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MedStar Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization. It operates more than 120 entities, including ten hospitals in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area of the United States. In 2011 it was ranked as the employer with the largest number of local employees in the region.
|Headquarters||10980 Grantchester Way, Columbia, Maryland, U.S.|
Number of locations
|10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, 20 other health-related organizations and more than 100 care sites|
|Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area|
|Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE, President & CEO|
Michael J. Curran, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
|Revenue||US$4.2 billion (2012)|
|US$69.9 million (2012)|
|Total assets||US$853.5 million (2012)|
Number of employees
|28,061 associates, 5,600 affiliated physicians|
MedStar pays approximately $111 million in payroll tax to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia each year. Additionally, as of 2012, MedStar Health provided almost $312 million in charity care and community benefit on an annual basis.
In 1998, Medlantic Healthcare Group merged with Helix Health, a group of four Baltimore, Maryland hospitals. Helix/Medlantic was renamed MedStar Health on February 1, 1999.
On July 1, 2000, Georgetown University Hospital became part of MedStar Health.
On February 1, 2008, MedStar Health merged with Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery County's oldest acute care hospital. Montgomery General was the eighth hospital in MedStar Health's network and the first hospital in Montgomery County to join the healthcare system.
MedStar Health's areas of clinical activity include cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology services, rehabilitation, neurosciences, orthopedic surgery, women's services, and emergency and trauma services. MedStar has comprehensive services including primary, urgent and subacute care, medical education and research. Other health-related services include assisted living, home health and long-term care. MedStar also operate nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory centers, as well as maintain MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. (MedStar does not have any hospitals or institutions in Virginia, but MedStar Visiting Nurses Association does serve some counties there.) MedStar Health is the official medical team of the Baltimore Ravens, the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards as well as other professional, college and recreational teams in the area.
MedStar Health hospitalsEdit
MedStar Franklin Square Medical CenterEdit
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is an acute-care teaching hospital, located in the Rosedale area of Northeastern Baltimore County, offering a full range of services for children and adults. Founded in 1898, MedStar Franklin Square's primary service lines include medicine, oncology, surgical services, women and children's care, behavioral health, and community-based medicine. MedStar Franklin Square has been awarded the high-level designation of a Teaching Hospital Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons, and was accredited as a Magnet hospital for nursing in 2008, with reaccreditation in 2013. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2009, 2011 and 2012. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as third best in Maryland and the Baltimore metropolitan area; it was also ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” in Gastroenterology and Digestive system (GI) surgery. This is the fourth consecutive year the hospital has been included in this ranking.
It is the third largest hospital in Baltimore, and its emergency department is the busiest in the state with almost 110,000 visits annually. In the fall of 2010, the hospital completed a major expansion project that includes a new seven-story Patient Care Tower, an expanded emergency department, and additional parking facilities.
Samuel E. Moskowitz, FACHE, is MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center's president.
MedStar Georgetown University HospitalEdit
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis - caring for the whole person - MedStar Georgetown offers a variety of diagnostic and treatment options. MedStar Georgetown's "centers of excellence" include cancer, neurosciences, gastroenterology, transplant and vascular diseases.
Michael Sachtleben is president, MedStar Georgetown.
MedStar Good Samaritan HospitalEdit
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 303-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore. The original funds for the creation of Good Samaritan Hospital were donated by Baltimore Merchant, Thomas J O'Neill  Both a specialty facility and comprehensive community hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan has Centers for Excellence in Arthritis, Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation, Good Health Center, Spine Health, and Surgical Services.
For more than 30 years, the hospital has been affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with special programs in physical and rehabilitation medicine, orthopaedics, and rheumatology. MedStar Good Samaritan opened a full-service emergency department in 1990. Since then, it consistently has been one of the fastest-growing hospitals in Maryland. In 2003, a new emergency department opened and fueled ever-growing demand for the expert care provided by more than 2,000 associates. The emergency department is accredited as a primary stroke center. In 2005, the hospital opened nine new operating rooms that are specially designed to enhance experiences for patients, surgeons and staff. In 2006, a new 32-bed inpatient unit opened, one that is dedicated to orthopaedic and surgical patients. This unit features mostly private rooms, decentralized nursing stations to keep caregivers closer to the patients and a large area for group physical therapy. All other hospital patient care units were recently renovated.
Today, MedStar Good Samaritan is licensed for 265 medical/surgical, 51 comprehensive rehab, and 30 transitional care beds. In addition to hospital services, the Good Samaritan Nursing Center and senior housing complexes, Woodbourne Woods and Belvedere Green, are located on the 43-acre (170,000 m2) campus.
Bradley S. Chambers is president, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.
MedStar Harbor HospitalEdit
MedStar Harbor Hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. 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.
With more than 500 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and more than 1,508 associates, the hospital offers a full range of healthcare services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor Hospital'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.
Stuart M. Levine, MD, is president, MedStar Harbor Hospital.
MedStar Montgomery Medical CenterEdit
As Montgomery County's first acute-care hospital, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is a community-based, 149-bed facility founded by Dr. Jacob Wheeler Bird. After 90 years, the hospital offers a range of wellness programs and outpatient services in addition to inpatient treatment.
With dozens of programs and a large array of services, MedStar Montgomery treats and cares for patients of all ages, newborns through seniors. As such, the hospital handles most medical emergencies, and is accredited by The Joint Commission as a primary stroke center. In addition, the hospital's chest pain center allows cardiologists to quickly and effectively screen and treat potential cardiac patients, as well as refer them for further treatment through the hospital's cardiac and vascular laboratory. MedStar Montgomery has also been able to treat patients from several surrounding counties, notably Frederick, Howard and Carroll, through their Olney location, in Northeastern Montgomery County.
