MedStar Health’s Dr. Kelly Ryan Appointed to National Horse Racing Advisory Board

Focus Will be Safety, Integrity Alliance for National Thoroughbred Racing Association

 

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Kelly Ryan, DO

BALTIMORE—(June 6, 2018)—MedStar Health sports medicine physician Kelly Ryan, DO, has been named to an advisory board for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, where she will help determine best practices to keep jockeys across the country safe and healthy.

Since partnering with Maryland Racing three years ago, Dr. Ryan and a team of MedStar Health physicians banded together to form MedStar Horsemen’s Health, a program designed to monitor the health of jockeys and other racetrack personnel at Maryland race tracks. A national spotlight has been fixed on their healthcare model since they designed and implemented important concussion protocols. By conducting baseline tests with jockeys before they are injured, they can best determine who has a concussion and if he or she is ready to return to ride. Other racetracks in the country, inspired by the work of Dr. Ryan and other MedStar Health sports medicine physicians, are now adopting similar concussion protocols at their facilities.

As a member of the Safety and Integrity Alliance, Dr. Ryan will help set policies to protect the health and safety of jockeys. Racetracks must comply with these policies to receive accreditation through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Dr. Ryan is the first MedStar Health physician to be appointed to the Safety and Integrity Alliance and is currently the only sports medicine physician on the board.

“The things that we value at MedStar Health for all of our athletes will now be able to be applied to jockeys,” Dr. Ryan said. “We will be a voice for these athletes and hopefully continue to be a model for other racetracks.”

“Dr. Ryan’s perspective as a sports medicine physician will offer valuable insight as the Safety and Integrity Alliance works to craft safety standards for racetracks in the United States,” said Sean Huffman, vice president of MedStar Sports Medicine. “MedStar Health has been a leader in setting standards for jockey safety and we are excited that Dr. Ryan’s vision and expertise is being recognized on a national scale.”

 

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About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

 

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 60 physicians, 40 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar Health’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official sports medicine team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

 

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New Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Site to Open at MedStar Franklin Square

Enhances Access to Specialized Care, Expertise and Rehab Therapy

 

Baltimore MD—(January 12, 2018 )— MedStar Orthopaedic Institute will open the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center - a new site dedicated to bone, joint and soft tissue injuries, in 10,043 square feet of space, Jan. 23rd. The new site joins the expertise of seven orthopaedic and sports medicine experts, along with rehabilitation therapy, in one centralized location.

Located in the Medical Arts Building across from the main hospital on Franklin Square Drive, the new center will include 18 exam rooms, two imaging suites, and an expansive waiting room with an area for children to play. The location is convenient to communities of Harford County and Eastern Baltimore County, including Perry Hall, Nottingham, Dundalk, Middle River and Parkville.

“The new building will be a state of the art complex offering all of our specialties – sports medicine, joint replacement, shoulder and hand, as well as pediatrics – under one roof,” said Dr. David L. Gold, the chief of orthopaedics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. “In addition we will have excellent physical therapy services courtesy of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. We are very excited to offer all of this to our community, now in one location.” 

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The Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Team with Sam Moskowitz, President, at the Ribbon Cutting for the New Office at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Clinicians at the location specialize in areas ranging from pediatric orthopedics to elite athletes. They are:

David Cohen, MDFellowship trained in sports medicine, Dr. Cohen is an orthopaedic surgeon who treats conditions including ACL injuries, Achilles tendonitis, overuse injuries and a variety of fractures, joint injuries and other sports-related injuries.

Frank Dawson, MDDr. Dawson is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician, specializing in sports related injuries. Dr. Dawson is an associate team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, a team physician for Morgan State University, a sports medicine consultant for Baltimore City Public School System, and a member of Baltimore County Public School System's Head Injury Committee. His clinical expertise includes sports medicine, sports injuries, fracture care and concussion care.

Michael Dvorkin, MDDr. Dvorkin has special interest in total joint replacement and sports medicine. He performs total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, as well as performs arthroscopic procedures, such as rotator cuff repairs and knee arthroscopies. He is a member of Foundation for Aid to the Philippines, Inc. (FAPI) and travels with the group to the Philippines once a year to provide orthopaedic services. Dr. Dvorkin is also co-director of Hands Across the Americas, a medical mission to Peru, where he provides surgical and orthopaedic services.

