VIP Future Goals
In 2008, Dr. Cooper proposed expanding the umbrella of VIP services citywide. This plan would have partner hospitals identify eligible patients, obtain VIP consent, and refer recruits for VIP participation. Each hospital may allow personnel the time needed for in-service training, administrative tasks, and record keeping responsibilities as in-kind benefits. To date, written commitments have been obtained from Bon Secours, Harbor Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Sinai, Union Memorial, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, and St. Agnes. This proposal is also supported by the Baltimore City Police Commissioner, DPSC Secretary Maynard, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the HSCRC.