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Inaugural Celebration of Clinical Excellence, The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians (Full Ceremony)

Inaugural Celebration of Clinical Excellence, The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians (Full Ceremony)

[MUSIC] Good afternoon, everyone. I’d like to welcome
all of you here today. I’m Bill Baumgartner, I’m
the Senior Vice President for the office of physicians but
today I’m the MC for this incredible program. For the 33 years that I’ve been
here at Johns Hopkins, I don’t think we’ve ever had a clinical
excellent award ceremony ever. So, this is the inaugural one. We plan to do it every year. And it is for
Johns Hopkins Medicine. One of the mission of Johns
Hopkins office of physicians is to develop
clinical integration. And we do that in a variety of
ways with all of our physicians who are employed and
those who work in our hospitals. We do it through
clinical communities. We have a wonderful spine
clinical community, we have a joint clinical community,
we have a number of others. And we decided we’d do
it through this way, through recognizing physicians
who practice in Hopkins hospitals and in Johns Hopkins
community physicians. And we developed this, and we owe a great deal of thanks
to Paul Rothman who brought this idea to us from the University
of Iowa, and as they say, plagiarism is the greatest
form of flattery and so we have copied it to almost
to the final pencil mark. Before we start the program I
want to just take a moment and recognize the people who
really made this happen today. Dr. John Flynn, Jen Parks
in white and black dress, Sandy Deborzio in the corner,
Judy Fields next to her. They’re the ones that put this
all together and as you see.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>From the program to the awards to the committees
that voted the people in, and at the end there’s
a reception outside. And I encourage you to then to
go into the next room of where there are, they’ll be running videos of
all of the award winners. And they’re really
quite touching, that I think you will
enjoy seeing them. So without further, I’d like to introduce our
first speaker tonight. We’re really
fortunate to have Mr. Ron Daniels, president of
Johns Hopkins University. Ron.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Thank you. Good afternoon. Thank you Bill. Just let me start with a bit
of a thought experiment. Picture this. It’s May, 1889. The place is Baltimore’s
top attraction. More popular, at least for
the moment, than the tiger at the city zoo, or the grand dome
of the Baltimore Basilica. This place is the newly built
Johns Hopkins Hospital, a facility that can treat
hundreds of patients at once, a place outfitted with its own
in house telephone system and individual ventilators
under each bed. It’s also wired for
electricity even though that innovation has yet
to come to this neighborhood. This hospital in the words
of the Philadelphia Inquirer is the most completely equipped institution of its
kind in the world. But it won’t be long
before it’s admired for far more than its
innovative architecture. By the end of the year, nearly
800 patients will be treated here, and Hopkins reputation as
the nations preeminent hospital will already be drawing
people to Baltimore. In the more than 125 years
since the hospitals opening, both the physical footprint and
the reputation of Hopkins Medicine have
grown very dramatically. But the core ideals on
which we were founded, a commitment to innovative
research, to rigorous and inclusive education for
our medical students, and to sterling patient care,
have remained consistent. Unwavering ever since and truly have remained consistent
over the generations. Today we’re focusing on
the last item on that list, the commitment to provide
excellent care to our patients day in and day out, the
commitment to measures that can take a bit of the sting out
of illness and injury and make moments of great duress
more manageable, more humane. This is work that too often
goes unrecognized because it is simply all in a days work for so
many of the people in this room. That is why we have created
these awards in clinical excellence because they offer
us a chance to pause and to recognize you for being
excellent problem solvers and collaborative decision makers,
for serving as role model
to your peers and for providing superior consulting
services to your colleagues. But above all else, for showing
deep respect and compassion for your patients and
their families. No matter where you work
in Johns Hopkins Medicine, the commitment you have shown
is vital to our future. It serves as an important
through-line to our past and the values that launched this
extraordinary experiment in Baltimore. The first clinicians who arrived
here at the end of the 19th century to this completely
equipped institution may not have had those essentials we
take for granted, electricity or rubber gloves. But they have unwavering desire
to provide exceptional care to their patients and to nurture the next generation
of health care professionals. In so many ways, you
exemplified the same values and we’re truly proud to have you
as part of our Hopkins family. So, thank you and congratulations to
all of our honorees. And now I’d like to turn
things over to Paul Rothman, who is championing these awards
with the same spirit and vision he brings to guiding
Johns Hopkins Medicine. And here I should that Bill
said a moment ago that this was something that we
are taking from Iowa but it was not something that was
