As we usher in a new year—and a new decade!—we can’t help but reflect on all the exciting
changes and accomplishments that 2019 brought to
Frederick Health. In no particular order, here’s a look back at our favorite moments
of the last year.
The Frederick Health Transformation
2019 brought the greatest change to our health system when
we rebranded and changed our name to Frederick Health. Previously, our family of healthcare services went by so many names that
it was challenging to understand how they were all related. But we all
work as one, caring for our community. That’s why we decided to
move to a single, simplified name, even though our mission “to positively
impact the well-being of every individual in our community” remained
the same. With our rebrand also came a new, consolidated website at
FrederickHealth.org, clear signage, updated brochures, bills, forms, and more. You can
read all about it here.
Frederick Health Expands with Frederick Health Village
In late 2019, we purchased the State Farm campus off Monocacy Boulevard
with plans for home healthcare services and hospice, as well as administrative
offices. The new location will be named Frederick Health Village. It will
include a new Frederick Health Call Center to improve access to our services,
an expansion of the cardiac catheter laboratory, and more. For more information,
check out this article in
The Frederick News-Post.
Frederick Health Rewards Launches New & Improved Program
When we changed our name, we also revamped one of our programs, formerly
known as FMH Select, to
Frederick Health Rewards. The program helps every Frederick County resident take an active role
in their health and wellbeing. Our members are the first to know about
upcoming events, members-only lunches, health and wellness news, and networking
opportunities. Plus, they get rewards just for taking active steps to
stay healthy. For example, right now, members get discounted services
through Featured Vendors, including
Dublin Roasters Coffee,
LaVida Massage, and more. Membership is completely free! Want to join?
Sign up today.
Frederick Health Medical Group Welcomes ENT Providers
Comprehensive otolaryngology or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) care are available
for people of all ages, thanks to
Frederick Health Medical Group’s ENT providers. Now accepting new patients, all of our providers are certified by the
American Academy of Otolaryngology and the
American Board of Otolaryngology. They’re offering lasting relief from common ear, nose, and throat
problems, including head and neck cancer, endocrine surgery, rhinology/sinus
surgery, facial plastic surgery, and more. Learn all about our extraordinary providers here.
Dr. Marina Joins Frederick Health Medical Group Oncology & Hematology
Frederick Health Medical Group Oncology & Hematology welcomed its newest medical oncologist, Natalia Marina, M.D., to the team.
Dr. Marina joined Drs.
Patrick Mansky, and
Brian O’Connor at the full-service practice specializing in medical oncology,
lung cancer, and benign and malignant hematology. Dr. Marina is board certified in
internal medicine and board eligible in hematology and speaks English,
Italian, and Russian. You can
learn more about Dr. Marina and her expertise here.
Urgent Care Delivers Alternative to ER Visits
Located just across the street from Frederick Health Hospital,
Urgent Care offers fast, affordable treatment for common conditions like accidents
and falls, sprains,
cold and flu, pink eye, and more. This year, we promoted our Urgent Care services as
an alternative option to an emergency room visit, providing the care you
need when it counts, with no appointment or referral required. Professional
care, available 7 days a week, allowed many people in our community to
skip the ER in 2019 and get treated faster. Urgent Care can even help
you check many important health-related tasks, like physicals and flu
shots, off your to-do list. Keep Urgent Care in mind as a quick option
for your family’s health services in 2020.
Virtual Visits Offer Care from Frederick Health Providers Online
New this year, Frederick Health began offering fast, easy access to healthcare
just a click away. With
Virtual Visits, patients can connect with trusted Frederick Health providers online to
be treated for common conditions like cold/flu, allergies, sinus infections,
and more. After logging in from the comfort of your home and connecting
with a Frederick Health provider, you’ll get a diagnosis and treatment
plan. There’s no appointment needed and no waiting time.
Learn more about this new service available to you and your family, or
start a virtual visit consultation today!
Four New Cancer Toolkits Now Available to Community
At Frederick Health, our goal is to help spread awareness and education
about several cancers impacting our community. That’s why we launched
four new online cancer toolkits each on a different type of cancer:
lung cancer, and
prostate cancer. These kits are for anyone who wants to learn more about these cancers,
including local stats, risk factors, and screenings, and help us spread
the word during national awareness months and all year long.
Chest Pain Center Earns Its Highest Accreditation
Most heart damage occurs within the first two hours of a heart attack.
That’s why if you or someone you’re with experiences new or
unexplained chest pain, call 9-1-1 immediately. Once you arrive at the
Frederick Health Emergency Department, the team in the
Chest Pain Center knows how to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who may be having
a heart attack—even when they don’t display the usual symptoms.
The Center is reviewed rigorously every three years, and this year, our
team received the highest level of accreditation from the
American College of Cardiology. It’s validation that the team goes above and beyond to provide
the most advanced cardiac care possible to our patients. Read more about
the accreditation on
page 14 of our April edition of
The Development Council Celebrates 30 Years
2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the
Frederick Health Development Council, a dedicated group of volunteers at the heart of Frederick Health’s
fundraising efforts. Since 1989, the Development Council has helped continue
our tradition of philanthropy so we may meet the community’s healthcare
needs. Together, they’ve raised more than $80 million for renovations,
new construction, service line enhancements, and new and replacement medical
technology. We can’t thank our more than 75 community and business
leaders that comprise the Development Council for their years of servitude
and ushering Frederick Health into the next decade.
Thank you for trusting us with your health in 2019. It has been a privilege
to serve you and your family. May you have a safe, healthy, and happy new year!