• University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Names New Chief Executive
    Mar 22, 2021 - Capital Gazette by Danielle Ohl
    University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center announced Kathleen McCollum will helm the Glen Burnie hospital beginning April 5. McCollum will replace Dr. Neel Vibhakar, who served as the hospital’s interim chief executive officer after previous CEO Karen Olscamp retired in January. She is an Anne Arundel resident. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
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  • Anne Arundel Medical Center Launches Open Heart Surgery Program with New Surgeon
    Mar 21, 2021 - Capital Gazette by Lilly Price
    Doctors at Anne Arundel Medical Center performed a catheterization exam, weaving a thin tube from an artery in his wrist through his heart’s coronary arteries. The results were a stunning diagnosis for Charles Benil: all five arteries in his heart were partially obstructed, and two arteries were severely blocked. Having to suddenly go through a major surgery and be away from his wife was too much for Benil. He opted to get his surgery in Annapolis with the hospital’s new cardiothoracic surgeon and program director Dr. Daniel Lee.
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  • For People Who Can't Get to A Vaccination Site, A Maryland-Based Mobile Unit Brings Health, Hope
    Mar 20, 2021 - ABC News by Becky Perlow & Terry Moran
    "There are fewer and fewer resources to be able to provide this kind of care. So we developed a team last year in response to the governor's request for strike teams… and this team that's working with us is an outgrowth of that,” said LifeBridge Health Population Health Director Jonathan Eldridge, whose mobile unit came to Harlem Gardens to give Rankin and nearly 50 other elderly residents their first doses of the vaccine.
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  • Meritus Health Offers Therapies to Help COVID 'Long-Haulers'
    Mar 19, 2021 - Herald-Mail Media by Mike Lewis
    COVID-19 "long-haulers" could undergo a variety of treatments and therapies depending upon their symptoms, according to two Meritus Health practitioners. "It just kind of depends on what a person has been through," said Marissa Yoes, a speech and language pathologist. Yoes has worked with a patient suffering from so-called "brain fog" after a bout with COVID-19.
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  • Tate Center at UMD Hospital Recognized for Treating Pancreatic Cancer
    Mar 16, 2021 - Fox45 by Tiffany Watson
    “We are honored that the Tate Cancer Center has been designated as NPF Center for treatment of pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Neel Vibhakar, Chief Medical Officer and Interim President and CEO of UM BWMC. “This NPF Center designation underscores the high quality, innovative care that the Tate Cancer Center provides to our community.”
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  • Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Dr. John Chessare, GBMC HealthCare
    Mar 10, 2021 - The Daily Record by Sloane Brown
    Dr. John Chessare, President/CEO of GBMC HealthCare, joins Sloane Brown to talk about his “positive” leadership style, and how that’s helped him and his organization stay on keel through the COVID crisis and a recent cyber attack. Chessare speaks about some of the challenges he and his staff have faced and some life lessons he continues to learn…despite those few inevitable “grumpy” days that come along.
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  • Advocating on the Front-Line with Nicole Stallings
    Mar 8, 2021 - The Lobby by Staff
    On episode 7 of The Lobby, Nicole Stallings from the Maryland Hospital Association gives us the inside view of the year-long “grind” of front-line workers in the state, and how to best position themselves to help as they strive to protect health care heroes, advance telehealth, and address long-standing inequities.
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  • Meritus Health Raise Minimum Wages
    Mar 8, 2021 - Herald-Mail Media by Mike Lewis
    Meritus Health in Washington County announced that it had moved its minimum wage to $15 per hour. “This is something that has been in the works for a while,” said Maulik Joshi, president and CEO of Meritus Health. “For us, investing in our workforce is a big deal.”
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  • Kennedy Krieger Institute Helps Kids in Need of Therapy After COVID-19 Diagnosis
    Mar 8, 2021 - WBAL by Lisa Robinson
    In February, Tracy Devore enrolled Chloe in Kennedy Krieger Institute’s pediatric post coronavirus rehabilitation clinic. “She had a team of doctors that evaluated her. They did testing on all of her labs, the neurologist saw her and they came up with a treatment plan and some option for her. So, she goes to physical therapy twice a week,” Tracy Devore said.
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  • Telehealth Makes Getting A Colonoscopy with MedStar Health Easier
    Mar 7, 2021 - WMAR by Abby Isaacs
    MedStar Health is now using telehealth for the initial consult for otherwise healthy patients, instead of having them come in person to talk about the colonoscopy and then set it up. “So if we eliminate that barrier and just say, ‘Hey just come do it,’ I think you’re more likely to say, ‘Okay well I can skip a step, they made it easier for me’,” said Dr. David E. Stein, the Regional Chief of Surgery for MedStar Health Baltimore.
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