Happy Doctor’s Day MARCH 30TH to our Dimensions Healthcare System Physicians!

We celebrate you at each hospital:

Prince George’s Hospital

Laurel Regional Hospital

Bowie Health Center

Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center Designated as Center of Excellence

Laurel, Maryland, March 9, 2017 – The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been named a Center of Excellence by Healogics, the largest provider of advanced wound care services in the United States. Laurel Regional Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center achieved Center of Excellence status after being named as a Center of Distinction for two consecutive years. 

Laurel Regional Hospital is one of only four centers in Maryland, and the only one in the Baltimore/Washington corridor to receive the Center of Excellence distinction. Out of 334 eligible Healogics wound care centers, only 169 acheived Center of Excellence status nationally for care provided last year. The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 24 consecutive months, exceeding the benchmarks required by Healogics for designation. The center’s care team achieved a 93 percent patient satisfaction rate, 94 percent healing rate and 21 median days to heal. 

“The team at Laurel Regional Hospital ranks among the national leaders in wound care services,” says Trudy Hall, interiom president and vice president of medical affairs at Laurel Regional Hospital, a member of Dimensions Healthcare System. “This award attests to our commitment to providing the highest level of service to our wound care patients who rely on our expertise. We implement only the best practices to heal severe wounds so our patients may return to the quality of life they enjoyed prior to injury.” 

“Earning Center of Distinction status for the second consecutive year is a true testament of the staff’s knowledge and expertise,” adds Gerald M. Hayward, M.D., medical director of the Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center. “We are proud to be designated as a Center of Excellence based on our remarkable patient satisfaction and outcomes, most notably a 94 percent healing rate. This recognition is well-deserved and I am extremely proud of my colleagues and team.”

The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is a member of the Healogics network of nearly 800 centers, with access to benchmarking data and proven experience treating approximately 2.5 million chronic wounds. The Laurel Regional Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

About Laurel Regional Hospital 
Laurel Regional Hospital is an acute-care, community hospital, sited on 48 acres, conveniently located in Laurel, Maryland. It offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services to the Northern Prince George’s County community, as well as other surrounding counties. Laurel Regional Hospital houses the Gladys Spellman Specialty Care Unit, which is the only specialty care program in the area, within an acute-care hospital, providing 24-hour physician coverage. In 2015, the first ever navigational bronchoscopy procedure in Prince George’s County was performed at Laurel Regional Hospital. Laurel Regional Hospital is a proud member of Dimensions Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Prince George’s County and southern Maryland (Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties). Visit www.DimensionsHealth.org for more information. 

About Dimensions Healthcare System 
Created in 1982, Dimensions Healthcare System is an integrated, not-for-profit, community-owned organization providing comprehensive, quality healthcare services to the residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland and surrounding areas. The facilities that comprise Dimensions Healthcare System include: Bowie Health Center Campus, Family Health and Wellness Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, Prince George’s Hospital Center and the Rachel H. Pemberton Senior Health Center. Dimensions Healthcare System is the largest provider of healthcare services headquartered in Prince George’s County, Maryland, caring for more than 150,000 patients each year. Both hospitals within Dimensions Healthcare System have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. For more information about Dimensions Healthcare System, visit www.dimensionshealth.org

About Healogics, Inc. 
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and saw approximately 285,000 new patients in 2015 through a connected network of partner hospitals and Wound Care Centers, academic medical centers, and other post‐acute sites. Healogics utilizes an evidence‐based systematic approach to chronic wound healing to treat an underserved and growing patient population. A fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private investment firm, is the majority shareholder of Healogics. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.

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Diabetes Self-Management Program

Are you a person with pre- or borderline diabetes, as well as coping with diabetes? Then take full advantage of this Workshop. Do not miss this free opportunity to better your health condition or that of your family or if you are a caregiver. The consequences of you not paying attention regularly to any form of diabetes are multifold. This is a worthwhile investment of your time and energy to lead a productive lifestyle.

See attached flyer for registration information.

New Discharge Call Program at Prince George’s Hospital Center

Prince George’s Hospital Center has partnered with Connect by National Research Corporation, a patient discharge call program that supports hospitals in driving clinical and service recovery. The program is a known industry best practice for readmission prevention, which assists in the immediate post-discharge phase of the patient care continuum. Calls take approximately two minutes, and allow improvement to the patient experience through addressing remaining service concerns or clinical questions after patients leave the facility. The program will begin March 20, 2017. Please feel free to call Kristin Forrest at 301.618.3565.

Prince George’s County Health Department Celebrates the Grand Opening of a New Patient Centered Medical Home

On December 20, 2016, Prince George’s County Health Department and Dimensions Healthcare System will celebrate the opening of the Dimensions Specialty Care Center in Coral Hills. This event marks the introduction of the County’s fifth Health Enterprise Zone Patient Centered Medical Home. The opening of the Dimensions Specialty Care Center will complete the development phase of the Health Enterprise Zone project which sought to expand and establish five new medical practices to serve more than 40,000 residents in and around the 20743 zip code. Please read the new press release here.

Dimensions Healthcare System COO Sherry Perkins will Serve as a Panelist at the Academy of Medicine Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative Meeting

Sherry Perkins, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will serve as one of five panelists at the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Care Culture and Decision-Making Innovation Collaborative meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Please read the new press release here.

 

Prince George’s Hospital Center Cardiac Surgery Program Receives Highest Rating

Please read the press release about Prince George’s Hospital Center Cardiac Surgery Program receiving the highest rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Interpretive/Translation Services in Healthcare FAIR- Dec 7 & 8

You are invited to join us!

December 7 at Prince George’s Hospital Center Auditorium
December 8 at Laurel Regional Hospital – Conference Room A & B 

Lunch is provided. There will be gift card and movie ticket give-aways and a drawing to win a 32″ TV!

 Interactive Sessions 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(In old gym, 1st floor near education)
• MARTTI (Video Remote Interpreting)
• Live Interpreters
• TDD (TTY)
• Telephone
• Braille Telephone (for the blind & Hard Hearing)
• Documentation Translation
• Hospital Directory
• Risk Management

CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) offered throughout the day
PGHC – Auditorium
• 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
• 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
• 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

For more information: Contact Dawn Cole 301-257-5923

The Great American Smokeout & Wellness Expo

Join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016

at the Prince George’s Hospital Center Pavilion
from 12PM-4PM

ALL are welcome to attend
for a Wellness Expo in Celebration of the Great American Smokeout!

Great American Smokeout at Prince George's Hospital Center
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RESOURCES, GIVEAWAYS, RAFFLES, PRESENTATIONS, ENTERTAINMENT, CONSULTATIONS, SCREENINGS, HEALTHY SNACKS, FOOD SAMPLES, EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

For more information, Contact: Letisha Vinson 301-618-6363

Dimensions Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Sherry B. Perkins Named As American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Please read the press release. Dr. Perkins will be inducted along with the full class of 164 distinguished nurse leaders on October 22 at AAN’s 2016 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.