As Black History Month concludes, we’re highlighting special employees who make an impact on the safety of our hospital. Last, but certainly not least, Leander Benjamin answered a few questions about his day-to-day role as a security officer and what Black History Month means to him.
Tell us about what you do in a typical day.
I always come to work excited and motivated. My day is all about providing safety, security and protecting our patients, families and staff. After my detailed shift briefing, I’m assigned to various security posts throughout campus. It’s a refreshing opportunity that keeps me well-versed in my training. I’m honored to be a member of the security team.
What is your favorite thing about working at the hospital?
It’s the teamwork and support. Being surrounded by staff whose common goal is to take care of our most precious commodities — the children.
This year's Black History Month theme is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. What does embracing the representation, identity and diversity of Black people look like to you?
It looks like our future is promising. If everyone embraces the representation, identity and diversity of Black people, the world will become a better place. It’s a simple message that we are stronger together.
Name a Black American you admire or think people should learn more about:
People should take time to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his enormous, unimaginable struggle for the equality of all people.
Posted on Feb 19, 2021 in General News
Sheila Castle, R.N., is clinical supervisor of the Vascular Access Team. She talks about how she connects with patients – from helping them feel better if they’re nervous about an IV, to sharing with them about her role as a nurse to inspire them to reach their dreams.
Posted on Feb 12, 2021 in General News
Rosa Jackson works to keep the hospital clean and sanitized for our patients and families as a member of the environmental services team. She reflects on her favorite parts of working at the hospital, and what Black History Month means to her.
Posted on Feb 05, 2021 in General News
This Black History Month, we are celebrating Black excellence and highlighting some of the many amazing individuals who make an impact for our patients and their families. Ebony Hunter, M.D., pediatric emergency medicine physician, talks about what it’s like to work in the Emergency Center, and what Black History Month means to her.
Posted on May 31, 2023 in General News
A combination of food and environmental allergies mixed with common day care illnesses made the first few years of Erik’s life quite difficult. Specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s are helping his family find the answers they need so he can grow up safe and happy and keep doing the things he loves, like playing soccer.
Posted on May 30, 2023 in General News
Donna Sadural, LCSW, M.P.H., arrived in the United States with her family when she was 11 years old, and that journey later led Sadural to earn master’s degrees in social work and public health. She recently shared some thoughts on her work, her background and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month.
Posted on May 25, 2023 in General News
Stephen Kennedy, M.D., shares about his life as a pediatric hospitalist and how his own family showed him anything is possible with a little hard work and dedication.