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Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2011
Johns Hopkins Medicine and defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday they would work together to create a safer and more efficient model for hospital intensive care units. The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Hopkins and Lockheed will examine how technologies from the aerospace and defense industries can be used to reduce medical mistakes and improve patient safety and quality of care. Hopkins officials said ICUs currently use piecemeal approaches that are prone to errors.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2011
Florida information technology firm Harris Corp. has entered into an agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine to develop a system to manage the medical system's X-rays, mammograms and other medical imaging. Details of the deal were not disclosed. The system — which would involve electronically processing, storing and transporting images — would be developed for Johns Hopkins, but it would later be used at hospitals and by health care providers around the country, the parties said in statement Tuesday.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2011
Dr. Edward Miller, who has overseen a vast expansion of Johns Hopkins Medicine — on Baltimore's east side and in countries around the world — since taking over as dean and chief executive in 1997, said Thursday that he will retire next year. Miller, 68, has built a medical powerhouse, with six hospitals, including All Children's Hospital in Florida, several suburban health care and surgery centers, and more than 30 primary and specialty health care facilities — many of which he helped bring into the fold.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
Rheumatologist and college dean Dr. Paul B. Rothman will serve as the next CEO of the $6.5 billion Johns Hopkins Medicine health system, ushering in a new era for the world-renowned medical institution that after a decade of rapid expansion faces the new challenges of an evolving health care industry. Rothman comes from the smaller and lesser-known University of Iowa, where he is dean of the Carver College of Medicine and leads the university's clinical practice plan. But he brings with him nearly three decades of academic medical experience as a scientist, clinician and administrator, Hopkins executives said Monday in announcing his appointment.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | March 1, 2013
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System leadership sent this letter today outlining how much federal budget cuts will cost the medical system.   From:  Paul B. Rothman and Ronald R. Peterson [ mailto:jhmedexec@jhmi.edu ]  Sent:  Friday, March 01, 2013 1:50 PM To: Subject:  Update on Sequestration To JHM faculty, staff and students Dear Colleagues,   Yesterday's decision on sequestration and its impact on academic medicine have reverberated throughout our halls.
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October 26, 2009
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2010
Dr. Nicholas J. Fortuin, a Johns Hopkins Hospital cardiologist who did early research in cardiac ultrasound and was recalled as a gifted teacher, died Sunday near his home in the Caves Valley section of Baltimore County. Family members said he had been bicycling. He was 69. "For generations of cardiology trainees at Hopkins, he came to epitomize clinical judgment and skill, and he brought to their education a healthy skepticism of new fads in a technology-prone specialty," said a close friend, Dr. Thomas Traill, a Hopkins cardiologist.
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February 15, 1999
Sydney elected president of hospital professional staffDr. Sam V. Sydney, a Columbia-based orthopedic surgeon, has been elected president of the professional staff of Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.He succeeds Ellicott City internist Dr. Steven A. Geller.As president, he oversees the medical and dental staff of almost 600. He will serve on the hospital's board of trustees and the board of the Johns Hopkins Health System, and as co-chairman of Hopkins Medicine's Practice Coordination Council -- a team of physicians coordinating clinical efforts for the two institutions that merged recently -- Howard County General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
At the new $1.1 billion Johns Hopkins Hospital there will be Xboxes and a basketball court for kids, sleeper-sofas for families, single rooms for all patients, an improved dining menu and extensive soundproofing. It's part of an effort to make the hospital experience more patient-focused, Hopkins officials said Thursday on the first tour given to the news media since construction began five years ago on the 1.6 million-square-foot building, which will replace aging facilities on the East Baltimore medical campus.
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December 11, 2009
The president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center is stepping down after a decade on the job to take over the helm of a hospital in Pennsylvania. Laurence M. Merlis is leaving GBMC HealthCare to become president and chief executive officer of Abington Health and Abington Memorial Hospital in Montgomery County, Pa. Over the course of his tenure, Merlis created an affiliation between the Towson health system and Johns Hopkins Medicine in such clinical areas as cardiology and pediatric surgery.
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