MedStar Health Cancer Network Hosts Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon

Annual Event Honors Survivors, Loved Ones and Highlights Ongoing Challenges

About 600 cancer survivors, their caregivers and their loved ones will gather June 2 for the 5th annual Cancer Survivors' Luncheon, an event hosted by the MedStar Health Cancer Network that highlights the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face and honors their journey in treatment. Read more.

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
Office: 410-554-2496
Cell: 410-274-1260
[email protected]

Carrie Wells
Public Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569 
[email protected]

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 Assistance Program.  Another partner, the American Heart Association, will train MedStar Health community health advocates on nutritional guidelines and eating healthy on a budget so that they may offer advice to patients.  Read more.

MedStar Health’s Baltimore Hospitals to Offer Free Narcan Training

BALTIMORE—(June 6, 2018)—MedStar Health’s three Baltimore City hospitals will offer free trainings in August to teach community members, employees and others who want to learn how to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, known as Narcan.

The free trainings, offered in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department, will be held in August on the campuses of MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospitals. Attendees learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, as well as deploy the life-saving treatment during such an emergent event.

Overdose deaths related to heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids reached a record high in the first nine months of 2017, according to the latest available state data. In Baltimore, 523 people overdosed between January and September, 80 more than the year before.

MedStar Health’s hospitals are committed to fighting the opioid epidemic. The free trainings follow a successful effort to screen patients for substance abuse in the emergency rooms and primary care clinics of MedStar Health’s four Baltimore area hospitals – MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Harbor Hospital. If patients are determined to be at risk for substance abuse, they are referred to a peer recovery coach and connected with resources to help them. The program, called Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program or SBIRT, has helped connect more than 3,600 patients to substance abuse treatment.

“Baltimore City is clearly the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, and we feel a responsibility as a community organization to join with the city health department to prepare people to recognize an overdose event and use the medication to reverse it appropriately,” said Ryan B. Moran, the director of community health for MedStar Health’s three city hospitals. “We’re all in this fight together. We all need to do what we can to change the trajectory of this crisis.”

Free trainings, open to the public:

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Hospital Address: 5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239
Conference Room / Building: Parker 4
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Hospital Address: 201 E University Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21218
Conference Room / Building: UM Conference Center
Date: Monday, August 6, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

MedStar Harbor Hospital
Hospital Address: 3001 S Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21225
Conference Room / Building: Baum Auditorium
Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

To register, call 443-444-6300.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

Media Contacts

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
410-274-1260
[email protected]


Carrie Wells
Media Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569
[email protected]

Thousands of Patients Referred to Substance Use Treatment at MedStar Hospitals

BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 5, 2018)—In the 18 months following MedStar Health’s launch of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment program known as SBIRT,  more than 3,500 patients struggling with substance abuse have been referred to treatment.

The nationally recognized, evidence-based program rolled out in August 2016 in each of MedStar Health’s four Baltimore hospitals: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Harbor Hospitals.

As the nation struggles with the opioid epidemic and a spike in fentanyl-related overdoses, emergency departments are often on the front line in treating patients with addiction. These patients often return to the emergency department again and again, and without an interventional program like SBIRT, could see their addiction and overall health worsen.

Under the program, which is conducted in partnership with Mosaic Group, a Maryland healthcare consulting firm, all patients in the emergency department are screened for risky substance abuse behaviors. If the screening indicates a moderate or high risk, a peer recovery coach uses motivational interviewing techniques in an attempt to promote the patient’s own desire to change. The peer recovery coach then offers additional evaluation and referral services for high-risk patients.

Troy Robinson, a peer recovery coach at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, struggled with alcohol abuse and has had family members who have had substance use issues. The peer recovery coaches in the program must have been sober for at least three years and in a support program themselves.

Robinson said her personal experience has made it easier to relate to the patients and offer them the right support.

“It’s more than just ‘let me get you into a peer recovery place,’” Robinson said. “We go over plans, I meet with them. ‘Let’s help you become a better you.’ I really love what I do and it’s helping me grow as a person as well.”