David Gold, MDHe is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and joint replacement, using both computer-assisted and traditional techniques. In addition to hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, Dr. Gold also performs fracture care and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr.  Gold was named a 2016 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for orthopaedic surgery: joint.

Ira Gubernick, MD - Dr. Gubernick is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. His clinical interests include shoulder replacement, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and treatment of fractures. Dr. Gubernick was named a 2016 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for orthopaedics: general.

Christopher Looze, MDDr. Looze  is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. Prior to joining MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, he completed a fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, recognized globally as a leader in orthopaedic patient care, research, education and injury prevention. A former professional baseball player within the Toronto Blue Jays organization, he has a personal passion for sports.

The new office will replace the following locations, which will close on January 19:

  • Dundalk/North Point – 1050 Old North Point Road, Suite 101, Baltimore MD 21224
  • MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center – 9103 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 1500, Baltimore MD 21237 (The cancer center will remain open and the orthopedics and sports medicine components relocated to the new space)
  • Rosedale/Seven Square – 9110 Philadelphia Road, Suite 200, Baltimore MD 21237

To make an appointment at the new office, please call 877-34-ORTHO (877-346-7846). To learn more, visit MedStarFranklinSquare.org/ORTHO. The location of the new office is MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite 200, 9101 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore MD 21237.

 

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About MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

In Central Maryland, MedStar Orthopaedic Institute combines the skill and expertise of more than 80 physicians at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, The Curtis National Hand Center, and more than 20 community locations, giving you convenient access to the area's top orthopaedic, spine and sports medicine care. Our physicians treat the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, US Lacrosse, and the majority of collegiate, high school and recreational teams in the region. Visit MedStarOrtho.org or call 877-34-ORTHO for an appointment.

 

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.

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Debra Schindler
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Carrie Wells
Public Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
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MedStar Health, Baltimore Region, Names 2016 Nurses of the Year

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals Honor Nurses during Annual Nurses Week Celebration

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MedStar Franklin Square's 2016 Nurse of the Year Patricia Walker, RN, ICU

Baltimore—(May 13, 2016)—MedStar Health’s four Baltimore hospitals named their 2016 Nurses of the Year, honoring top nurses and recognizing the knowledge, skill and compassion of the entire nursing team, who deliver quality and innovative patient care every day.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals paid tribute to nurses during the annual National Nurses Week celebrations held May 6 to 12. Nursing’s top honor was given to those who truly commit to redefining nursing practice and raising the bar on patient care.

MedStar Health thanks the 2016 Nurses of the Year, and all of its nurses, for the high level of service and dedication they provide day in and day out to make a difference in the lives of its patients, their families and the communities it serves.

Congratulations to the following 2016 Nurse of the Year recipients:

  • Patricia Walker, RN, ICU, MedStar Franklin Square
  • Leila Ignacio-Macale, RN, ICU, MedStar Good Samaritan
  • Darla Crews, RN, Orthopaedics/Pediatrics Unit, MedStar Harbor
  • Linda Young, RN, Cardiovascular Recovery, MedStar Union Memorial  

MedStar Health nursing is more than 8,000 nurses strong, across a healthcare system that includes Magnet® hospitals, an academic medical center, a large teaching hospital, community hospitals, ambulatory and home care settings, research institutes, and more. Its nurses are shaping, molding, defining and redefining clinical practice in the largest healthcare system serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

To learn more about nursing at MedStar Health, click here.

 

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Named “Top Performer” by The Joint Commission

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Baltimore—(November 17, 2015)—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has been recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The recognition endorses the hospital’s commitment to improving outcomes for patients with a range of conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, and prenatal care.

“MedStar Franklin Square is privileged to receive this recognition from The Joint Commission,” said Anthony Sclama, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for MedStar Franklin Square. “It is a testimony to the commitment of our clinicians and all those that support them in providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients.”

