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Helping Little Hearts: More than 400 Hats Donated to MedStar St. Mary’s in Support of American Heart Month

Leonardtown, Maryland (Feb. 12, 2018) – A call for red newborn hats at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has resulted in a tremendous turnout. Through the American Heart Association’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” campaign, families who welcome babies at the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center in February will receive a handmade red hat instead of the traditional pink or blue. More than 400 caps have been generously donated by community members so far. The special hats are meant to create awareness of congenital heart defects during American Heart Month, plus emphasize the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. “We are…

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Leadership Southern Maryland Visits MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

Leonardtown, Maryland (Jan. 25, 2018) – Nine members of Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM), an educational leadership program for executives, visited MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital on Jan. 18 as the program’s monthly focus turned to local healthcare. Participants from the Class of 2018 arrived for a presentation with Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating and chief medical officer at MedStar St. Mary’s, followed by a tour of the Leonardtown campus. Stops included Interventional Radiology, the Emergency Department, the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Wound Healing Center, and “Reflections,” the new history room. Amy Magyar, CRN, VA-BC, demonstrated the vast capabilities of the Interventional…

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Deadline to Apply for Annual Healthcare Scholarship is March 14

With the goal of recruiting specially-trained associates for critical positions at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation awards annual scholarships to local students — more than 140 since 2001. This year’s deadline to apply is March 14, 2018. The Foundation accepts applications from individuals interested not only in nursing but also in the growing field of allied health. These professionals are involved in many aspects of health care, including but not limited to physical, occupational and speech therapy; radiology; respiratory therapy; ultrasound; and laboratory technology. In return for a pre-determined length of employment at MedStar St. Mary’s…

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Helping Little Hearts: Donations Requested for Red Newborn Hats

Newborns at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital will sport a different look for the month of February. Casting aside traditional pastels, the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center is participating in the American Heart Association’s Little Hats Big Hearts campaign to raise awareness of congenital heart defects. Members of the community are invited to knit or crochet newborn-sized hats using red cotton or acrylic yarn. These donations will be shared with the families who deliver babies during February at MedStar St. Mary’s. Parents will be given resources about congenital heart defects and can add the hashtag #littlehatsbighearts to their social media posts. Sample…

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