The Sibley Innovation Hub is an awesome team of designers, lean engineers, technologists, and project managers. "Hubsters" work on problems in healthcare which have been historically difficult to solve or opportunities to create the future. The Hub team works out of an over 4,000 sq ft open innovation space in the center of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Hub coaches internal staff-led projects and works on larger projects of strategic importance to our community and hospital. We're focused on designing new approaches that better meet the needs of our patients and families, and demonstrating the role of community hospitals in generating health and wellness. We provide a centralized space for clinical staff and other interested parties to present and ponder radical and forward-thinking ways to change health care in the Sibley community and around the world. Through its staff and infrastructure, the Innovation Hub provides an opportunity for a wide variety of people to transform their ideas into real-world solutions. It enables Sibley to examine our current care delivery with the objective of increasing the quality and maximizing the efficiency of our processes, as well as reducing waste. The end result is a better, safer, and more pleasant experience for patients and staff alike.

Why Sibley?

Sibley is in a unique position to lead solutions that have a major impact on patient experiences and health care delivery. Since 4,800 of the nation’s 5,500 hospitals are community hospitals, an innovation hub based in this environment is especially relevant and meaningful. The new practices we develop together here are transferable to the majority of our nation’s healthcare institutions.

As a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the innovative work Sibley develops demonstrates the essential connection between biomedical research and operational delivery.

Most of all, Sibley’s skilled, dedicated staff and physicians are up to the challenge. The successful track record of safety and quality that we have already established proves that Sibley is the ideal real-world laboratory for creating, testing and refining new ideas.

Patient-centered. Powered by you.

The Hub is all about collaboration, and we welcome ideas and collaboration from Sibley staff, physicians, patients and families, community members, entrepreneurs, government, and other interested parties. By encouraging ideas from diverse perspectives, the Innovation Hub fosters creativity, imagination and partnerships between innovators who might not otherwise have a chance to work together.

How does it work?

Our approach starts with a deep understanding of end-user needs. Fresh ways to address those needs are designed, prototyped and tested by teams that include the person who brings the idea forward. The Innovation Hub’s full-time staff is here to help coordinate activities and facilitate projects.  Learn more here.

We love challenges, opportunities and problems without easy answers!

We make it easy to share an opportunity for consideration and possible development:

  • Already have an opportunity in mind? Submit it here, or come by the Hub and work with one of our design coaches to bring that idea to life!

  • Attend one of our design thinking workshops and get the tools to begin innovating!

I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
— Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross