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Hospital Achieves Highest Level of Care Ranking for Treatment of Elderly Patients

CLINTON, MD - MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is proud to announce it has earned NICHE Level 4 status for its exemplary care of elderly patients.  NICHE stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders.  Hospitals achieve NICHE rankings by completing tasks and working together to improve geriatric care.  To achieve high rankings, hospitals create interdisciplinary teams that provide support and education to nurses and other associates on how to best serve elderly patients. “We are very proud to be able to provide this level of service to our patients, their families and our community,” says Pat Scalfari, MSN, RN,…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Welcomes Cardiologist, Malik Al-Omari, MD

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute are pleased to announce that interventional cardiologist Dr. Malik Al-Omari will be joining doctors Hong, Thomaides and Lee.  The role of an interventional cardiologist is to intervene with heart complications to perform procedures such as angioplasties to open up arteries or veins, or to install stents, which are mesh wire tubes that keep blood vessels open. Without such intervention, artery blockages limit blood supply, which weakens heart muscles. As an Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Malik Al-Omari will treat patients preventatively with procedures such as angioplasties and stent installations and will…

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MedStar Southern Maryland Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, 2017

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has been recognized in the most recent Best Hospitals issue of U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was ranked as high performing in the areas of urology, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures, and heart failure procedures.  “We’re so proud of our mention in the 2017 Best Hospitals Edition of U.S. News & World Report,” said MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center President Christine Wray.  “We appreciate the special recognition of urology, COPD procedures, and heart failure procedures, as we have worked hard to develop these programs in Southern Maryland.” Several MedStar hospitals earned recognition on…

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SiTEL Mock Drills Hone Skills, Help Craft Policy

When Perinatal Nurse Educator Lisa Hulvey, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, comes up with an idea for an educational exercise that can reaffirm best practice or help the team identify ways to improve current practice, she contacts the MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab (SiTEL) team to design and implement a drill.  Hulvey also works with the MedStar Obstetrical Simulation Team (MOST), which is affiliated with SiTEL, to develop quarterly obstetrical drills, such as a Code Stork scenario where a birth is taking place outside of Labor and Delivery.  These drills help to evaluate aspects of practice such as teamwork, available resources,…

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