Hopkins consolidating transplant programs

Maryland Watch

November 28, 1996

Johns Hopkins announced yesterday that it is consolidating its organ and bone marrow transplant services in a new Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center.

As part of the organizational change, the kidney transplant program will be moved from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

"This lets us better serve patients, achieve economies and plan physician and staff time more efficiently," said Ronald Peterson, acting president of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Dr. Andrew Klein, the new center's director, said the program will be reaching out to the community to encourage more organ donations.

Last year, Hopkins physicians performed 176 bone marrow transplants, 51 liver transplants and 20 heart transplants, among more than 300 total transplants.

The new center is developing a communications and database system to track patients. "As the number of our transplants continues to grow," Klein said, "we are placing renewed emphasis on good communications among our physicians, our patients, our referring physicians and managed care providers."

Pub Date: 11/28/96

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