By day, Mark Harris is an emergency manager for the Maryland Department of Transportation, coordinating response and recovery related to natural and man-made disasters and special events. Through his philanthropy, he makes sure clinical staff at GBMC have the tools they need to weather their own storms.
Even in normal times there is nothing easy about making end-of-life decisions for yourself or a loved one. That’s why the Greater Baltimore Medical Center has a dedicated department that deals with Advance Care Planning. Dr. Delia Chiaramonte and her team manage integrative care, palliative medicine, living wills and more at GBMC.
While the COVID-19 crisis presented huge challenges to the healthcare system, it also provided opportunities for innovation in the field of patient care. Read how The Cochlear Implant Center has taken this to heart.
GBMC Health Partners is offering its annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination program starting September 21, 2020
This episode of "What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" features Sarah Whiteford, MD, Lead Physician at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia.
Jennifer Heller, MD, RPVI, FACS, Director, Vein Center at GBMC; Medical Director, GBMC Wound Center, and Esther Kim, CRNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, join Greater Living Live to talk about the services available at The Vein Center at GBMC.
In this episode, Dr. Dovec interviews Stephanie R. Wappel, MD, sleep and pulmonary medicine physician at GBMC Health Partners Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine.
This episode features Dr. Benjamin Lowentritt, Medical Director, Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program, Director of Robotics at GBMC.
In this episode, Dr. Dovec interviews Joel A. Turner, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Surgery at GBMC.
A recent study from Duke University has caused questions about neck gaiters and whether or not they serve as effective face coverings for fighting COVID-19.
Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on September 3, 2020.
In September 2019, the GBMC HealthCare Board voted unanimously to change the mission statement: to provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient and to educate the next generation of clinicians, leading to health, healing and hope for the community.
As a leader in primary care at GBMC, within GBMC Health Partners and Population Health for Greater Baltimore Health Alliance, I have worked cross-functionally to drive innovation at our organization. I am excited to take what I have learned into this new role as Chief of Staff for GBMC HealthCare.
COVID-19 might have prevented us from gathering this past spring, but we want to take an important moment to honor those individuals, foundations and corporations that have been both incredibly loyal and thoughtfully generous to GBMC.
Patients met with Dr. Randy Capone for help with their smile, and remembered him for his.
Dr. Rachel Burgan is St. Vincent Villa's part-time community outreach physician. She was in private practice but connected to the GBMC network roughly 10 years ago and looking for a change when GBMC's Chairman of Pediatrics, Tim Doran, MD, put out a call in his newsletter for a part-time physician to serve this population. Dr. Burgan knew it was meant to be.
When Vanessa Velez took her dream job as Director of the H. Norman Baetjer, Jr. and Jeanne H. Baetjer Center for Nursing Excellence at GBMC in December 2019, she did not realize it would include leading through a global pandemic. Despite the unexpected challenges, her vision for how to support nurses hasn’t changed.
GBMC and Sinclair Broadcast Group entered the Baltimore community landscape at around the same time. Even though the latter has grown to national prominence, its ties to the Baltimore community remain as strong as ever. The Smith Family, whose patriarch Julian Sinclair Smith founded the broadcasting company and left a legacy in his four sons, have been involved with GBMC for generations.
Dr. Little talks about the importance of having an ongoing relationship with your doctor.
Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on August 19, 2020.
Not only is she a practicing family medicine physician at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care - Hunt Manor, one of GBMC’s 12 primary care facilities, she’s also the healthcare system’s Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Care Transformation.
“Every aspect of my experience at GBMC, from the secretaries to the people taking the COVID tests, they were excellent,” Harmon said. “Everybody was professional and had a smile on their face. I felt it was as good a situation that it could have possibly been.”
Eight of GBMC HealthCare’s outstanding nurses have been recognized as Baltimore Magazine’s 2020 Excellence in Nursing winners!
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, millions of people of all ages have found themselves unexpectedly hospitalized or critically ill. In these uncertain times, how do you make sure your healthcare wishes are honored?
Gilchrist is a name that’s well known in Maryland, but W. Anthony Riley, MD, chief medical officer at Gilchrist, thinks that many Marylanders don’t know about the full range of services that the organization provides for patients and their families.
Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on August 6, 2020.
GBMC bariatric surgeon, Elizabeth Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMB, interviews providers across the GBMC HealthCare System so you can get to know them on a personal level and learn more about their specialties
This episode of "What's Up, Dr. Dovec?" features Elisabeth Carr, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Carr explains GBMC's Internal Medicine Residency Program at GBMC.
Dr. Chessare, MD, MPH, discusses COVID-19 through a townhall with WBAL News Radio.
Dr. Timothy Doran discusses about safety of children returning back to school with WBAL News Radio.
Dr. Ted Bailey discusses the current condition of COVID-19 in Maryland with WBAL News Radio
As the new school year approaches, families are facing concerns about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact their children’s learning and physical and mental wellbeing.
It’s no secret that summer looks very different this year. But with vacation season in full swing, many are left wondering how to safely enjoy their upcoming trip.
For some, working remotely during the global pandemic can make it more difficult to complete tasks and communicate. But for people like Megan Brasauskas, LCSW-C, Coordinator for the GBMC Center for the Protection of Children, the implications could be much more serious.
Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, talks about what to look for when shopping for healthy foods and provides helpful tips for reading food labels.
Dr. Byrne explains cleft lip and palate and how it affects children.
Maryland's numbers might be decreasing, and businesses might be reopening, but the virus has not gone away. Nurses in the ICU continue to see patients every day, at the worst moments of their lives. The frenetic pace of adjusting to a new way of working has faded, and as nurses in the ICU settle into their new normal, the reality of how long this could last is daunting.
Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on July 21, 2020.
The use of face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 has become a common part of our daily routine. But as summer progresses and temperatures rise, many have become resistant to them and are left wondering if alternatives exist.
During one of the most stressful and unpredictable periods in our lifetime, the normal/typical activities and events that help us get through each day are no longer available or are available in a more limited way.
Dr. Brookland discusses GBMC's response to COVID-19 and how the pandemic is affecting cancer patients.
Together, we can get through this pandemic.
Tanvi Shah, MD, talks about the symptoms of eye strain and computer vision syndrome, which may occur due to increased screen time during COVID-19.
Felicity Kirby, RN, BSN, OCN, Survivorship Coordinator at GBMC, explains cancer survivorship and talks about the services available cancer patients at GBMC.
Dr. Ferraris explains the difference between colon and rectal cancer, the symptoms of these diseases, and when patients need to be screened.
Dr. Robin Motter-Mast describes how telehealth video visits help patients during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Melvin Blanchard provides advice for relieving skin irritation caused by wearing a face mask.
Rachel Plotnick, MD, pediatrician at GBMC, explains why vaccines are essential for children and the safety precautions being taken at GBMC to protect patients from COVID-19.
Dr. Tucker talks about the importance of ongoing care for chronic conditions and preventative procedures during COVID-19.
Dr. Black, Geriatrician at Gilchrist, explains the effects of isolation on seniors and when it is safe to visit your loved ones.
Dr. Chessare delivers a bi-monthly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on July 9, 2020.
COVID-19 has been the primary focus of healthcare systems for several months now. As the country re-opens and becomes accustomed to a new normal, many people are facing important decisions about their health and visiting the doctor's office might be causing more apprehension than ever.
Dr. Dovec interviews Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSC, oncology dietitian at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Cancer Center at GBMC, to talk about the role diet plays in cancer treatment.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the lives of people everywhere. While society adjusts to the new normal, certain groups must take extra precautions during even the most routine activities like a doctor's appointment. One such group is cancer survivors.
Carolyn Candiello, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at GBMC, explains why it’s critical to continue receiving medical care and talked about the community’s reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Get a quick preview of what's to come at GBMC Health Partners at Padonia
Melinda Timlen is a nurse on the ED unit at GBMC and tells us her story
Felicity Kirby, RN, BSN, OCN, Survivorship Nurse Coordinator at GBMC, discusses oncology support services, survivorship, and how COVID-19 has affected cancer patients.
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, but at GBMC, providing patient care by phone or video visit is nothing new.
In 2019, GBMC started offering telehealth video visits between providers and a small group of patients. When telehealth launched, Dr. Motter-Mast’s team’s goal was for each GBMC primary care physician’s office to incorporate video visits into their patient offerings.
Dr. Heller talked with Christian Schaffer of WMAR-TV’s Good Morning Maryland about how the Wound Center has been serving patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, what types of wounds she and her colleagues treat, and when a non-healing wound requires the care of a wound specialist.
Being active by going on walks and runs is great for your health, but did you know that it could put you at a higher risk for skin cancer if you don’t use the proper sun protection?
Meet Tremonte, Medical Assistant at GBMC working at the COVID-19 pre-surgical testing tents.
GBMC Board member Marion Thompson's commitment to GBMC's campaign was a desire to make GBMC’s physical environment vibrant and competitive, and in keeping with the already renowned excellent care provided by the hospital staff.
Dr. Doran answers questions about children’s care during the pandemic and gives advice to parents as the state reopens.
Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, describes the progress being made with testing and provide advice for staying safe as the state reopens.
Dr. Chessare talks about why it’s critical for people to come to the hospital when they need medical care and what GBMC is doing to keep patients safe.
For many, telehealth has become the new normal in medical care, but some are concerned about how well it will work for them.
As a nurse with a husband who was a podiatry resident, Jennifer thought she was prepared for anything that could happen while she was pregnant with her son, Christian. But, at just 26 weeks and 5 days, Jennifer was rushed to GBMC HealthCare where Christian would enter this world weighing only 2 pounds and 6.8 ounces.
37% of Americans suffer from migraines in their lifetime, and for those who have them, there is an obvious difference between a migraine and a normal headache. But, for people who have never experienced a migraine, it’s not always as clear.
Jennifer Heller, MD, Medical Director of The Wound Center at GBMC, explains the latest technology available for healing chronic wounds at GBMC.
In American culture, women tend to embrace their health with events such as breast cancer awareness month, but men often resist healthcare unless there is an acute medical problem. With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s a great time to talk about men’s health.
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everyone around the globe's hopes for a new decade. For one of GBMC's Board of Directors members, Franklin Lee, it is another way he is connected to Baltimore's history, to his history.
Charlene Cohen died on October 17, 2018 at the age of 68 from a rare neurological disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), which prompted Dr. Gary Cohen – always a generous philanthropist to his professional medical home at GBMC – to establish a lectureship in memory of his late wife.
A letter from the COVID-19 nurses at GBMC.
In response to the crisis, Erin Pilson, MS, RN, CNOR, Education Specialist in Perioperative and Endoscopy Services at GBMC HealthCare, and the team in the General Operating Room (GOR) worked together to create a cohesive environment where surgical technologists and anesthesia providers could work side-by-side to support COVID-19 patients and the inpatient staff in their fight against the virus.
Co-Chairs of the Father's Day 5K appear on Midday Maryland to discuss how the race is going virtual.
Cancer that originates in the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Nina Ferraris, MD, a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at GBMC, shared important information about the cancer’s symptoms, treatment options, and prevention to help you spot potential problems early.
Dr. Dovec interviews Catherine Hamel, President of Gilchrist, who talks about end-of-life decision making and the many services that Gilchrist provides beyond hospice care.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on June 11, 2020.
When Jade was born, she weighed barely over 15 ounces – including all of the life support and monitoring equipment connected to her tiny, frail body. Jade was in the NICU for four months and, during that time, Brandon and Cyndi were humbled by the care provided by the nurses who acted as if their daughter was one of their own.
Erica Cerquetti, CRNP, integrative medicine and palliative care nurse at GBMC and Gilchrist, talks about the mental health effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and provides advice for how to cope with the anxiety and loneliness that accompanies it.
Oluwatosin Thompson, MD, neurologist at GBMC Health Partners, shared some important advice with Mary Beth Marsden about when it’s a mistake to avoid medical care.
Your body's largest organ can also be one of the hardest to protect. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. About 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed with either basal or squamous cell skin cancers each year, and some people have more than one diagnosis.
Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many have had to move to a new workplace – their own home.
Lynn Arenson, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, and Kelly Potter, BSN, RNC-NIC, are Education Specialists for Maternal Child Health at GBMC. They provide extensive training to nurses in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Pediatrics, Newborn Nursery, and the NICU. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, Lynn and Kelly knew that it wouldn’t stop babies from being delivered and the staff would need to come together to support one another.
Recently, the members of Boy Scout Troop 35 took the time to create a video to share their support. Thank you to the members of Boy Scout Troop 35 for your kind words of appreciation for GBMC HealthCare Workers!
Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many have had to find new ways to manage their health without leaving their home. For this reason, telehealth video visits have become one of the most widely used forms of communication between clinicians and their patients.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every hospital’s supply chain. Sustaining medical supplies such as N95 and ear loop masks, surgical ties, gowns, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) head covers, face shields, and more is crucial for ensuring the safety of those within GBMC’s walls.
On a typical day, GBMC’s Center for Nursing Excellence provides continuous improvement and educational opportunities for GBMC’s nursing staff to advance their knowledge, develop their skill set, and elevate themselves to the top of their licensure. When COVID-19 began, the team sprang into action to ensure all nursing staff within the healthcare system were trained to provide the highest quality of care and safety.
Dr. Dovec interviews Maria Pane, MD, neonatologist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Newborn Nursery at GBMC about incredible work being done in the NICU, Dr. Pane’s personal story of giving birth to a preemie baby, and the upcoming 32nd Annual GBMC Father’s Day 5K.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on June 3, 2020.
As the conversation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shifts to re-opening, many remain concerned about their safety in public.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of colonoscopies may be common knowledge, but Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist James Sciubba, DMD, Ph.D., with the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Center at GBMC, says the prevalence of head and neck cancer deserves some attention as well.
Dr. Blanchard provides tips for staying safe and being comfortable while wearing a mask this summer.
The Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) recently earned an A grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national hospital-safety organization. GBMC is one of only 12 hospitals in the state to achieve this high mark.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 28, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way healthcare is provided to patients – creating both challenges and new successes. Dr. Motter-Mast explains how GBMC HealthCare is continuing to provide care during this crisis.
Dr. Dovec interviews Ashley McAree, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, human trafficking liaison and forensic nurse examiner for the GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program.
Dr. Dovec interviews fellow bariatric surgeon, Timothee Friesen, MD, who talks about the unique aspects of bariatric (weight loss) surgery and how it changes patients’ lives.
Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and school closures across the nation, the amount of time children and adolescents spend online has increased significantly. From online learning to social and gaming apps, COVID-19 has created complex challenges for parents. While it is important to set boundaries such as limited screen time, it is equally important to talk to our children and teens about online predators.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 21, 2020.
Meet Austin, IT Project Manager at GBMC, who works directly with COVID-19 patients and connecting them virtually with their friends and family.
GBMC is a safe place, please do not stay at home if you need care.
When asked how she feels about these changes, Emily expressed, “Although the COVID-19 pandemic has raised some fear and uncertainty, I am so proud of our families for their resilience and for trusting us to care for their babies and sharing these special moments with us.”
Host Elizabeth Dovec, MD, interviews Leroy Schmidt, MD, to learn about orthopaedics at GBMC on "What's Up, Dr. Dovec?"
Reverend Sandy Rector of GBMC Spiritual Support Services discussed how they are supporting patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With millions staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence are being put in situations where they are closer to their abusers than ever.
With millions staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence are being put in situations where they are closer to their abusers than ever. In partnership with WMAR-2 News Baltimore, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC, House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc., The Family Tree, and No More Stolen Childhoods hosted a town hall to address the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available for victims.
With millions staying at home to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence are being put in situations where they are closer to their abusers than ever. In partnership with WMAR-2 News Baltimore, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC, House Of Ruth Maryland, Inc., The Family Tree, and No More Stolen Childhoods hosted a town hall to address the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available for victims.
In this episode of “What’s Up, Dr. Dovec?” GBMC bariatric surgeon, Elizabeth Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMB, interviews Dr. Nina Ferraris about her path to becoming a colorectal surgeon, her team at GBMC, and the importance of making sure you get your screening colonoscopy.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 14, 2020.
On March 27, 2020, the lives of the nurses on Unit 48 were forever changed.
This year would have been our 5th annual celebration. Unfortunately, it was not possible to safely gather our entire nursing staff, so we decided to hold a surprise virtual celebration instead. You can watch it here!
This episode features Dr. Endrika Hinton, GBMC Reproductive Endocrinologist, and focuses on the challenges of infertility.
As we enter the ninth week of the new environment created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GBMC HealthCare and WBAL Radio teamed up to present a second Coronavirus Townhall Special where experts provided answers to the public’s questions.
What does it feel like to learn that your first child will be born during a pandemic? Tara Brown and Ari Mittleman know better than most.
As people continue to stay home due to COVID-19 and elective procedures are postponed, telehealth video visits are great alternatives for non-emergent issues. The Vein Center at GBMC Health Partners is currently accepting telehealth video visits for patients in need of consultations for tattoo and laser hair removal.
Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities. While it may seem that we are moving toward the end of COVID-19, it is important to remember the following.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on May 6, 2020
Researchers across the country continue to study the virus and can now positively attribute new symptoms to COVID-19.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created much speculation among communities and in the media. Unfortunately, misinformation in this case can be dangerous to people’s health.
If you’ve got unsightly body hair or some old ink you’d like to get rid of, modern laser technology can zap it off—under the appropriate medical supervision, of course.
Ashley Tote, RN, has been a member of the GBMC family for many years, serving in a number of different roles, but most recently as a nurse on Unit 38. When GBMC HealthCare began treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients and Patients Under Investigation (PUI), Unit 38 became a designated COVID-19 Unit. “I think I can speak for everyone when I say there was a little fear,” Ashley describes.
Guidelines for social distancing may have changed the way presentations are given, but that has not stopped the SAFE and DV team.
Human trafficking isn’t a topic most people think about. It seems like something that only happens on TV – not in Maryland – but that assumption couldn’t be more wrong.
While the stay-at-home order is intended to protect people from the coronavirus, it unfortunately puts some at more risk. GBMC's SAFE & DV Program is here to help.
For the past two months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been the focus of healthcare news, but that doesn’t mean other health issues have disappeared.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, GBMC has been working 24/7 to keep the community and its employees healthy and safe. Along wit the amazing donations and support that we've received, quite a few of you have sent in hand-written letters to recognize the work of our healthcare heroes. These are some of the wonderful letters we've received.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 29, 2020.
As a financial professional, sewing isn’t typically a part of Insung Kim’s daily schedule – until now.
We’re all dealing with the anxiety of living during the COVID-19 pandemic, but for people in the hospital and their loved ones, those feelings can be even more intense.
GBMC chaplain, Saundra Rector, talked about ways that parents can help their children through this difficult time.
Dr. Chico, Medical Director of Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC talked about what each of us can do to maintain balance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives all around the world, increasing stress and anxiety to exceptionally high levels. Rachna Raisinghani, MD, Chair of Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC talked about how people can safeguard their mental health during this crisis
There truly hasn’t been anything like this pandemic in our lifetimes, and the uncertainty is putting a strain on many people’s mental health. While each person copes differently, there are a number of steps we can take to maintain our mental health and wellness.
Join Christina Penny, a doctor of physical therapy at Active Life Physical Therapy at GBMC, to go over some exercises of flexibility that you can do at home during (and after!) quarantine.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 23, 2020.
Join Christina Penny with Active Life at GBMC as she goes over some activities to work on your core at home during (and after!) quarantine.
Have you found yourself snacking more now that you’re at home? We’d all like to think that we’ll use our extra time to eat better and exercise more, but that’s easier said than done.
To all of the GBMC HealthCare heroes, on the front lines and behind the scenes, thank you for your dedication and commitment.
A 20-minute walking workout incorporating the use of hand weights.
Jim and Jackie Stradtner have seen GBMC through many changes in their nearly two decades with the healthcare system. To this point, most of those changes have not been physical. So, when GBMC announced the current capital campaign – The Promise Project – the couple didn't hesitate to support what, to them, is a "worthwhile" project led by an organization they love.
At a time when our community is asked to stay home, GBMC’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program knows that home may not always be the safest place.
On Monday, April 20, 2020, Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager for GBMC’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program spoke to Bryan Nehman from WBAL News Radio and answered questions about how the SAFE & DV Program is helping victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Weeks ago, we were thrilled to receive touching letters of encouragement for our staff and patients written by Bella Grace Young, 9 and Nicholas Young, 6 (pictured above). At a time when our world is experiencing such heartache and uncertainty, these letters provide hope to those who need it most.
Improper use of a face covering could put you at a greater risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and spreading the disease to others.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 16, 2020.
Ray Lewis encourages the "true warriors" in a message to all healthcare heroes during COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic seems to become more complicated every day and it’s difficult to know fact from fiction. To help clarify, Dr. Bailey called in to WBAL Radio and answered listeners’ questions.
Matt Stover personally thanks everyone at GBMC HealthCare fighting COVID-19.
To help with the many needs of our employees during these trying times, GBMC created the Healthcare Workers Fund on March 20. In just 20 days, the community has stepped up to raise more than $75,000 to these efforts.
While telehealth is a simple tool for certain doctors’ appointments, it can be much more complicated for patients with specialized needs.
The title of 'Human Trafficking Liaison' isn't something Ashley McAree, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, envisioned when she began her career in nursing. She says she settled into the role very organically. It wasn't until she started working for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) program at GBMC Healthcare that she realized the prevalence of human trafficking in Maryland and the Baltimore area.
Former Baltimore Orioles Catcher, Rick Dempsey, sent out a special message to the Healthcare workers at GBMC thanking them for their services, and reminding us how we can do our part!
Physicians are on the frontlines of this crisis. They chose this profession, but they are also humans, too. Especially during this time, we celebrated Doctors’ Day on March 30 as a chance to pay homage to those individuals who dedicate their lives to public health, who step up and lead the charge when necessary.
The Hospital Incident Command Center team is responsible for coordinating all internal activities, action plans, resources and education as well as coordinating efforts with all county, state and federal agencies during a crisis. In regard to this global pandemic, the team’s top priorities are creating plans for the possibility of a surge in patient volumes related to CoVid-19.
While it may look different during these unprecedented times, we are still here to provide health, healing, and hope to our community.
Join Rev. Joe Hart, Rev. Sandy Rector, and Ann Tabler, for the first Chapel Chat, celebrating Good Friday.
Known by many as the fearless superhero without a cape, Dr. David Vitberg provides care to the most severely ill patients at GBMC as the Director of the Division of Medical and Surgical Critical Care. As a leader who instills confidence, GBMC counts on his team to manage any COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure and/or any other medical co-morbidities.
The simple answer: there’s too much we don’t know.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 9, 2020.
Sometimes we just need a moment to relax and watch some pointless television to take our mind off things. With everything that is going on in the world, it can be hard to separate ourselves from news outlets and social media – that’s where streaming services come in.
While a face covering sounds like it is the same thing as a mask, there is a critical difference – one can be used in a medical setting and the other cannot.
On Friday, April 3, 2020, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt addressed how COVID-19 is affecting those in situations involving domestic violence and ways that these survivors can receive help during this time.
Dr. Theodore Bailey, Chief, Infectious Diseases at GBMC, talks with To Your Health host, John Lazarou, about what we’ve learned so far, and what we still need to learn about COVID-19.
Our frontline providers (nurses, doctors, environmental and nutrition staff, etc.) are working around-the-clock to provide the best and most compassionate care to our patients. While we know they do not do this for the thanks or recognition, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge these providers for who they truly are: the heroes of our community.
Dr. Paul Celano discusses the steps that cancer patients can take to lower their risk of contracting COVID-19.
Dr. Robert Donegan discusses the steps that cancer patients can take to lower their risk of contracting COVID-19.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community on April 1, 2020.
Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, explains new information that we’re learning about COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself during the outbreak.
Dr. Anthony Chico, Chief, Emergency Psychiatry at GBMC, offers advice for maintaining mental health to those experiencing these symptoms and their loved ones during COVID-19.
Dr. Ruth Horowitz, Chief, Division of Endocrinology at GBMC, answers questions about what precautions you should take and the importance of controlling your blood sugar not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but all the time.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC, discusses how to manage heart diseases safely throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
A 15 minute upper body work out using hand weights. The video focuses on working the bicep, tricep, and shoulder muscles.
A 20-minute low impact cardio dance work out using easy to follow steps and fun music.
On November 6, 2016, Cole Aris unexpectedly passed away from a rare and aggressive form of lymphoma. Cole was an active, fun loving, 8-year-old boy, who loved baseball, fishing, and the beach. To honor his birthday, his family has decided to generously donate to GBMC.
Melissa Marks Sparrow, MD, FAAP, Chief of Staff at GBMC HealthCare, gives her advice for parents to keep themselves healthy.
Melissa Marks Sparrow, MD, FAAP, Chief of Staff at GBMC HealthCare, describes how GBMC is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dr. Rachel Plotnick, a pediatrician with GBMC Health Partners Pediatric Group, discusses how to protect your children from coronavirus.
Timothy Doran, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at GBMC, offers suggestions for reducing anxiety in the midst of COVID-19.
The coronavirus is becoming a larger part of our lives every day. While there is much we still don’t know, we are learning more about how the virus affects the body.
With everyone at home doing their part to flatten the curve during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many are left wondering how they can help. We realize that during this time it can feel increasingly difficult to make a difference. So, to make it easy for you, we’ve broken down five ways that you can support your healthcare community (from home) during COVID-19.
Dr. Chessare delivers a weekly update on the COVID-19 situation for the GBMC community.
Getting older can bring a lot of positives to your life: wisdom, knowledge and confidence, to name a few. Unfortunately, age can also bring changes to your vision and eyes. Age-related eye issues affect millions of Americans every year.
More than 137,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. every year, many of them much younger than you probably think.
Dr. Ted Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief of Infectious Diseases at GBMC, discusses with WBAL the current status and situation of COVID-19 at GBMC, in Baltimore and Maryland.
Learn some tips about how to stay safe when ordering or buying food while staying home and practicing social distancing.
Self-care is more important now than ever. GBMC’s Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Rachna Raisinghani, put together a list of ways to cope with stress during these uncertain times.
According to the CDC, there is no evidence that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is living in food. While the food itself poses no danger, there may be some risk as to how you get it. Here are some ways to stay safe when ordering takeout.
Doctors, surgeons, nurses, administrative staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists – these are just some of the frontline providers of this nationwide pandemic. Now, more than ever, it’s time to stop and thank everyone who has been working extra hours and days to care for our community.