The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that achieve excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to be the best treatments for the following 12 conditions: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, tobacco use, substance use, venous thromboembolism, immunization and perinatal care.

To receive recognition as a Top Performer, MedStar Franklin Square had to meet the following performance criteria:

  • Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures
  • Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases
  • Having at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above

Click here  to learn more about the Top Performer program.

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 medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

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Megan Lutz
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MedStar Franklin Square Physicians Named 2015 “Top Docs” by Baltimore Magazine

 

Top Doc News ImageBaltimore(October 28, 2015)— MedStar Health is proud to announce that 97 of its Baltimore hospital physicians have been identified by Baltimore magazine’s much anticipated and highly coveted “Top Docs” 2015 list, now on stands.

Each year, Baltimore magazine publishes the annual list of "Baltimore’s Top Doctors". The physicians honored with this title are chosen by their peers who respond to survey questions asking what physician would you send your own family member to. Nearly 10,000 physicians in the region were surveyed for this year’s list, including an online poll of physicians to augment the mailed survey responses. Baltimore magazine then publishes the top physicians named in each of the specialties.

Below are the MedStar Franklin Square physicians recognized: 

To learn more about these physicians, click here.

Andrew Abramowitz, MD, Pediatric Orthopaedics, MedStar Franklin Square

Steven J. Adashek, MD, Gynecology and Women’s Health

Blair Andrew, MD, Radiology: Interventional, MedStar Franklin Square

Michael Auerbach, MD, Hematology, MedStar Franklin Square

Michelle Bahrain, MD, Infectious Disease, MedStar Franklin Square

Charles Boice, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

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Four MedStar Franklin Square orthopaedic specialists were named 2015 Top Docs. From left: David Cohen, MD, David Gold, MD, Michael Dvorkin, MD, Ira Gubernick, MD

Troy Brijbasi, MD, Radiology: Interventional, MedStar Franklin Square

Jennifer Broussard, MD, Pathology, MedStar Franklin Square

David Cohen, MD, Sports Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Jacques Conaway, MD, Sleep Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Mark Diamond, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square

Michael Dvorkin, MD, Orthopaedics: General, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square**

Kristen Fernandez, MD, Breast Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor

Jeffrey Ferris, MD, Colo-rectal, MedStar Franklin Square

Albert Steven Fleisher, MD, Gastroenterology, MedStar Franklin Square

Jerold Fleishman, MD, Neurology: General, MedStar Franklin Square

Ziv Gamliel, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor

David Gold, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery: Joint, MedStar Franklin Square

David Golden, MD, Allergy: Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square

Ira Gubernick, MD, Orthopaedics: General, MedStar Franklin Square

Jonathan Hansen, MD, Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Daniel  Harley, MD, Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Howard Haumptman, MD, MedStar Franklin Square

Barbara Howard, MD, Pediatric Behavior and Development , MedStar Franklin Square

George Jabaji, MD, Vascular Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Joyce King, MD, Family Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Nicola  London, MD, General Obstetrics, MedStar Franklin Square

Jonathan Matz, MD, Allergy: Immunology, MedStar Franklin Square

Edward McCarron, MD, Surgical Oncology, MedStar Franklin Square

Fernando Mena, MD, Neonatology, MedStar Franklin Square

Yvonne Ottaviano, MD, Oncology: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square

Jeffrey Posner, MD, Nephrology

Lisa Rowen, MD, MedStar Franklin Square

Lisa Rubin, MD, Minimally Invasive Surgery, MedStar Franklin Square

Mitchell Schwartz, MD, MedStar Franklin Square

Stephen Selinger, MD, Intesivists/Critical Care, MedStar Franklin Square

Anadir Silva, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Samuel Smith, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology/IVF, Gynecology and Women's Health, MedStar Franklin Square, MedStar Harbor*

Gabriel Soudry, MD, Nuclear Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Nassif Soueid, MD, Plastic Surgery: Reconstrutive, Plastic Surgery: Breast, MedStar Franklin Square*

Ed Steiner, MD, Radiology

Adrienne Suggs, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square

Christopher You, MD, Bariatrics, MedStar Franklin Square

* Recognized in two specialties, ** Recognized in three specialties

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 medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

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Megan Lutz
410-554-2781
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MedStar Sports Medicine Hosts Prestigious American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2015 European Traveling Fellows

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BALTIMORE—(August 5, 2015)—MedStar Sports Medicine was selected as one of only six sites in the nation to host the prestigious American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2015 European Traveling Fellows. As one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country, MedStar Sports Medicine’s participation in this international exchange program fostered collaboration among colleague’s worldwide, inspiring innovation and advancing the field of sports medicine.

