Nurse Named President of Hopkins Health
Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN, was recently named president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the first nurse to hold this role. Sowers joins Johns Hopkins after 32 years with the Duke University Health System, where for the last eight years he was president and CEO of Duke University Hospital.
“One of the things that brings me to Johns Hopkins is that same kind of teamwork, the kind that saves lives and changes the world,” Sowers says. “I wanted to come to another world-class organization to work with some of the brightest minds and biggest hearts. I am here today because that same spirit is so palpable at Johns Hopkins Medicine.”
Sowers began at Duke in 1985 as an oncology nurse, rising quickly through the leadership ranks. He has published extensively and speaks nationally and abroad on issues such as leadership, organizational change, mentorship, and cancer care.
On the Pulse ‘Top Blog’
On the Pulse has been named to the Top 50 Blogs for Nurses by Nurse.org. The ranking was based on the quality of content, frequency of posts, writer credentials, and amount of helpful content.
A collective effort of students, faculty, and staff writers across the school, On the Pulse covers nursing and health topics like diversity and workplace issues and offers specialty articles around cardiovascular care, cancer care, public and community health, HIV, violence, global initiatives, and more.
Baltimore Magazine Recognizes Grads
JoAnn Ioannou, DNP ’09, and Lisa Groff-Paris, DNP ’10, were selected as winners in Baltimore magazine’s 2018 “Excellence in Nursing” survey. In its May 2018 issue, Baltimore will salute 50 of the region’s top nurses for their extraordinary contributions to health care. Ioannou is senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). Groff-Paris is director of women’s and children’s services at GBMC.