A nearly $24 million facility with more than two dozen exam rooms that features much-needed services for patients with a range of infectious diseases will open at The Johns Hopkins Hospital next week.
Clinicians at the 16,000-square-foot John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice at The Johns Hopkins Hospital will see and care for patients with a range of ailments, including infections obtained after transplantation or from medical devices, HIV, and viral hepatitis. In addition to housing various multidisciplinary subspecialists—more than 70 providers in all—the facility will feature a nutritionist, an on-site pharmacy, phlebotomy services, and a full complement of social work and case managers.
About 170 patients are expected to come through the facility every day.
"The Johns Hopkins Hospital is excited to provide a beautiful, state-of-the-art clinic staffed by the world's best medical practitioners to meet the needs of the East Baltimore community," says Redonda G. Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The clinic will be located in renovated space in the Park Building, the former location of the Emergency Department. Patients will now be able to enter through a convenient entrance on Monument Street.
"East Baltimore has a greater burden of infectious diseases than most other regions of the country," says David L. Thomas, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. "We are thrilled to provide the community the best possible care in the best possible location."
Patients can also expect Johns Hopkins continuing commitment to patient-centered care in the new facility.
The clinic honors John G. Bartlett, the former Johns Hopkins infectious diseases division director, who spent more than 25 years leading efforts to improve and develop treatments for patients with infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
The renovated Park Building will also house infusion services. Three units—the Sickle Cell Center, Adult Infusion Services, and Therapeutic Apheresis—will now be co-located on the first floor of the building. Patients will enter from the hospital's main loop to get to the infusion center.