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The Region’s Leading Spine Experts from MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Address Common Back Pain in a Live Online Forum

Baltimore—(March 20, 2015)—Aimed to bring relief to the eight out of ten people suffering  from back pain, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital will host a free one hour Spine Webcast on Thursday, March 26 from 7 to 8 p.m.  Moderated by WMAR-TV news anchor Kelly Swoope, the Spine Webcast will feature five of Baltimore's top spine experts—including orthopaedic surgeons, a neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, and physical therapist—in an engaging question and answer session focused on the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of common back and spine conditions.As the first spine team in Maryland to receive the Joint Commission’s Spine Surgery Gold Seal of…

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MedStar to Sponsor Fellowship for Innovative Health Solutions

Health For America Focuses on America’s Greatest Health ChallengesWASHINGTON, D.C. (March 12, 2015)—MedStar Health is sponsoring an entrepreneurially focused healthcare fellowship, Health For America, that will bring emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds to work among MedStar providers and partners to find innovative, sustainable solutions for more effectively managing chronic disease. Health for America, headquartered in Washington, D.C., has opened its highly competitive applications process to select four fellows for the 2015-16 program that begins in September. The fellowship seeks candidates with diverse academic backgrounds and professional experience.Led by the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), the fellows will work under the…

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MedStar Health Announces Health Policy Fellowship in Collaboration with Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2015–The Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center are pleased to announce the creation of the MedStar Emergency Physicians Health Policy Fellowship, a yearlong program that combines a unique educational opportunity with hands-on policy experience. The first recipient is Shana Durant, a third-year resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The fellowship culminates in a Certificate in Health Policy offered through the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Michael Ybarra, MD, fellowship director and assistant professor of Emergency Medicine said, "We are very…

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MedStar Welcomes New Nurse Executive

COLUMBIA, Md. (Feb. 6, 2015) — Hussein M. Tahan, PhD, RN, has joined MedStar Health as corporate vice president for Nursing Professional Development and Workforce Planning. In this role, he will lead MedStar’s efforts to develop nursing skills and competencies that meet the needs of health care today and into the future, and to strengthen and build the nursing workforce across MedStar’s 10 hospitals and multiple ambulatory and community-based settings. Hussein-TahanHe has more than 25 years of experience in acute-care nursing, working in a variety of settings ranging from 2,600-bed academic medical centers to 250-bed community hospitals. Prior to joining…

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