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December 14, 2009
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Dean Weighs In On Health Reform
In an editorial for the Wall Street Journal, Hopkins Medicine Dean/CEO Edward Miller expresses concern about how a sudden, vast expansion of Medicaid enrollees could impose unsustainable costs on treatment centers. Full story
Hopkins gives away millions in charity care. Patients just need to apply.
Reporting the amount of free care that hospitals give to patients has been optional for health systems—until 2010. That’s when disclosing that total will become mandatory if a hospital expects to keep its tax-exempt status. It’s just one of several issues that is putting charity care in the national spotlight. Full story
Depth of Field
A new way of looking at academic medicine is changing the culture at Johns Hopkins Bayview.
Talk about bringing a new dimension to one’s work. David Hellmann is attempting to turn Hopkins’ symbolic academic triangle into a 3-D pyramid, all in the name of better patient care. Full story
Under the Dome
Johns Hopkins Hospital, East Baltimore
Under Surgery’s Yoke Physicians specializing in anesthesia struggled for decades to achieve the same respect accorded to other medical specialties. Full story
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
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