We’ve detailed some of the most common questions we’ve been hearing and sought out our medical professionals for the answers.
As fear surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak continues to increase, Dr. Rachel Plotnick, a pediatrician with GBMC Health Partners Pediatric Group, spoke with WMAR-2 News to answer questions from parents about the current situation.
It seems counterintuitive not to take every precaution during a pandemic, but there are some very important reasons why you shouldn’t be wearing a mask.
Answers to frequently asked health questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Self-quarantine and social distancing in our community can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors of domestic violence, staying home may not be the safest option.
For those of us with children, the conversations around COVID-19 may be a difficult task. How do we know we’re going to say the right things? Here are some ways for parents to approach these conversations during this difficult time.
Important update about GBMC and the COVID-19 Virus at GBMC on March 18, 2020
Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, discusses how the COVID-19 outbreak can affect children.
Sure, the first day is great – you hang out with your pets, lay around, eat your quarantine snacks, watch Netflix, and get a little work done – but as the days go on, you may find yourself looking for things to do to keep you from going stir-crazy. Check out these 8 tips to keep yourself (and your family!) entertained during this time.
Dr. Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC addresses vaccines and how to properly protect yourself from COVID-19.
John Chessare, MD, MPH, President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare discusses how GBMC is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, Infection Control Practitioner at GBMC, discusses how COVID-19 is spread from one person to another.
Join Dr. Ted Bailey, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at GBMC on WMAR ABC-2. as he discusses some of your questions you have about Coronavirus.
Don Scott visits the newly renovated and relocated Sexual Assault and Forensic Examination unit (SAFE) and Domestic Violence team. Laura Clary and Jennifer Seiler talk with him about the importance of the unit, what they do and what a patient could expect when they come.
Dr. Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC addresses the basics for stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Bailey, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC discusses coronavirus on WBAL Radio.
Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC discusses what you need to know about COVID-19 on 101.9 radio.
GBMC Health Partners has expanded its access to the entire Jonestown community to deliver advanced primary care to the hundreds of Helping Up Mission (HUM) residents and more than 1,500 alumni, who are encouraged to maintain their recovery and remain accountable through the HUM Alumni Program.
The fear of COVID-19 is widely prevalent in our community and around the world. Education is critical to understanding the situation and preventing it from getting worse. To help answer your questions, Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, and Molly Hyde, MHS, CIC, from GBMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases sat down with Christian Schaffer and explained what we know about the virus so far.
Experts from the Eye Center at GBMC discuss caring for your aging eyes!
Meet Ariel Leone, RN, Emergency Department nurse at GBMC.
The situation seems frightening, but it may not be as bad as you think. Dr. Ted Bailey, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at GBMC, explains the current situation and breaks down what you need to know about COVID-19.
Colon and rectal health probably isn’t something you’ll want to bring up at the dinner table or with a friend over coffee, but it is an important topic to discuss with your doctor.
GBMC's Parents Advisory Council has traditionally been an opportunity for new parents to connect and give back to an independent community hospital in the same way it supports their families. Niki Janian and BG Groff, the newest co-chairs of the PAC, are here to take that mission up a notch.
"GBMC is a healthcare system with an unambiguous identity, one that has the agility of independence because of its history of expert financial stewardship and because of the support of individuals like yourselves. Your leadership and compassion to this organization, as well as your philanthropic support, is something to celebrate."
Tom Price's life may have taken some turns he didn't expect, but his intentionality and commitment to volunteering is unmatched. As the front desk host for GBMC's Volunteer Office, he has the opportunity to greet and assist many different types of people. But it's his work with the T. Rowe Price Family Education Fund that he is most known for throughout the hospital.
It is through community confidence and unfailing donor support that GBMC's SAFE/DV Program is able to further improve on the exceptional care provided with each passing year.
GBMC’s Dr. Kimberly Levinson educates viewers about cervical cancer prevention through vaccination and screening.
Theodore Bailey, MD, JD, MA, chief GBMC’s division of infectious disease discusses the concerns for the Coronavirus and the Flu.
Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager, discusses sexual assault on BMore Lifestyle
Ashley McAree, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, human trafficking liaison and forensic nurse examiner for the GBMC SAFE program, discusses how to identify a victim of Human Trafficking. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as the “modern-day form of slavery”
Tanvi M. Shah, MD, a GBMC comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, discusses glaucoma in depth. Dr. Shah discusses glaucoma causes, types, who is at risk, symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, prevention, and treatment options.
GBMC's Parent Education Program offers a full range of classes and services to help prepare families for their newest additions in a state-of-the-art facility.
Don Scott, host of Greater Living, visits the Corner Shop at GBMC.
February is Heart Health Month! Christina Penny, DPT, OMPT, Physical Therapist from the Greater Baltimore Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at GBMC, shares tips for keeping your heart healthy through exercise.
February is Heart Health Month! Reed Riley, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins at GBMC, and Mark Fisher, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, Nurse Manager of the GBMC Emergency Department, share important information to keep your heart healthy!
Economic status, income level, environmental conditions, lifestyle behaviors — these and other variables all factor in to paint the complete picture, both for individuals and for communities as a whole.
At GBMC, the fight against cancer is about more than treating the disease. Delia Chiaramonte, M.D., Medical Director of Integrative and Palliative Medicine at GBMC, is leading the charge on integrative cancer care.
The annual exam. Cancer screenings. Immunizations. These small to-dos can make a big difference when it comes to catching (and preventing) chronic disease and illness — or even just bad habits — early on, when they are most treatable.
Watch the 12th Annual Compassionate Caregiver Award Ceremony at GBMC.
Mike and Jana cook up some delicious breakfast bites with ground chicken and fajita veggies.
Led by 10 trustees, the Milton J. Dance Jr. Endowment's supports the Milton J. Dance Head and Neck Center, which provides patients with the best medical, rehabilitative and supportive care possible. The endowment's recent campaign support for resident education and a healing garden in the new space serves to complement this mission, as it honors another important tether to the story: W. Lee Thomas.
Kimberly L. Levinson, MD, MPH, Director, Johns Hopkins Gynecologic Oncology at GBMC, discusses the prevention, detection, and treatment of cervical cancer.
The Eye Center at GBMC offers a full range of comprehensive services for eye health, including the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease. Dr. Lawson Grumbine explains what Thyroid Eye Disease is and what new treatments are available.
Learn more about weight-loss options available at the GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP) from bariatric surgeons, Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD, and Timothee J. Friesen, MD.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Dovec, Medical Director of the GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP), discusses obesity and provides information about starting a weight-loss journey.
Dr. Kimberly Levinson explains that women who want to prevent cervical cancer should focus less on the potential risks involved with their birth control and more on factors that will actually influence their chances of contracting the illness.
Season two of Netflix’s runaway series ‘You’ further neutralizes sexual assault and domestic violence in the eyes of its viewers, which caught themselves in a love/hate relationship with Penn Badgley’s character, Joe Goldberg, with his “stop at nothing” love for Guienevere Beck.
Genetics play an increasingly important role in our understanding of medical conditions and how best to treat them. The Harvey Institute for Human Genetics at GBMC provides expertise in the field. www.gbmc.org/genetics
The nutrition labels of large food companies got a new design this year. Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition for GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program, discusses how to interpret the new labels on Greater Living with Don Scott.
Hearing loss is classified into two main categories — sensorineural hearing loss, in which the nerve that transmits sound from the ear to the brain isn’t working effectively, and conductive hearing loss, caused by a physical blockage in the ear. A combination of the two is called mixed hearing loss.
Clinical trials are a valuable but often misunderstood part of healthcare. At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, a multidisciplinary team uses clinical trials to bring progressive treatments and state-of-the-art care to cancer diagnoses.
Bimal Rami, MD, director of Neurosurgery at GBMC, can discuss the potential causes of severe back pain and address the question of when a surgery consult is recommended
Samantha Ober, MD, board-certified physician at GBMC Health Partners Primary Care — Hunt Valley, explains why getting your flu shot is so important, and dispels myths about the vaccine.
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Katherine Duncan discusses the effective medical management of this complex, chronic condition and offer ways to improve the wellness and quality of life for those with diabetes.
Matthew Boyer, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist from GBMC Hospital discusses Metastatic Cancer and the expanding role of radiation in treatment.
As a young Canadian consultant in the 1950s and '60s, Beth Sykes, who self-identified as "a bit of a second-hand rose," frequented a used clothing boutique. Little did Beth know, 50 years later, she would be volunteering at another popular boutique in Baltimore.
Saturday, April 14 is a day Lynda Schultz will never forget. Not just because it was the day the matriarch of their family, her mother, died, just 10 weeks after her father, but because of the way she died. Every detail is seared in Lynda's memory, thanks to one compassionate Emergency Department physician and one special nurse.
Catelyn Koons, who just two weeks after her 9th birthday, became the youngest person to complete a CPR certification at GBMC.
Baltimore magazine honors our top doctors and we honor a retired one.
Dr. Mei Tang, a medical oncologist and hematologist at GBMC, discusses lung cancer screening and treatment options.
Dr. Matthew Boyer, GBMC Radiation Oncologist, discusses radiation treatment for metastatic cancer.
Diabetes is a common and scary diagnosis, but GBMC physician, Dr. Hira Shakeel, discussed some tips and support for people with diabetes.
Dr. Hira Shakeel Discusses how to eat healthy during the holiday season when you have diabetes.
Dr. Hira Shakeel discusses the "Plate Method" for diabetics
Dr. Hira Shakeel discusses how to read a nutrition label
Dr. Kevin Ferentz discusses mental health during the holidays on Greater Living Live with Mary Beth Marsden.
Giving birth is a significant moment in a woman's life, and for roughly one-third of women in the U.S., the arrival of their child comes hand in hand with a major surgery. Cesarean delivery (C-section) can happen for various reasons, but the end result is the same: a 4-to-6-inch wound in the mother's lower abdomen.
Cancer can be a scary word that conjures up too many emotions. Brandon Constantino, Oncology Support Program Manager discusses how patients can prevent, prepare and cope with a cancer diagnosis.
The type of hip replacement a patient might need can vary — and what works for a friend or neighbor might not work for you.
Laura Clary, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, CPEN, Clinical Program Manager for GBMC’s SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examination) Program, offers expert comment on how parents can address the topic of sexual assault with their children before they embark on their college education
Laurel Freeman, LCPC, NCC, CT, Clinical Counselor with Gilchrist offers insight and strategies for caregivers on how to cope and care for themselves.
B’more Lifestyle discusses the importance of getting a prostate cancer screening with GBMC’s Radiation Oncologist & Vice Chair , Geoffrey Neuner, MD.
Dr. Catherine Harrison-Restelli, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at GBMC, discussing ways to cope with holiday stress and dealing with depression around the holidays.
The Sleeved Chef and Jana Wolff LD, RDN, cook up their favorite holiday comfort foods.
This #GivingTuesday, we know that you have many choices of where to designate your gift and we hope that you will consider giving to GBMC’s Child Life Program. You can make a huge difference in the lives of children and their families.
If you have issues with your voice, breathing, or swallowing that have lasted for more than four to five weeks, it may be time to talk with a laryngologist. Dr. Shumon Dhar, a laryngologist at the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC, discussed symptoms such as persistent hoarseness, food frequently getting stuck in the throat, and difficulty breathing, and what patients can do to get help.
Dr. Mei Tang Medical Oncologist and Hematologist at GBMC, discusses lung cancer along with the importance of smoking cessation and the value of CT screening for those at high risk.
The Sleeved Chef and Jana Wolff RD, LDN whip up some sugar-free holiday desserts.
Dr. Katherine Duncan, a GBMC Ophthalmologist, stresses that it is essential to have regular eye checks with an optometrist or ophthalmologist, so they can detect those subtle, early symptoms.
GBMC HealthCare System Recognized for Category Best Practice in Leadership with the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Nation’s Highest Presidential Honor for Performance Excellence.
“Join Brandi Proctor as she visits GBMC to speak with Dr. Geoffrey Neuner, radiation oncologist and & Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology, about what people should know when it comes to prostate cancer.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, 7.2 million of whom haven’t been diagnosed. Another 84 million people are prediabetic, putting them at risk for full progression into the disease.
Thoracic surgeon Jennifer L. Sullivan discusses lung cancer screenings and how lung cancer is treated.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a safe and highly-effective treatment where the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal. This focused on healing wounds and infections faster, and stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. Watch as Don Scott talks with Dr. Alan Kimmel, MD, and Dana Maniuszko about how hyperbarics may help you.
Kimberlee is a Radiologic Technologist. Learn what she does here!
Meet Aaron: Clinical Supervisor of Interventional Radiology
Check out this Infographic about breast cancer risks
Regina Presley, AuD, Senior Cochlear Audiologist from the Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC, explains the technology available for adults and children with hearing loss. A grateful patient also shares his success story with a cochlear implant.
“Join the BML Crew as they have a great conversation with Dr. Sara Fogarty, breast surgeon and Associate Director at GBMC’s Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center, about breast cancer screening guidelines.”
GBMC Imaging Services are available for patients who require X-rays for broken bones, as well as for those who need screening services like mammography, virtual colonoscopy, and more.
