Newswise — The Spring 2013 issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing celebrates the accomplishments of five Global Heroes whose efforts are improving health care education, research, and patient care around the world. Pamela Jeffries (The Ambassador), Yvonne Commodore-Mensah (The Difference-Maker), Jason Farley (The TB Terminator), Miyong Kim (The Immigrant’s Advocate), and Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan (The M-Health Maven) are among the great Johns Hopkins Nurses who work to wipe out health disparities wherever they may appear. (A sixth hero, Beth Sloand—The Ocean of Calm—joins the corps on our web version of the magazine.)
In a separate article, A World of Difference, faculty from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing explore the pressing issues for those who take the sometimes-risky, often-uncomfortable leap to work across borders, and where international health care goes from here.
The latest installment of “Hill’s Side” features an essay by Walter “Wally” D. Pinkard, Jr. saluting Dean Martha Hill’s visionary leadership and embrace of change, including her own decision to step down this summer. “Many of us have reached an eye-opening realization: Once again, Martha, the ultimate agent of change, is providing the catalyst for another milestone in the School’s history,” writes Pinkard, Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins University and Chair of the School of Nursing National Advisory Board. Hill will remain on the School’s faculty and resume her groundbreaking work in cardiovascular care. The package includes a special pullout with a timeline of Dean Hill’s tenure and two pages of graphics boldly highlighting the successes of a deanship begun in July 2001
More issue highlights:
A Little Luck Never Hurts—Ever the pioneer, Fannie Gaston-Johansson reflects on the path that led her to being named a Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Professor, the first ever from the School of Nursing.
Favorite Cover Contest—Johns Hopkins Nursing marks its 10th birthday by inviting readers to vote for the cover they loved best.
Supply and Demand—A coordinated patient-discharge process sees to it that the number of beds matches the number of patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
To read more, or to see past issues of Johns Hopkins Nursing, visit http://magazine.nursing.jhu.edu.