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MedStar Health Partners with Baltimore Organizations and Stoop Storytelling
Free Out of Stigma’s Shadow Event Opens Public Discussion on Mental Health

BALTIMORE — Nine Baltimore organizations, seven candid people, and four expert panelists with one common goal will bring mental health issues Out of Stigma’s Shadow, in a public forum as part of the Stoop Storytelling series, May 21st at 7 p.m., at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. In partnership with MedStar Health, the Baltimore Jewish Council, Baltimore Magazine, Behavioral Health Systems of Baltimore, Catholic Charities, Jewish Community Services, Maryland Faith Health Network, and National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Metro Baltimore, and Stoop Storytelling, the free event will feature seven individuals sharing their personal stories of struggle and challenges from…

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MedStar Health Launches Program to Help Provide Healthy Food to Patients

Patients Can Receive Fresh Produce for Eight Weeks BALTIMORE—(November 2, 2018)—Some MedStar Health patients may be discharged from the hospital with a prescription for healthy food – with a free home delivery of fresh produce for eight weeks. Under a pilot program launched in October called Food is Medicine – Harvest RX, patients can be signed up by a community health advocate for a bi-weekly box of produce provided by Hungry Harvest. A typical box will contain fresh vegetables, fruits and grains, estimated to build four to eight meals. Patients can also be signed up for longer-term healthy food programs…

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MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Program Honored for Exceeding Standards

Earns Accreditation with Commendation from The Commission on Cancer BALTIMORE—(June 12, 2018)—MedStar Health’s four Baltimore area hospitals have been granted a three-year accreditation with commendation – indicating it exceeded the standard requirements – for their regional cancer program by The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. To earn the CoC accreditation, the MedStar Health Cancer Network must meet or exceed the organization’s quality care standards and maintain excellence in patient-centered care. The cancer program is reevaluated every three years. The MedStar Health Cancer Network exceeded standard requirements in six areas. CONTINUE READINGDebra Schindler…

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MedStar Health’s Baltimore Hospitals to Offer Free Narcan Training

Community Members Will Learn How to Administer the Overdose Reversal Drug BALTIMORE—(June 6, 2018)—MedStar Health’s three Baltimore City hospitals will offer free trainings in August to teach community members, employees and others who want to learn how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, known as Narcan. The free trainings, offered in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, will be held in August on the campuses of MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals. Attendees learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, as well as deploy the life saving treatment during such…

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