Given its success in the Baltimore MedStar hospitals, the SBIRT program has expanded to other MedStar hospital emergency departments and primary care clinics across the MedStar system. 

The SBIRT program at MedStar is largely funded through grants awarded by Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore.

From August 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017:

SBIRT: MedStar (Adult patients 18+)

Number of SBIRT screens –243,141

Number of positive screens – 31,308

Number of brief interventions – 12,221

Number of referrals to treatment – 3,688

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
410-274-1260
[email protected]


Carrie Wells
Media Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569
[email protected]

New MedStar Health Program Helps Patients Navigate Community Services

BALTIMORE, Md.—(March 5, 2018)— A program launched by MedStar Health last year has connected some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents to hospital-based community health advocates (CHAs) who ensure they receive not only routine primary health care, but vital community services.

The program piloted at MedStar Health’s four Baltimore-area hospitals in July: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Harbor Hospital. There are now 15 full-time community health advocates employed throughout the region, credited with helping hundreds of Baltimore residents find support and resources.

“Social determinants have a significant impact on health outcomes. The new front-line community health advocates for MedStar Health help address this for non-medical challenges which interfere with their overall health,” said Diana Quinn, regional director of community health for MedStar Health. “These associates are members of our communities. They live in the neighborhoods and are well suited to link at-risk patients to those that can help resolve the social need. They serve as the eyes and ears of the hospital and provide ongoing support for social unmet needs, once a patient is discharged.  During home visits, the CHAs make the care teams aware of the persistent and numerous social barriers that our patients face that interfere with their health or getting the care they need.”

“Integrated within each hospital’s care and case management teams, CHAs participate in patient huddles and post-discharge care planning.  The CHAs are seen as a critical part of providing comprehensive patient care, and treating the whole person as part of care delivery. Our community health advocates have been instrumental in making connections to community-based resources to assist with patients’ social needs such as housing, food access, and utility assistance. They also serve as a critical part of supporting patients’ utilization of appropriate health care services,” said Dr. Dawnavan Davis, assistant vice president of community health for MedStar Health. “Their contribution has been and will continue to be significant in addressing the social determinants of health for our patients.”

MedStar Health community health advocates have helped patients who have been threatened with turn-off notices keep their power on. They’ve helped patients receive para-mobility services and aid to retrofit homes with wheelchair ramps and grab bars to increase mobility and independence.

Patients are also connected with a primary care physician if they don’t have one and given information on how to reduce the costs of their prescriptions. In some cases, community health advocates have helped patients sign up for food stamps and connected primary caregiver family members with financial resources.

The Community Health Advocate Program is part of MedStar Health’s commitment to serve the needs of the community in a holistic way. The program is intended to keep patients out of the revolving door of hospital readmissions for chronic conditions and help them navigate a complex web of social services. Community health advocates are hired from the areas they serve, further boosting the connections between community and hospital.

Sherri Harper, a community health advocate at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, called the work a “dream job.” In one case, she was able to help a patient in her eighties have a StairGlide installed in her home and helped the patient obtain a grant toward her energy bills so her service would not be shut off.

“It’s hard for individuals to obtain information on their own because a lot of people are not computer literate,” Harper said. “I can do that for them and make sure we’re getting the right information and they’re being helped the way they need to be helped.”

Rebecca McGougan, a community health advocate at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, describes her job as “missionary work.” She said she had experience in advocating while caring for chronically sick family members. “I’m going to knock every door down until they get the help they need,” she said. “When people come in the hospital it’s not just about their health, it’s about the disparities they’re going through and they don’t know where to look for resources.”

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
410-274-1260
[email protected]


Carrie Wells
Media Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569
[email protected]

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Partners with Mercy High School to Give Students Hands-On Healthcare Experience

BALTIMORE, MD—(February 9, 2018)—MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and Mercy High School in Baltimore finalized a partnership Wednesday that will allow students to test drive a new career in medicine.

Students in the program, called the Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars Program in Partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, will work with a mentor in a specialty they choose: aging science, occupational/physical therapy, nursing, or community/public health. They will receive hands-on training and learn skills including CPR, patient safety training and infection prevention.

“MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital believes in the importance in creating pathways for opportunities for people in our community,” said Ryan Moran, the director of community health for MedStar Health in Baltimore City. “We know that this begins at an early age, and it is vital to get young people interested in health careers. We are proud to partner with Mercy High School to offer exposure to a range of health care careers. We hope that many of them will not only take an interest in becoming health providers, but consider MedStar Good Samaritan as a place of employment one day.”

The program spans three academic years, plus one summer, and is open to freshmen and rising sophomores. In the first year, students are exposed to different disciplines, including aging science, occupational/physical therapy, nursing, and community/public health. They are also given skills training, including first responder training.

In the second year, students receive more skills training and are required to attend at least six of MedStar Good Samaritan’s professional development sessions focused on cutting-edge topics in health care. In the third year, students work with a mentor in their specialty area of focus, to construct an internship that they will complete that summer.

“We expect that our Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars will become future leaders in healthcare,” says Mary Beth Lennon, president of Mercy High School. “Our new partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital allows us to respond to the strong demand for rigorous academic programs in the STEM fields. With four STEM programs offered in our state-of-the-art Dorothy Williams Bunting Science Center, Mercy High School stands as a leader in STEM education for girls in Maryland.”

Ten students will be selected for the inaugural cohort of the Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars Program. To qualify, students must have received top scores on their High School Placement Test, have earned excellent grades in mathematics and science subjects in middle school, and have written an essay on a medical or scientific advancement from the last 200 years. Mercy High School administrators have already begun reviewing applications.

The program’s name honors the first chair of Mercy’s science department, Sister Agnese Neumann, RSM, who went on a career as a nurse practitioner. She continues to be actively involved as a volunteer at Mercy.

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 health care system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region.

About Mercy High School

Located on a 26-acre campus, Mercy High School provides a rigorous Catholic, college-preparatory education to bright and promising girls from more than 64 zip codes in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Mercy prepares girls to lead and to excel in a dynamic global society. Our highly individualized approach to a college-preparatory program challenges each Mercy Girl to become a young woman of intellect, faith, and service. Mercy is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS).

Media Contacts

Carrie Wells
Media Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569
[email protected]


Tess Veloso
Director of Communications, Mercy High School
410-433-8880, ext. 204
[email protected]

MedStar Good Samaritan Uses iPad and Clever Alliance to Improve Geriatric Care

Baltimore—(December 7, 2017)—Along with a hot meal, fruit and milk, volunteers from the Maryland Chapter of Meals on Wheels are now visiting homebound patients, armed with an iPad. In a newly formed partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, volunteers for the non-profit food delivery program use the tablet to transmit updates on recently discharged patients to the hospital’s Center for Successful Aging. The initiative has cut hospital readmissions for those patients to nearly half.

George Hennawi, MD

“The Meals on Wheels representatives make routine stops to visit confined people who have limited food supplies, but the same people frequently suffer from chronic medical conditions, especially diabetes. They often are at risk for social isolation and depression, and have functional limitations,” said George Hennawi, MD, director of the department of geriatrics at MedStar Good Samaritan. “Providing a holistic approach is key.”

Using a questionnaire developed by MedStar Health geriatric experts, the Meals on Wheels representative can input responses into the Ipad and transmit the data to the hospital, where clinicians can determine if the patient needs to be seen.

“Keeping our patients healthy and out of the hospital after they’ve been discharged is a top priority,” said Dr. Hennawi. “Meals on Wheels is a vital partner in that effort, and we hope to keep expanding our community partnerships in the future because we believe senior health is a group effort. The best way to care for older adults is understanding their environment and their community and tailoring the services based on those individualized needs.”

The Meals on Wheels partnership is part of a larger effort by the Center for Successful Aging at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital to use technology to reach patients. The center has been reaching out to community centers and churches to build more partnerships to reach more discharged patients to keep them healthy and out of the hospital.

“At Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland we have seen first-hand how health literacy, poor nutrition, social isolation, and housing, concerns often attributed to poverty, can negatively impact health for our aging neighbors,” said Stephanie Archer-Smith, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc. “We have also witnessed how quickly that trajectory can be altered when you combine good healthcare with proper nutrition, personal interaction, and shared communication. For a fraction of what it costs to hospitalize someone, we can provide services that will not only keep them out of the hospital but will improve their overall quality of life. We believe our seniors are worth the investment.”

