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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Teams with Region’s Top Transplant Experts

Patients Meet MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Team via Telehealth Patient Speaking with MedStar Transplant Team Through Telehealth BALTIMORE, Md.—(April 6, 2018)— Baltimore-area patients in end-stage liver failure, or with an advanced liver disease are benefiting from the expertise of the lauded team at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI)– without driving to Washington, DC. Using teleconferencing technology, patients engage in real-time dialogue with the full range of experts necessary for liver transplant evaluations and post-operative visits at the MedStar Franklin Square Center for Digestive Disease. MedStar Franklin Square began offering pre-transplant evaluation once a week with an on-site hepatologist and the…

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MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven Campus to Open April 9

New, $1.75 Million Center Will Include New Infusion Center with 22 Chairs BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 29, 2018)—Sixteen oncology experts from the MedStar Health Cancer Network will be under the same roof, expanding patient access to oncology care, with the opening of the MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven Campus, April 9th. Located in the in the Russell Morgan building of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, the 7,800-square-foot, $1.75 million renovated space will include a state-of-the-art infusion center with 22 treatment chairs, providing IV therapy of all types including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and iron infusions. The new location will include a pharmacy,…

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Thousands of Patients Referred to Substance Use Treatment at MedStar Hospitals

SBIRT Program Intervenes with Patients with Substance Abuse Problems   BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 5, 2018)— In the 18 months following MedStar Health’s launch of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program known as SBIRT,  more than 3,500 patients struggling with substance abuse have been referred to treatment. The nationally recognized, evidence-based program rolled out in August 2016 in each of MedStar Health’s four Baltimore hospitals: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Harbor Hospitals. As the nation struggles with the opioid epidemic and a spike in fentanyl-related overdoses, emergency departments are often on the…

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New MedStar Health Program Helps Patients Navigate Community Services

Community Health Advocates Work With the Most Vulnerable BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 5, 2018)— A program launched by MedStar Health last year has connected some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents to hospital-based community health advocates (CHAs) who ensure they receive not only routine primary healthcare, but vital community services. The program piloted at MedStar Health’s four Baltimore-area hospitals in July: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Harbor Hospital. There are now 15 full-time community health advocates employed throughout the region, credited with helping hundreds of Baltimore residents find support and resources. “Social determinants have…

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