in Iowa before Paul Rothman brought it there. So this is something that is
very associated with Paul’s values, his leadership, his
aspirations and I think it’s so nice Paul that we’re here today
to celebrate this great moment. That so consistent with things
that you have championed. With that I’ll turn it
over to Paul Rothman. [APPLAUSE]
>>All right, so as a physician we
often get reward for taking care of our patients and
their families. We often get thanks for
taking care of our patients and their families. And in fact, I think all of
us as clinicians value that. And it’s one of the rewards that
really keeps many of us going despite having to implement
epic twice or whatever.>>[LAUGH]
>>But one of the things I noticed, and
actually, this dates back so I’ll just tell you history. I was Chairman of Medicine, and we had all these awards in
an academic institution for a faculty who got Nobel Prizes,
or Alaska Awards, or elected to the National Academy
of Science, elected to IOM. And they got grants and
there were all these awards. But most of them really
were only recognizing academic excellence. And though I really like
academic excellence, I think it’s an important thing. But what I notice is that our
clinicians who are working so hard for their patients. Although they would get that
reward of their patients and their families, their peers
didn’t have opportunities to recognize the best
in the practice. Even when they did and
they said, we really like this person,
they didn’t recognize them for certain skills that
are really important for an academic medical centre. Like ability to consult on your
patients, ability to work with teams and build teams that will
focus around the patients. I said we can do better. And so we began these awards and
I was so happy then when I came here to
Hopkins, Bill and the team said, Martin, we think
that’s a good idea. So I wanna thank Bill,
and John, and Sandra, and Jen, and the team for
their hard work. This was a lot of work today
in getting these awards out. And one of the things I really
like about this is how it’s been embraced not only at
one of our hospitals, but all our hospitals at JHCP. We had 300 nominees for
these awards out of 3,700 physicians who take care of
patients at our institution. So really has been embraced,
it’s really a way for us to thank our care teams and
our physicians for all their hard work for
taking care of our patients and making Johns Hopkins the best
institution in the world. And so I really thank the team
for giving, and John, I almost forgot you. Thank you.
John really was the one who drove this so I really
appreciate your efforts here. And it is all
around the patient. We’re rewarded, but everything
to do and one of the things we talk about that’s special about
Hopkins and so I think it’s really fitting the next speaker
is one of our patients. His name is Padre. Padre serves on Johns Hopkins
Patient Family Advisory Council. And if it’s okay, I’m gonna tell
you a little bit of his story. Mr. Reed is a lung
transplant patient, transplanted December of 11,
so that’s four years ago. So since then he’s had 4
medical admissions, 2 surgical admissions, 8 outpatient
procedures requiring anesthesia, 100 outpatient appointments,
and 700 labs and other tests. So you know before
the GBR that was great. After the GBR,
Podge, I’m not sure. Having his perspective here and having someone who really has
experienced our institutions and is as part of us now is making
us a better institution. So Mr. Reed, thank you so
much for coming today.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Thank you, Dean Rothman. Good afternoon. As a member of the Johns
Hopkins Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council, and
on behalf of now 16 Patient and Family Advisory Councils
across Johns Hopkins Medicine, it is a pleasure
to be here today. As a council member I
have the opportunity to hear many examples of
clinical excellence. We start each of our council
meetings with a patient’s story, many of which demonstrate
the clinical excellence among the different departments
here at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a Johns Hopkins Hospital
patient, it is indeed a special honor for
me to be here today. As Dr. Rothman mentioned,
I had a bilateral lung transplant on December the 18th,
2011. My pulmonologist, Dr. Malloy,
is standing here in the audience today, and I’m glad that he’s
here to hear my remarks. I know that I stand
before you because of the clinical excellence
in the lung transplant team. It was and continues to be the
great care of a lung transplant team that provides me not only
with exceptional medical care but also has allowed me
to continue my life, and to give back by sharing my
experiences as a Johns Hopkins patient with staff, other
patients, and their families. I first became a Johns Hopkins patient approximately 20
years ago, when I and my family became members of
a Johns Hopkins health plan. I knew that by using
the facilities and providers here, we would have
access to treatment plans and procedures that were on
the forefront of medicine. Agreeing to be a plan member
was one of the easiest and smartest medical decisions
I have ever made. As a Johns Hopkins patient,
I define clinical excellence as more than expertise in
a specific medical condition. I define it as also knowing the
patient as a person and engaging the patient as a full partner
in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing decision related
to the care that is provided. Clinical excellence is
performance well above the level of satisfactory. It includes three major
elements, communications and interpersonal skills,
professionalism, and coordination of care across
the health care spectrum. Your communication and interpersonal skills are key
to me being an active and engaged patient participating
fully in my own care. This is how my trust in your
ability is first established. You’re taking the time to
explain complex medical conditions and
providing options for the treatment plan in terms that
I and my family can understand. If I am engaged in
the discussion, it will make me a more compliant
patient and help my family be more comfortable with
the care that I am receiving. This communication is key, for then I am comfortable asking
the tough questions and making informed decisions about my care
with my entire health care team. MyChart assists me by allowing
my review of the lab tests, radiology studies, and any other
procedure related to my care. And I encourage all providers
to participate in MyChart open notes. When I know and
understand the options for my care and
the associated risk, I and my family, together with
my health care team, can reach the decisions that
are best for me and my family. Professionalism, another
key component. The practice of medicine
is continually evolving. New discoveries in medicine and
research require all practitioners to engage in
never-ending process of learning new and different ways to treat
a variety of medical problems. This drive to be the best
is what I have found here at Johns Hopkins. It means being innovative,
willing to try a new idea or a new improvement to
an older treatment plan. It also means being willing
to consult with others who may be more experienced or
have unique expertise when you encounter problems and
seek assistance. Finally there is coordination
of care across the health care spectrum. This at times can be
very challenging. In this area you will find
a variation among your patients. Most patients will need your
leadership and assistance. Patients frequently interact
with providers from many different specialties, and need your assistance to help
bridge those disciplines, ensuring there is
continuous communications. It is important that the patient
understand which provider has the coordination
of care lead. Occasionally you will encounter
patients that are actively involved in the coordination of
care, and let’s take my case for example. I have a primary care physician
and the lung transplant team. In addition, I have specialists
involved in my care in dermatology, dentistry,
cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology,
and urology. My primary care physician and
the lung transplant team trade responsibilities depending
on my medical situation at any given moment, but I must be
the coordinator between them and the specialists. MyChart serves as an excellent
communication tool for me. I am also arranging the various
follow-ups with the specialists involved in my care. Some of the specialists
are associated with the lung transplant team, while others are associated
with my primary care physician. As providers, I need your
help in making sure everyone associated with my care is
knowledgeable about my condition across the health care spectrum. In closing,
it is my pleasure as a member of a Johns Hopkins Medicine Patient
and Family Advisory Council, and as a representative of all
Johns Hopkins Medicine patients, to offer our congratulations to
the recipients of this year’s awards for clinical excellence. Thank you for what you do for
us, your patients and our families.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Thank you, Podge. That was so heartfelt. And thank you for all that
you do for the institution. A number of housekeeping
issues before we begin the awards presentation. The first is, the individuals
from the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety
will start to line up over here. The second is,
in order to make room for them over there,
those of you that are over there please come to the seats that
are available in the front. Third, I want to add
appreciation to, as Bill mentioned, the remarkable effort
across all the institutions in selecting you all that
were nominated by your peers. In addition to the selection
committee, I also want to thank the Vice Presidents of
Medical Affairs from all sites, specifically Dr. Miller, Dr.
Blanding, Dr. Zollinger, Dr. Aldrich, Dr. Rothstein, Dr. Romano, and Dr. Brigitta Mueller
from All Children’s Hospital. And the final thing before
calling up the Armstrong awardees is to really
emphasize again the point that Bill made with regard to the
videos that have been obtained. You all that are award winners, the teams, you are examples of
excellence, clinical excellence. You serve as mentors,
both implicitly and explicitly, so thank you for that. And I think these are remarkable
examples, remarkable vignettes of what you have to offer Our
patient’s, and as importantly, what you have to offer to
our physicians in training, our medical students,
our residents and our fellows. So, and also if you look
into your program and follow the photographs,
you’ll be able to figure out which categories will be coming
up next after Armstrong. So be ready, best consulting
physician after that. Starting with the Armstrong
Awardees, which are presented to the physician who
partners with patients and families, colleagues and staff, to optimize patient outcomes and
eliminate preventable harm. From the Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Elizabeth Wick.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[LAUGH] From the Bayview Hospital Dr.