MedStar Sports Medicine hosted the fellows from July 2-5 in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. During their visit, the fellows gained insight into the integrated sports medicine program of one of the nation’s largest health care systems. MedStar Sports Medicine brings together nearly 20 fellowship trained sports orthopaedic surgeons and a network of primary care sports medicine providers, certified athletics trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, sports performance professionals, and sports-specific researchers under a single tent covering the Baltimore/Washington corridor.

The fellows, including João Espregueira–Mendes, MD, of Portugal, past president of the European Society of Knee Surgery; Sebastian Kopf, MD, of Germany; Nicolas Pujol, MD, of France; and Christiaan van Bergen, MD, of the Netherlands; met with clinical and research leaders, toured MedStar Sports Medicine’s facilities, and spent time observing clinics, surgical procedures, lectures and labs.

AOSSM’s traveling fellowship program is an annual scientific and cultural exchange among orthopaedic sports medicine physicians in North America and Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The program is a unique opportunity for individuals to witness orthopaedic sports medicine techniques and surgeries from around the world. The program offers a rich experience with opportunities to:

  • Foster an exchange of scientific information, stimulate research and develop partnerships among physicians who practice sports medicine in North America, Europe, Latin America and Pacific Rim countries
  • Serve as a bridge that may be used to forge the future of sports medicine worldwide
  • Provide a stimulus for leadership by recognizing young physicians who have made a significant contribution to sports medicine
  • Participate in social and cultural activities with the local sports medicine community

MedStar Sports Medicine also hosted the AOSSM Latin American and Asian Traveling Fellows in 2012. This most recent visit makes MedStar Sports Medicine one of the few sports programs that have had the opportunity to work with all three traveling fellowships in the past five years. 

 Click here to learn more about MedStar Sports Medicine. Visit AOSSM to learn more about the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship program.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

 

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MedStar Health Nurses Recognized as Top in Region by Baltimore Magazine

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Baltimore—(April 15, 2015)— MedStar Health is proud to announce nine of its Baltimore hospital nurses have been recognized as the region’s top nurses by Baltimore magazine’s inaugural “Excellence in Nursing” 2015 survey.

In the first annual “Excellence in Nursing” survey, Baltimore magazine solicited nominations from peers, supervisors and patients of registered nurses, who represent the finest in their field. To arrive at the results of the survey, a panel of RN advisors, appointed by the Maryland Nurses Association and major local hospitals, reviewed nominations and selected the top candidates under 18 different nursing specialties.

The following nurses, covering a variety of specialties, from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, were named 2015 top nurses by Baltimore magazine:

Cardiovascular
Natalie Droski, RN, MedStar Franklin Square
Betheen Weed, RN, MedStar Franklin Square

Community Care/Ambulatory Care
Susan Haskell, RN, MedStar Franklin Square

Nurse Education
Carol Esche, RN, MedStar Franklin Square

Intensive Care
Nicole Henninger, RN, MedStar Franklin Square

Medical-Surgical Nursing
Ashley Wells, RN, MedStar Franklin Square

Orthopaedics
Stacie Roles, RN, MedStar Union Memorial

Research
Joan Warren, RN, MedStar Franklin Square

School Health
Calvert Moore, RN, MedStar Harbor


The winners were announced at a reception at The Center Club on April 14, and are featured in the May issue of Baltimore magazine, now on stands.

