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Top CC News stories of 2022

A look back at the most read online stories of the past year.

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Hospital staff share their experiences for Hispanic Heritage Month

Family, mentors and role models play a key role in success

Fall 2022

Facts to know

The CC News reached out to Clinical Center staff to find out what the month means to them and learn about their experiences.

By its nature, Hispanic is a broad definition that encompasses many different experiences and backgrounds.

“Our stories and backgrounds are as varied as the shades of brown on our skin” said Heidi Hobson.

Full story 

Renovated Pharmacy begins phased opening

Medication preparation and dispensing services will be supported by state-of-the-art automation

Summer 2022

Outpatient Pharmacy Ribbon Cutting

Scissors in hand, (l-r) are CAPT Richard DeCederfelt, the Clinical Center’s Acting Pharmacy Chief, and Dr. James Gilman, CEO of the Clinical Center, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, performing the duties of the Director of NIH, Dr. Alfred Johnson, NIH’s Deputy Director for Management, and Dr. Marilyn Farinre, the Clinical Center’s Pharmacy Operations Chief. Looking on just behind them (l-r) are Tara Schwetz, NIH’s Acting Principal Deputy Director, and Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH’s Deputy Director for Intramural Research. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in the Outpatient Pharmacy Waiting Room.

Who says you can’t come home again?

After five years of construction and operating out of temporary locations, the Clinical Center’s Pharmacy will be reopening in its renovated space in the Southeast wing on the first floor of the hospital.

Development of the Pharmacy has been guided by four key principles: 

  • Safety of patients and staff; 
  • Efficiency to save time, money and eliminate errors; 
  • Positive staff impact by creating a workplace with high morale, excitement and engagement, and 
  • Regulatory compliance to ensure that the Clinical Center’s Pharmacy meets or exceeds any regulations governing its facility or operations.

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Chaplain Michael Zoosman does a different type of research

His research reveals a family tragedy – and heroism

Spring 2022

Mike Zoosman

Science perpetually builds on itself, working on the knowledge and discoveries of the past. For example, we would likely never have had laparoscopic surgery if the utility of a sterile operating environment hadn't been discovered in the generations before.

This too was the case for Clinical Center Chaplain Michael Zoosman, in his personal research to uncover his family's history. Zoosman, a former prison and psychiatric hospital chaplain, works as a multi-faith hospital chaplain in the Clinical Center's Spiritual Care Department, providing resources and support for patients and their families during their hospital stay. Full story


Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at the Clinical Center: Leadership focuses on reducing disparities

Winter 2022


The NIH Clinical Center has developed a comprehensive program to combat racism and reduce disparities across the workforce.

This program includes a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) committee, with a mission to create, promote and sustain an organizational culture that advances DEIA in all levels of the Clinical Center. While this program is new, the concepts are not. The hospital depends on a diverse workplace that embraces a culture of teamwork and collaboration. Senior leadership has highlighted the need to focus on and elevate the organization’s DEIA values, particularly related to structural racism and inclusion. Full story