JHH tops 'U.S. News' honor roll for 14th year in a
For the 14th consecutive year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
has topped U.S. News & World Report's rankings of
This year's annual guide reports results of a survey
of a hospital's reputation in 17 medical specialties among
a national sample of doctors, along with analysis of
objective indicators such as death rates, technology, nurse
staffing, service mix and discharge planning.
Hopkins again ranked in the top 10 in 16 of the 17
specialty categories listed. JHH ranked No. 1 in
gynecology, otolaryngology and urology; No. 2 in
geriatrics, kidney disease, neurology/neurosurgery,
ophthalmology and rheumatology; No. 3 in cancer, digestive
disorders, hormonal disorders, pediatrics, psychiatry and
respiratory disorders; No. 4 in heart/heart surgery and
orthopedics; and No. 13 in rehabilitation.
For a complete list of all rankings, go to
www.hopkinsmedicine.org or www.usnews.com.
HBO's 'Something the Lord Made' to be screened July
HBO Films' Something the Lord Made, which chronicles
the lives of two Johns Hopkins medical pioneers, will be
screened on Wednesday, July 7, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
and 5 p.m. in Hurd Hall, on the East Baltimore campus. The
90-minute film stars Alan Rickman and Mos Def as surgeon
Albert Blalock and his assistant, Vivien Thomas, who
developed "blue baby" cardiac surgery.
WSE closes ITV classrooms; video production arm
After 20 years of operation, the
Television Facility in Homewood's Maryland Hall is
closing, the School of Engineering has announced. The ITV
classrooms will no longer be used, although the video
production arm of ITV continues in a new form: Digital
Video Services. To reach Digital Video Services, contact
Deirdre Hammer at 410-516-5322 or
Summer blood donors to be entered in drawing for
To offset the summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross
is asking all eligible blood donors at Johns Hopkins to
give blood at one of the university's upcoming drives. All
participants--including those who are deferred from
donating--will be entered in a drawing for a four-day
vacation for two on Carnival Cruise Lines.
Homewood's blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14, in the
Glass Pavilion. Eastern's is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on the Terrace Level near E-wing. To make an appointment
online, go to
Eligibility information is also listed on the site. Staff
members interested in volunteering at the drive should call
Sandy Cobb at 410-516-0360.
Harry B. Leopold photos of Baltimore on display at
First as a photographer for the Sun papers and later as a
free-lance lensman, Harry B. Leopold turned his camera on
the people and places of Baltimore. Collected by his
granddaughter Kristin Leopold, his early- to
mid-20th-century images have been brought together in an
exhibition titled Baltimore at Work and at Play: Through
the Lens of Harry B. Leopold, which will be on display
through Sept. 30 at Homewood's Eisenhower Library. An
opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on
Thursday, July 8, on M-Level.
Evergreen House presents studio visit, sculpture and
A Summer Evening at Evergreen, which begins at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, July 8, will offer guests the chance to see the
work of Evergreen's latest artist in residence,
photographer Mehmet Dogu; have a rare nighttime look at
Sculpture at Evergreen and picnic in the meadow while
watching a dress rehearsal of Shakespeare's The
During his two-month summer residency, Dogu is working
in the Maroger Studio, the former painting studio of Alice
Warder Garrett, who lived at Evergreen. The evening will
allow the public an opportunity to view the historic studio
and Dogu's work in progress.
The museum's current exhibition of 10 site-specific
works, Sculpture at Evergreen, will also be on view. "The
exhibition is wonderful to see in the evening," says
Evergreen curator Jackie O'Regan. "Two of the pieces, Laure
Drogoul's 15-foot-long devil's head, The Root (blue eyed),
and Lisa Hein and Bob Seng's Float, are lit from within and
really come alive at dusk."
Guests also are invited to picnic while watching the
Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's dress rehearsal of The
Tempest, which will begin about 7 p.m.
Fund-raiser set for Johns Hopkins AIDS Service pharmacy
The third annual fund-raiser for the Michael Del Bianco
Fund, a pharmacy fund for the
Johns Hopkins AIDS
Service, will be held Saturday, July 17, at Melba's,
3126 Greenmount Ave. The fund assists patients directly by
helping with the costs of prescription medications.
The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Light fare
will be provided, as well as a cash bar. Tickets are $10
per person. For more information, contact Lillian Vickers,
410-955-7394; Kelly Lowensen, 410-614-5458; or Mike
The area code for the Integrated Arts Summer Camp was
incorrect in Notices on June 21. The correct phone number
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