To learn more about nursing at MedStar Health, click here.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

Media Contact:

Megan Lutz
410-554-2781
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MedStar Sports Medicine is Committed to Advancing Sports Safety for Adolescent Female Athletes

Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, and Frank P. Dawson, IV, MD, Join Maryland Task Force Focused on Study of Sports Injuries in High School Female Athletes

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BALTIMORE — (December 23, 2014) — Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has appointed Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, MS, director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and Frank P. Dawson, IV, MD, medical director of Sports Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, to join a newly established task force focused on the study of sports injuries in female high school athletes. Renowned leaders in sports safety, Drs. Lincoln and Dawson join other clinicians, legislators, coaches, educators and high school athletes, in an effort to reduce the occurrence of injuries and advance the health and safety of adolescent female athletes.

Specializing in the epidemiology of concussion and sports injuries and sports health policy, Dr. Lincoln is considered a national thought leader and leading researcher in the area of youth sports concussion. In addition to serving as the research coordinator of the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program, Dr. Lincoln coordinates research activity for the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and the NFL Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health. He is actively involved in the American Public Health Association and the American College of Sports Medicine and provides consultation to government, sport governing bodies and private organizations.

He is the recipient of the NCAA Research Award and the O'Donoghue Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. His publications appear in prominent scientific and medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Lincoln serves on the editorial board for several leading medical journals, including Injury Epidemiology and Frontiers in Sports Neurology; and has been quoted in national publications, including USA Today and The Washington Post.

Dr. Dawson, a sports medicine fellowship trained pediatrician, has clinical expertise in sports medicine, fracture care, concussion and general pediatrics. With a strong focus on head injury, Dr. Dawson is a member of the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Network and director of the MedStar Franklin Square Concussion Clinic. He is also a member of Baltimore County Public School System's Head Injury Committee.

An expert in treating young athletes, Dr. Dawson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He serves as the team physician for Kenwood, Franklin and Chesapeake High Schools, and further supports the region’s youth as a sports medicine consultant for Baltimore City and County Public School Systems.

Additionally, Dr. Dawson is an associate team physician for the Baltimore Ravens and team physician for Morgan State University. He holds various professional memberships including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Medical Association and American Medical Association.

Established in the 2014 Maryland legislative session with the passage of HB 1332, the task force will review medical literature to identify effective methods of reducing sports injuries incurred by high school female athletes. As a result, the task force will determine whether the Maryland Department of Education should develop requirements for high school female athletic programs for the prevention of injuries, as well as make policy recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Lincoln. To learn more about Dr. Dawson, click here.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar's ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

 

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Congratulations to our Top Docs!

Once again this year, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has impressive representation in the “Top Doctors” issue of Baltimore Magazine. A total of 53 fulltime members of our medical staff, in a wide range of specialties, have been selected. Please join us in congratulating the following MedStar Franklin Square physicians who have been recognized as 2014 Baltimore’s Top Docs:

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Allergy/Immunology
David Golden, MD
Jonathan Matz, MD
Manav Singla, MD

Emergency Medicine
Jonathan Hansen, MD

Intensivists/Critical Care
Stephen Selinger, MD

Family Medicine
Joyce King, MD

Gastroenterology
Mark Diamond, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Michael Auerbach, MD

Internal Medicine - General
Kevin Schendel, MD

Infectious Disease
Michelle Bahrain, DO

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Anadir Silva, MD

Nephrology
Khalid Al-Talib, MD
Kevin Rossiter, MD

Neurology - General
Jerold Fleishman, MD

Oncology - Breast
Yvonne Ottaviano, MD

Oncology - Lymphoma & Bone Marrow Transplant
Stephen Noga, MD

Orthopedics - General
Ira Gubernick, MD

Pain Management
Matthew Hansen, MD

Pathology
Jennifer Broussard, MD

Psychiatry - General
Anis Merson, MD

Pulmonary
Martin Sheridan, MD

Radiation Oncology
Cengiz Aygun, MD

Radiology & Interventional Radiology
Blair Andrew, MD

Nuclear Medicine
Gabriel Soudry, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology/IVF & Gynecology and Women's Health
Samuel Smith, MD

Interventional Radiology
Troy Brijbasi, MD

Sleep Medicine
Jacques Conaway, MD

Sports Medicine/Orthopedics
David Cohen, MD

Bariatrics
Christopher You, MD

Breast Surgery
Kristen Fernandez, MD
Atsuko Okabe, MD

Colo-Rectal
P. Jeffrey Ferris, MD
Lisa Savoie, MD

General Obstetrics
Nicola London, MD

Gynecology and Women's Health & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Lisa Rubin, MD