Autumn is officially here, and so is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Everywhere you turn, there are pink ribbons promoting disease awareness, celebrating survivors, and emphasizing the importance of early detection with reminders to schedule your annual mammogram. Every October, we are reminded of how prevalent breast cancer is. In the United States, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
“Never in a million years did it cross my mind that I might have diabetes; in my mind I just wasn’t the picture of what diabetes looked like.”
Beverly Ruiz, MS, CRNP, explains the qualifications for patients seeking assistance from the Gilchrist Elder Medical Care Program and the benefits this type of care can have.
Christina Penny, DPT, OMPT, physical therapist from Active Life Physical Therapy, a GBMC affiliate, explains how physical therapy can help breast cancer patients recover.
Bimal Rami, MD, FACS, Director of Neurosurgery at GBMC, explains what degenerative disc disease is and what types of interventions can treat the condition.
Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, Associate Director Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, discusses the importance of understanding your breast cancer risk.
More than 300,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year — and because of that staggering number, it’s a disease than gets a lot of attention from doctors and researchers. So it’s not surprising that new treatments, medications and surgical techniques are constantly being introduced.
Dr. Allison Jensen, Pediatric Ophthalmologist at GBMC, explains the importance of comprehensive eye exams for children.
Netflix’s original series 'Unbelievable' is just that - unbelievable. The show is centered around 18-year-old Marie Adler who reports her own rape, and the spiral of emotions she suffers when she is forced to recant her story after police question her credibility. Based on a true story and filmed through the eyes of the victim, Netflix is creating a clear shift in the way we consume true crime.
Dr. James Baronas, Sports/Injury Specialist at GBMC, explains symptoms and treatment for childhood sports injuries.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC, explains dehydration, tick dangers, and other summer/fall concerns.
Dr. Regina Presley, Senior Cochlear Implant Audiologist at the Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC, explains the importance of childhood hearing screening and maintenance.
Physical Therapist, Christina Penny, DPT, OMPT, Active Life Physical Therapy, explains proper backpack usage.
Kruti N. Patel, MD, Radiation Oncologist at GBMC, explains advances in radiation treatment for breast cancer patients. Deidre, a breast cancer patient and survivor, explains her journey with breast cancer.
Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, Director, Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, discusses breast cancer screening, treatment, and risk assessment with Mary Beth Marsden on GBMC's Greater Living Live.
Did you know there is no identifiable cause for breast cancer in most patients? Only a small percentage of breast cancer occurrences are caused by an inherited gene, obesity, or hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Robert Donegan, medical oncologist and hematologist for the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, recently shared his knowledge of breast cancer during a live episode of To Your Health.
Being faced with a prostate cancer diagnosis is an unsettling reality. However, if caught early, there is a lot hope for men with the disease. Prostate cancer typically grows very slowly, earning it the nickname "the snail of cancers," which thankfully means there's lots of time for treatment.
One in nine men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in his lifetime. But the good news is that if caught early, the five-year relative survival rate is nearly 100%
If you have been sexually assaulted, we want you to know that you're not alone. We're here to help 24/7, 365 days a year without any cost to you. Each patient is met by a forensic nurse and victim advocate, who can walk them through the process and discuss options.
Take a ride in the Nancy Amato's "Colonoscopy Cab" and she'll do everything she can to make sure it's not a pain in your behind.
Eric Jelin, MD, and Clint Cappiello, MD, discuss pediatric surgery.
A Child Life Specialist explains the role that she and her colleagues play in GBMC’s pediatric services.
Laura B. Scott, MD, Director, Pediatric/Inpatient Unit at GBMC talks about when it’s appropriate to bring your child to the Emergency Department versus going to his or her regular pediatrician.
Gilchrist Cares clinical grief counselors Amanda Jaska, MA, LCPC, NCC, CT, and Dawn Tippett, MSW, LCSW-C, CT, discuss the grief counseling support available at Gilchrist, as well as share tips to care for yourself while grieving. Gilchrist is an affiliate of GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center
As Nancy Amato prepared to donate a kidney to her sister, her OB-GYN suggested getting a precautionary colonoscopy to ensure she was a viable donor. That colonoscopy uncovered a large mass in her colon that would later be diagnosed as Stage 2 colon cancer.
Gilchrist is well known for providing compassionate hospice care, but its team also helps families and friends as they navigate the end of life for their loved one.
Radiation Oncologist & Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology at GBMC, Geoffrey Neuner, MD, discusses screening, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.
GBMC physician, Dr. Jasmine Manley, answers questions about flu prevention and awareness in a recent WMAR Facebook Live interview! For more information visit gbmc.org.
Meet George and learn more about the evaluation process for Supracricoid Laryngectomy with Ray G. Blanco, MD FACS and Barbara P. Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S.
As the health of older adults deteriorates due to illness and physical or mental decline, the ability to get out of the house to see a doctor becomes more limited. Elder medical care services fill the gap by bringing health care to the patient at home.
As Robin Ferguson, a nursing assistant trainer, stood in front of her classroom, she received a call that brought her to her knees.
Delia Chiaramonte, MD, Medical Director of Integrative and Palliative Care at GBMC HealthCare, talks about overall brain health and tips and tricks for staying on top of your game as you age.
Through capacity building and program expansion, one of Maryland's largest private foundations has enabled GBMC to bring essential primary care services to the residents and alumni of the nonprofit, Helping Up Mission, as well as the surrounding Jonestown community, filling a void long open and needing to be addressed.
At GBMC's Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute, enrolling in clinical trials allows patients the opportunity to potentially benefit from the latest breakthroughs, even before they become standard approaches. We are grateful to the Kahlert Foundation for establishing an endowment to enable us to provide the best possible advantages to cancer patients.
GBMC's Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event raises funds to benefit the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) programs – which provide services at no cost to the victim and rely entirely on grants and donations. It also starts conversations about these important topics. Stevenson University took this learning opportunity outside the walls of their Owings Mills campus to engage one of the largest, most influential groups on campus: the football team.
Individuals with chronic illnesses, behavioral health issues and personal barriers to accessing good healthcare don't always know where to turn. Often, the Emergency Department is the most convenient way to get care when they need it, but it doesn't truly help them get well. GBMC's new Complex Care Team does.
Fred Hudson, GBMC's new Board of Directors Chair, shares his excitement about his new role and insight into where he thinks GBMC is headed.
Shade Construction, a commercial construction company in business for 42 years, is one of a handful of companies to support three of GBMC's four annual fundraising events. The Shade family supports the annual Golf Classic, the Father's Day 5K and Legacy Chase, not only with sponsorships, but by actively participating in each event because they have a strong desire to be with the people they are serving.
After battling breast cancer in 2005, Sandi knew not to ignore the signals her body was giving that something might be wrong.
Arnie Honkofsky, who turned 75 years old at the end of August, is currently battling cancer for the fourth time, but it isn’t putting a damper on his life, his passions, or his desire to help others.
Chef Mike and Jana cook up an awesome fall dish of pork chops, roasted cinnamon squash, and apple slaw.
Dr. Eric Jelin, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Surgeon at GBMC, explains a condition called pectus excavatum, more commonly known as sunken chest.
Get healthy and exciting lunch ideas from Dr. Denison at the Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center at GBMC.
The Compassionate Caregiver Award was created to honor those who deliver exceptional care and service to the patients and family members at GBMC
Meet Steven Schmitt: A Clinical Research Associate at GBMC
Clint Cappiello, MD, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Surgeon at GBMC, explains signs, symptoms, and treatment for appendicitis.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC Health Partners, discusses summertime health concerns - sunburns, ticks, and more!
Amanda Jaska, MA, LCPC, NCC, CT, Clinical Bereavement Counselor at Gilchrist Counseling & Support discusses the bereavement services available at Gilchrist.
Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program is for individuals with serious illness who need coordinated care and guidance.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you want to fight the disease with everything you’ve got. However, the disease itself and the treatments you receive may leave you feeling tired, anxious, depressed and nauseous.
Home Care services are designed to help anyone limited to their home due to a medical condition requiring skilled care, which cannot be given by family members or friends. Challenges of taking care for a loved one with a serious illness can be tremendous for family and friends who are trying to help.
Tracie L Schwoyer-Morgan, DNP, ANP-BC, Manager - Advance Care Management at Gilchrist - Palliative Medicine, discusses the similarities and differences between palliative and hospice care.
Beverly Ruiz, MS, CRNP - Team Lead, EMC Home Program and Leanna Hoover, MSN, NHA - Director of Elder Medical Care - Gilchrist Elder Medical Care, discuss the Gilchrist Elder Medical Program.
August is known to be one of the hottest months in Maryland. Its high temperatures and humidity can be detrimental to everyone, particularly children and seniors.
Skirt steak with ginger, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, green beans, and of course... Sriracha!
If you're looking to connect with your clients while having a little fun with your family, Legacy Chase is the perfect event for you.
Dr. Dovec talks about the obesity epidemic and sugar addiction.
Dr. Dovec talks about the obesity epidemic and sugar addiction in a recent interview with BMORE Lifestyle host, Candace Dold.
Paul Celano, MD, FACP, FASCO, Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, explains conditions that may affect the pancreas, including pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Ari Elman, GBMC Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, discusses Head and Neck Cancer.
Screening for substance abuse in the emergency department is saving lives at GBMC.
Dr. Clint Cappiello, a Johns Hopkins Pediatric Surgeon at GBMC, explains hernia operations and appendix removal procedures for children. Find out more in this recent interview with Christian Schaffer
Learn tips for the proper way to apply sunscreen on kids during this BMORE Lifestyle interview with Dr. Rachel Plotnick, GBMC Pediatrician.
Michael Sellman, Neurologist and Division Chief of Neurology at GBMC, discusses migraine prevention and treatment during a BMORE Lifestyle interview.
The GBMC Child Life Department is designed to normalize the hospital experience for children and their families. Learn more about the available services during this recent BMORE Lifestyle interview with Jennifer Seiler, Certified Child Life Specialist at GBMC.
If you're concerned your dizziness could be a sign of a serious medical condition, GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center Center for Neurology may be able to help. Find out more in this recent Midday Maryland interview with Dr. Oluwatosin Thompson, Neurologist at GBMC.
Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition at the GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program offers healthy eating tips while visiting a sporting event.
Know how to keep your family safe from heat related illnesses. Dr. Jeffrey Sternlicht, Department Chair of Emergency Medicine at GBMC, explains.
Generally speaking, thoracic surgeons focus on the treatment of diseases within the chest cavity. Patients usually see a thoracic surgeon after being referred by another specialist when nonsurgical treatment options have been exhausted.
Those affected by urinary incontinence often find it difficult or embarrassing to talk about, but it’s a much more common problem than most people realize.
Coins, toys, jewelry, button batteries, these are things you might find in your child’s piggy bank or toy box, right? A new study shows that these items can also be found in your kid’s stomach too! Dr. Laura Scott, Director of Pediatric Emergency/Inpatient Unit at GBMC, did not contribute to the study, but offers this explanation on why we are seeing such a major increase…
Avila’s personalized home care complements the full range of services Gilchrist offers to people with serious illness and their families. Gilchrist chose Avila as its preferred provider because of its commitment to high-quality, person-centered care.
The Wound Center at GBMC uses the latest technology to heal chronic wounds, and the center boasts some of the best healing rates in the area.
Behavioral and mental health is a growing and dynamic challenge within healthcare, and our community is no exception. Thanks to a generous gift from the Fancy Hill Foundation, our Emergency Department will now be equipped with the resources needed to not only optimize the care we provide but also improve the response time for our non-crisis patients awaiting care. It won't be an overnight fix, but it will fundamentally address both population's needs.
Since 2010, GBMC has been at the forefront of comprehensive primary care in the region, transforming our healthcare delivery system and revolutionizing the patient care experience with an Advanced Primary Care Model utilized in 10 primary care sites throughout Baltimore and Harford Counties. Now, we are taking our model to Baltimore City.
For 17 years, Jennifer Spahn, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Clinical Program Manager for the Nurse Residency Transition to Practice Program in the Baetjer Center for Nursing Excellence, has been committed to seeing fellow nurses succeed. Her hard work and dedication paid off, as she was honored this April as one of seven GBMC HealthCare nurses to be recognized in Baltimore magazine’s 2019 "Excellence in Nursing" issue.
Heading into surgery can be a scary expedition for a child. GBMC is lucky to have Child Life Specialists available to walk children through this process, especially with a little help from some local kids providing special bags with toys to promote alternate focus.
After a health scare and a cancer diagnosis, Joyce and Doug Barnes, who have been together 18 years, came to realize the most important things in life were each other – the family and the life they were building together. When they decided to finally make it official, GBMC's Chapel seemed like the perfect place.
After being diagnosed with advanced adenoid cystic carcinoma that had metastasized to multiple major organs at age 68, Diane McCabe had three weeks. She asked her only daughter, Jennifer McCabe, for a notepad and pen.
Learn more about survivorship at GBMC by visiting www.gbmc.org/survivorship
Nursing is often referred to as the art of science, knowledge and caring. At GBMC HealthCare we celebrate the Art of Nursing and each of its components through our Nursing Recognition Program. The program is structured in a way that recognizes nursing staff who exemplify and embody the fundamental elements of the art of nursing within their field.
July 18, 2013 was the scariest day of our lives. Our daughter, Journey, was born at 23 weeks and 1-day gestation. She only weighed 1.3 lbs., just a little more than a can of beans.
