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MedStar Southern Maryland is part of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute the area’s largest and most experienced team of orthopedic surgeons.  A leader in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions, we combine the experience and expertise of more than 35 skilled orthopedic surgeons—most who are fellowship-trained experts—who use their knowledge and advanced training to customize the right solution for you. 

No matter how simple or complex your orthopedic condition, our team of fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons has the expertise to help you.

We set high expectations for your recovery and tackle any challenge to restore your function and range of motion. Our goal is to get you back to your favorite activities—whether it’s walking, playing a professional sport or keeping up with your grandchildren. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), covered entities are required to post notices of nondiscrimination and taglines that alert individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) to the availability of language assistance services. 

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages If you need these services, contact [Name of Civil Rights Coordinator]

If you believe that MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Privacy Officer MedStar Health, Inc.
10980 Grantchester Way, Columbia, MD 21044
1- 877-811-3411 (toll free)
[email protected]

You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, a MedStar Health Privacy Officer is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at, or by mail or phone at:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue
HHH Building, SW, Room 509F
Washington, D.C. 20201
800-537-7697 (TDD)

Complaint forms are available at

Rights by Language


MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. 

Español (Spanish)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. 

Français (French)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center respecte les lois fédérales en vigueur relatives aux droits civiques et ne pratique aucune discrimination basée sur la race, la couleur de peau, l'origine nationale, l'âge, le sexe ou un handicap. 

繁體中文 (Chinese)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center 遵守適用的聯邦民權法律規定,不因種族、膚色、民族血統、年齡、殘障 或性別而歧視任何人。 

한국어 (Korean)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center 은(는) 관련 연방 공민권법을 준수하며 인종, 피부색, 출신 국가, 연령, 장애 또는 성별을 이유로 차별하지 않습니다. 

Igbo asusu (Ibo)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center complies na ọdabara Federal ruuru iwu na adịghị akpa ókè na ndabere nke agbụrụ; ụcha akpụkpọ, mba o, afọ, nkwarụ, ma ọ bụ mmekọahụ. 

èdè Yorùbá (Yoruba)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center tẹle ilana ofin ijọba apapọ lori etọ arailu ati pe wọn ko gbọdọ sojuṣaaju lori ọrọ ẹya, àwo, ilu-abinibi, ọjọ-ori, abarapa tabi jijẹ ọkunrin tabi obinrin.

Tagalog (Tagalog – Filipino)

Sumusunod ang MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center sa mga naaangkop na Pederal na batas sa karapatang sibil at hindi nandidiskrimina batay sa lahi, kulay, bansang pinagmulan, edad, kapansanan o kasarian. 

Русский (Russian)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center соблюдает применимое федеральное законодательство в области гражданских прав и не допускает дискриминации по признакам расы, цвета кожи, национальной принадлежности, возраста, инвалидности или пола. 

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center tuân thủ luật dân quyền hiện hành của Liên bang và không phân biệt đối xử dựa trên chủng tộc, màu da, nguồn gốc quốc gia, độ tuổi, khuyết tật, hoặc giới tính. 

አማርኛ (Amharic)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center የፌደራል ሲቪል መብቶችን መብት የሚያከብር ሲሆን ሰዎችን በዘር፡ በቆዳ ቀለም፣ በዘር ሃረግ፣ በእድሜ፣ በኣካል ጉዳት ወይም በጾታ ማንኛውንም ሰው ኣያገልም። 

Deutsch (German)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center erfüllt geltenden bundesstaatliche Menschenrechtsgesetze und lehnt jegliche Diskriminierung aufgrund von Rasse, Hautfarbe, Herkunft, Alter, Behinderung oder Geschlecht ab. 

اُردُو (Urdu)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center قاب ِ ل اطلاق وفاقی شہری حقوق کے قوانین کی تعمیل کرتا ہے اور یہ کہ نسل، رنگ ، قومیت، عمر، معذوری یا جنس کی بنیاد پر امتیاز نہیں کرتا۔

हिंदी (Hindi)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center लागूहोने योग्य संघीय नाग�रक अिधकार क़ाननू का पालन करता ह ै और जाित, रंग, रा�ीय मूल, आयु, िवकलांगता, या �लग के आधार पर भेदभाव नह� करता ह।ै  

العربية (Arabic)

یلتزم MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center بقوانین الحقوق المدنیة الفدرالیة المعمول بھا ولا یمیز على أساس العرق أو اللون أو الأصل الوطني أو السن أو الإعاقة أو الجنس.

فارسی (Farsi)

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center از قوانین حقوق مدنی فدرال مربوطھ تبعیت می کند و ھیچگونھ تبعیضی بر اساس نژاد، رنگ پوست، اصلیت ملیتی، سن، ناتوانی یا جنسیت افراد قایل نمی شود.

Yvette C. Johnson-Threat, MD

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Yvette C. Johnson-Threat, MD, is vice president of Medical Affairs at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. She is responsible for the management of Medical Affairs, including physician recruitment and retention. She also works to expand and improve the delivery of healthcare services to the community.

During her more than 20 year medical career, Dr. Johnson-Threat has held a number of leadership roles, including chief medical officer, chief of staff, chairman, and medical director. Most recently, Dr. Johnson-Threat served as chief medical officer for both Richmond Community Hospital in Richmond, Va., and Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, Va.

Dr. Johnson-Threat received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and her Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama. She received her medical degree in internal medicine from the University of Illinois and completed her residency at Wayne State University. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Johnson-Threat is a past member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine and American College of Physician Executives. She is also a board member of the Daily Planet Community Health Center and has served as an associate clinic professor at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2001.


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