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  • CalvertHealth Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

    Posted: 05/23/2018

    CalvertHealth Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the medical center’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. CalvertHealth Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagno...

  • CalvertHealth names Ball Employee of the Year, Harrer receives “Beacon Award” as top manager.

    Posted: 05/21/2018

    Employee Health Nurse Sally Ball was named by CalvertHealth as Employee of the Year. Ball, who joined CalvertHealth nearly 14 years ago, was noted as having a can-do attitude and advocating for the health and safety of everyone in the organization. “Sally keeps our entire staff compliant with PPDs, mask fit testing, flu shots and much more,” said Lisa Broome, vice president for human resources. “Even with her heavy workload, she still finds time to serve on committees and makes sure the staff has proper ...

  • May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Save Your Skin: Protect and Detect

    Posted: 05/09/2018

    Free Skin Cancer Screenings May 16 at Calvert Pines Senior Center, May 17 at Calvert Dermatology, May 23 at North Beach Senior Center For Lisa Bauckman, 37, of Huntingtown, it was a scab that wouldn’t heal. For John Hathaway, 83, of Lusby, it was a spot on his ear. Bauckman and Hathaway have one thing in common—early detection that allowed for a positive outcome for their diagnoses of skin cancer. “My father has been dealing with skin cancer for 20-plus years and when he noticed the scab on my ear he sug...

  • CalvertHealth Honors Physicians for Service, Leadership

    Posted: 04/27/2018

    CalvertHealth recently held its annual physician recognition and awards dinner to honor medical staff for their outstanding leadership and service to our community. In his remarks, President & CEO Dean Teague applauded the medical community commitment’s to quality and safety stating, “Our mission is to come to work each day with a dedicated spirit of service and a drive to make a difference in every life we touch. And as health care providers – that is exactly what you do. It is because if your dedic...

  • 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...