Our fraternal twins, Dylan and Reagan, were born at 33 weeks and 2 days on October 14, 2018, and their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) journey started the same day. My husband Chris and I felt helpless and it seemed as if nothing could’ve consoled our heartache and worry.
If there's a "red flag" of concern that my son Preston can raise, he will wave that flag with gusto. It was that way during pregnancy and he absolutely continued the trend with his birth.
The Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon, and Jana Wolff, RD LDN, prepare grilled rockfish with asparagus on the side. A perfect meal for nice summer day!
Dr. James Johnston, GBMC Health Partners Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr. Ruth Horowitz, Chief-Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. discuss osteoporosis - prevention and symptoms on BMORE Lifestyle.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 700,000 adverse drug events — injuries resulting from the use of medication — that result in hospital emergency room visits each year. Many of these events could have been prevented if information about adverse drug reactions and general medication safety had been more well known.
Lean Daily Management (LDM) reaffirms our commitment to excellence in patient care and safety.
Dr. James Johnston, GBMC Health Partners Orthopaedic Surgeon and Ruth Horowitz, MD, Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at GBMC, discuss prevention and symptoms of osteoporosis.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Dr. Oluwatosin Thompson, a neurologist at GBMC, discusses stroke signs and treatment options.
Alarming results from a recent study showed that the number of U.S. teenagers who attempted suicide or had suicidal thoughts have doubled over a nine-year period. Dr. Laura Scott, Director of Pediatric Emergency/Inpatient Unit at GBMC, did not contribute to the study, but says that she was concerned about the results.
Dr. Robert Brookland, Radiation Oncologist at GBMC, talks about prostate cancer.
GBMC Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Dr. Nina Ferraris, discusses colon and rectal cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
She may be relatively new to GBMC, but Mary Ford, CRNP, a nurse practitioner in Labor and Delivery, has been a nurse for more than 40 years and a nurse practitioner for 16 years. "If I didn't care about people, I wouldn't be in it for a lifetime career."
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) received its second consecutive “A” grade from a national hospital-safety organization.
Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, GBMC’s Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP), shares important information about foods that can sabotage your healthy diet.
We had no reason to think I wouldn’t have a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery. That changed on April 3, 2018. I walked into GBMC at 29 weeks and 6 days with terrible swelling and a severe headache.
My pregnancy with our son, Brayden, was textbook. There were no issues, and nothing to be concerned about. When my water broke 7 weeks early, my husband Justin and I had no idea what to expect.
John Lazarou discusses with JoAnn Z. Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, what it's like to be a nurse at GBMC.
Learn about the benefits of being a nurse at GBMC and how to become one today!
Join us as we create a Mothers Day brunch on What's Cooking with Jana Wolff, RD and The Sleeved Chef!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes strike 795,000 Americans — and result in 140,000 deaths — annually. Risks do increase with age, but a stroke can affect anyone at any time, and they’re a leading cause of disability in those who survive.
People with diabetes are susceptible to two serious types of foot problems that result from extended periods of high blood sugar levels: nerve damage and poor circulation.
James Johnston, MD, orthopaedic surgeon for GBMC Health Partners – Orthopaedics, explains osteoporosis risk factors and treatments available.
April is Donate Life Month. GBMC and the Living Legacy Foundation experts discuss organ and tissue donation on Facebook Live.
Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager of the SAFE and Domestic Violence Program at GBMC HealthCare, explains the resources available for victims of sexual violence.
James Johnston, MD, orthopaedic surgeon for GBMC Health Partners – Orthopaedics, explains injuries that runners may experience and how to prevent or treat them.
Barbara Messing, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA, Director of the Milton J Dance Jr. Head and Neck Center at GBMC, explains how to keep your voice healthy.
GBMC’s Chairman Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Timothy Doran, answers the question "How much screen time is too much?"
"There really is something so rewarding when you get to discharge a baby home," says Corin Mauldin, RN, one of the many amazing nurses at GBMC's NICU.
Michael serves up a salad with chicken, pineapple and goat cheese with a homemade Green Goddess Vinaigrette. Meanwhile, Jana creates her go-to green smoothie for the summer.
Watch Gilchrist's Chief Medical Officer, W. Anthony Riley, MD as he answers "What is Advance Care Planning?" in an interview with BMore Lifestyle.
It's time for the GBMC Nearly New Sale!
April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Month. Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, Clinical Program Manager of GBMC's SAFE and Domestic Violence Program, explains the support available at GBMC to help victims of sexual violence.
Seven of GBMC HealthCare’s outstanding nurses have been recognized in Baltimore magazine’s 2019 “Excellence in Nursing” issue! Nominations were collected from across the region and 50 winners in 21 specialties were selected by a panel of nurse advisors. GBMC is extremely proud of all its caregivers and congratulates the following nurses on their well-deserved honor:
"Voice Health & Awareness" questions answered by GBMC expert, Dan Sherwood, MS/CCC-SP, HSE, Speech Pathology Clinical Specialist from the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC. John Lazarou is the host of “To Your Health.
You've surely heard the name 'Fender' if you're a fan of rock legends like Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton, but what you might not know is that those iconic instruments also have therapeutic uses as well.
One morning, in just a matter of hours, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center emergency room ran out of naloxone — the drug that treats opioid overdose.
Each year, around 63,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, which includes cancers in the larynx, throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands. Learn what people should know about how GBMC's Head and Neck Center experts treat it.
If you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan, you’re probably used to the emotional rollercoaster of each episode that touches your heart and brings you to tears. The hour-long episode addressed some rather difficult topics such as consent, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Here are some reasons why Grey’s Anatomy and its producers are setting the tone for the future of television.
Colorectal cancer can be prevented. Dr. Nina Ferraris, GBMC Colon & Rectal Surgeon, explains how you can reduce your risk of colon and rectal cancer.
Dr. Laura Scott, Director of the Pediatric Inpatient and Emergency Unit at GBMC, explains when children should go to the pediatrician and when they should go to the emergency department.
Hidden Scar Surgery is a technique used to limit surgical scars for women with breast cancer. Sara P. Fogarty, DO, FACS, GBMC Breast Surgeon and Associate Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, explains.
Dr. Kimberly Levinson, Associate Director Gynecologic Oncology at GBMC explains cervical cancer prevention and screening.
In the fourth year of hosting Walk a Mile in Their Shoes, our signature fundraising event for the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence (DV) Program at GBMC, co-chairs Fred Chan, MD, and former chair of GBMC's Board of Directors, Bonnie Stein, are looking to take it to the next level.
In October 2018, All About Me Salon & Spa in Towson hosted their third golf tournament in hair stylist Amy's honor, with all proceeds going to GBMC's Sandra & Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center.
J. Richard Awalt passed away on May 3, 2016, leaving a $250,000 provision in his estate plans to GBMC to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). His compassion for children extended beyond his own four to the community, and will live on through the care GBMC is able to give to sick and premature infants.
Pat King, a volunteer for GBMC for the past five years, draws on personal experience to give advice and comfort to anyone who walks in the door. His wife, Nancy, lost her battle with breast cancer six years ago. And the great care she received was the impetus for his return to volunteer and give back.
The Presbyterian Eye, Ear & Throat Charity Hospital Board of Governors' recent leadership gift created a permanent and lasting legacy within the walls of GBMC that will sustain and grow the Cochlear Implant Center to serve as a national model for other cochlear implant centers around the globe.
Dr. Randy Capone changed many families' lives through his work in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and especially children through the Cleft Lip & Palate team. But Dr. Capone's presence left an indelible mark that went well beyond physical appearance.
Tom Lansdale was a doctor's doctor. Truly encompassing the notion of patient-centered care, Dr. Lansdale, who died in January 2019, looked at each patient, truly, as a friend.
Patient safety is extremely important at GBMC. Eve Bowmaster, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CBN, Director Quality & Patient Safety, Physician Practices, and Karena Meushaw, MPH, BSN, RN, Manager, Patient Safety and Accreditation, Registered Nurses, discuss the measures GBMC takes to ensure patient safety and maintain high quality care.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer among adults, however when caught early it is also one of the most preventable. Find out more about the importance of regular screenings in this interview with Joseph DiRocco, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon and Medical Director of GI Oncology at GBMC.
Check out this bariatric-friendly Bison & Butternut Squash Shepherd's Pie with The Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon, and Jana Wolff RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC.
Dr. Niraj Jani, Chief Division of Gastroenterology at GBMC discusses digestive disorders and colon cancer prevention.
It’s probably not on the top of your want-to-do list, but if you’re 45 or older, it should be on the top of your to-do list. Dr. Joseph DiRocco, medical director of gastrointestinal oncology at GBMC, and Dr. Nina Ferraris, colon and rectal surgeon, talked with Mary Beth Marsden about the importance of getting recommended screenings for colon cancer.
If you've had a colonoscopy before, you might agree it's not the most comfortable and private of experiences. Now GBMC has set out to change that with the brand new William and Jarnetta Kroh Center for Digestive Disorders.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner at one point in their lives. If you are one of these people, we're here to walk alongside you.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, bringing digestive issues front and center. Digestive disorders can affect the upper or lower gastrointestinal system, from the esophagus and stomach to the intestines and colon.
Written on these signs are reasons why sexual assault and domestic violence survivors in our community didn't leave their abusers.
What to do if you are having trouble sleeping: An Infographic
Jordyn Jersey, CRNP, of GBMC Health Partners Medicine for Adults discusses high blood pressure and cholesterol
Rebecca Denison, RD, LDN, CDE, Doctor of Integrated Medicine at GBMC's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center appears on BMORE Liferstyle to talk about the Keto diet.
There's nothing better on a cold winter night than a nice hot, comforting meal! Join Jana Wolff RD and The Sleeved Chef as they prepare healthy chili and lemon thyme chicken wings.
Jordyn Jersey, CRNP, of GBMC Health Partners Medicine for Adults discusses high blood pressure on Midday Maryland.
Your partner has just beaten and strangled you, and assaulted your 8-month-old baby. Two of your other children, ages 3 and 11 years, were there to witness the crime. You live in the United States, but don’t speak the language. You’re alone, terrified, and in pain. You’ve been betrayed by the very person who is supposed to love you most, and your entire life has been turned upside down.
“Greater Living Live” with Mary Beth Marsden discussing the association of weight and diabetes and ways to combat the development of diabetes. Experts include the Chief of Endocrinology at GBMC, Dr. Ruth Horowitz, and Physical Therapist, Joe Palmer, DPT, OMPT, CMTPT, CSCS.
Juvenile Diabetes discussed on “To Your Health” GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Registered Dietitian, Rebecca Denison, RD, LDN, CDE, will be taking your questions with host, John Lazarou.
Rebecca Denison, Doctor of Integrative Medicine and Dietitian/Diabetes Educator, talks about the benefits of dark chocolate and red wine.
Join host John Lazarou on To Your Health as he discusses with Bri Rogers, Marketing Specialist, of the importance of blood donation and how you're able to help!
What does it take to donate blood and why should you care? Check out what Wes Haynes from the American Red Cross has to say with his interview with Mary Beth Marsden!
Valerie Weir, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, CMSRN, SAFE Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle how to stop teen dating violence.
Valerie Weir, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, CMSRN, SAFE Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle how to stop teen dating violence and sexual assault.
A 32-year-old female came to GBMC's Emergency Department, reporting an arm injury. She was accompanied by her husband. GBMC routinely screens every patient for signs of domestic violence, and even though the patient did not disclose abuse, the nurse suspected there was something the patient could not say in her husband's presence.
Netflix's hit series, 'You,' focuses on a man who is obsessed over a woman to the point where he will stop at nothing to be with her. This is not lust, and this is not love - this is a dangerous obsession. This is stalking. This is intimate partner violence.
The Johns Hopkins Voice Center located at Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s (GBMC) Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Surgery Center is hitting the right notes as it mends damaged voices with a little help from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
The Wound Center at GBMC is committed to focusing on treating and healing a patient using the newest technologies alongside traditional therapies.
Dr. Elizabeth Dovec, Bariatric Surgeon and Medical Director of GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC, sat down with Christina Denny of BMORE Lifestyle to discuss tips for reaching your weight loss goals in 2019.
Is 2019 your year to get and stay healthy? Learn how to make and sustain healthier lifestyle choices from Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, the Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC.
Eating healthy and working out more is one of the top New Year’s resolutions. People tend to go “all in” on their resolutions, but too much, too fast can be hard to maintain and can lead to quitting. The secret to healthy habits is to achieve small goals along the way to your big-picture goal. Jana Wolff, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC, has guidance to share.
Joan Blomquist, MD, Chief of the division of Urogynecology, discussed pelvic floor disorders and other urogynecologic conditions on BMORE Lifestyle.
This month, The Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon, and Jana Wolff, RD, LDN prepare an Italian feast, complete with eggplant lasagna and turkey meatballs.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative that seeks to educate women about the issues and conditions that lead to more than 13,000 new diagnoses of invasive cervical cancer each year in the U.S. However, cervical cancer is just one of the gynecological cancers women may face during their lifetimes.
Whatever the motivation, one of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. Learn to do it effectively!
Dr. Robert Brookland, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at GBMC, explains important information about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Follow these suggestions from Jana Wolff, RD, for easy ways to boost your health in 2019.
Greater Living's Don Scott sat down with registered Judy Feeney at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC to learn about how blood transfusions are used to help combat side effects of some cancers and the treatments used to fight it.
