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May 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Montgomery Nurses Get Puppy Love

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12 and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center kicked off the occasion with a special visit from several 7-week-old golden retriever puppies. The puppies were brought by the Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds. The organization raises puppies to assist veterans as trained service dogs. Many of the nurses […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: MedStar Montgomery Medical Workers Receive Pfizer Vaccine

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center’s frontline workers in Olney are starting to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine arrived at MedStar Montgomery on Dec. 18. Thomas Senker, the president of MedStar Montgomery and senior vice president of MedStar Health, said in a statement that the vaccine marks a new chapter in the fight against the coronavirus. […]

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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 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Hospitals Gearing up for COVID-19 Virus Spread

Local hospitals are gearing up and taking new measures as the number of COVID-19 cases grow. Tents are being installed to triage coronavirus patients so that other patients and staff can be protected. Local officials have made it clear that there is no need for people to be alarmed by the tents being installed outside […]

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May 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Car Crashes Into Giant Grocery Store in Aspen Hill (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police and firefighters responded to a collision at the Giant Food Store at 3860 International Drive near Leisure World in Aspen Hill shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. According to police, an 88-year-old man was driving a 2002 Buick Century when the vehicle struck the building near the front entrance of the […]

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