MedStar Health Expands Use of Simulation Training to Teach Patient Care

Celebrates Launch of its Largest Innovative Sim Center Near MedStar Harbor Hospital

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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 24 at noon.

WHAT: Exclusive Media Tour and Virtual Reality Demo 
WHEN: Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 noon           
WHERE: Baltimore Clinical Simulation Center: 2990 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore 21225 (across from MedStar Harbor Hospital)

MedStar Harbor Hospital Board of Directors Welcomes Baltimore Business Leaders Timothy Barnhill, Thomas Geddes, and Major General Courtney B. Wilson

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BALTIMORE — (January 7, 2015) — MedStar Harbor Hospital appoints prominent Baltimore business leaders Timothy Barnhill, Thomas Geddes and Major General Courtney B. Wilson to its Board of Directors. Bringing a combined 81 years of expertise to the hospital’s 14-member board, the unique insight and regional expertise of these three innovative business developers will help lead the hospital in fulfilling its mission to provide the highest quality of care to the Baltimore community.

Timothy Barnhill, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, principal/vice president of Hord Coplan Macht, Inc., has over 20 years of architectural experience, focused on project development and design.

Joining the Baltimore-based multidisciplinary design firm in 2003, Barnhill specializes in the master planning and design of complex healthcare, senior living and corporate facilities. His portfolio includes various major projects with a variety of Maryland clients, including the University of Maryland Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Levindale Geriatric Hospital, Erickson Living, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Baltimore Ravens and Tessco Technologies.

Barnhill received a bachelor's degree in Design Architecture from Arizona State University and continued his education with a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Architecture and the Urban Land Institute.

Thomas Geddes, managing partner of KDP Investments, LLC, a private, single-client investment firm, has enjoyed a varied career in the nonprofit sector and in wealth management. Founded by Geddes in 2012, KDP serves as the private office of Kevin A. Plank, chairman and CEO of Under Armour, Inc. Geddes and his team oversee the family’s investments and philanthropic contributions.

Previously, Geddes served as partner and investment advisor at Passive Capital Management, LLC, providing independent investment advice and portfolio management services to individual and institutional investors.

Born and raised in England, Geddes came to the United States in 1996 as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He continued his education in England, receiving a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and returned back to the United States to receive a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Courtney B. Wilson, executive director of The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, is a recognized pioneer in design, community involvement and asset management in the Baltimore community.

Joining the Museum in 1997 as the chief curator and director of Interpretation, he quickly rose through the ranks, becoming deputy director and chief curator in 1998 and was promoted to his current role as executive director in 2000. Under Wilson’s leadership, he has more than tripled the Museum’s annual operating budget through intensive fundraising initiatives, sponsorship programs and marketing campaigns.

Before coming to the Museum, he spent 17 years as the CEO of Courtney B. Wilson & Associates, a museum exhibit consulting and design firm. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with the United States National Park Service.

A Baltimore native, Wilson holds a bachelor's degree in American History from Western Maryland College and master’s degree in American History from Morgan State University. He serves on a number of heritage/history institutional boards and is the only two-time winner of the Academy Award as Attractions Professional of the Year.

To learn more about the MedStar Harbor Board of Directors, click here.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. 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, 2013, and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’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.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. 

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MedStar Harbor Hospital Names New Leadership, Welcomes Stuart M. Levine, MD, FACP as Vice President of Medical Affairs

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BALTIMORE — (December 3, 2014) — MedStar Harbor Hospital welcomes Stuart M. Levine, MD, FACP, as vice president of Medical Affairs, effective December 1. Bringing operational and medical leadership experience from within the MedStar Health system, Dr. Levine will provide clinical oversight and medical direction to the hospital’s more than 400 physicians, representing over 30 medical and surgical specialties.

In his new role as vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar Harbor, Dr. Levine will be responsible for process improvement, programmatic growth and improved patient and physician satisfaction. He will also serve as a liaison between the medical staff, senior management and administration, including the hospital President and Board of Directors.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Levine as a valuable new member of our leadership team,” said hospital President Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. “Bringing a wealth of skills, experience and commitment, Dr. Levine will serve as a driving force in helping MedStar Harbor in fulfilling our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care.”

Dr. Levine joins MedStar Harbor after a four-year tenure as the vice chairman of Strategic Growth and Research in the Department of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals. In this role, Dr. Levine was instrumental in the conception, development and implementation of a several major initiatives including a health services research program, a new inpatient medical service structure, and a readmissions reduction effort.

In addition, he served as the medical director of the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan, overseeing the daily operations of a 20-employee, regulated health and wellness and chronic disease management center.

Dr. Levine joined MedStar Health in 2010 as a board certified rheumatologist at MedStar Good Samaritan. He will continue to see patients at MedStar Harbor.

