Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Fundraising efforts are underway for a new NICU unit at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Essex.
The hospital wing is small, but so are its patients. The 1,850-square-foot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center currently cares for around 20 tiny newborns—many attached to feeding tubes and heart monitors and resting in plastic bassinets. Only curtains divide each infant and care area. There are no private rooms and no access to natural light. Despite its size, Franklin Square's NICU has developed a reputation for quality specialized care. It is the only facility in northeastern Maryland to maintain Level III-B status, which allows the hospital to care for babies under 1 pound. It has also been honored for family-centered care by the March of Dimes. On Tuesday, the hospital kicked off a campaign to …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain talks about concussions in the NFL and precautions young athletes should take.
The Baltimore Ravens and MedStar Sports Medicine announced a partnership to help spread concussion awareness in the Baltimore area on Tuesday. The organizations co-branded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheets for coaches, parents and athletes that have been distributed to more than 150 youth and high school football coaches and athletics directors in the Baltimore area. The Ravens also committed a $25,000 per year grant for the next five years to MedStar, which will help fund outreach programs, baseline testing and subsidize testing for Baltimore-area student-athletes. After the announcement, Patch caught up with McClain, who had to sit part of a game out during his rookie year after he suffered a concussion.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, team officials and MedStar Sports Medicine officials announced a partnership surrounding concussion awareness.
Athletes don’t always let injuries hold them back from playing. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain knows all about that. "In sports, we have the mentality of being a warrior and toughing it out," he said. "I was always taught as a kid, 'If it’s not broken, you can go.’ But when it comes to the head, you never know." McClain, Ravens officials and MedStar Sports Medicine officials announced a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to spread awareness about concussions. McClain, head team physician Andrew Tucker, Ravens President Dick Cass and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital President Brad Chambers announced the public safety campaign Tuesday morning at the Ravens’ Under Armour Performance Center in …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Adrienne Kirby, who came to Baltimore in May 2010, will leave her post on Jan. 25 and return home to New Jersey.
The president of Franklin Square Hospital Center will step down from her position on Jan. 25, Patch has learned. Franklin Square Hospital Center spokeswoman Ming Tai Vincenti confirmed that Adrienne Kirby would leave the post she has held the last 20 months. Kirby is not leaving for another position and has told hospital officials she wants to return home to New Jersey, Tai Vincenti said. Kirby came to Franklin Square from Virtua, a four-hospital system in southwest New Jersey, where she served as chief operating officer for ambulatory services and programs for excellence, according to a news release at the time of her hire. Former Franklin Square president Carl Schindelar will take over his previous position on an interim basis until a …