The Nearly New Sale has been a tradition long before GBMC existed. The first sale, led by the women's committee from the Hospital for the Women of Maryland of Baltimore City, took place in 1955, and today, the warehouse on Farmhouse Hill famous for the sale is need of some TLC.
Treating oncology patients in the Baltimore community is rewarding work for GBMC's Chairman for the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Rob Brookland. But he didn't want his impact to end there.
Many people use the start of the year to reset their focus on health, resolving to exercise more and to improve their eating habits. Regardless of the goal, the majority of people who make New Year's resolutions don't keep them.
Greater Baltimore Neurosurgical Associates at GBMC can help alleviate pain with minimally invasive surgical and non surgical options.
Jana Wolff, RD, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle about eating healthy during the holidays!
Dr. Justin Slavin, GBMC - Greater Baltimore Medical Center Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Inai Mkandawire, DO, FAAPMR, and Physician at KureSmart Pain Management at GBMC, answer questions about pain management on GBMC Facebook Live with WMAR!
Grief was the main driver in both Leigh's and Lorraine’s weight gain. The mother and daughter experienced losses together and both turned to food for relief.
See the Sleeved Chef again making Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and other holiday appetizers!
The holidays are often thought of as the happiest time of the year, but for many, this simply isn’t the case. Read more about depression and anxiety during the holidays.
Contrary to popular belief, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds.
Dr. Stephanie Jacobs, a member of the GBMC Urogynecology team and a female pelvic reconstructive surgeon with GBMC Health Partners talks with To Your Health host John Lazarou about disorders of the pelvic floor, including urinary incontinence, and what treatments are available.
According to Joan Blomquist, MD, Chief of GBMC’s Division of Urogynecology, women who are affected by urinary incontinence and bladder prolapse have multiple treatment options, so there’s no reason to suffer in silence. Watch as she discusses this important topic with Greater Living host Mary Beth Marsden.
Stephanie A. Jacobs, MD, a female pelvic reconstructive surgeon and member of the GBMC Health Partners – Urogynecology team, notes that pelvic floor disorders can be painful, uncomfortable to live with, and difficult to discuss. Help is available, though, and women should not suffer in silence.
Christina is one of GBMC's newest members on the Board of Directors. In her entrepreneurial and civic service endeavors throughout the past 25 years, she has supported customers across various industries in the federal, private and nonprofit sectors both nationally and internationally, and has become well-connected with other civic leaders – in true Baltimore fashion.
Registered Dietitian Rebecca Denison, of GBMC's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, provides some healthy holiday eating tips for people who have diabetes.
Dr. James Baronas, Primary Care Physician and Sports Injury Specialist at GBMC, spoke at a Jemma Financial Services event for families of student athletes to discuss sports injury prevention among adolescents.
In early December, GBMC honored Robin and Jan by naming the Jan D. Marshall Center of Excellence for the Treatment of Alstrom Syndrome in GBMC’s Harvey Institute for Human Genetics.
Ebony will never forget the day she saw her friend's wedding pictures. She generally avoided being in photographs or tried to hide in the back, but that wasn't an option this time.
Oluwatosin Thompson, MD, a neurologist at GBMC Health Partners discusses the symptoms and prevention of Alzheimer disease.
Dr. Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, Breast Surgeon at The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Christina & Chardelle from BMORE Lifestyle discuss breast cancer myths.
GBMC offers Spiritual Support Services to patients and their families of all faiths and backgrounds. In addition to inpatient visits, GBMC offers a number of diverse worship opportunities in the chapel. Learn more about our unique services.
Naaseha F. Rizvi, Pharm.D. Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at GBMC explains what superbugs are and what needs to be done to reduce the rate of antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Oluwatosin Thompson, Neurologist with GBMC Health Partners discusses Alzheimer Disease.
When it comes to cancer radiation therapy, the goals are the safe destruction of cancer cells and tumors with minimal side effects, the shortest possible treatment time and negligible damage to healthy surrounding tissue — no more, no less.
Integrative Medicine services include integrative nutrition consultations, evidence-supported approaches to the use of supplements in cancer treatment and mind-body therapies.
The story begins in February 1966, when GBMC’s chapel was first dedicated.
"I care for people, I know who I love and help them." Meet Antoine White, one of our awesome Patient Transporters in the hospital
Candi had developed a "toxic relationship" with food. It was always there to comfort her when she needed it...but it was also her biggest problem.
Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States for both men and women. Check out this infographic to learn more
Check out to see The Sleeved Chef's version of a store-brand Cauliflower stuffing! It tastes better and it's Whole30 approved!
The number of people using e cigarettes has increased by 1 million users since 2017. It’s a trend that’s hitting young people especially hard. Dr. Ari Zaiman explains why quitting cigarettes and e cigarettes is the best choice for your health.
There are still 30 million people in the United States who do smoke today. Though cigarette use is less common, vaping or the use of e-cigarettes has grown quickly.
The NICU at GBMC was recognized by the Maryland Patient Safety Center for excellence in implementing new measures to improve the care of infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Looking to buy and wear some of those cool contact lenses?! Think again.
Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. And it goes beyond physical and sexual abuse. It also includes verbal or emotional maltreatment, financial exploitation and even digital abuse.
Jose thought this day was going to be like every other, but he couldn't have been more wrong.
Adrianna was very aware of how overweight she was and began to have serious self-esteem issues.
Security officers here at GBMC do more than just keep our patients and visitors safe.
Women’s and Outpatient Surgical Center
Baby on the Way? Lanny Dowell, Parent Education and Doula Coordinator from GBMC, answered questions about labor, delivery and caring for a newborn on Facebook Live with WMAR-2.
A Day in the Life of Spiritual Support at GBMC
Psychiatrist Catherine Harrison-Restelli, MD, at Sheppard Pratt, discusses on BMORE Lifestyle discusses some of the facts and resources for you or any loved ones experiencing or suffering from depression.
The Sleeved Chef and Jana Wolff, RD are making shrimp scampi using zucchini, spaghetti squash and shirataki “noodles.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Sara Fogarty, DO, FACS, Breast Surgeon at The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and Christina & Chardelle from BMORE Lifestyle discuss breast cancer myths.
Dr. Allison Jensen wants to remind parents about the value of protecting their child’s eyes against serious injuries or infections resulting from wearing cosmetic, or decorative, contact lenses.
GBMC Health Partners - Orthopaedics offer a full range of orthopaedic services including surgical and non-surgical treatments, physical therapy, fracture repair, and more.
The SAFE Program at GBMC is specifically trained and certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing to care for victims of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, and intimate partner violence.
The Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC is making important strides in the lives of people who have experienced hearing loss.
A well known banker, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and mentor to his community, Bob suffered from progressive hearing loss since he was a teenager.
When facing cancer, the way forward can look daunting and uncertain. At GBMC, an entire team is here to lead each patient through this journey.
Every cancer patient deserves a hospital that is always searching for the newest and most appropriate treatments.
Too often, cancer treatment is approached as a purely physical battle. What can be left unaddressed is the toll treatment takes on a patient’s life outside the hospital walls.
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be personally affected by breast cancer during their lifetime, and early detection can improve prognosis and survival.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, causing harm to nearly every major organ in the body and responsible for more than 480,000 deaths yearly in the U.S.
The Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC is making important strides in the lives of people who have experienced hearing loss.
Mary Beth Marsden talks to patients about their journeys with hearing loss.
For many people, controlling weight gain is a daily struggle. Our team works with individuals to coordinate a plan specific to their needs.
Gilchrist is known for its compassionate care at the end of life. But they offer so much more than hospice.
Lanny Dowell talks about the services available to new and expecting parents.
The Vein Center visits Midday Maryland.
Midday Maryland discusses GBMC's Child Life program.
J. Joseph Hart, Director of Spiritual Support Services at GBMC, talks about the importance of providing spiritual and emotional support to our patients.
Dr. Samuel Hahn, a facial and plastic surgeon at ENT Associates at GBMC, answered questions about the Face to Face Program and explains how the program helps victims of domestic violence.
Despite her desire to lose weight, Gerri didn't have the tools to make it happen.
Do you know the signs of hearing loss and where you can go to find help? Dr. Regina Presley of the GBMC HealthCare Cochlear Implant Center addressed your important questions about hearing loss with Chardelle Moore & Christina Denny co-hosts of BMORE Lifestyle.
What's different about a nursing career at GBMC?
It might come as a surprise for some to know that GBMC HealthCare’s primary goal is to keep people from being admitted to the hospital.
Dr. Samuel Hahn of GBMC spoke with Elsa M. on Midday Maryland about the Face to Face Program. GBMC is a proud partner of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Face to Face Program.
Bernadette Peterson Debra Acker and discuss GBMC's upcoming event Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs with its theme: Hats, Horses and Hope on September 29th.
GBMC Pediatrician Dr. Rachel Plotnick discusses head lice and how to treat them on BMORE Lifestyle!
Early indications of a leg vein problem can include pain, heaviness, itching and swelling. Dr. Jennifer Heller recommends patients seek help as soon as leg vein issues begin to limit your ability to do the things you want.
GBMC President and CEO explains how Lean Daily Management is helping GBMC move toward our vision.
Dr. Regina Presley, senior cochlear implant audiologist at GBMC, stresses that you don’t have to live in a world of muted, less distinct sounds.
"I was always the big guy."
Follow a day in the life with the team of general operating room nurses at GBMC.
GBMC is always iterating to ensure our facilities can offer the best care possible, the kind of care we would want for our own family members. To that end, we have been busy thus far in 2018, designing effective ways to serve our community, better.
Gilchrist Center Baltimore's vision is bold: caring for the most underprivileged and underserved patients at the end of life, ensuring they have access to safe, compassionate care, regardless of background or ability to pay. And that mission on Eutaw Street has helped countless individuals die with dignity. But after 30 years operating out of several 130-year-old deteriorating rowhouses that aren't up to code, it's time for a change.
Maryland native Bernard Victor "Lefty" Kreh was a big name with a small ego. It is fitting he would become friends with a GBMC physician with the same descriptor.
Healthcare is a complex field with many learned, technical skills needed to practice at the top of your game. For anyone from physicians to nurses, techs to administrative professionals, executing quickly and effectively in such a busy, ever-changing environment is mandatory. Which is why taking it back to basics is just what the doctor ordered.
For Rodica Johnson, what started out as a volunteer tribute to her late husband, Lincoln, became dedicated volunteer service and leadership for GBMC's Volunteer Auxiliary.
While he was diagnosed quickly, it took more than a decade for Dan to get the right treatment.
Did you know that ear infections are the most common cause of hearing loss in kids?
Gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Kimberly Levinson, and clinical social worker, Bunny Ebling, talk about the upcoming Legacy Chase celebration and how its proceeds go to directly help patients.
Dr. Birenbaum, Director of Neonatology at GBMC, to Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about the brand new NICU and how it helps us provide the best care for our tiniest and most vulnerable patients.
Dr. Heller discusses the causes and treatments for heavy, achy, or painful legs.
The Sleeved Chef demonstrates different recipes using an InstaPot!
Tips on keeping yourself injury-free when running and training for a marathon!
Deborah Higgins, RN, MS of GBMC's Simulation Innovation Learning Center, talks about the benefits of creating real-life hospital situations to properly train individuals in the medical field.
Lucy Lee talks about what it's like to be a Clinical Pharmacist at GBMC.
Aching back? Pain down your legs? You’re not alone. In fact, back pain and its side effects are some of the most common types of chronic pain in the United States, according to Dr. Justin Slavin, a neurosurgeon at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
There are a lot of myths surrounding the topic of vaccines and it's important to know the truth about them.
Physical therapists, Michael Wah and Jessica Abraskin, and speech language pathologist, Jessica Silinonte, discuss the ways that physical therapy helps healing after an injury or when suffering a chronic disease such as Parkinson's disease.
Chronic ankle pain? Total ankle replacement may be the answer
Ophthalmologist Dr. Tanvi Shah from GBMC's Opthalmology department speaks to Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about the importance of eye health and what you can do to protect your eyes.
Registered Dietitian Lisa Davis, RDN, LDN, CDE, talks with Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about eating vegan
Registered Dietitian Nancy Glaser, MS, RD, CDE, talks with Christina Denny and Chardelle Moore on BMORE Lifestyle on MYTV 24 Baltimore about eating vegan
Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at GBMC, participates in an interactive discussion about caring for your skin in the summer.
Dr. Joel Turner discusses thyroid conditions and their surgical treatments.
Dr. Shah answers questions about caring for your eyes in the summer and all year long.
Diane Lyn from Today's 101.9 and GBMC HealthCare Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Theodore Bailey, discuss common yet often overlooked symptoms of tick-borne illnesses like Lyme Disease and ways to keep your family safe.
Thyroid conditions and treatments are discussed on Greater Living with Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott.
Being well doesn’t just mean your physical health, it's about your mental health too.
Jana Wolff, RD, LDN, and Michael Salamon "The Sleeved Chef" prepare a low-carb Chicken Caesar Wrap.
There are many people who confuse IBD with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, which is a different diagnosis than inflammatory bowel disease. Despite the similar acronyms and that both share some debilitating bowel symptoms, these conditions are actually very different. Dr. Diana Whitehead, a GBMC gastroenterologist with a special interest in inflammatory diseases, explains.
No one likes to think about it, but as you age, your risk of falling and injuring yourself increases.
Dr. Benjamin Lowentritt explains the new guidelines for PSA screening set by the United States Preventive Service Task Force.
