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  • Organ Donors Give the Ultimate Gift – Life

    Posted: 04/06/2018

    Joy McCarthy, of Huntingtown, knew her husband, Kris, was an organ donor. They had discussed it. In 2012, at age 45, the father of three young children died suddenly of a massive heart attack. Joy McCarthy honored her husband’s wishes. “It is hard at that moment when you’ve just lost a loved one,” said McCarthy, “but it was a great comfort in the sad days that followed to know his beautiful blue eyes are helping two people to see and his tissue is helping someone else to walk.” McCarthy got a thank you n...

  • CalvertHealth Foundation Supports Local Students Pursuing Higher Education in Medicine and Allied Health Fields

    Posted: 03/13/2018

    The CalvertHealth Foundation is offering tuition assistance to area students pursuing higher education in medicine or allied health. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded more than 400 scholarships totaling more than $515,000 in student assistance. “Receiving this scholarship helped me pursue the career that I’ve always dreamed about,” said Glenn Jones, who graduated from medical school in May and is now doing his residency in pediatrics at University of Maryland Medical Center. Jones, a ...

  • Cardella Joins CalvertHealth Primary Care

    Posted: 03/05/2018

    Board-certified family medicine physician Amanda Cardella, DO has joined CalvertHealth Primary Care in Prince Frederick in Suite 111 of the Calvert Medical Office Building in Prince Frederick. She is trained to diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of medical conditions for every member of the family – from babies, children and adolescents to adults and the elderly. Dr. Cardella has a special interest in preventive health and chronic care diseases. “I see preventive health as an opportunity to help my ...

  • February is American Heart Month - Cardiac Rehab Patients Gain Confidence with Exercise

    Posted: 02/13/2018

    “Nine out of 10 cardiac rehabilitation patients I see are very scared before they start,” said Mary Bahen, RN, who coordinates the nationally accredited program at CalvertHealth Medical Center. “They’re afraid to move because they’re worried they’ll hurt their heart.” According to Bahen, one of the program’s main goals is to teach patients who have survived a heart attack or heart surgery how to exercise safely and confidently so they will continue on their own after they leave the program. “We help them...

  • Cancer Prevention, Early Detection. February is National Cancer Prevention Month.

    Posted: 02/02/2018

    According to the American Cancer Society, the death rate from cancer in the U.S. has declined steadily over the past two decades--falling 25 percent between 1991 and 2014. Prevention efforts, new screening methods that facilitate early detection of cancer and advancements in treatment have all contributed to the gains realized. In Calvert County, unfortunately, the news isn’t quite as favorable. The 2017 Calvert County Community Health Needs Assessment indicates that, compared to the country as a whole a...

  • Pink and Blue Tournament Raises $68,000 for Local Medical Centers

    Posted: 01/19/2018

    The 8th Annual Pink & Blue Memorial Cancer Tournament held Oct. 21 at Old South Country Club in Lothian celebrated the life of Mary Lou Waller and raised $68,000 for cancer care in her name. Proceeds from the event are divided equally between CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) and Anne Arundel Medical Center. At CHMC, the funds from years past have been used to expand patient education and nurse navigation programs, enhance survivorship offerings, support the purchase of new technology and provide n...

  • CalvertHealth Medical Center Restricts Visitors During Peak Flu Season

    Posted: 01/18/2018

    As we enter the peak of influenza (flu) season, the rates are high and widespread throughout Maryland. CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC) is seeing a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. Although vaccinating against the flu is still the best line of defense, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year’s vaccine is only 30% effective against the H3N2 virus. To limit the potential spread of influenza within the medical center and among patients...

  • Daughter Moves Wedding to Dad's Hospital Room at CalvertHealth Medical Center

    Posted: 01/12/2018

    Upon getting engaged, Brittany [Johnson] Millsap set a wedding date in October 2018. After her father was diagnosed with AL amyloidosis, the family would move the wedding date up two more times to ensure that Brittany and her father could share the moment where he would walk her down the aisle. When he was admitted to CalvertHealth Medical Center on Thursday, January 4, Mr. Johnson told the staff the story of his daughter’s wedding – which was now to take place on Saturday, January 6. He was determined t...

  • It's a girl! The first baby born at the Center for Family Birth Care at CalvertHealth Medical Center in the new year.

    Posted: 01/02/2018

    It's a girl! Parents, Lane and Alexis, welcomed baby Mia at 2:22 p.m. on January 1, 2018. She was the first baby born at the Center for Family Birth Care at CalvertHealth Medical Center in the new year.

  • Our Lady Star of the Sea School’s generous donation to CalvertHealth Medical Center.

    Posted: 12/22/2017

    ‘Tis the season! Thank you to Our Lady Star of the Sea School’s Kindergarten and Second Grade classes for their generous donation of children’s books and stuffed animals to CalvertHealth Medical Center. We admire your commitment to the community and thank you for helping us make a difference in every life we touch.