Since the opening of Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889 and the first class in its School of Medicine four years later, Johns Hopkins Hospital has been revolutionizing medical practice in the United States. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a part of a larger medical enterprise called Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
Johns Hopkins Medicine operates four academic and community hospitals, four suburban healthcare and surgery centers, and 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites. This US$5 billion nonprofit conglomerate handles more than 96,000 inpatient admissions annually, as well as 263,000 emergency visits.
With more than 30,000 employees, Johns Hopkins Medicine is among Maryland’s largest private employers and the largest in the city of Baltimore.
Johns Hopkins Hospital consistently ranks among the best in the United States in 16 medical specialties, including:
Cancer: The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins is one of only 40 cancer centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, providing a wide spectrum of specialty programs for adults and children, including the treatment of tumors of the bone marrow, brain and spinal cord, breast, colon, reproductive organs, urinary tract, lungs, skin, and more. The center offers complete family and patient services that include a counseling service, survivors’ and palliative care programs, and the Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion for patients and their families traveling from out-of-town.
Head and neck: The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins focuses on diagnosing and treating ear, nose, and throat diseases. Specialty areas include audiology/hearing (including cochlear implants), dentistry and oral surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive brain and skull-base surgery, otology and neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology and sinus surgery, snoring and sleep surgery, motion and balance research, and more.
Heart and vascular: Johns Hopkins has achieved an international reputation for excellence in heart and circulation treatments and surgeries— augmented by its new Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower. In the new facility, state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services will be seamlessly integrated under the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute. Specialties include vascular medicine, aortic diseases, arrhythmias, noninvasive cardiac imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise, cardiac surgery, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, congenital disorders, valve surgery, endovascular therapy, ventricular assist devices, and many more.
Neurology and neurosurgery: The Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery provide patients around the world with cutting-edge care, including treatments for acoustic neuroma, aneurysms, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, glioma, hydrocephalus, meningioma, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, skull base tumors, spinal cord injuries, spine and spinal cord tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and other disorders of the spine, brain, peripheral nerves, and pituitary.
Orthopedic surgery: Specialists in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery provide treatment in the following areas: adult reconstruction, foot and ankle, hand surgery, pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, shoulder surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, sports medicine surgery, and orthopedic trauma.
Urology: Surgeons of the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins have long been pioneers in their field and were the first to perform landmark operations such as radical prostatectomy, nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy, and minimally invasive live donor kidney removal. Hopkins urologists have extensive expertise in surgical techniques including urologic reconstruction, laparoscopy, microsurgery for infertility, vasectomy reversal, hypospadius reconstruction, bladder exstrophy reconstruction, and treatment of rare stone disease, benign prostate hypertrophy, erectile dysfunction, kidney disease, and urinary incontinence.
Johns Hopkins Medicine International offers hospital management, health care consulting, and clinical education services through strategic alliances and affiliations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Johns Hopkins medicine serves patients from more than 100 countries annually. Interpreters are available at no cost in most languages.
Last updated on 11 January 2017
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