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A Year of Challenges for Supply Chain

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in General News

As health systems worldwide began to assess needs regarding potential shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other items amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supply Chain team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s sprang into action.

A New Addition to the Family

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in General News

The hospital recently welcomed Brea, the first full-time facility dog to work with the Child Life department. Brea provides comfort, support and serves as a friendly distraction for children during procedures and throughout their hospitalization.

Maggie Teichmann – The Life of a Child Life Specialist. It’s more than playing games

Posted on Mar 23, 2021 in General News

A Child Life specialist made an impact for Maggie Teichmann’s family when her brother was in the hospital when they were children. It inspired her to pursue her own career as a Child Life specialist. She talks about what it means to her to be able to help patients and families, and how COVID-19 has changed the way the team approaches their work.

How Can You Prevent Poisoning in Kids?

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 in General News

March 21-27 is Poison Prevention Week. Petra Vybiralova Stanton, MSW, CPSTI, Safe Kids Supervisor at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, gives parents important tips to help secure items in your home to keep children safe.

Celebrating New Residents on Match Day 2021

Posted on Mar 19, 2021 in Office of Med Educ

The National Resident Matching Program has announced who will join the next class of residents in July 2021.

Despite COVID-19, Environmental Services Keeps Everyone Safe

Posted on Mar 17, 2021 in General News

Early in the pandemic the Environmental Services team faced shortages of equipment like the alcohol wipes they use to wipe down surfaces. The team worked with Infection Prevention to manufacture disinfectant, bleach and alcohol wipes that met CDC guidelines. It’s one of the many ways the team has worked to keep patients, families and staff safe during the pandemic.

Angela Green, Ph.D., Reflects on the 'Sacred Work' of Patient Care and Safety

Posted on Mar 16, 2021 in General News

Green talks about what led her to nursing, and how her experience at the bedside as a staff nurse and nurse practitioner inform her role as vice president and chief patient safety and quality officer at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

What Is Human Trafficking and Why Is It Such an Important Issue?

Posted on Mar 15, 2021 in General News

Clinical psychologist Lacy Chavis, Psy.D., and clinical social worker Rebekah Diaz, LCSW, talk about the signs of human trafficking and what parents can do to help keep children safe.

Peace of Mind and Pizza: Food Allergy Clinic Changes Nico’s Life

Posted on Mar 11, 2021 in General News

Four-year-old Nico has completed more than six food challenges with the Food Allergy Clinic to see if and how he reacts to certain foods he might be allergic to. A better understanding of exactly what causes an allergic reaction for kids like Nico makes a big difference for families and children navigating complicated food allergies.

Laura’s Story: Inspired By Farm Life but Called to Nursing

Posted on Mar 09, 2021 in General News

Laura Gourley, R.N., a clinical nurse in the PICU, wanted to be a veterinarian when she was younger, but inspired by her grandmother and aunts, decided to become a nurse. While she hasn’t seen her out-of-state family since the pandemic started, she and her sister — who also works in health care — have found ways to stay connected and share their experiences with each other. Gourley shares how the last year has affected her life personally and professionally as part of a periodic series on the impacts of the pandemic.

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