Beyond the Hospital Walls
The 2017 MGG symposium featured a special keynote address by Baltimore Mayor The Honorable Catherine E. Pugh. Mayor Pugh has been a public servant for 15 years, and was elected as the mayor of Baltimore in 2016. Her speech at the MGG Symposium on October 27, 2017 focused on population health improvement, particularly in Baltimore. She discussed the city’s critical role in improving health into improving health through strengthening hospital/community partnerships, such as those seen at Hopkins. She lauded programs such as Medicine for the Greater Good, Embajadores du Salud and the Center for Innovative Medicine for making such partnerships possible.
In 2016, the Center for Innovative Medicine hosted the first everMedicine for the Greater Good Week (May 24-31). MMG Week was lead off with a presentation by keynote speaker Leana Wen, M.D., Health Commissioner for Baltimore City and closing remarks were provided by Maryland congressional representative Elijah Cummings. The MGG curriculum was praised by closing keynote speaker Elijah Cummings who called MGG “effective and efficient” at producing residents who recognize and address health care disparities. Additionally, Cummings shared his own personally experiences living in Baltimore’s seventh district. Both speakers were selected for embodying the CIM’s mission – to make medicine a better public trust – and discussed the need for all patients, regardless of background, to receive the best and most up-to-date healthcare that can be provided.