Osteoarthritis is a common wear-and-tear type of arthritis that occurs when the knee's protective cartilage wears away and causes pain, stiffness and loss of motion.
Coffee enemas, dry brushing, juicing, essential oils — these aren’t just new-age health trends. All have been touted for a common and serious condition of the lymphatic system called lymphedema.
Healthcare is a confusing maze. It’s a scary, complicated and ever-shifting landscape. Without guidance, knowing where to go and what steps to take can feel like a guessing game.
According to the American Red Cross, someone in America receives a blood transfusion every two seconds. Five million patients will need blood this year. The good news is that it’s easy to help!
Dr. Douglas Reh of Ear Nose and Throat Associates at GBMC HealthCare answers your questions about chronic sinus conditions.
Dr. JoAnn Z. Ioannou, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, GBMC Senior Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer and Matt Stover, Super Bowl Champion explain nursing careers at GBMC with host Christian Schaffer.
Paul Celano, MD, FACP, FASCO, Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute, discusses a recent study that suggests that chemotherapy may not be necessary for all types of breast cancer.
Worried that you may have a sleep disorder? Dr. Raya Wehbeh, Director of the Sleep Center at GBMC, discusses sleep disorders including sleep apnea.
No one likes to think about being sick on vacation.
"It's important to me that the patients are educated on what's going on...I try to explain to them the procedures and involve their families as much as possible."
The closing of MedStar Franklin Square Hospital's pediatric emergency department and child abuse program left a significant gap in care for many, especially the Southeast Baltimore County community. While GBMC's Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) and Domestic Violence programs were already on an accelerated advancement path, this new – and unexpected – development certainly put their plans on a fast track.
After a grueling four years of college, most pre-med students would enjoy some much-needed time off before the fast-paced and nonstop grind of medical school began. Not Andrew Yang.
On April 30, GBMC hosted an event that – while a little unconventional – honored a man who himself was a little unconventional: our first annual clay shoot to support nursing excellence.
GBMC Health Partners believes the patient/provider relationship should be a partnership based on trust. The best interests of the patient will be foremost in the mind and approach of each physician or provider.
It is predicted that by the year 2025, the United States will have a shortage of more than 12,000 nurses at the bedside. This national nursing shortage has been the impetus for GBMC to think outside the box in our recruitment and retention of nurses. With so many choices for healthcare employment in the Baltimore area, and more volume in our system than ever before, it was time to get creative.
Motivation for philanthropy comes in many shapes and forms, but for Jim and Jackie Stradtner, giving is personal.
Nicki and Shannon have always been close, even for twins. They share almost everything — including their struggle with weight.
A survivorship nurse takes us through the journey of helping patients handle a difficult time.
Sodas for the longest time have been the beverage of choice for teenagers, but new research shows that teens are now substituting sports drinks for sodas. A recent study which appears in the Journal of Pediatrics, indicates that while drinking soda among adolescents has decreased, the intake of sports drinks has slightly increased. Dr. Theresa Nguyen, Assistant Chair of Pediatrics at GBMC, explains the study.
According to the CDC, Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in Americans and the leading cause of serious disability for adults. But did you know it's possible to suffer from a stroke without showing any of the FAST symptoms? Dr. James Bernheimer, Director of GBMC's Stroke program explains why.
"I've become a medical assistance because I like to help people, make sure they're taken care of. I like to make people smile, make sure their health is in good condition. And I want to continue to strive to be the best person that I am." Meet Angelica, a Medical Assistant at Family Care Associates at GBMC.
Dr. Lee Akst and Marisa Sanders discuss the importance of taking care of your voice.
Jana Wolff, RD and Michael Salamon, "The Sleeved Chef" prepare a healthy summer salad.
Kristin Trawinski, MSN, RN explains details about the NICU and it's new renovation.
Flip flops are easy to love. They’re easy to wear and help to keep your feet cool but extended daily wear can lead to foot or back pain.
Dr. Birenbaum talks about exciting updates happening in the NICU.
Hear from GBMC experts and cancer survivors about the important services and resources available in the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC.
Hear from GBMC experts and cancer survivors about the important services and resources available in the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC.
Cancer survivor, Beth Nardone, shares her experience with Oncology Support Services at GBMC.
Dr. Robert Donegan, MD, discusses the important services and resources available in the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC.
If you experience eye pain, irritation, redness, itching or blurry vision, you're not alone. Most people are likely to experience an eye problem or vision issue at some point, and the potential for problems increases with age.
The most fragile (and tiniest) patients are cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, best known as the NICU.
A few years ago, Laura Gorrell looked at the trajectory of her life and didn't like the picture she saw developing, so she decided to do something about it.
Dr. James Bernheimer, Director of The Primary Stroke Center at GBMC answers questions about the warning signs of a stroke and recovery following a stroke.
After been already treated for breast cancer through radiation treatments, an already noticed knee pain increased and worsened more quickly than expected.
Answering your questions about the team caring for you during a hospitalization.
Jana Wolff RD, The Sleeved Chef, and Dr. Timothee Friesen prepare a delicious and healthy French-inspired meal! Ratatouille and Salade Lyonnaise are on the menu!
GBMC SAFE nurse, Barbara Harris explains the SAFE & DV Program.
In the US, 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18 years old. Join this live discussion about keeping our children from becoming a statistic.
One in four women and one in seven men will be victims of domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes.
Liam was Gretchen's third child, but this pregnancy was different from the others.
Colleen Moore, Coordinator, GBMC Domestic Violence Program discusses the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Domestic Violence (SAFE & DV) Programs.
Six of GBMC HealthCare’s outstanding nurses have been recognized in Baltimore magazine’s 2018 “Excellence in Nursing” issue! Nominations were collected from across the region and 50 winners in 21 specialties were selected by a panel of nurse advisors. GBMC is extremely proud of all its caregivers and congratulates the following nurses on their well-deserved honor:
Everyone can agree: Bunions are bad news.
It can hit when you least expect it. You bend over to pick something up or turn a certain way and you feel a pang in your lower back!
GBMC's 18 SAFE nurses and 5 patient advocates provide examinations, resources, care, and comfort victims of sexual assault and domestic violence free of charge.
Jennifer Seiler, a GBMC Child Life Specialist, answered questions about preparing a child for a hospital visit with Ashley James, Health Reporter from ABC2-News.
Dr. Ruth Horowitz reacts to a recent study by The Lancet - Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggesting that diabetes is actually five separate diseases.
We may not like to talk about it, but colon cancer remains a very common cancer, and it is a dangerous topic to ignore.
Grateful patients give for Doctor's Day because doctors saved their life or their family member's life; because they are kind and listen to their needs. They give because they want to say thank you. Francis Ward is just one example of a patient who feels a special connection to her doctor.
Being a small, independent, community healthcare system, GBMC is proud to have many faithful supporters that give back to ensure every patient receives the best care possible. More so than others of our size, GBMC is fortunate a select group of dedicated individuals pledge significant investments to advance GBMC's vision. Every other year we honor them at our Joseph S. Keelty Society Dinner.
Brandon Costantino, Manager of Oncology Support Services in the Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, discusses resources for patients undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis.
To further reduce the potential for the most common hospital-acquired infection, GBMC has embarked on a novel approach, and we are the first in the community to do so.
Bill and Yvonne Kahlert first supported GBMC HealthCare in the year 2000. Only four short years later – moved by the care provided by Dr. Ron Tutrone – Bill made a gift to name the William E. Kahlert Cystoscopy Suite and begin a legacy of generous gifting to GBMC.
For patients who meet certain criteria, a special CAT scan of the chest, a "low dose CAT scan," (LDCT) can be scheduled as it may detect early lung cancer in a curable state.
Erin Bull, Gilchrist Kids Nurse, discusses her role as a pediatric hospice nurse and explains how Gilchrist Kids cares for children nearing the end of life.
Mary Tiso, RN, MS, CNL, CHPPN Clinical Manager at Gilchrist Kids, discusses how pediatric hospice differs from adult hospice.
Marci Scher, mother of a former pediatric hospice patient, describes her experience with Gilchrist Kids.
Beth Solomon, MS, CCLS, CT discusses the role of child life specialists in pediatric hospice.
The Bernsteins had such a wonderful experience delivering their first child, Elizabeth, at GBMC that they decided to give back. Joining the Parents Advisory Council on a friend's recommendation, they were not only able to serve an organization they were grateful to, but they were able to see the results of their philanthropy.
With 36 million Americans experiencing hearing loss, GBMC continues to build a model Cochlear Implant Center, expand the number of patients served and increase its visibility within the community. The latest of which is by participating in a new study.
Several new baby names proved popular for infants born in 2017 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Towson, with eight new boys names and eight new girls names cracking this year’s Top 10 list.
Niraj Jani, M.D., chief of the Gastroenterology Division at GBMC and Joseph DiRocco, M.D., a colorectal surgeon and medical director of GI Oncology, team up to share key facts that can help you protect yourself
People often think of this work as 'doom and gloom,' but it's not. It's amazing gift and opportunity to be a part of these people's journey.
Dr. Joseph DiRocco, Medical Director of GI Oncology at GBMC answers important questions about bowel conditions including hemorrhoids and bowel incontinence.
The number of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer cases continues to rise in the United States, despite a vaccine that can prevent most cancers associated with the virus.
There are a lot of things you can do make a hospital visit or procedure less scary for your little patient.
Dr. Steven A. Kulik Jr., MD GBMC orthopedic surgeon from the Orthopaedics Specialists of Maryland, discussed treatment options for bunions with Ashley James from WMAR-TV.
In the NICU, helping parents cope with their baby's condition is just as important as caring for the baby.
This month we featured Gustavo Bello, GBMC Bariatric Surgeon! Tune in for bariatric-friendly recipes with Dr. Bello's Venezuelan twist!
Greater Living with Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott discuss female sexual dysfunction with GBMC Urologist Dr. Karen Boyle.
"Greater Living with Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott" discuss sexually transmitted diseases with GBMC Ob/Gyn Dr. Lindsay Morrell.
"To Your Health" on GBMC Facebook Live with Dr. Ronald Tutrone as we discuss sexual dysfunction in men.
Cathleen Barenski, CRNP from the Vein Center at GBMC and Gina Crash, co-host of Today's 101.9 Morning Show discuss a state-of-the-art hair removal process.
Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, CFN, CPEN, has a job that most people can't imagine.
Mr. Bradshaw’s head and neck cancer journey certainly changed his life, and so did his experience at The Dance Center at GBMC. “Everyone at the Dance Center was just great. The way everyone worked together as a team was incredible. I have all the praise in the world for them.”
GBMC’s Chief of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alyson Wells, answered questions about body contouring and plastic surgery following a dramatic weight loss.
It's never too early to pay attention to risks associated with heart disease and stroke.
You know this because they take care of you! This Doctors’ Day, we are giving you the opportunity to say thank you to the leaders of these teams. We love to hear from you and we want them to know their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.
After years of unsuccessful attempts to lose weight, Kevin decided to consider weight-loss surgery.
Chris Maggitti is a classical guitarist who provides calming music for GBMC's patients, families, and staff, in partnership with GBMC Spiritual Support Services.
After two and a half years, Taylor's attacker finally received justice.
Learn how a bystander can help someone having a seizure.
"The transoral procedure was a very quick procedure, not only time in the OR, but recovery time as well. Really, after the first couple of weeks I was up and moving and speaking well." - Kim Rothman, patient
It took one experience with a patient for Sara Hein, SN, RN, FNE-A/P, to know that she had to join GBMC's SAFE team. It's now her responsibility to educate others on how to intervene to reduce human trafficking.
After working in many different field, Amanda Hindle, RN, BSN finally found her "forever home" at the NICU
Early in her career, a young patient came in with a second hand fracture, setting off some red flags for Lisa. Little did she know that this would lead her to her career working as a SAFE Nurse.
Join a day in the life of GBMC's residents and the Internal Medicine Residency Practice.
GBMC's Oncology Support Services is here to provide their expertise of available services.
Would you know if you were experiencing high blood pressure?
High blood pressure (hypertension) refers to a condition tin which the heart is required to pump blood against a higher pressure than it is equipped to...learn more
GBMC's Dr. Joseph DiRocco discusses GI Oncology with Ashley James TV from WMAR-TV - abc2news.com.
In the age of Google, it can be tempting to try to solve your own medical conundrums. However, if you have a new symptom, it's important to talk to your primary care physician.
Recent research has shown that red wine seems to provide a variety of health benefits.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer-related cause of death in this country. Fortunately, there has been a historical progression toward more precise surgical techniques.
The Oncology Clinical Trials Program at GBMC is entering its third decade of service to our patients.
Lymphedema is a common unwanted effect of treatment for many types of cancer. Many cancer types, such as melanoma, can be associated with lymphedema.
Sleeved Chef and GBMC Dietitian, Jana Wolff, RD, LDN will prepare healthy snacks to enjoy during the "big game"!
Dr. Elizabeth A. Dovec, Medical Director of the GBMC Comprehensive Obesity Management Program discusses surgical weight-loss options with April Watts, multi-media personality on Magic 95.9 Baltimore.
An easy, light and fun, traditional Italian dish that will be great in the Spring and Summer!
If you have never run before, the idea of a 5K run – which is equivalent to 3.1 miles – might seem daunting. When you break down your training and understand how to begin running in a safe and effective manner, it can be a fun and exciting challenge.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and you might not know you have it.