After receiving his medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr. Levine continued his training with an internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

To learn more about the leadership team at MedStar Harbor, click here.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. 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, 2013, and 2014.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’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.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year.

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Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, Named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland

Baltimore—(January 08, 2014)— Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland by The Baltimore Business Journal, in partnership with Best Doctors, Inc.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers as a top physician in Maryland,” said Dr. Curl. “It is my mission to deliver the highest level of quality care. I strive to partner with each and every one of my patients to deliver comprehensive care to meet their individual needs.”

For over 20 years, Best Doctors has conducted an extensive survey to identify the physicians that other physicians trust most. It is the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry.

The company works to identify the physicians who were voted by their peers as the best of the best according to their specialty. As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary database of more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. Best Doctors are:

  • Reviewed and elected by their peers
  • Clinically and academically accomplished
  • Affiliated with national and global centers of excellence, including Dana Farber, MD Anderson, Baylor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins and other leaders
  • Leading medical practitioners, researchers and teachers
  • Members of a prestigious, peer-reviewed group that includes the top 5 percent of U.S. physicians

Click here to learn more about Dr. Curl. To learn more about Best Doctors, click here.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. 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 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’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.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. 

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).

About Best Doctors, Inc.

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions. For further information, visit www.bestdoctors.com.

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MedStar Harbor Hospital is First Hospital in Maryland to Achieve Advanced Certification in Heart Failure by National Quality Commission

BALTIMORE—(January 8, 2014)— MedStar Harbor Hospital is the first hospital in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification in heart failure by The Joint Commission (TJC). Awarded in conjunction with The American Heart Association (AHA), achievement of this prestigious certification signifies MedStar Harbor’s dedication to achieving long-term success in improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with and being treated for heart failure.

MedStar Harbor underwent a rigorous on-site review, evaluated for compliance with standards of care specific to TJC’s disease-specific care certification program, as well as heart failure-specific requirements. Hospitals consistent with TJC’s standards demonstrate that their services have met critical elements of performance in fostering better outcomes for heart failure patients.

“In achieving TJC advanced certification, MedStar Harbor has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with heart failure,” says Jean Range, RN, CPHQ, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, TJC. “Certification is a voluntary process and TJC commends MedStar Harbor for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

In addition to advanced certification in heart failure, MedStar Harbor has also joined an elite group of hospitals in Maryland to be certified by TJC in spine and pediatric asthma care.

MedStar Harbor has joined sister hospital MedStar Union Memorial Hospital as the only hospitals in the state certified by TJC in spine care. Also earning pediatric asthma care certification, MedStar Harbor is one of only three hospitals in the state, including sister hospital MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and one of 10 nationwide, to earn this significant distinction.

Achievement in these three mission-centric certifications demonstrates the high quality care MedStar Harbor consistently provides; the strength of our clinical programs and the caliber of the clinical teams; the quality and scope of our community outreach programs; and the overarching focus on meaningful caregiver-patient interactions.

“This is a very proud day for MedStar Harbor,” said hospital President Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. “Thank you to the entire team. This is a special place, and the care that we give places us among the best providers in the region.”

“Third-party validation from TJC and others is immensely gratifying, but the best reward is knowing that we truly make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of community members who place their trust in us,” said Pullin.

Click here to learn more about TJC certification. To see a full list of MedStar Harbor’s awards and accreditations, click here.

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. 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 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’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.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. 

About The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

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MedStar Harbor Hospital Receives High Performance Ratings by U.S. News & World Report

Baltimore(July 16, 2013)—MedStar Harbor Hospital has been named a top hospital in Maryland and in the Baltimore metro area by U.S. News & World Report, receiving high performance ratings in ten specialty areas including in cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a leader in quality care,” said MedStar Harbor President Dennis Pullin. “This prestigious recognition reflects the strong performance of our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and associates and speaks volumes of the level of excellence we provide our patients each and every day.”

This year’s “Best Hospitals,” the 24th annual edition, ranks top hospitals in 16 different specialties from cancer to urology. Factors to measure performance include technology, hospital’s reputation among physicians, patient satisfaction and quality measures such as survival rates and nurse to patient ratio.

U.S. News created the “Best Hospitals” ranking system to identify the best medical centers for the most difficult patients—those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty, or other medical issues that add risk.

MedStar Harbor shares the top list with several MedStar Health sister hospitals. A total of eight MedStar facilities were ranked as top regional hospitals, including MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in the Baltimore region; and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar National Rehab Network and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital was ranked in both Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.

 

About MedStar Harbor Hospital

For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. 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 and 2013.

With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’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.

MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. medstarhealth.org

About US News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information, which includes www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com, as well as the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine. U.S. News publishes annual print and e-book versions of its authoritative rankings of Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals.

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