MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Receives $2.5 Million Gift, Breaks Ground on The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases

Peter Angelos announced a $2.5 million gift, the largest in the hospital's history, to open The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases in the spring of 2014.

November 20, 2013

The Angelos Center for Lung DiseasesBaltimore—(November 20, 2013)—From the main lobby of the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center patient tower today, prominent Maryland attorney and majority owner of the Baltimore Orioles, Peter Angelos, announced a $2.5 million gift to open The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases on the hospital campus this spring. It is the largest philanthropic donation ever bestowed to the hospital in its 115 year history.

Lung cancer remains by far, the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women each year according to data by the American Cancer Society. About 228,190 new cases of lung cancer have already been diagnosed this year.

Through a unique and comprehensive focus on diseases of the lung, including the latest research, technologies, programs and clinical trials, the Angelos Center will provide patients with access to the advanced diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease.

“MedStar Franklin Square is committed to improving the health of our patients living and working in our community,” said Sam Moskowitz, President of MedStar Franklin Square. “And we are thankful to Mr. Angelos, for putting a focus on all aspects of fighting lung disease. With his support, we can make available the highest standard of care and the most advanced in medical treatment. The goal here is to prevent lung cancer from being the cause of such loss in this community.”

The Angelos Center for Lung Diseases at MedStar Franklin Square will provide a unique service for the comprehensive care of patients with lung disease. Through an alliance with the MedStar Cancer Network, which includes the expertise and resources of MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Harbor Hospitals, patients throughout the region will have accelerated access to new diagnostics and treatments available at the Center.

With a focus on care that is both personalized and specialized, patients will benefit from a wide range of services, from dedicated care navigation to quicker access into the latest clinical trials, as well as ancillary services, including rehabilitation, pain management and nutrition services.

Most importantly, the Center will facilitate the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer through the introduction of a lung screening clinic. By utilizing advanced CT scanning, in conjunction with state-of-the-art interventional pulmonary diagnostic procedures and the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, the Clinic will enable physicians to diagnose lung cancer in its early stages leading to a better rate of success for treatment.

“MedStar Franklin Square’s aim to advance the detection of lung disease and provide quick access to multi-disciplinary diagnosis and treatment, represents an important step forward in the treatment of lung cancer,” said William Krimsky, MD, director of Interventional Pulmonology at MedStar Franklin Square.

Click here to learn more about lung cancer services available at MedStar Franklin Square. To learn more about the MedStar Cancer Network, click here.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklin.org for more information.

About the MedStar Health Cancer Network

The MedStar Health Cancer Network represents a true collaboration in cancer care. Our dedicated team of surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, and cancer support staff collaborate to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of cancer patients and their families throughout the greater Baltimore region. Our goal is to provide evidenced based quality, care with a focus on service and easy access.

The Network is comprised of four MedStar Health hospitals, including MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals. From initial diagnosis through treatment, our integrated, multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and research provides the highest level of care for patients and results in better outcomes. The MedStar Health Cancer Network also offers education and screenings to help reduce cancer risk and promote early detection.

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