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Experts in Healing: Center Offers Patients Advanced Wound Healing Treatments

The human body has the amazing ability to heal itself. Sometimes, however, it needs a little extra help – especially when it comes to chronic wounds. “When a person has a wound that isn’t getting better in a matter of two or three weeks, then it is time to ask the question, ‘What's getting in the way?’” said Richard Greengold, MD, medical director of the MedStar Health Wound Healing Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Elmer Bowling of Chaptico and Stephen Szepsi of Mechanicsville both turned to the Wound Healing Center following amputation of a toe due to infection.  “I…

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Abnormal Mammogram Results - What Do They Really Mean?

Negativing Breast HealthCheryl Pauley, RN, CN-BN, left, and Christine Taylor, RN, CN-BNChristine Taylor, RN, CN-BN, and Cheryl Pauley, RN, CN-BN, have a message for women who are told their mammogram results are abnormal – there is hope.“Just having a certain reading on a mammogram doesn't necessarily mean a woman has breast cancer,” said Cheryl, who points out that about 80 percent of biopsies results are benign.Cheryl and Christine recently became certified breast patient navigators. Career nurses, Cheryl has extensive experience in radiology and Christine was an operating room nurse before becoming a care coordinator. “Cheryl knows all of the radiology pieces…

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Resident and Visiting Physician Housing Opens

Offers Comforts of Home, Opportunity to Attract New PhysiciansMedStar St. Mary’s Hospital celebrated the opening of its new resident and visiting physicians housing complex with a ribbon cutting and open house on Monday, March 27, 2017.“These housing units will help ease the temporary transition for medical residents and visiting healthcare professionals and their families as they put in long hours treating our patients,” said Stephen Michaels, MD, chief operating officer and chief medical officer, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. “One of the ways we can continue to grow our physicians for the community is by offering them comfortable living arrangements during…

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Hospital Hosts Second Art of Healing Exhibit

Two Southern Maryland Known Artists FeaturedLeonardtown, Maryland – MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is currently hosting an art show by two Southern Maryland known artists, Gerry Wood and Pamela Callen. Their artwork is the latest in an ongoing Art of Healing Gallery exhibit located in the hospital’s Atrium dining area for associates, visitors and community members to enjoy.  Lifelong art enthusiast, Gerry Wood primarily paints in watercolors and also enjoys acrylics and collage. Gerry’s studio doubles as a classroom where she enjoys teaching her art students all that she has learned through her own studies. “To me, learning and growing as an…

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