Gynecologic Oncology
Charles Boice, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Joint
David Gold, MD

Surgical Oncology - Orthopedics
Albert Aboulafia, MD

Surgical Oncology
Edward McCarron, MD

Thoracic Surgery
Ziv Gamliel, MD
Daniel Harley, MD

Vascular Surgery
George Jabaji, MD

Urology
William Dowling, MD, FACS

Pediatric Behavior and Development
Barbara Howard, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Adrienne Suggs, MD

Neonatology
Fernando Mena, MD

Orthopedics - Pediatric
Andrew Abramowitz, MD

Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery: Breast & Plastic Surgery: Body Contouring
Nassif Soueid, MD, FACS

Intensivists/Critical Care & Pulmonary
Mitchell Schwartz, MD

Rheumatology
Howard Hauptman, MD

Ophthalmology
Amy Zimmerman, MD

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.

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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Harbor Hospitals Name 2014 Nurse of the Year

nursingBaltimore—(June 17, 2014) — MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Harbor Hospitals have named their 2014 Nurse of the Year, honoring top nurses and recognizing the dedication, commitment and passion of the entire MedStar Health nursing team. MedStar Union Memorial Hospital will also honor the tradition of naming a Nurse of the Year in November.

MedStar Health values its nursing team for the dedication and service they provide to patient care every day. It’s through the commitment of skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate nurses, who champion for patients during the most vulnerable moments of their lives, that nursing excellence rises to the top. MedStar Health recognizes the role nurses have in the patient experience and ensuring quality outcomes.

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Harbor acknowledged their nurses during their annual Nurses Week celebrations in May. Nursing’s top honor was awarded to those who truly commit to redefining nursing practice. Congratulations to the 2014 Nurse of the Year recipients:

  • Ashley Wells, RN, Charge Nurse, Surgical Unit, MedStar Franklin Square
    With the respect and admiration of her team, Wells is referred to by her peers as a role model charge nurse and transformational leader. She uses a proactive approach to provide structure, balance and consistency within the unit. Wells encourages a culture of safety and is engaged in every aspect of quality on the unit and in the organization. Dedicated to improving outcomes and enhancing the patient experience, Wells seizes opportunities to improve her practice and approach, while also providing support and mentorship to both new and seasoned staff.
  • Megan Van Hoy, RN, Charge Nurse, Orthopaedic Unit, MedStar Good Samaritan
    Van Hoy exemplifies the definition of what a nurse should be, giving 100 percent to her patients and their families, as well as her peers, each and every day. She is described as a nurse who listens to patients’ concerns and responds efficiently and effectively. As a charge nurse, she makes sure that not only the needs of patients are met but she anticipates the needs of the family as well. Van Hoy embraces change and innovation and is not afraid to speak up and suggest ways to improve patient care.
  • Amanda Rothenbecker, RN, Charge Nurse, Orthopaedic Unit, MedStar Harbor
    Rothenbecker’s peers describe her as professional, respectful, inspirational; her patients describe her as dedicated, compassionate, timely. Though these words are used to describe most nurses, Rothenbecker sets herself apart by effortlessly living each of these traits day in and day out. As a charge nurse, she exhibits the qualities of a natural leader with a strong commitment to excellence. She provides calming guidance in difficult situations, encourages teamwork towards innovative solutions, and refocuses efforts to meet the needs of those around her. Through her work on the Clinical Advancement Council and continuing education, Rothenbecker is committed to professional development in order to advance her career to become a nurse practitioner.

MedStar Health nursing is more than 8,000 nurses strong, across a healthcare system that includes Magnet® hospitals, an academic medical center, a large teaching hospital, community hospitals, ambulatory and home care settings, research institutes, and more. Its nurses are shaping, molding, defining and redefining clinical practice in the largest healthcare system serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

To learn more about nursing at MedStar Health, 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 medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (medstargoodsam.org) is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. 

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

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