MedStar Health Prepares its Future with New System Model Integrated Campuses and Leadership to Unify Efficiency and Excellence

MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals unify efficiency and excellence by sharing administrative and physician leadership under one president, Bradley S. Chambers.

July 1, 2015

BALTIMORE—(July 1, 2015)—MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals are expanding their strategy to unify efficiency and excellence by sharing administrative and physician leadership, and integrating under the direction of a single president. With the transition underway, Bradley S. Chambers, president of MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, will officially assume the dual role over both hospitals July 1st.

Jeffrey A. Matton, president of MedStar Good Samaritan since 2010, has moved into a senior leadership role overseeing a system-wide performance initiative.

“In the last few years it’s become increasingly clear that our best competitive advantage in the changing healthcare industry, is to unify the two hospitals,” Mr. Chambers explained. “The hospital campuses are three miles apart. The shared geography, community access, clinical excellence, operational efficiency, population health management- all put us in a position for better organizational readiness and a structure for the future.”

As the integration of campuses continues, each hospital will retain its own board of directors, its own medical staff and core community services, and MGSH will maintain its Catholic identity. Under one president, the new model will provide the structure needed to drive efficiencies further, identify additional integrated services and care delivery opportunities and respond to revenue strategies.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 223-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. With roots stemming back to 1854, MedStar Union Memorial has provided high quality care for 160 years. As one of the region's top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial is home to: The Curtis National Hand Center, the only hand center designated by Congress as The National Center for the Treatment of Hand and Upper Extremity; MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, a premier cardiovascular program in the mid-Atlantic, aligned with Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, the nation’s #1 heart program; and MedStar Union Memorial Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, the oldest hospital based Sports Medicine Program in Maryland (founded in 1979). In addition, MedStar Union Memorial offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including oncology, diabetes and endocrinology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). It is 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 is also TJC-certified in hip and knee replacement, CARF-accredited in inpatient rehabilitation, and has been designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for Maryland.

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

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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.

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