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MedStar Health Expands Use of Simulation Training to Teach Patient Care

Celebrates Launch of its Largest Innovative Sim Center Near MedStar Harbor Hospital Shared from MedStar Institute for Innovation BALTIMORE—(May 21, 2018)—MedStar Health will celebrate the expansion and renovation of the Baltimore Clinical Simulation Center, part of the MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL), where MedStar associates receive critical hands-on training in caring for patients. Members of the media are invited to get a sneak peek of state-of-the-art technologies, and test their medical emergency response skills using virtual reality, with a media-only tour of the facility, May 24th at noon. WHAT: Exclusive Media Tour and Virtual Reality Demo  WHEN: Thursday, May 24th at…

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MedStar Harbor Hospital‘s Leigh Ann Curl, MD, Elected President of NFL Physicians Society

"It is a great honor to be elected President of the NFLPS, and I am looking forward to working with the medical staffs from every team as we work to provide the best possible care to our patients - the NFL players," says Dr. Curl.

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Thousands of Patients Referred to Substance Use Treatment at MedStar Hospitals

SBIRT Program Intervenes with Patients with Substance Abuse Problems   BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 6, 2018)—In the 18 months following MedStar Health’s launch of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program known as SBIRT, more than 3,500 patients struggling with substance abuse have been referred to treatment. The nationally recognized, evidence-based program rolled out in August 2016 in each of MedStar Health’s four Baltimore hospitals: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Harbor Hospitals. As the nation struggles with the opioid epidemic and a spike in fentanyl-related overdoses, emergency departments are often on the…

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New MedStar Health Program Helps Patients Navigate Community Services

Community Health Advocates Work With the Most Vulnerable   BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 5, 2018)— A program launched by MedStar Health last year has connected some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents to hospital-based community health advocates (CHAs) who ensure they receive not only routine primary healthcare, but vital community services. The program piloted at MedStar Health’s four Baltimore-area hospitals in July: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Harbor Hospital. There are now 15 full-time community health advocates employed throughout the region, credited with helping hundreds of Baltimore residents find support and resources. “Social…

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