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About Johns Hopkins Medicine

For more than a century, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine worked together to advance their founding mission. But as this medical enterprise grew and added other organizations also bearing the Johns Hopkins name, it became clear that it was presenting an increasingly confusing face to those who used its services: patients, health care insurers, even government agencies and regulators.

As a result, The Johns Hopkins University board of trustees took steps over a decade ago to make sure that the institution spoke with one voice, strengthening its position in the health care marketplace. The trustees created Johns Hopkins Medicine, a nonlegal entity whose head is the chief executive officer and dean of the medical school, reporting to the university president. Now under this virtual umbrella is The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the school of medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and other organizations, such as Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Today, the name Johns Hopkins Medicine is synonymous with physicians and scientists perfecting procedures once considered impossible, engineering new approaches to cancer, and bringing about advances in telemedicine, robotic surgery and more. U.S.News & World Report has ranked The Johns Hopkins Hospital the No. 1 hospital in the nation every year since 1991. Johns Hopkins earns more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other medical institution, and its investigators remain among the world's most cited in high-impact scientific journals.