Who are Johns Hopkins Buildings Named After?

You may work out at the Cooley Center on the East Baltimore campus, and participate in Epic training at Suburban Hospital's Arthur G. Lambert Building. Patient care is provided in the Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital and hundreds of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center employees work in the Mason F. Lord Building. Founded to help provide clinical nursing education and medical care, Sibley Memorial Hospital is named after one of its first donors. Read the trivia below to find out after whom a few  Johns Hopkins Health System hospital buildings are named.

Arthur G. Lambert Building, Suburban Hospital

Suburban Hospital’s Arthur G. Lambert building was named for Mr. Lambert, a hospital trustee from 1942 to 1972.  Lambert served as vice president, president and board chairman of the Suburban Hospital Board of Trustees.  He was named trustee emeritus in 1985.  Lambert passed away in 1991.

Bolduc Family Outpatient Center, HCGH

The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital recognizes the contributions of the Bolduc Family Foundation. Evelyn Bolduc served as chair of the HCGH board of trustees from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, and as chair of the Howard Hospital Foundation board from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2009. The family has contributed a great deal of their time, talent and resources to the hospital over the years; in September 2008, the Bolduc Family Foundation contributed $1 million to the HCGH campus development plan.

Denton Cooley Recreation Center

This recreation center located on Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus is named after a surgeon Denton A. Cooley who was championship basketball player at the University of Texas. He   o contributed $750,000 toward the complex’s $2.6 million price tag when it opened in 1981. (Source: Leading the Way by Neil Grauer.

John R. Burton Pavilion, JHBMC

The John R. Burton Pavilion at Johns Hopkins Bayview is named for John R. Burton, M.D., former director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology.  Read more at hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview .

Mason F. Lord Building, JHBMC

The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine began in 1963 with the development of the Division of Chronic and Community Medicine.  The Mason F. Lord Building is named for Mason F. Lord, M.D., a young physician who established that division at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (then Baltimore City Hospitals) in 1963. Dr. Lord died in 1965 at the age of 39, just as he was beginning to make significant strides in improving care of the institutionalized elderly.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

The Lucy Webb Hayes National Training School for Deaconesses and Missionaries, named after the wife of 19th U.S. president, recognized that a hospital was needed to provide a clinical setting for nursing education and medical care for the Washington, D.C., area’s rapidly growing population. William J. Sibley, a member of the Foundry Methodist Church, donated $10,000 for the construction of a hospital in memory of his wife, Dorothea Lowndes Sibley. The first hospital building at North Capital and Pearce Streets, N.W., opened to receive patients in March 1895.


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MaryJane April 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

Blalock Bldg: My dear friend is Alfred Blalock's granddaughter. Fun piece of trivia.


Laverne Richardson April 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I enjoyed this weeks trivia about hopkins buildings very informative. Thank You!


Marge Brennan April 22, 2014 at 8:08 am

How, or for whom, was the Alpha Commons Building, on the Bayview campus named?


Janet April 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

We hope to get an answer for you. Thanks,


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