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National Patient Safety Organizations Recognize Work to Combat Sepsis

Patients, Families Lead Effort to Raise Awareness, Get Immediate Help COLUMBIA, Md. (Thursday, May 24, 2018)— MedStar Health’s initiative in partnership with patients and families to raise awareness of sepsis has received a national award, the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The MedStar Health Sepsis Collaborative, launched in January 2017, is a comprehensive quality improvement initiative. A major component of the effort is to ensure consumers can identify signs and symptoms of sepsis early and seek immediate medical care. Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the United States, more than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and…

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MedStar Health Expands Simulation Center for Training Associates in Critical Patient Care Skills

MedStar Health announces the expansion and renovation of the MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab’s (SiTEL) Baltimore Clinical Simulation Center. At nearly 12,000 square feet, the Baltimore Clinical Simulation Center is the largest of MedStar Health’s four training centers, all designed to enhance patient safety through the continuous development of our associates’ skills. Learning environments mirror high-profile areas of hospitals, providing a realistic training venue where associates can safely practice critical skills and gain experience before treating patients. The expanded simulation center is also equipped for a new program for Environmental Services associates, which teaches them to resolve common hazards…

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MedStar Sports Medicine to Host Playmore! Youth Sports Symposium

BALTIMORE—Young athletes and their parents will learn from top sports medicine experts and hear from a Baltimore Ravens player at the inaugural Playmore! Youth Sports Symposium, sponsored by MedStar Sports Medicine, Saturday, May 19. The event, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include an educational symposium where sports medicine physicians will cover topics such as whether young athletes should specialize in one sport and how to keep young athletes safe. Children attending the event can participate in activities such as wiffle ball, soccer, flag football and running. The keynote speakers will be Morgan Cox, a long snapper…

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Hospital Center President John Sullivan Retiring; Gregory Argyros, MD, Named Successor

Columbia,  Maryland—MedStar Health has announced plans to transition the leadership of MedStar Washington Hospital Center to Gregory J. Argyros, MD, MACP, FCCP, who will become the hospital’s President and a Senior Vice President of MedStar Health effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Argyros succeeds John Sullivan, who is retiring after successfully leading Washington, D.C.’s largest and busiest hospital since 2010. In announcing Mr. Sullivan’s retirement, M. Joy Drass, MD, MedStar’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, expressed “immense gratitude for his outstanding leadership during the past eight years.”  Among other accomplishments, she cited his role in developing MedStar Heart &…

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