Six months at the hospital. It's all good.
Today is my six-month anniversary at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. I became Editorial Manager on Jan. 9, 2017 and it has been a busy time ever since.
I have a great new set of co-workers and a stimulating environment in which to learn. For the most part, I've dived right in.
I have interviewed hospital president and CEO Jonathan Ellen for a story and video published throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine. I have met in the offices of leaders of our four core institutes, writing a brochure to recruit fellows for the Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Institute, a Florida Trend advertorial on research in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute, a story for our upcoming Leading Care magazine on leadership in the Heart Institute and a story on the world-renowned expertise of George Jallo, M.D., who heads our Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. For the Jallo piece, I spent four hours in surgery as he removed a tumor from a girl's spinal cord.
I wrote about the graduation of the inaugural class of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Residency Program and recently completed a piece on health informatics to be published in an upcoming Florida Trend. I also watched Jeff Jacobs, M.D. sew a patch on to a 3D printed heart as he tested its effectiveness as a teaching and learning too. I hope to write on 3D printing's medical applications soon.
Interestingly, I write quite a bit more than I did as an editor for 23 years at the Tampa Bay Times. It's a good reminder that writing can be hard.
But I also have learned about video script writing and production, writing guidelines for a brand book and a variety of things about marketing. I have much to learn about medical care, marketing and more. But I'm getting there.