MedStar Health

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MedStar Health History

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

2012

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center joins MedStar Health.

2011

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

Cleveland Clinic and MedStar Health Form Collaborative Innovation Alliance.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

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.

2007

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.

2005

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.

2004

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

2002

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.

2000

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital becomes part of MedStar Health.

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1999

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.

1998

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

1996

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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1995

HelixCare, a physician organization, is created.

Church Home & Hospital joins Helix Health.

1994

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital joins Helix Health.

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

1991

Major corporate reorganization and service consolidation implemented at Medlantic.

1988

MedStar Visiting Nurse Association becomes part of Medlantic Healthcare Group.

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1987

Washington Healthcare Corporation becomes Medlantic Healthcare Group.

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

1986

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network opens.

1982

Washington Healthcare Corporation established by MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

1968

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital opens.

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1958

MedStar Washington Hospital Center opens.

1903

MedStar Harbor Hospital opens.

1900

MedStar Visiting Nurse Association chartered by an Act of Congress.

1898

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center opens.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital opens.

1857

Church Hospital opens.

1854

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital opens.

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