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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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MedStar Research Team Links Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usability Issues to Potential Patient Harm

First-Of-Its Kind Study Identifies Risks to Patient Safety and Need for Reforms WASHINGTON, D.C. — Specific types of electronic health record (EHR) usability issues are associated with a variety of potentially serious patient harm events, according to a study released by MedStar Health researchers with the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.  This study, which was published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first one of its kind to reach this conclusion, and it underscores the need for more and better collaboration among EHR vendors, providers and health systems, and other stakeholders, as well…

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