Welcome to the Neighborhood

Spring 2021 As Seen in Our Spring 2021 Issue
Welcome to the Neighborhood

Hub study spaces named for all the familiar places; classroom honors pioneer Gertrude Hodges

In the planning stages of the new addition to the Pinkard Building, students voted on Baltimore neighborhood names for four study rooms within the new Hub area. They chose Fells Point, Canton, Patterson Park, and Hampden, where the majority of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) students tend to live. JHSON leadership added names for neighborhoods where students and faculty frequently work: Collington Square (Henderson-Hopkins), Morgan Park (House of Ruth), Old Town (Healthcare for the Homeless), and Broadway East (Wald Center).

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The collection of neighborhood names is a true reflection of the JHSON community, its footprint, and its impact, according to Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN.

In addition, with support of the SON Black Student Association, JHSON named a first-floor classroom in honor of Gertrude T. Hodges, the first African-American graduate (Class of 1959) of what was then known as the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses. A pioneering nurse leader, Hodges provided decades of health care, teaching, and mentoring as she inspired generations of Baltimore nurses, many of them from underprivileged communities.

“This recognition honors her relentless pursuit of excellence in health care education,” says Davidson.

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