T.J. Senker, FACHE, is president, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.
MedStar National Rehabilitation NetworkEdit
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (also known as MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital or MedStar NRH) is a private facility located in Washington, D.C. offering inpatient, day treatment and outpatient programs specifically designed for the rehabilitation of individuals with disabling injuries and illnesses. For the 19th year, U.S. News & World Report ranked MedStar NRH as one of the top rehabilitation hospitals in the country, being listed in 2013 at number 11 overall. In addition, MedStar NRH is ranked as the 3rd best hospital overall in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. MedStar NRH is fully accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). MedStar NRH has the only CARF accredited specialty program for both spinal cord injury and stroke in the region. In addition, its spinal cord injury program has been designated as one of only 14 Model SCI Systems of care in the country by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, a part of the United States Department of Education.
John D. Rockwood is president, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.
MedStar St. Mary's HospitalEdit
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a not-for-profit, 103-bed full service hospital located in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland. Serving the community since 1912, MedStar St. Mary's treats more than 104,000 patients each year and has been recognized for excellence in quality improvement by the Delmarva Foundation in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2004. As the only hospital in one of the state's fastest-growing counties, MedStar St. Mary's delivers emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. The hospital also offers an extensive list of screening and diagnostic services. Its centers of excellence include behavioral health, diabetes management, emergency/urgent care, hospice, oncology, orthopedics, radiology, community wellness and women's services.
Christine R. Wray, FACHE, is president, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital.
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital CenterEdit
Founded in 1977, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a 262-bed full service hospital in Clinton, Maryland serving the Washington, D.C., and Southern Maryland areas. Additionally, the hospital operates a 24-bed sub-acute unit.
Christine Wray, FACHE, President, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
MedStar Union Memorial HospitalEdit
Located in the Central section of Baltimore, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a regional specialty and teaching hospital that has been caring for members of the community for more than 150 years. MedStar Union Memorial has been named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care by Thomson. The hospital was also named in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of top hospitals by ranking in cardiology and heart surgery, and orthopaedics. MedStar Union Memorial also received high-performing scores in eight specialty areas: Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. MedStar Union Memorial is known nationally for the Curtis National Hand Center and for developing Maryland's leading hospital-based sports medicine program. The 283-bed hospital supports residency and fellowship training programs in orthopedics, general surgery, and internal medicine, and received the prestigious Excellence Awards for Quality Improvement for Hospitals from the Delmarva Foundation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Bradley S. Chambers is president, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
MedStar Washington Hospital CenterEdit
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed acute care teaching and research hospital based in Northwest Washington, D.C. It is the largest private hospital in Washington, D.C.and among the 25 largest hospitals in the mid-Atlantic region. It consistently ranks among the nation's top hospitals as measured by entities such as U.S. News & World Report, AARP and Consumer's Checkbook.
The Hospital Center also operates the area's only adult burn center and the Washington region's premier trauma center and surgical critical care center, providing major trauma resuscitation, surgery and care of critically ill or injured patients.
Gregory J. Argyros, MD, is president, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteEdit
The MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute is a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The institute's volumes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention are among the highest in the University Health System Consortium's clinical database and show very good outcomes for survival (mortality) and improved health (morbidity).
Bradley S. Kappalman is vice president, MedStar Heart Institute.
Washington Cancer InstituteEdit
Christopher Gallagher MD, is Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute.
MedStar Ambulatory ServicesEdit
MedStar Ambulatory Services provides outpatient services, including primary care practices. Locations include:
- MedStar Health at Spring Valley in Washington, D.C.
- MedStar Health at Chevy Chase in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Robert J. Gilbert is president, MedStar Ambulatory Services.
MedStar Family ChoiceEdit
MedStar Family Choice is a managed care organization serving the District of Columbia and Maryland. Coverage is provided for participants in:
District of ColumbiaEdit
- DC Healthy Families
- DC HealthCare Alliance
MedStar Health Research InstituteEdit
MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI) offers research support for MedStar's medical and instructional services. Research conducted includes:
- Delivery of healthcare
- Outcomes research (end results of health care practices and interventions)
The research is conducted in settings that include both hospital and outpatient.
Neil J. Weissman, MD, FACC, is president, MedStar Health Research Institute.
MedStar Institute for InnovationEdit
District of ColumbiaEdit
- MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
- MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center
- MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
- MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
- MedStar Harbor Hospital
- MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital
- MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
- MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
MedStar Physician PartnersEdit
MedStar Physician Partners is a group of more 100 Primary care physicians. It is part of the MedStar Medical Group that has over 5,600 affiliated physicians and 1,560 employed physicians across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.
MedStar Surgery CenterEdit
MedStar Surgery Center is a stand-alone multi-specialty surgery center in Downtown Washington, D.C.
MedStar Visiting Nurse AssociationEdit
MedStar Visiting Nurse Association is the largest home healthcare provider in the Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia region. It provides in-home healthcare services for homebound patients who were recently discharged from the hospital. It also cares for those who are disabled or living with a chronic condition. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Home Healthcare Compare website, MedStar VNA holds some of the lowest rates for hospital readmission, regionally and nationally. MedStar VNA's home healthcare team members travel over two million miles per year, visiting over 16,000 patients, to help them live safely and independently at home. Services provided in the home include: skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, IV therapy (infusion), medical social work, wound care, activities of daily living support (bathing, grooming, walking and cooking), after hours care and support. To support good health in the community, MedStar VNA provides several hundred traveling immunization clinics across the region each year, vaccinating over 10,000 people against contagious disease. Community outreach also includes health assessments, screenings and wellness education at organizations across the region.
Traci K. Anderson is president, MedStar Visiting Nurse Association.
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