The Center for Successful Aging and Meals on Wheels expect the program will lead to fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits, better nutrition, improved medication compliance and increased health literacy.

For more information on the Center for Successful Aging, call: 443-444-4100.

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.

Media Contacts

Debra Schindler
Regional Director, Media & Public Relations, MedStar Health Baltimore
410-274-1260
[email protected]

Carrie Wells
Media Relations Specialist, MedStar Health Baltimore
443-613-1569
[email protected]

MedStar Health Expands Care in Harford County

Unveiling Bel Air Medical Campus on April 2, Opening Doors on April 12

MedStar-Health-Bel-Air-Campus-EXTERIOR-PHOTO-2-27-16.496x300pxBel Air, MD—(March 23, 2016)—MedStar Health is previewing its newly constructed 100,000-square-foot outpatient healthcare facility in Bel Air at a grand opening event on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus, located at Plumtree Road and Route 924, will provide Harford County residents increased access to quality, comprehensive health care.

Featuring activities for the entire family, the event will give the public an exclusive first look at the state-of-the-art “hospital without beds.” The MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus will officially open its doors to patients on Tuesday, April 12.

As a one-stop healthcare destination, the facility offers an urgent care center, primary care medical offices and multidisciplinary specialized services, including women’s health, cancer, cardiology, rehabilitation, and more.

“MedStar Health is committed to providing quality, compassionate health care in communities where people live and work,” said Bob Gilbert, president of MedStar Ambulatory Services. “The convenience of having a comprehensive medical campus close by will be an obvious benefit to the individuals and families who live in the communities of Harford County.”

“The ambulatory care center also makes it possible for us to coordinate care and focus on delivering the right care at the right time,” Gilbert added. “For example, the ability to see a physician and have an MRI during the same visit will reduce the number of trips for care and time away from work. This translates to a high-quality experience for our patients, while also being an efficient and cost-effective way to receive care. Our medical providers will benefit from having colleagues easily accessible for consults regarding treatment options.”

The Bel Air site is the next development in MedStar’s expansion of care to Harford County. One in five MedStar patients is a Harford County resident, and more than 40 MedStar-affiliated physicians currently practice in the community. The MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus will enable MedStar to consolidate its various Bel Air locations under one roof, making it more convenient for patients and creating space for new specialists to locate in the community.

Patients will have increased access to the expertise of specialists from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, with streamlined state-of-the-art medical technology. The benefits of integrated electronic health records mean patients have the added safety and convenience of their records being available at any MedStar Health site they visit.

Services at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medial Campus will include:

  • Cardiology
  • Imaging Services
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Primary and Wellness Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urgent Care
  • Women's Health
  • A comprehensive cancer center: infusion services, radiation therapy, medical oncology and breast surgery experts
  • Convenient parking, free Wi-Fi, and health and wellness areas that include public meeting space for use by community groups

Click here to learn more about the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system dedicated to caring for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. MedStar’s 30,000 associates, 6,000 affiliated physicians, 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually. MedStar Health’s patient-first philosophy combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. For more information, visit MedStarHealth.org.

Media Contact

Megan Lutz 
410-554-2781
[email protected]

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Names George D. Farley Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration

resized-for-Newsroom-Farley_George-2015Baltimore—(December 11, 2015)—MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has named George D. Farley the new Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration. With over 34 years of experience in nursing clinical operations and administration, and as a devout Catholic, Farley will further enhance the faith-based tradition for which the hospital was established.

One of only five remaining hospitals affiliated with the Archdiocese, MedStar Good Samaritan’s Catholic identity is fundamental in the hospital’s mission to provide spiritual support through all aspects of health care. Founded in 1968 through a gift from the estate of devout Catholic and Baltimore businessman Thomas J. O’Neill, today its Catholic principals remain a staple in the hospital’s daily operation.

