MedStar Health

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MedStar Health History

2008 | 2000 | 1996 | 1988 | 1968 | 1900 | 1854


MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center joins MedStar Health.


MedStar Diabetes Institute Recognized as Winner of Microsoft Health Users Group 2011 Innovation Award.

Cleveland Clinic and MedStar Health Form Collaborative Innovation Alliance.


MedStar Health is featured in the February 2010 issue of Baltimore Magazine as one of the region's "Best Places to Work."

Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care proudly recognizes MedStar Health and its Maryland-area hospitals for winning Delmarva's Excellence Award for Quality Improvement a record 18 times since its inception in 2001.


MedStar Family Choice, a Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Organization, has been named the top-ranked Medicaid health plan in Maryland by the U.S. News/NCQA America's Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10.

MedStar Health was recognized as one of the nation's 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems by Hospital & Health Networks. Hospitals and healthcare organizations are named to the list based on responses to the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study.

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital becomes part of MedStar Health.


MedStar Health celebrates 10-year anniversary.

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center becomes part of MedStar Health.

Kenneth A. Samet becomes MedStar Health president and chief executive officer.


MedStar Health launches One Vision One SPIRIT campaign, which rolls out a united vision - to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health - and one set of values - Service, Patient first, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork - across the system.


MedStar Health named The Largest Business of the Year by the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

MedStar Health received the 2005 Bridging the Gap Pioneer Award.


Received $1.29 million in federal funding for Phase I of EROne , the nation's first 21st century all-risks-ready emergency facility.


MedStar Health is the only health system on the East Coast to offer both CyberKnife and the Leksell Gamma Knife technologies for the treatment of brain, neck and spine tumors that are diagnosed as "inoperable."

MedStar Sports Medicine is created.


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital becomes part of MedStar Health.

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MedStar Health is established as the new name for the largest not-for-profit health care system in the mid-Atlantic region to serve two major metropolitan areas and the 20th largest not-for-profit system in the United States.

Church Home and Hospital closes.


Helix Health and Medlantic boards of directors announce and vote unanimously to merge the two organizations.


BWHealth, the strategic partnership between Helix Health and Medlantic Healthcare Group, is formed.

MedStar Harbor Hospital joins Helix Health.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center becomes a founding member of Capital Community Health Plan, a Medicaid health maintenance organization.

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HelixCare, a physician organization, is created.

Church Home & Hospital joins Helix Health.


MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital joins Helix Health.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Physician Hospital Organization (WHC-PHO) is established.


Major corporate reorganization and service consolidation implemented at Medlantic.


MedStar Visiting Nurse Association becomes part of Medlantic Healthcare Group.

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Washington Healthcare Corporation becomes Medlantic Healthcare Group.

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center merge to form Helix Health.


MedStar National Rehabilitation Network opens.


Washington Healthcare Corporation established by MedStar Washington Hospital Center.


MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital opens.

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center opens.


MedStar Harbor Hospital opens.


MedStar Visiting Nurse Association chartered by an Act of Congress.


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center opens.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital opens.


Church Hospital opens.


MedStar Union Memorial Hospital opens.

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Serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.