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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
JHH Illustration by Shaw Nielsen
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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
JHH Illustration by Eva Bee
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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
JHH Karen Haller
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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
Jhpiego Jhpiego's Safe Surgery Working Group
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Nurses provide essential surgical care to prevent needless deaths Katie Kloss may be a surgical nurse, but she’s never wanted to be a surgeon. Her passion is providing primary health care to families. That’s why she became a nurse practitioner. But a visit last summer to Ethiopia gave Kloss an inside look at the dearth
JHH Illustration by Greg Clarke
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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
All Children's New CNO Veronica Martin
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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
JHH The new Biocontainment Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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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
Bayview Cheryl Harrow at the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy
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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,
JHH Beekeeper Roberta Jones with a bee
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Roberta Jones stumbles upon a sweet spot in caring for hives Six years ago, Roberta Jones, MSN, RN, went to a beekeeping class with little clue about what she was getting into. Now, with eight hives and more than 600,000 bees, she says “her girls” provide not just a hobby but a passion for the
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