MedStar Health

June 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Healthcare Professionals Talk Protesting in the Age of Coronavirus

People around the country are taking to the streets to protest racial injustice and police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but with taking a stand comes the ever-looming threat of spreading the coronavirus. On Friday, MyMCMedia spoke to Dr. Fred Finelli, the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Medstar Montgomery Medical […]

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June 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Medical Workers Pay Homage with ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ Demonstration

Dozens of Medstar Montgomery medical workers in Olney participated in a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration Friday afternoon. For 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the medical community took a knee in silence to honor George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis in that time duration. White Coats For Black Lives demonstrations […]

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May 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Seeking Plasma Donations from Recovered Coronavirus Patients for Study

Since March, MedStar Health has been taking part in a yearlong plasma therapy research project, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. The therapy—which has been used in the past to treat MERS, SARS, H1N1–is intended to help patients seriously ill from the coronavirus. As part of the research project, MedStar is asking people who have recovered […]

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May 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the patient’s name for privacy reasons. On his 51st day at MedStar, the man was finally cleared for release. […]

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May 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Honor Medical Workers at Medstar Montgomery in Olney

Montgomery County Police Department honored Medstar Montgomery Medical workers in Olney Monday morning. Dozens of medical workers waved as several police cars drove around the hospital’s campus, lights flashing, to honor the healthcare professionals. Ann Serafenas, the senior director of nursing at Medstar Montgomery, was moved by the police’s tribute. “To see our community partners […]

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March 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MedStar Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Bethesda

Testing for the novel coronavirus is one step closer to being more accessible in Montgomery County. MedStar Health has opened a drive-thru testing site in Bethesda. Located at 7801 Democracy Blvd, officials say the tent is for patients prescreened through the MedStar Health eVisit platform or through a MedStar primary care provider. Although tents are […]

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December 18, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Jesuits Release Names of Priests ‘Credibly Accused’ of Sexually Abusing Minors

The Maryland Province Jesuits released the names of 24 priests—former, deceased, and current Jesuits “no longer serving in ministry”—who were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors. In a letter, Fr. Robert M. Hussey, who oversees Maryland Province Jesuits said he apologized to the victims of the named priests. “We view the disclosure today of our shameful […]

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October 2, 2014 | Krista Brick

Germantown Man Leads Effort to Help with Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

By Sierra Leone standards Bobby Smith should already be dead. At 49 he’s lived two years past the life expectancy for a man in his home country. And with the Ebola outbreak hitting that country, had he still lived there the chances of making it to 50s would be even slimmer. Smith, a surgical tech who now […]

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