>>[LAUGH]>>Congratulations, excellent job.>>From Johns Hopkins Community
Physicians, Dr. Tina Kumra.>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Howard County Hospital, Dr. James Zulucky
>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Suburban Hospital, Dr. Matthew Leonard.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>From Sibley Hospital, Dr. Mark Abbruzzese.>>[APPLAUSE]>>And
from All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Deepty Armin.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Next I’ll ask the award winners and the best consulting physician
award to come to the left. Form John Hopkins hospital, Dr.
Thomas Traill.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[LAUGH]>>From the Bayview hospital, Dr. David Morrison.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[LAUGH]
>>From Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Dr.
Daniel Schwartz.>>[APPLAUSE] [SOUND]>>From Howard County Hospital, Dr. Sheetal Wagle.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[LAUGH]>>From Suburban Hospital, Dr. Steven Greco.>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Sibley Hospital, Dr. Lawrence Balter.>>[APPLAUSE]>>And from All Children’s
Hospital, Dr. David Berman.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>If I may ask those, that were recognized in excellence and
service in professionalism, this award is presented to
the physician who actively promotes a culture that
embraces, expects, and rewards delivery of patient and
family centered care. For Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr.
Barry Solomon.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Bayview, Dr. Leslie Miller.>>[APPLAUSE] [SOUND]>>Congratulations.>>Thank you.>>For Johns Hopkins community
physicians, Dr. Andrew Lee.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>For Howard County, Dr.
Melinda Kantsiper.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>For Suburban, Dr. Dany Westerband.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Sibley, Dr. Andrei Cernea.>>[APPLAUSE]>>And for All Children’s, Dr. Stephen Kennedy.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Next will be the award for clinical
collaboration and teamwork. This is presented to the team
that engages colleagues and patients in shared
decision making, fostering cooperation,
and open communication. For John’s Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Peter McGazall and
the cystic fibrosis center team.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Bayview, Dr. Michael Schweitzer and
the center for bariatric surgery team.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[LAUGH]>>For Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Deborah Starr.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Howard County, Suzan Growman and the Brain Attack Performance
Improvement team.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Suburban Hospital, Dr. Gary Roggin and
the pharmacy team.>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Sibley Memorial
Hospital, Dr. Richard Beckerman.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>And from All Children’s,
the Patient Placement Team.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Congratulations.>>The next award is for
Innovations in Clinical Care. And this is presented to the
physician, nurse, and team that demonstrates a visionary
approach to problem solving and performance improvement
across the enterprise. For Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Sherita Golden and
the Glucose Management Team.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Congratulations.>>Congratulations.>>Congratulations.>>[INAUDIBLE]>>[LAUGH]>>[APPLAUSE]>>Congratulations, congratulations.>>For Bayview,
Carol Sylvester and the Johns Hopkins Community
Health Partnership Care Team, accepted by Dr. Eric Howell.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Johns Hopkins Community
Physicians, Dr. Danny Lee.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Congratulations, David.>>For Howard County Hospital,
Dr. Mark Landrum.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Congratulations.>>From Suburban Hospital,
Kimberly Kelly, RN, MBA.>>[APPLAUSE]>>For Sibley Hospital, Martin Paul.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>And for All Children’s Hospital, the Hematology Oncology
Improvement Team.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Our final grouping is the Physician
of the Year Award. This honor is awarded to
the physician who consistently achieves high standards in
the practice of medicine, and is looked upon as a role
model by their peers. For Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr.
