December 2, 1994
Media Contact:Gary Stephenson
Phone: (410) 955-5384

Elaine Freeman has been named executive director of the newly named Office of Communications and Public Affairs of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and The Johns Hopkins Health System.

The change reflects the office's expanded role in marketing communications and in communications related to the business of medicine.

Reporting directly to the president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and to the deans of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and School of Nursing, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs also is responsible for media relations, publications and special events, as well as communications in support of employee and donor relations.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter, Health After 50, with 520,000 paid subscribers, also is coordinated by the Office.

Freeman has been director of the Office of Public Affairs, as it was previously known, since 1982. The office and its staff have won numerous major communications awards during that time. For the past five years, the hospital and School of Medicine have ranked first or second in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of hospitals and of schools of medicine.

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