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MedStar Health Launches Program to Help Provide Healthy Food to Patients

BALTIMORE—Some MedStar Health patients may be discharged from the hospital with a prescription for healthy food – with a free home delivery of fresh produce for eight weeks. Under a pilot program launched in October called Food is Medicine – Harvest RX, patients can be signed up by a community health advocate for a bi-weekly box of produce provided by Hungry Harvest. A typical box will contain fresh vegetables, fruits and grains, estimated to build four to eight meals. Patients can also be signed up for longer-term healthy food programs such as Meals on Wheels and the government Supplemental Nutrition…

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MedStar Good Samaritan Names New Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Kritis Dasgupta Also Named Associate Medical Director, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network BALTIMORE— Advancing its enduring tradition of high quality acute inpatient rehabilitation, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in October named Kritis Dasgupta, MD, MBA, MSc to lead its integrated programs in the Baltimore region of MedStar Health. Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a sub-specialty in brain injury medicine, Dr. Dasgupta has been with MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital for a decade and most recently served as medical director of its brain injury program and medical director of quality and safety. The legacy of…

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MedStar Health Baltimore Cancer Program Honored for Exceeding Standards

BALTIMORE—(July 11, 2018)—MedStar Health’s four Baltimore area hospitals have been granted a three-year accreditation with commendation – indicating it exceeded the standard requirements – for their regional cancer program by The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. To earn the CoC accreditation, the MedStar Health Cancer Network must meet or exceed the organization’s quality care standards and maintain excellence in patient-centered care. The cancer program is reevaluated every three years. The MedStar Health Cancer Network exceeded standard requirements in six areas: clinical research accrual, cancer registry education, public reporting of outcomes, oncology nursing…

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MedStar Health’s Baltimore Hospitals to Offer Free Narcan Training

Community Members Will Learn How to Administer the Overdose Reversal Drug

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