Steven Schulman.>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Bayview Hospital, Dr. Thomas Rife Schneider.>>[APPLAUSE]>>[INAUDIBLE]>>From Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Dr. William Convy.>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Howard County Hospital, Dr. Nicholas Koutrelakos.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>From Suburban Hospital, Dr. Amirali Nader.>>[APPLAUSE]>>From Sibley Memorial
>>And from All Children’s Hospital,
Dr. Paul Danielson.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>And I do wanna give the opportunity for
some late arrivals to come up. Tina Kumra.>>[APPLAUSE]>>And I’m told Dr. Landrum has arrived. Is that true?>>Dr. Leonard.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Well, I think you all agree with me that that’s an
amazing group of physicians and their colleagues who received
these awards tonight. I wonder if you’d join me one
more time in congratulating everybody.>>[APPLAUSE]>>So I’d like to now introduce
the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Johns Hopkins
Hospital, Redonda Miller.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Good evening, everyone. Thank you, Bill and
John and Jen, for giving me the opportunity
to say a few remarks. Wow, you all are an amazing
group, really impressive. Congratulations to all of you. I see many familiar
faces in the audience. I see physicians who
taught me and mentored me. I see a lot of physicians with
whom I work with on current projects. I also see a lot of unfamiliar
faces, new faces, and I look forward to meeting
you all at the reception. In the spirit of being at Johns
Hopkins and honoring clinical excellence, it’s hard not to
bring up Sir William Osler, the father of modern medicine,
and our very own first Physician in Chief here
at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler was known for changing the
way we practice medicine, for modernizing it, for
expanding teaching, and for his clinical excellence. He also was not a man who
is at a loss for words. He is eminently quotable, and
it’s really hard not to include one of his sayings in my
remarks tonight, but I refrain. And instead, I’m going to quote
one of his contemporaries, HL Mencken,
the Sage of Baltimore. He was one of the preeminent
newspaper journalists in the first half of the 20th
century, and he was known for his acerbic wit and
cutting to the point and perhaps even some sarcasm. He worked for the Baltimore Sun
for most of his career, and he did have a few remarks to
say about Osler, and I quote. Before long, interesting news began to
filter from the Hopkins. Dr. Osler was solving the
problems that the textbooks put down as insoluble. He was ridding the art
of medicine of cobwebs and barnacles. He was sending out parties
of enthusiastic young men, no women at the time, to explore
the medical farthest north and the darkest Africa. He observed things that
no one else noticed, and he drew conclusions
the violated the league rules. One day, the newspapers became
aware of him, and the next day, the public. By and by, the doctors followed. And remember that last part,
by and by the doctors followed. So here’s the thing about
the master clinicians we are honoring today. In their own ways and of course
in a much more modern and specialized fashion
than Hostler. Their doing exactly what
Menken talked about. Moving beyond the textbooks,
advancing medical practice with clarity, finding new
ways of doing things, changing medical paradigms. They are the clinical leaders. These clinicians are also
revered not just for their book knowledge, but for
the way they deliver their care with empathy,
with compassion, with care. These clinicians work in teams. They honor and respect their
intraprofessional colleagues and they work across disciplines. In fact, I would say
that these clinicians are what gives
Johns Hopkins medicine the brand of excellence
that we have today. And I thank you for that. To bring it back
to Menken’s quote. And by and by,
the doctor’s followed. Indeed, that’s why
we’re here today. Because we all want to follow
in these clinicians footsteps. Your clinical acumen, your
leadership are to be respected, to be emulated,
and to be honored. Just for
a minute we should pause and think about all of
the medical institutions and practices in the state
of Maryland, in Washington DC, in Florida and
I would say Johns Hopkins medicine is blessed to have
the cream of the crop. The finest medical
institutions and practices. Hopkins Hospital,
Hopkins Bayview, Howard County Community
Hospital, Suburban, Sibley, All children’s, Johns Hopkins
community physicians. And then,
take that one step further, think about how many clinicians. Thousands and
thousands of clinicians practice in those institutions and
practices. You, the honorees today, are
clearly the best of the best. You clearly are. You are the master clinicians
and the master teams worthy of the master himself,
Sir William Osler. We honor you, and
congratulations.>>[APPLAUSE]>>Thank you, Redonda I don’t think
anyone could have said it better about our honorees. I’d like to introduce
Kim Sherbrooke. Kim is the office of
John Hopkins Physicians Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer. Kim?>>[APPLAUSE]
>>First I want to congratulate each
of you on your reward. Your stories are special,
I had a preview of the video so I know how special they are and
I encourage all of you here to go watch these videos
in the room and your commitment to our mission. This is a start of
a fabulous new tradition as my colleague’s have said. A recognition of clinical
excellence and will inspire others to go above and beyond,
just as you have done. I have the honor to serve as
the Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of the office
of Johns Hopkins Physicians. After nearly 20 years of
serving in a similar capacity at Indiana University,
Hopkins and Baltimore are now home to me and
my husband Jim. I joined the office
