Patient Care

With Nine Surgeries and Ample Support, a Young Mother Finds Hope

With Nine Surgeries and Ample Support, a Young Mother Finds Hope

Posted by  | Middle East, Patient Care

When Hebah Abdullah, now 38, first visited Johns Hopkins in 2015, the swelling, stiffness and joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis had her confined to a wheelchair. As the inflammatory disorder progressed, she couldn’t do chores around the house or even provide care for her children—a boy, now 9 years old, and a daughter, 6. The Kuwaiti(...)

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Hitting Reset on Chronic Disease in Saudi Arabia

Hitting Reset on Chronic Disease in Saudi Arabia

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East, Patient Care, Primary Care

Nearly half of the patients at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), Johns Hopkins Medicine's joint venture in Saudi Arabia, are at increased risk for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. While these conditions are highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia, we’re working hard to limit them. Implementing lifestyle medicine principles—making more informed decisions about nutrition, exercise and the(...)

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Charles Wiener Appointed to Lead Johns Hopkins’ Continued Global Expansion

Charles Wiener Appointed to Lead Johns Hopkins’ Continued Global Expansion

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Patient Care

Charles Wiener, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who had been serving as acting president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), has been named president of JHI and senior vice president, international, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, following Pamela Paulk’s retirement. In this role, Charlie will work closely with(...)

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We’re Our Global Affiliates’ Emergency Contact

We’re Our Global Affiliates’ Emergency Contact

Posted by  | Collaboration, Latin America, Patient Care, Patient Safety

Medical emergencies can happen at any moment. Our affiliates in Panama and Brazil asked to work with us to elevate their emergency care, wanting to ensure they could offer high-quality services supported by the right infrastructure and clinical protocols. After collaborating with Johns Hopkins emergency medicine experts, in 2017 Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica opened(...)

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Heard in Bermuda: ‘Johns Hopkins Saved My Father’s Life’

Heard in Bermuda: ‘Johns Hopkins Saved My Father’s Life’

Posted by  | Collaboration, Patient Care

Locals line the streets to enjoy a vibrant celebration. A colorful parade winding through Hamilton, Bermuda, is the highlight of Bermuda Day—an annual patriotic holiday featuring dance troupes, bands and decorated floats. For more than a decade, Johns Hopkins Medicine has remained committed to ensuring that Bermudians stay healthy and informed, and have access to(...)

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Nurse Exchange Honors Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Nurse Exchange Honors Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Posted by  | Collaboration, Nurse Development, Patient Care

Working with nurses at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in South Africa—the first children’s hospital in the region—Johns Hopkins nurses found more similarities than differences. “Nurses all over the world face the same challenges,” says Johns Hopkins nursing consultant Wilma Berends, who traveled with other Baltimore nurses to the 200-bed hospital in Johannesburg as part(...)

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Just Back From JHI’s ‘Family Reunion’

Just Back From JHI’s ‘Family Reunion’

Posted by  | Care Providers, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Precision Medicine

For 13 years now, Johns Hopkins Medicine International has held our version of a family reunion. Johns Hopkins Medicine International Partners Forum brings together leaders, care providers and researchers from our nearly 20 affiliates in 15 countries. Some years, the extended “family” comes to us in Baltimore. Last week Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, with(...)

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