History and Milestones

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2018

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has received the 2018 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, a national recognition endorsing the hospital’s continued commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients.

 

2018

MedStar Franklin Square received the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers.

 

2018

MedStar Health raises the bar on the emerging field of immuno-oncology leading a charge to optimize immune based therapies and clinical trials, and advance the standard of care in the treatment of cancer. 

 

2018

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute opens the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The new site joins the expertise of seven orthopaedic and sports medicine experts, along with rehabilitation therapy, in one centralized location.

 

2017

Recognized by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Women’s Health Programs. 

 

2017

MedStar Franklin Square opens the new High-Risk Assessment and Cancer Prevention Clinicdedicated to identifying and caring for individuals who have an increased risk of cancer.

 

2017

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center receives the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award.

 

2017

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center receives the 2017 Women's Choice Award® in five categories as America's Best Hospitals for: Cancer Care, Obstetrics, Patient Safety, Bariatric Surgery and Breast Centers.

 

2017

MedStar Franklin names 65 Top Docs in the 2017 edition of Baltimore Magazine Top Docs.

 

2016

MedStar Health was awarded the largest grant in its history by Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore to implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment), the nationally recognized, evidenced-based program.

 

2016

  MedStar Franklin names 63 Top Docs in the 2016 edition of Baltimore Magazine Top Docs.

 

2016

 MedStar Franklin Square opens a new state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

 

2016

MedStar Franklin Square recognized for leadership in environmental sustainability with the 2016 “Partner for Change” Award.

 

2016

MedStar Franklin Square named a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by National Survey and based on the Healthcare Equity Index (HEI).

 

2016

MedStar Health expands care in Harford County with the opening of MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

 

2016

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Breast Centers.

 

2016

MedStar Franklin Square received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery.

 

2016

 MedStar Franklin Square expands newborn care and opens a new private-room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

2015

 MedStar Franklin Square names 44 Top Docs in the 2015 edition of Baltimore Magazine Top Docs.

 

2015

 MedStar Franklin Square is recognized for leadership in environmental sustainability with the 2015 “Partner for Change” Award.

 

2015

MedStar Franklin Square becomes the First Hospital in Baltimore to Earn Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation.

 

2015

MedStar Franklin Square recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Commitment to Quality Stroke Care.

 

2015

 MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Network receives the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

 

2015

MedStar Franklin Square unveils the New State-of-the-Art Center for Digestive Disease.

 

2014

 MedStar Franklin Square opens new Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Care Center in Maryland

 

2014

MedStar Franklin Square names 53 Top Docs in the 2014 edition of Baltimore Magazine Top Docs.

 

2014

MedStar Franklin Square is recognized for leadership in environmental sustainability with the 2014 “Partner for Change” Award.

 

2013

 MedStar Franklin Square is First Community Teaching Hospital in Maryland to Earn Magnet Redesignation

 

2013

 MedStar Franklin Square joins U.S. health care facilities committed to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients based on the Healthcare Equity Index (HEI).

 

2013

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is named Top Hospital in Maryland by U.S. News & World Report.

 

2012

MedStar Franklin Square receives the 2012 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award and is listed among as Maryland's #8 Best Hospital by U.S. News and World Report.

2012

We officially announce our name change to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

2010

Franklin Square opens the new Patient Tower, which will offer high-quality care in a modern facility with all private rooms, a more efficient emergency department and much more - all centered on the needs of our patients and their families.

2010

Franklin Square made the top 50 list in the 2010 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals issue.

2009

Franklin Square receives the 2009 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award and made four top 50 lists in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals issue.

2008

Franklin Square earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence Award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.

2007

Franklin Square is only the second hospital in the state to provide patients with this revolutionary technology. CyberKnife is designed to continuously track, detect and correct tumor and patient movements throughout treatment. This next generation in end the benefits of traditional radio surgery to the treatment of tumors anywhere in the body with sub millimeter accuracy.

2006

Franklin Square is one of eleven hospitals in the country that has the ability to perform a minimally invasive biopsy anywhere in the lungs. superDimension Bronchus combines electromagnetic and virtual imaging technology to extend the reach of a traditional bronchoscope to biopsy smaller lesions deep in peripheral branches of the lungs, allowing for the diagnosis of lung cancer in its early stages.

2006

The 64-slice CT Scanner identifies conditions faster then ever before. In a matter of a few seconds, the 64-slice CT Scanner can produce a high resolution image of the heart, brain or lungs, allowing for a faster, more accurate diagnosis.

2006

The addition of 16-slice CT date to the PET allows shorter imaging times with increased comfort for the patients, as well as automatic co-registration for CT and PET information for more accurate results. "PET-CT is considered the most advanced imaging modality in staging and re staging many patients with cancer," said Gabriel Soudry, MD, director of Nuclear Medicine.

2006

Computer-assisted surgery is now available in the Joint Replacement Institute to improve accuracy in knew replacement surgery. "In the past we could only tell if the alignment was off by getting a post operative x-ray," said David Gold, MD, director of the Joint Institute. "By that time, the only option was to re operate."

2006

Franklin Square receives a Certificate of Need (CON) for a 356,000-square-foot patient tower and garage. The expansion will increase the emergency, medical-surgical and critical care capabilities, and will allow 96 percent of patient rooms to be private. The hospital is named the busiest Emergency Department in the state, seeing more than 107,000 patients annually. It also is the hospital with the second most admissions in the state.

2004

Franklin Square opens the 64,000 square-foot Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square.

1998

Franklin Square becomes a member of MedStar Health, a community-based healthcare system comprised of 30 integrated businesses, including seven hospitals in the Baltimore/Washington area.

1997

The Women's Pavilion opens its doors to offer the best birth options and prenatal and postnatal care.

1991

The hospital expands once again to build a state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit.

1969

In December, the old hospital closes its doors and the next chapter for Franklin Square begins with the opening of a new four-story hospital in eastern Baltimore County. Within the first 18 months, the new 305-bed hospital treats over 100,000 outpatients.

1961

Faced with the challenge of modernizing an aging facility, as well as the addition of two hospitals on the west side of town, a decision is made to move Franklin Square to eastern Baltimore County where the community is rapidly growing, but no hospital is available.

1948

Franklin Square experiences tremendous growth during its 50 years as a community hospital. It now has 180 beds and is nicknamed the "Smilin' Through Hospital" by the Baltimore American Newspaper because of the spirit of care and compassion rendered to patients.

1914

Intern and resident physicians begin coming to Franklin Square to complete their training. The American College of Surgeons awards accreditation to the hospital for its training program.

1901

After just three years, the need to expand results in the hospital moving to the northwest corner of Calhoun and West Fayette streets in Baltimore City, across from Franklin Square Park. With this new location comes a name change to Franklin Square.

1898

Eight physicians plant the roots of Franklin Square in Baltimore. With just 20 beds, it is the first hospital to open in the community of West Baltimore.