In this new role, beginning Nov. 30, Farley will oversee campus faith-based initiatives and ensure hospital compliance to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare. Farley will also serve as liaison to the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Joining the MedStar Health system over 26 years ago, Farley most recently served as director of Work Force Initiatives at MedStar Good Samaritan. A division of the Human Resources department, Farley provided oversight for a range of services including patient representation, acting as a liaison between staff and patients; and organizational development, providing direct interventions in situations effecting unit and department operations. Farley was also responsible for the education and training of all new associates and provided direct management of the Volunteer department and hospital auxiliary.

Farley has displayed progressive growth as a transformational leader throughout his tenure at MedStar. He began his career in the system in 1989, as assistant nursing coordinator the Geriatric Specialty Unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He became clinical administrator in 1999 before joining MedStar Good Samaritan in 2003 as assistant director of Nursing. Farley rose through the ranks to director of Patient Services and director of Nursing Support Services, before transitioning to his role as director of Work Force Development in 2012.

Prior to MedStar, Farley served various nursing roles at Veterans Administration Health System.

Farley holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a master’s degree in Allied Health Sciences and Administration from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

To learn more about pastoral care at MedStar Good Samaritan, click here.

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.

Media Contact

Megan Lutz 
410-554-2781
[email protected]

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Honors Late Board of Trustees Member; Hosts 22nd Annual Thomas J. Reynolds Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament

MGSH_logoBaltimore—(May 11, 2015)—MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital hosts the 22nd Annual Thomas J. Reynolds Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 8 at the Country Club of Maryland in Towson, an event to honor late hospital board of trustees member and avid golfer Thomas J. Reynolds Sr.

Reynolds, who served on the hospital’s board of trustees for 11 years, was a key supporter of MedStar Good Samaritan. In addition to serving on the board, Reynolds also spent many hours as a volunteer at the Belvedere Green retirement home on the hospital's grounds. He was one of the original organizers of the golf tournament over 20 years ago. Upon his passing the tournament was renamed after him.

Honoring his service and commitment to MedStar Good Samaritan, sponsors of this event will help provide the hospital with additional resources to better serve its patients and meet the growing health care needs of the community. Proceeds will help to rebuild areas of the hospital, purchase new equipment, support community outreach programs, and ensure that the best health care is available to members of the community. Funds raised from last year’s event grossed $190,000. A portion of the proceeds benefitted The Steven and Sandy Cohen Education Fund, an initiative to enhance continuing education opportunities for associates at MedStar Good Samaritan.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities, ranging in giving levels, are available:

Grand Slam Underwriters ($25,000+)

Includes:

  • Two foursomes
  • Sponsorship recognition signs at exclusive club locations
  • Names displayed on a banner greeting all participants
  • Elite acknowledgment in the tournament program booklet
  • Dinner and Awards Program admission
  • Special recognition for their generosity during the awards ceremony
  • Recognition sign on the course
  • Recognition as a presenting sponsor on table tents

Ryder Cup Underwriters ($10,000)

Includes:

  • Two foursomes
  • Sponsorship recognition signs at exclusive club locations
  • Names displayed on a banner greeting all participants
  • Elite acknowledgment in the tournament program booklet
  • Dinner admission
  • Recognition sign on the course

 Masters ($5,000)

Includes:

  • One foursome
  • Recognition sign in a prominent location
  • Prime acknowledgment in the tournament program booklet
  • Dinner admission
  • Recognition sign on the course

U.S. Open ($3,000)

Includes:

  • One foursome
  • Recognition sign on course
  • Mention in the tournament program booklet

PGA Championship ($1,500)

Includes:

  • Two golfer registrations
  • Mention in the tournament program booklet

 British Open ($750)

Includes:

  • One golfer registration
  • Mention in the tournament program booklet

Contests include the lowest gross teams, lowest net teams, hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin and longest drive. Each golfer will receive a gift of appreciation, compliments of MedStar Good Samaritan.

 For more information, or to purchase a ticket for the 22nd Annual Thomas J. Reynolds Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament, contact Naisha Vinson at 443-444-3945 or [email protected]

 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.

Media Contact

Megan Lutz
410-554-2781
[email protected]