 of them need a kidney. Over half are African-American or Hispanic, despite the fact that only just a bit over one-third of Americans are African-Americans or Hispanic. Two
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Staff self-select for training in new Biocontainment Unit What sort of professional commitment does it take to volunteer to provide care for the sickest patients with the most contagious infections for as long as it takes? Just ask Jade Borromeo, RN, who jumped at the chance to train for the new Biocontainment Unit at The
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