Bayview Honored for Social Responsibility

In September, the Lown Institute released its annual hospitals index, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center ranked #3 in the nation — out of 3,709 U.S. hospitals — in social responsibility. The think tank assessed hospitals across eight areas. Two in which Bayview scored especially strongly were inclusivity (how well it serves people of color, those with lower incomes and those with lower levels of education) and community benefit (how well the hospital invests in community health).

“No discussion about Bayview and social responsibility would be complete without mention of Dr. David Hellman, professor of medicine, director of the Center for Innovative Medicine and former vice dean for Bayview, for whom this has long been a major focus,” notes Jimmy Potash, Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, department director 
and psychiatrist-in-chief.

Potash continues: “In an interview, Dr. Hellmann said: ‘I firmly believe that medicine is a public trust and that it is our joyful opportunity and obligation to get up each day and ask how we in health care can pay back society a higher dividend for the extraordinary investment society has made in us.’ Amen.”

A Calling Inspired by Classic Movies

Jade Cobern, a preventive medicine resident at Johns Hopkins, has earned international distinction for medical writing in social media by FPM, the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, in the United Kingdom. Cobern was honored for her online essay, “A Calling to Medicine from Hollywood,” which appeared on CLOSLER.org, the website of the Miller Coulson Academy of Excellence. In the article, Cobern shares how a childhood watching classic movies — notably those starring Audrey Hepburn — inspired her decision to become a doctor.

CIM Scholars on the Move

CIM scholars, as was said about immigrants in the play Hamilton, “Get the job done!” Congratulations to Jessica Colburn, who became director of the fellowship program for geriatrics; Michelle Sharp, who was awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to expand her research on sarcoidosis; Erica Johnson, who was appointed associate vice chair for diversity, equity and inclusion in education for the Department of Medicine; and Kim Peairs, who has functioned as the JHM medical director for COVID-19 vaccinations, providing more than 250,000 vaccinations to Johns Hopkins employees and patients. All four serve as Mary & David Gallo CIM Scholars.