Category: Other Disasters, Critical Events and Information
A Fond Farewell and a Welcoming Hello
Howard Gwon, senior director of the Office of Emergency Management for the Johns Hopkins Health System, retired March 31. As Gwon leaves the role, Johns Hopkins welcomes Robert Maloney into the position.
Around Johns Hopkins: Center for Health Security Returns to Johns Hopkins
The Center for Health Security rejoined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. What is the center working on?
CEPAR Leadership Transition Announced
Dianne Whyne will retire as the director of operations for the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) at the end of March. Lauren Sauer began transitioning into the role on Feb. 1.
From AMBER alerts to weather alerts to alerts at Johns Hopkins, here's what you need to know about these emergency notifications.
Johns Hopkins Tackles a Tragic Trend
Deadly mass shootings have risen dramatically during the past decade to become an all-too-often horrifying and heartbreaking trend that can happen anywhere. How is Johns Hopkins preparing, and what can you do in the event of such attack?
Going Abroad? Remember to Register
Each year, thousands of faculty, staff and students at The Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System travel abroad for many reasons, including research or to attend or present at conferences or other university-related activities.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw—all summertime staples that go along with cookouts, picnics and other outdoor gatherings. But these taste bud tantalizers can also unknowingly harbor bacteria if not handled, served or stored properly.
Tips for ‘Smart Donating’ During Times of Need
When you want to help after a natural disaster like a hurricane, how do you find a reputable organization to donate?
In Case of an Emergency, Ensure You Are Signed Up
The safety of Johns Hopkins faculty members, staff members and students is one of our primary concerns, and CEPAR wants everyone to be aware of any pending or actual disasters or safety threats on campus.
Around Johns Hopkins: Preparing for Emergencies at Suburban Hospital
CEPAR spotlights Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where Cindy Notobartolo, administrative director of emergency department/trauma, safety and security services, and Donna Sasenick, manager of safety and emergency management, have been leading the emergency management team together for more than a decade.
Preparedness Spotlight: How to Be Ready for Emergencies
Disasters and emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time, so it's best to be ready for the unexpected.
Preparedness Spotlight: Identifying Suspicious Packages
If you receive mail from an unknown sender, should you take it for what it is — just a package — or question its contents? CEPAR recommends thinking twice about what could be inside.
CEPAR Provides Expertise to Reopen Baltimore Clinic After Massive Fire
Experts with Johns Hopkins CEPAR are familiar with assisting communities around the nation and world in the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters. However, their expertise was tapped to assist in their own backyard in Baltimore.
What Happens When Winter Weather Whirls In
When Old Man Winter comes calling, key stakeholders at The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine work collaboratively to make a series of complex decisions to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, students, patients and visitors. But how are those decisions reached?
When Traveling Abroad, Helplines Provide Guidance During Emergencies and Other Instances
Traveling abroad? CEPAR urges you to plan your travel safely and carefully, and also take note of new phone numbers for medical and security assistance overseas.
Millions of Americans travel during the summer months, but crises don’t take vacations.
Around Johns Hopkins: Preparing for Hurricanes and Other Emergencies at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
No matter if it is peak hurricane season or a potential emergency any other time of the year, the Safety and Emergency Preparedness team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is preparing for the worst.
Is My School Safe? How to Ease Your Child’s Anxiety in the School Year
With news of mass shootings and drills becoming more commonplace in schools, students may wonder: Am I safe at school?
Around Johns Hopkins: Readying Howard County General in Case of a Crisis
For more than seven years, Gene Mellin has managed the hospital’s emergency preparedness and response efforts. He responded to questions about his role and efforts at Howard County General.
Hopkins on Alert was recognized in December 2019 by the Public Relations Society of America – Maryland Chapter with a “Best in Maryland” award in the category of Magazines/Newsletters – Digital.
Preparedness Spotlight: 11 Items to Keep in Your Car This Winter
CEPAR recommends ensuring several items are in your car to prepare for winter-related emergencies.
Johns Hopkins Faculty, Staff Aid in Final Goodbye to Maryland Congressman
Faculty and staff members from Johns Hopkins were on hand to provide medical assistance in case of an emergency as U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings lay in state at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 24, 2019.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Mobilizes During Ebola Exercise
Johns Hopkins Medicine teams recently tested their ability to receive and care for simulated patients suspected of having Ebola.