because of the vision and reputation of excellence
of Johns Hopkins medicine. We have a unique opportunity to
impact health care, in a way that no other institution can,
just as Redonda explained. The DNA of Hopkins has and will continue to change
the face of medicine. I’ve been asked to share a few
comment about the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians’
strategic direction. It’s really quite simple. The vision of the Office of
Johns Hopkins Physicians is to create clinical integration
among all physicians within Johns Hopkins Medicine. Leading to a patient centered
care delivery system, anchored in research and
education. So what do I mean by
clinical integration? Mr. Reeve explained
that quite well. It’s to manage patient care
aquatic across the continuum including provider to
provider and provider to patient communication,
is to create a value proposition of highest quality and
most cost effective practice. Within a robust, geographically
dispersed delivery system. Indeed, it is to design and implement evidence-based
practice best practices. So, what is our scope? The office of physicians
coordinates activities of the Clinical
Practice Association, our faculty practice plan here,
and Johns Hopkins
Community Physicians. But also the activities of all
physicians now part of, or joining, the Johns
Hopkins Medicine family. Regardless of entity or location within John Hopkins
medicine, the office exists to ensure that necessary planning
committees are put in place, that resources are made
available, and that coordination takes place to support
Johns Hopkins physicians. And in turn,
Johns Hopkins Medicine. I am honored and privileged to
be part of that journey now. I don’t have to tell you what
Johns Hopkins means in our industry, excellence,
discovery, brilliance and cure. I would like to share my
observations of Hopkins from my fresh Midwestern eyes. I have found it kind,
it is warm. It is welcoming. Indeed it’s collaborative. And it has demonstrated
an extraordinarily unique desire for collective success. As healthcare is moving rapidly
into integrated delivery systems, we have to be facile
in finding ways to build bridges and collaboration
inside that delivery system. In other words,
evolutionary change. Those of you from Bayview may
have experienced some of that change in the last couple weeks,
I’m thinking, with epic.>>[LAUGH]
>>The office will assess areas of need across our enterprise,
and organize support, such as
process improvement initiatives, sponsored through the ambulatory
management program, which is about to launch
the fifth cohort. Performance improvement via our
2016 ambulatory key priorities. Focusing on closing encounters,
decreasing bump rates, and shortening wait times as
well as advocating for strategic growth through
recruitment of identified specialists to improve access
to Johns Hopkins care. Spearheading critical
communities and support work to improve
population health. Engagement of all Johns Hopkins
medicine providers in connecting each
part to the whole is critical to our
continued success and as a foundational principle
of the office of physicians. Under the leadership
of Dean Rockman, Mr. Peterson and Dr.
Bumgartner, my colleagues and I are enthusiastic to support
the faculty physicians and, most importantly, the patients
and families of Johns Hopkins. So the office door
is always open, and we look forward to a long and
rewarding partnership. Thank you.>>[APPLAUSE]>>I’d like to also recognize, Mr. Ron Peterson, who had
a commitment that he could not get out of, and
is here with us today. Ron, I know you’re a man
whose never lost for words. If you’d love to
say a few words, we would love to have you come
to the podium because I know you value clinical excellence
as much as anybody in this room. Ron Peterson, president
of John Hopkins Hospital. [APPLAUSE]
>>Well let me just begin by saying that I have
valued clinical excellence for many, many years so it’s about
time that we are formally recognizing the well deserved
honors that have been bestowed upon our
colleagues today. I apologize for walking in late. I had a Garrett board meeting
and I had to preside over that session today, so
I do apologize for being late. What a wonderful turnout. I had the privilege
of participating in the All Children’s Clinical
Excellence Celebration, which I think was our very
first several months ago. And so I’m delighted
that here we are today at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. And just wanted to take
a moment to thank Dr. Rothman for
really providing the leadership to really enable us
to get this moving in the right direction and
then, of course, for Bill who really took the bull
by the horns and got us going. So, congratulations to all and I hope to see you in a few
moments at the reception. Thank you.>>[APPLAUSE]
>>Thank you very much Ron. I want to tell you all that for me this has been very exciting
evening, it’s really as Mr. Peterson said we’ve not done
this before and we should have done it a 130 years ago when Dr.
Hostler was here. I want to just
emphasize what Kim said about the office physicians. I’ve had the pleasure and
honor of meeting many colleagues that are in this room
from Suburban, Howard County, All Children’s, and Sibley,
and of course JHCP. And I have the privilege
of being the person who works with the leadership
in the Office of Physicians, they’re listed right here,
and their pictures. Steve Kravet,
Paul Scheel, John Flynn, Kim Sherbrooke, and myself. It’s really a pleasure, and what
she said is true, door’s open. This is I think just one
way that we can hopefully integrate all of our doctors
around a common theme and that is quality care for
patients. So I encourage you to stay for
the reception. Please pop in to
watch the videos. I think you’ll find them
to be very special. And I wanna thank John, Jen, and Sandy once again for a great way
to make this thing start off. Thank you.

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