The GHCC Blog Team caught up with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital to talk about community health, the 29th Street Community Center, and hand and heart care.
You happen to be neighbors with GHCC – our main office is located just across the street from Union Memorial – can you tell us a bit about MedStar Union Memorial Hospital’s philosophy towards community engagement?
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital recently celebrated our 160th anniversary in service to our community. Through the years, we have cared for generations of families in the neighborhoods surrounding the hospital and, as a healthcare provider, one of our roles is to be actively involved in our communities, providing information and expertise. We are involved in a number of neighborhood programs to actively support our communities.
What do you enjoy most about working in the Greater Homewood area?
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has a long history in this community and we take our role as a healthcare community resource very seriously. Helping neighbors with health screenings, attending health fairs, creating events that provide education and expertise, and supporting community events are just some of the outreach efforts we participate in to help keep our communities and its residents healthy.
Why did MedStar Union Memorial choose to sponsor the 1st Annual Oktoberfest to support GHCC’s 29th Street Community Center?
MedStar Union Memorial established a relationship with the 29th Street Community Center and is proud to support its efforts on behalf of families in North Central Baltimore.
Can you tell us a little more about the history of MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and what you are best know for?
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a regional specialty and teaching hospital that has been a member of this community since 1923. It is known nationally for The Curtis National Hand Center, cardiac care and orthopaedics, and developed the first hospital-based sports medicine program in the nation. The hospital offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services, including a diabetes and endocrine center, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, and vascular surgery.
The MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and Cleveland Clinic, the nation’s number one heart program, have recently announced that they are now working together to develop and share treatments, therapies, and clinical research opportunities to benefit all patients who reach out to us for heart care.