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Prince George’s Hospital Center announces the new associate vice president of patient care services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2013
CONTACT: Erika Murray
Prince George’s Hospital Center Appoints New Associate Vice President of Patient Care Services
January 3, 2013, Cheverly, Maryland – Prince George’s Hospital Center is proud to announce Joan Robertson as the new associate vice president of patient care services effective December 3, 2012.
“I am excited to have Ms. Robertson as part of our team, says John A. O’Brien, president of Prince George’s Hospital Center. “She will be responsible for the maternal child health areas, such as labor and delivery, NICU, and pediatrics, as well as the behavioral health product line. She comes to us with a variety of skills and knowledge in the nursing field and will lead our team of experts in continuing to make improvements in our care and service.”
Ms. Robertson has been a nurse for over 35 years with clinical and administrative experience in maternal-child and behavioral health areas. She has also written articles on various topics related to nursing and earned several grants related to improvement in patient outcomes and service. Prior to joining Prince George’s Hospital Center, Ms. Robertson was the clinical administrator specializing in women’s and children’s services at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.
“I am passionate about the role of nursing in achieving outstanding outcomes for patients,” shares Robertson. “I believe that excellent service will differentiate us in the marketplace for patients and their family, staff, physicians, and the community at large. I believe in the power of the entire healthcare team and am enthusiastic about my role.”
Ms. Robertson obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. She received her Masters of Arts in Healthcare Administration from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She is certified in nursing administration through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and as a childbirth educator through ASPO Lamaze.
About Prince George’s Hospital Center
Prince George’s Hospital Center, located in Cheverly, Maryland, is a 256 bed acute care hospital with Maryland’s busiest Level – II Trauma Center, serving all of Southern Maryland. In addition, the Hospital Center has a full service cardiac care program and was among the first in Maryland to be designated as a cardiac intervention center for heart attack victims. PGHC provides comprehensive inpatient services from intensive care to medical-surgical acute care. More than 18,000 individuals are admitted annually for inpatient and observation care. The emergency department serves approximately 50,000 patients annually. In 2010, HealthGrades recognized Prince George’s Hospital Center as being among the top 5% of hospitals across the nation for successful outcomes. In 2011, Prince George’s Hospital Center was cited as one of the Washington Metropolitan area’s best hospitals by US News and World Report. Prince George’s Hospital Center 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.
Laurel Regional Hospital Welcomes First 2013 Baby
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January 4, 2013
CONTACT: Erika Murray
301-618-6044 – office phone
240-445-9460 – cell phone
Laurel Regional Hospital Welcomes Its First Baby of the Year
January 4, 2013, Laurel, Maryland – Laurel Regional Hospital welcomed its first baby in 2013 at 1:59 a.m. Keber Reinoso, a healthy baby boy, weighed in at six pounds and 9.2 ounces.
Baby Keber was born to the proud parents of Kenia, 27, and Yaber Reinoso, 30, of Greenbelt, Maryland. The Reinoso’s also have a daughter.
“My actual due date was January 14,” exclaims Mrs. Reinoso. “However, I had spontaneous rupture membranes so I delivered early. The nursing staff and other staff members were so nice and very attentive. I had my first baby at Laurel Regional Hospital and received excellent care. So when my doctor recommended Laurel Regional Hospital for our second child, I was very glad that he did.”
Mr. Reinoso knew he was going to have a son and was overjoyed with excitement when his dream came true. When thinking of a name, the couple decided to take the first two letters of Mom’s name and combine them with the last three letters of Dad’s name. And, as they say, Keber was born.
“It may be the Reinoso’s second child, but it was the hospital’s very first in 2013,” states Crystal Fuller, the new director of Maternal Child Health Services at Laurel Regional Hospital. “We may be a small, community hospital, but we deliver high quality care to our patients.”
Each New Year, staff get excited and rally behind the effort to show appreciation to the patient having the first baby of the year at the hospital. Employees bring in items, such as pacifiers, rattles and gift certificates, in anticipation of the baby’s arrival. One staff member even created a custom made “diaper cake.” Along with Mom, Baby Keber received flowers and a beautiful gift basket, in addition to the wide array of gifts, samples and supplies that the staff showers on each new baby. Laurel Regional Hospital wishes the Reinoso’s well and will be ready, if the time comes, for baby #3.
About Laurel Regional Hospital:
Laurel Regional Hospital is a full-service, 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 2011, Laurel Regional Hospital was recognized as a “Best Hospital” in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area by U.S. News & World Report. In 2010, Laurel Regional Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center was awarded the Center of Distinction and Robert A. Warriner, M.D., Center of Excellence awards by Diversified Clinical Services. 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.