Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened on May 7, 1889. The hospital and the university were incorporated and endowed by Johns Hopkins, a wealthy Quaker businessman known as Baltimore's greatest philanthropist. The organization is one of the first healthcare systems to unite patient care with education and research. Today, Johns Hopkins Hospital houses a total of 1,059 beds and 33 operating rooms, as well as Level I trauma services. The walls of the hospital's Zayed Tower and Bloomberg Children's Center are adorned with art from renowned artists, including Spencer Finch, Robert Israel and Jim Boyd, among others.
Johns Hopkins counts many firsts among its early achievements. It was the first major medical school in the U.S. to admit women, the first to use rubber gloves during surgery and the first to develop renal analysis and CPR. In March of this year, the hospital hosted the world's first-ever liver transplant involving an HIV-positive donor and recipient.
Johns Hopkins Hospital was ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Maryland and tied for the No. 3 hospital in the nation overall in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. It is nationally ranked in 15 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. Johns Hopkins Hospital is Magnet-accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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