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December DAISY Nurse Named

Congratulations to Denise Graham, RN, December’s DAISY Nurse award winner! A coworker nominated her with these words: Recently, Denise waited calmly and patiently in the emergency department with a patient who was about to die. Not wanting ...

November DAISY Nurse Named

Congratulations to Kim Johnston, RN, November’s DAISY Nurse award winner! A doctor nominated her with these words: Kim went far and beyond the call of duty in caring for critically ill patients during the Labor Day weekend back in September. ...

October DAISY Nurse Named

Congratulations to Denise Schoen, RN, October’s DAISY Nurse award winner! A patient’s sister nominated her with these words: I met Denise when my 72-year-old sister had to be certified to the behavioral health unit at Meritus Medical ...

Three Maryland Hospitals Will Continue to Explore Initiatives for Cooperation

Oct. 2, 2013— Frederick Regional Health System, Meritus Health and Western Maryland Health System announced today that a Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed among the three organizations in which the parties agree to explore new initiatives ...

September DAISY Nurse Named

From a Meritus Health manager— My father was admitted last weekend after a fall at home. While he was on your unit, he was very focused on being discharged to home. It became apparent to me after talking to the physician that his discharge may ...

August DAISY Nurse Named

From a Meritus Health employee— I would like to nominate Kathy Martin from the critical care unit as a deserving recipient for the DAISY award after observing the compassionate and professional care my father received. My family and I felt such ...

EMS Professionals Recognized for Excellence

Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards to providers at Community Rescue Services in Hagerstown. Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized awardees with certificates and polo shirts. Pictured, from ...

ED Nurse Receives Award of Excellence

Staci Moser, an RN in the Meritus Medical Center emergency department, has been named a 2013 DC/MD/VA Nurse.com Nursing Excellence regional FINALIST in the Clinical Care, Inpatient category, one of six categories including Advancing and Leading the ...

Grant Money Will Make a Difference

Meritus Health's Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program received two grants recently— $104,569 from Komen Maryland and $60,000 from the Avon Foundation for Women. These funds will help support screening events, including ...

Meritus Health Now Offering Monthly Car Safety Seat Checks

Beginning Aug. 14 and continuing the second Wednesday each month, Meritus Health will offer free safety seat checks by appointment between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trained safety seat technicians will work with attendees to check for proper ...

July DAISY Nurse Named

Kristin Augustine, RN, was named the July DAISY Nurse at Meritus Medical Center. A recent patient nominated her by writing, "I wanted to take the time to let you know the superb experience I had at Meritus Medical Center. The gem of my ...

Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Program Celebrates 10 Years

Meritus Health's interpersonal violence and abuse program is celebrating ten years with the hospital. The program was created to allow forensic nurse examiners to independently treat victims of sexual abuse or assault. Over the years, the program ...

Robinwood Surgery Center Passes Accreditation, Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Excellence in Patient Care

During a recent certification by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Robinwood Surgery Center met or exceeded 645 standards in 13 review areas and was asked to submit two quality standards related to infection control for ...

New Leadership

Dr. Neil Roy has been selected as the new vice chair of emergency medicine at Meritus Medical Center. Dr. Roy graduated from the Christiana Care Health System emergency medicine residency program in 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Roy completed medical ...

New Hours for two Meritus Medical Laboratory locations

Effective Monday, July 15, two of Meritus Medical Laboratory’s patient service centers will change their hours. The patient service centers located at Hager Park in Hagerstown and on Thomas Johnson Drive in Frederick will now be open ...

Beth Doyle, RN, named June DAISY Awardee

Beth Doyle, RN, was recently named the June DAISY Nurse at Meritus Medical Center. Her colleague nominated her by saying, "I recently had a terminally ill patient who was moved to Hospice/Palliative Care at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. Shortly ...

Funds Donated to Local Food Bank

Meritus Health's Purchasing Department recently presented 30 gift certificates valued at $15 each to the Maryland Food Bank Western Branch to support their ongoing services for the community. The gift certificates, good for the purchase of a ham, ...

Jamie Rice, RN, Named May DAISY Awardee

Jamie Rice, RN, was named Meritus Health's May DAISY Nurse. A fellow Meritus Medical Center colleague wrote that "In the early morning hours one recent Saturday, a patient came in to the Emergency Department complaining of abdominal pain. He ...

New Center for Breast Health Offering Comprehensive Care

Meritus Health has launched a new Center for Breast Health. Led by Medical Director Dr. Kerri Hesley, the new center includes a multidisciplinary team of top-rated specialists--radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, a nurse ...

Emergency Fund for Patients Receives Support

More than 300 Meritus Health employees, family members and friends filled the Williamsport Fire Hall in early April for the first annual Employee Bonanza MASH BASH. More than $3,000 was raised in support of the new patient assistance fund that will ...

Holly Poling Named April DAISY Awardee

Holly Poling, RN, was named Meritus Health's April DAISY Nurse. Another staff member wrote that "A patient with a terminal condition who was recently on vacation in Florida was flown back to Hagerstown and admitted to Meritus Medical Center, ...

Meritus Healthcare Foundation Names New Managers

Meritus Healthcare Foundation is welcoming two new managers this spring—new Donor Relations Manager Allison Anderson and new Development Manager Aliana Havrilla. Havrilla will be instrumental in building on the foundation's successes in ...

Volunteers Honored

Volunteers of the Meritus Medical Center Auxiliary Inc. recently gathered to celebrate National Healthcare Volunteer Week and the 2013 theme, Honoring the Spirit of Service. The volunteers were treated to what has become a traditional afternoon tea ...

Fitch Ratings Affirms Meritus Health's 'BBB' Rating

Meritus Health recently received a credit profile from Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'BBB' rating on the approximately $259.8-million series bonds issued by Maryland Health and Educational Facilities on behalf of Meritus ...

STEMI Program Celebrates Anniversary

Five years ago March 15, the Maryland Healthcare Commission approved the hospital's ability to perform emergency percutaneous cardiac intervention or PCI. During a PCI, an interventional cardiologist uses a tiny balloon to reopen a blocked artery ...
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