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  • Former Baltimore Raven Todd Heap pledged to raise $1 million in support of the Todd Heap Pediatric Center, part of the seven-story patient care tower at MedStar Franklin Square.

    "As parents of three children, my wife Ashley and I recognize the need for and value of quality pediatric care and services close at hand. When we learned about the breadth of pediatric services MedStar Franklin Square provides to the community, we knew this was a hospital we wanted to be associated with," said Todd Heap, former tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. "I am extremely impressed and moved by the great care and compassion the hospital provides to children and families in the community."

    Heap's generous pledge to raise $1 million was celebrated at a groundbreaking for the patient care tower in October 2007. At the event, MedStar Franklin Square executives and board members announced the launch of a $10 million capital campaign which was jumpstarted by Heap's generous donation.


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    Carl Schindelar, former president of MedStar Franklin Square, with former Baltimore Raven Todd Heap

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    "While our employees and those who have used our pediatric services know the vital support MedStar Franklin Square provides, it is encouraging to have someone outside our community also believe in what we are doing," stated Carl Schindelar, former president of MedStar Franklin Square. "We have a longstanding commitment to the physical, emotional, and social needs of area children. Todd's commitment will go far in helping support our mission to provide high-quality and comprehensive pediatric and family-centered care and services."

    MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Foundation
    9000 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237, 443-777-7980
    fshfoundation@medstar.net

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    Marianne Worley

    410-772-6661

    202-531-1508

    marianne.worley@medstar.net

    Brendan McNamara

    410-772-6557

    571-314-2942

    brendan.t.mcnamara@medstar.net

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  • Former Baltimore Raven Todd Heap pledged to raise $1 million in support of the Todd Heap Pediatric Center, part of the seven-story patient care tower at MedStar Franklin Square.

    "As parents of three children, my wife Ashley and I recognize the need for and value of quality pediatric care and services close at hand. When we learned about the breadth of pediatric services MedStar Franklin Square provides to the community, we knew this was a hospital we wanted to be associated with," said Todd Heap, former tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. "I am extremely impressed and moved by the great care and compassion the hospital provides to children and families in the community."

    Heap's generous pledge to raise $1 million was celebrated at a groundbreaking for the patient care tower in October 2007. At the event, MedStar Franklin Square executives and board members announced the launch of a $10 million capital campaign which was jumpstarted by Heap's generous donation.


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    Carl Schindelar, former president of MedStar Franklin Square, with former Baltimore Raven Todd Heap

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    "While our employees and those who have used our pediatric services know the vital support MedStar Franklin Square provides, it is encouraging to have someone outside our community also believe in what we are doing," stated Carl Schindelar, former president of MedStar Franklin Square. "We have a longstanding commitment to the physical, emotional, and social needs of area children. Todd's commitment will go far in helping support our mission to provide high-quality and comprehensive pediatric and family-centered care and services."

    MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Foundation
    9000 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237, 443-777-7980
    fshfoundation@medstar.net

    Media contacts

    Marianne Worley

    410-772-6661

    202-531-1508

    marianne.worley@medstar.net

    Brendan McNamara

    410-772-6557

    571-314-2942

    brendan.t.mcnamara@medstar.net

  • Silver-Performance-Stroke-Awards

    The Stroke Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been recognized for its commitment, success, and achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM program.

    As a Silver Performance Achievement Award recipient that achieved 85 percent compliance with the Get With The Guidelines measures for 12 consecutive months, MedStar Georgetown and 569 other hospitals are featured in a July 28, 2009 advertisement in the "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

    "The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize its top Get With The Guidelines participants," said Lee Schwamm, MD, national chairman, of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee, associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and vice chairman of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. "Healthcare providers who use Get With The Guidelines are armed with the latest evidence-based guidelines and immediate access to clinical decision support. The goal of this initiative is to ultimately improve the quality of life and help reduce deaths among heart and stroke patients."

    As a certified and award-winning Stroke Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers 24/7 emergency coverage provided by an integrated team of emergency department physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscience nurses, and neuroradiologists. Along with a dedicated stroke unit, innovative clinical research and valuable rehabilitation therapies, MedStar Georgetown is one of the leading hospitals in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke.

    For more information about stroke care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, call us today at 202-342-2400 or toll-free at 866-745-2633.

    Media contacts

    Marianne Worley

    410-772-6661

    202-531-1508

    marianne.worley@medstar.net

    Brendan McNamara

    410-772-6557

    571-314-2942

    brendan.t.mcnamara@medstar.net

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    Our experienced medical team, including 700 affiliated physicians and 3,300 associates, is committed to making MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center your hospital of choice. We offer the highest level of quality care and access to technology, treatments, and specialties not typically found at a community hospital.

    With the opening of our seven-story Patient Care Tower, MedStar Franklin Square has a state-of-the art building that reflects the world-class care found inside. We've created a safe and healing environment for patients and their families.

    Please take a look around to learn more about the Patient Care Tower and the wide range of hospital services available at MedStar Franklin Square.

    Patient Care Tower facts


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    • Seven stories

    • Additional 356,000 square feet

    • $175 million investment for the community

    • Expanded medical, surgical, and critical care units

    • Open, centrally located nurses' stations for easier access to staff

    • New, modern building reflecting the high-quality care delivered by doctors, nurses, and associates

    All private rooms


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    • Spacious, modern rooms designed for privacy, safety, and convenience

    • Private bathroom in each room designed for easier access and to prevent falls

    • Enhanced technology to support safe, quality medical care

    • A window in each room for ample sunlight

    Bigger, more efficient Emergency Department


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    • Patients will be triaged upon arrival so doctors and nurses can provide care sooner

    • Greater privacy with walls, not curtains, separating patients

    • All MedStar Franklin Square ED doctors are board certified in emergency medicine

    • Expanded lab in the ED can run more tests in less time

    • Easier access to CAT scan and diagnostic services

    • Separate behavioral health ED

    Learn more about our Emergency Department

    Todd Heap Family Pediatric Center


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    • Larger, dedicated pediatric ED area with child-friendly intake and triage rooms

    • Doctors and nurses are pediatric specialists who understand the concerns of children that aren't feeling well and their parents

    • Connected inpatient suite with larger rooms that can better accommodate families spending the night

    • Named in honor of former Baltimore Ravens Tight End, Todd Heap, who along with his wife pledged to raise $1 million to support the pediatric ED and inpatient unit

    Patient centered


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    • High quality patient-centered care delivered by more than 3,300 skilled professionals, including 700 affiliated physicians who work together from diagnosis, treatment, and recovery

      • 1,000 nurses who achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing

    • Proud member of MedStar Health, sharing in the vision to be a trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health

    Healing environment for patients and visitors


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    • Private rooms provide patient benefits that help to:

      • Improve infection control

      • Reduce patient stress

      • Improve comfort and privacy

    • An open and welcoming three-story atrium with easy access to information and admitting

    • Large covered drop-off/pick-up area for patients and visitors

    • Bamboo garden, gentle waterfall and cozy fireplace for visitors

    • Quiet reflection areas, including a new chapel and prayer garden

    Media contacts

    Marianne Worley

    410-772-6661

    202-531-1508

    marianne.worley@medstar.net

    Brendan McNamara

    410-772-6557

    571-314-2942

    brendan.t.mcnamara@medstar.net