MedStar Health Appoints Dana Frank, MD, Chairman of Departments of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals

MedStar Health has named Dana Frank, MD, FACP, as chairman of the integrated departments of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals.

September 6, 2013

Baltimore—(September 6, 2013)—MedStar Health has named Dana Frank, MD, FACP, as chairman of the integrated departments of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals. Dr. Frank has more than 31 years’ experience as an internal medicine physician. He earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed both his internship and residency in medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Kaiser Foundation. In addition, Dr. Frank completed a fellowship in general internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He is committed to working collaboratively with MedStar and community physicians to build sustainable health care programs that meet the needs of our shared community.

Dr. Frank has served as the chairman of Medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan for the past four years. He has now assumed leadership at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, thereby serving in this role for both institutions. With Dr. Frank’s vision and strategic leadership in his role at MedStar Good Samaritan, he now brings his energy to benefit both institutions to support strategic growth, quality initiatives and education in partnership with the existing medical staffs. His appointment represents the strengthening partnership between both two entities and is a key part of MedStar Good Samaritan’s and MedStar Union Memorial’s future.

About MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is a 287-bed community teaching facility located at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore, with more than 130,000 patient visits annually. With Centers of Excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation, burn reconstruction, and renal care, as well as a certified Stroke Center and winner of the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement for four years in a row, MedStar Good Samaritan serves people throughout Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic and internationally in these advanced specialties. MedStar Good Samaritan is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 249-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. As one of the region’s top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial has been caring for members of the community for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for The Curtis National Hand Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Heart Institute, and our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including diabetes and endocrinology, eye surgery, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial was among the highest rated Maryland hospitals based on Consumer Reports rankings in 2013, and is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, for six years in a row.

MedStar Union Memorial has ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, earning national recognition for seven consecutive years. Our excellence in care also has been recognized by the American Heart AssociationAmerican Stroke Association (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Award), the American College of Cardiology (ACTION Registry Award)and Thomson Reuters (Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success).

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We are the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial also is designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for the state of Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar’s ten hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar Health is a $4.5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland, and one of the largest employers in the region. Its almost 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar Health’s Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service.

 

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