Johns Hopkins Medicine
Main Hospital: 600 N. Wolfe St.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is one of the nation's best medical and research institutions.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked the number one hospital in the United States every year since 1992 by U.S. News & World Report. There are 1,059 beds at the hospital and over 2,000 full-time attending physicians.
Johns Hopkins Medicine operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and has more than 2.8 million outpatient encounters per year.
Johns Hopkins Medicine handles more than 96,000 patient admissions annually and more than 263,000 emergency visits.
The Johns Hopkins Health System also offers patient care in Maryland at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital and across Maryland communities through Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is ranked one of the top medical schools in the country. There are 2,450 full-time faculty, 1,290 part-time faculty, and over 1,350 medical and doctoral students.
The entire Johns Hopkins medical institution has an annual operating budget of over $6.5 billion.
In addition to the hospital and medical school, there is a private Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for undergraduate and graduate students.
Johns Hopkins, the Quaker merchant, banker and businessman who left $7 million in 1873 to create The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, was named for his great-grandmother, Margaret Johns. Her last name became his first name. Ever since, it’s been confusing people.
Toward the end of the 19th century, American medical education was in chaos; most medical schools were little more than trade schools. Often, it was easier to gain admission to one of these than to a liberal arts college. With the opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889, followed four years later by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins ushered in a new era marked by rigid entrance requirements for medical students, a vastly upgraded medical school curriculum with emphasis on the scientific method, the incorporation of bedside teaching and laboratory research as part of the instruction, and integration of the School of Medicine with the Hospital through joint appointments.
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Updated April 30, 2014