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A Brief History of Our Program

2016

New longitudinal curriculum program launched for Georgetown University 3rd year medical students who will train at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology over a six-month period.

2015

Melly Goodell, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, is elected President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).

Max Romano MD, MPH, PGY-1, resident in Combined Program-Family Med/Prev Med, was elected to the editorial advisory board of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Richard Bruno, MD, MPH, PGY-3, resident in Combined Program-Family Med/Prev Med, was elected to AAFP Board of directors and resident chair of the AAFP National Congress of Residents.

2014

The Family Health Center was re-certified as a NCQA Level 3 certified Patient Centered Medical Home.

2013

The Family Health Center received $200,000 in shared savings dollars through the Maryland Collaborative, Multi-Payer Program for improving quality and decreasing cost of care.

The Department of Family Medicine begins a 2-year collaboration with the American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine to improve hypertension control rates for our patients.

The program matched its first 4 year Combined Family and Preventive Medicine Resident, Richard Bruno MD MPH.

2012

The Department of Family Medicine celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Family Medicine joins Facebook.

2011

Behavior Health Clinic launched to manage the mental health needs of Family Health Center pediatric and adult patients while providing an experiential learning experience for our residents.

The American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine approved Family Medicine’s 4 year Combined Family and Preventive Medicine Residency in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Program.

2010

Melly Goodell, MD, is named Chair in the Department of Family Medicine in September and Sallie Rixey, MD, MEd, is named Vice-Chair, Department of Family Medicine.

Dave Zajano, MD, joined the program as a 1st year resident in 1973 and served as Chair, Department of Family Medicine, from 2000-2010.

Michael Dwyer, MD, is named Program Director, Department of Family Medicine

2008

Health Care for the Homeless - Baltimore County (HCH-BC) opens and begins serving our community.

2007

Family Health Center implements its first electronic health record.

2000

David Zajano, MD, who joined the program as a first-year resident in 1973, becomes Chairman, and Sallie Rixey, MD, MEd becomes Residency Director.

1989

William Hakkarinen, MD assumes the positions of Chairman, Residency Director, and Medical Director through 2000.

1972

William Reichel, MD establishes the Department of Family Medicine and opens the Family Health Center. He serves as Chairman of the new Department and Medical Director through 1988.

1969

The specialty American Boards approves Family Practice as a new specialty and Franklin Square moves to a new 305-bed hospital in Baltimore County.

1966

Thomas Crawford, MD begins as the director of medical education at Franklin Square with residency programs in Surgery, Internal Medicine and Ob/Gyn.

1910

The Flexner Report begins to address standards in Medical Education, and in 1914 intern and resident physicians begin to come to Franklin Square to complete their training.

1898

Franklin Square is founded by eight physicians as the National Temperance Hospital of Baltimore City, with 20 beds. It is the first hospital in West Baltimore. The hospital changes its name to Franklin Square in 1901.

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