A trip to the emergency room can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for a child who is already in pain.
If you have diabetes, managing your A1C level is vital to ensuring you don't develop health complications.
Here are actions people can take if they're looking to manage or improve their respiratory health.
It's becoming a serious issue for young people as well. 'It's bad, and we aren't even going to see how bad the damage is for decades, which is part of the problem.'
Important information about cervical cancer - signs, symptoms and prevention with Dr. Kimberly Levinson and host John Lazarou on To Your Health.
Dr. Todd Melegari, orthopaedic surgeon at GBMC, discusses joint replacement following injuries with Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott.
When becoming a new mom, it's good to have genetic counseling to discuss options for detecting whether the baby is at risk for a genetic condition like Down syndrome or a birth defect.
Discussion about the Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate program at GBMC.
Dr. Jennifer Heller, Director of the Vein Center at GBMC discusses the signs and symptoms of vein issues, especially when traveling, with Ashley James from ABC2.
He was unmotivated, heavier than ever, and close to giving up.
Instead of throwing in the towel when you decide you just can’t spend another day doing the same exact routine as usual, or giving up when you aren’t seeing the results you want, try mixing up your schedule with these fun and fitness-boosting activities and classes.
Do you know the difference between the common cold and the Flu? Dr. Theodore Bailey, GBMC Infectious Disease physician, answers your questions!
Learn more about GBMC's Child Life Program.
Two years out of surgery, Karen is down 90 pounds and feels better than ever.
Preparing for winter weather now can help you stay safe and healthy when the temperatures drop. Dr. Jeffrey Sternlicht, Chairman of GBMC's Department of Emergency Medicine discusses winter health and safety tips.
Dr. Allison Jensen specializes in comprehensive eye care for pediatric and adolescent patients at GBMC. She addresses your questions about caring for your child's eyes with host Reagan Warfield from Mix 106.5.
Natalie worried that her weight would keep her from seeing her son grow up...so she did something about it.
Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott met with experts from the Harvey Genetic Institute at GBMC. Dr. Natalie Blagowidow, Medical Director - Genetics and Amy Kimball, Genetic Counselor.
Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott met with experts from the Harvey Genetic Institute at GBMC, Dr. Antonie Kline, Medical Director - Pediatric Genetics and Marcia Ferguson, Genetic Counselor.
Sleeved Chef and GBMC Dietitian, Jana Wolff, RD, LDN will prepare a weightloss-friendly Thanksgiving Turkey Burger!
This year, consider giving gifts that will help your friends and family achieve, not defeat, their New Year’s Resolutions!
The holidays can be difficult, especially if you're experiencing anxiety. Time that is meant to bring joy and happiness may feel stressful and lonely.
The Board of Lady Managers (BOLM) for the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital have a rich history of supporting GBMC programs and initiatives, which is why GBMC is honored to help them celebrate their 140th anniversary of serving the community.
Jana Wolff, Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC and Ashley James from ABC2 discuss how to avoid overindulging in food during the holiday season.
The opioid crisis has recently been declared a public health emergency. Dr. Robin Motter-Mast, DO, Medical Director of Primary Care at GBMC discussed what GBMC is doing to prevent over-prescription with Michael J from 93.1 WPOC
It’s always smart to plan ahead for whatever the future might hold. If you have an aging loved one, that means it’s never too soon to begin thinking about eldercare.
Primary-care practices are integrating on-site behavioral health resources and becoming one-stop shops for comprehensive treatment of both the body and the mind.
I was told that my lymph nodes were growing outwards inside my body and that they were going to be clipped during my surgery. During surgery and the clipping of one of my lymph nodes, a cancer cell was found lying across my cervix wall across my main blood artery. It could not be removed surgically.
Dr. Motter-Mast and Dr. Harrison-Restelli share their advice on how to cope with anxiety and what to say when you think someone you care about may need help with a mental health issue.
Dr. Todd Melegari, an orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist at Orthopaedic Specialists of Maryland at GBMC, says you don’t have to buy into the no pain no gain mindset.
Heather Chilcot and Alexis "Lucky" Thompson thought they were too busy to say "yes" to another volunteer commitment. But, despite their seemingly endless work, family and volunteer activities, the two friends agreed to co-chair the Parents Advisory Council because they were so grateful for the care their family received at GBMC.
Brown Advisory has been involved with GBMC since 1996, most notably as the presenting sponsor of GBMC's signature annual event – Legacy Chase. They are one of many corporations that have partnered with GBMC throughout the years to grow the health of our community and we are thankful to have Mike Hankin, president and CEO, and his commitment to giving back.
The Smith family's relationship with GBMC began when the hospital was built. And because of great care, Nancy Smith of Parkville will continue what her family started 50 years ago.
Del Lloyd is a workhorse. One would never guess the Oakcrest resident turned 98 on Aug. 1 based on her extensive volunteering resume.
Generous participants, sponsors, volunteers and fundraisers of GBMC's annual Father's Day 5K event have supported critical programs and initiatives in the neonatal intensive care unit since 1987. And for our 30th anniversary of this event, we are excited to take it to the next level: fundraising to support a renovation of our NICU space!
Nancy Donovan compared seeing to wearing Vaseline-covered glasses. It was only after seeing Dr. Pillar and Dr. Pramanik that she was able to get the surgery that would change her outlook on life ... literally.
When people suffer from a combination of chronic illness and depression, they are even more likely to avoid family, friends and activities they once enjoyed. That isolation may intensify the depression.
December 4-10 is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and also the time of year when influenza (flu) viruses in the United States start to peak.
I remember my mom taking me shopping in the "husky" section of the clothing store, and how it was sometimes difficult to find a Cub Scout uniform in the right size. I remember what it was like to struggle through every gym class, and to be the last one that finished doing laps each morning.
Everyone at The Vein Center is part of the team - there is no hierarchy and everyone is essential.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. April Watts multi-media personality from Magic 95.9 and Dr. Joi Johnson-Weaver, Family Physician at GBMC at Owings Mills discuss tips to quit smoking.
Even if you quit smoking decades ago, tobacco use can still be impacting your health.
With gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies ranking as the second most common cancer seen at GBMC, a new gastrointestinal oncology program was recently launched to address the multi-faceted health needs of patients with a variety of gastrointestinal cancers.
Hosts Mary Beth Marsden and Don Scott discuss diabetes diagnosis, treatment and complications with Dr. Ruth Horowitz.
Holiday parties and dinners are full of edible temptations for anyone, but for people with diabetes, yielding to such temptations can be disastrous for glucose control. Lisa Davis, RDN, LDN, CDE, a registered and licensed dietitian with the GBMC Geckles Diabetes & Nutrition Center, offers tips diabetics can take to cut down on food temptations and how to manage blood sugar levels at holiday parties.
GBMC bariatric patient, Jake Rinnier, shared his weight loss story and Dr. Elizabeth Dovec discussed healthy lifestyle changes for losing weight and getting healthy including bariatric surgery.
Thank you to our Physician Titans who have led the way for advancements in medicine and patient care. GBMC HealthCare is proud of its heritage of caring for our communities through all stages of life.
Don Scott and Anna-Maria Palmer, GBMC's Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer discussed YOUR future in healthcare, live on Facebook.
Dr. Paul Celano and ABC2's Ashley James discussed genitourinary cancers (cancers of the bladder, prostate, and kidney).
Don Scott and Hillary Scott Murray, CRNP, MBA GBMC Director, Advanced Practitioners answered a question many of us have "What is the role of your Advanced Practitioner and Nurse Practitioner?"
Greg Carpenter from Co-Host of the 101.9 Morning Show and Dr. Diana Whitehead, GBMC Gastroenterologist discuss the resources available at GBMC for people diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Conditions.
Dr. Timothee Friesen, General Surgeon from GBMC joins Michael J On Air from 93.1 WPOC to discuss diets and how to live a healthier life.
Over the past 8 years, Jake has gone on a journey that has dramatically changed his life.
More than 130 Greater Baltimore Medical Center physicians, in 76 unique specialties, were named in Baltimore Magazine’s “Top Doctors” listings for 2017.
GBMC Doula and Parent Education Coordinator, Lanny Dowell discuss postpartum care for new parents with Mary Beth Marsden.
If a place saves your life, you will do anything to pay them back. Just ask the Kaplans. Ken and Bonnie love each other, and they also love a place with the initials GBMC.
Teal pumpkins, chocolate candy, pediatric feeding disorders and Infant Driven Feeding in the GBMC NICU! A quick blog by pediatric speech pathologist and feeding specialist, Bethany Kirby, CCC-SLP on what's happening this fall in the NICU and how it will positively impact future trick or treaters.
Tips, suggestions and ideas to help make your family’s Halloween fun, safe and even healthy!
Did you know that breast cancer treatment isn't "one size fits all?" GBMC Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Kruti Patel discusses radiation oncology breast cancer treatment options during a Facebook Live interview with April Watts Live from Magic 95.9.
What’s more intimate, iconic and identifying than the sound of someone’s voice? Teachers, lawyers, salespeople, receptionists — anyone whose job entails speaking to communicate or connect relies on voice as a primary tool.
Jana Wolff, RD and The Sleeved Chef prepare delicious and bariatric weight loss friendly sweet treats!
Greater Living with Mary Beth Marsden - Interventions to help manage pain with Dr. Justin Slavin, GBMC Neurosurgeon and Dr. Charles Simmons, Medical Director of SMART Pain Management at GBMC.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Finding out you have breast cancer is something no one wants to hear, and many women avoid scheduling a mammogram for fear of being diagnosed.
GBMC Chaplain (The Reverend) J. Joseph Hart, Director of Spiritual Support Services and Don Scott discuss spiritual support at GBMC!
Laura Clary, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, CPEN, Clinical Program Manager for GBMC's Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) program discusses domestic violence with John Lazarou on "To Your Health."
Follow Floor Technician, Bowler Lewis to see what he does around the hospital!
There are a lot of myths surrounding the topic of vaccines and its it's important to know the truth about them.
Nancy Glaser, RD and Diabetes Educator discuss healthy habits for your whole family, including what to include in a nutritious lunch.
Sleeved Chef, Michael Salamon and GBMC Dietitian, Jana Wolff, RD, LDN prepare a delicious AND healthy dish: Pan-Seared Rockfish.
Easy-to-follow instructions how how to make sautéed vegetables with The Sleeved Chef.
Jeanne Vance's and Laddie Dance's dream for cancer patients to see their future as an opportunity for hope and peace of mind is realized every day by the patients at the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head and Neck Rehabilitation Center.
Our voice is a large part of who we are. It is our vocal signature. And when it goes awry it can be upsetting to say the least. For someone who relies on their voice to make their living, even the slightest vocal pathology can be devastating.
September is Prostate Cancer and Prostate Health Awareness Month! Dr. Ronald Tutrone, MD, FACS, Chief of the Division of Urology at GBMC and John Lazarou discuss prostate cancer and the importance of prostate health on "To Your Health".
Join the discussion with Dr. Harold Tucker, GBMC Chief Medical Officer and Cindy Ellis, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, IT Applications Director for Epic about our new medical record system with Mary Beth Marsden.
As we age, our risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis increases. Dr. Jamie Johnston, GBMC Orthopedic Surgeon discusses osteoporosis and hip fractures with Don Scott.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have bariatric weight loss surgery? GBMC bariatric weight loss patient AND chef, Michael Salamon as he shares his story with Don Scott on Facebook Live.
Dr. Mary Louise Collins, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Director of Resident Education for the Ophthalmology Residency Program at GBMC and ABC2's Ashley James discussed children's eye health and important questions to ask your child's doctor about their vision.
Are you worried what might happen if you sneeze or laugh? Do you have to get up several times a night to urinate? Do you find yourself sprinting to the bathroom with sudden or frequent urges to empty your bladder?
Hear the newly-appointed GBMC HealthCare Board of Director's Chair, PJ Mitchell's, vision for the healthcare system and her history with GBMC.
Stewart Weems was the dream patient. And to him, he had the dream team working on his cancer. When he passed away in December 2016, he was so grateful to all of the oncology staff that he left a $95,000 life insurance annuity to benefit the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center at GBMC.
GBMC is thrilled one of our most generous donors is being recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the 2017 Outstanding Foundation of the Year Award.
If you or someone you love was born between 1945-1965, it's time to consider getting screened for Hepatitis C.
Dr. Rajani Tadimalla and WPOC radio host, Michael J On Air answer your questions about how much screen usage is too much when it comes to your kids and what impact social media plays in parenting children and teens.
Family Physician, at GBMC Family Care at Owings Mills, Dr. Kevin Carter and Magic 95.9 multi-media personality April Watts address your questions about back to school check-ups and what your child must have before the school year begins to keep them healthy.
With the start of the fall recreation and school athletic season soon underway, Dr. James Baronas, primary care physician with GBMC at Joppa Road, whose medical specialty is orthopaedics and sports medicine discussed sports safety & signs parents and coaches alike should look for and what to do when it comes to sports related injuries and concussions.
Dr. Kenneth Fletcher, Head of the Division of Laryngology at GBMC and a laryngologist at the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC and Speech Language Pathologist Melissa Bidlack from the Johns Hopkins Voice Center located at GBMC and Today's 101.9 Morning Show Co-Host, Gina Crash discussed your questions about voice problems and keeping your voice healthy.
Do you have second thoughts about that tattoo? Or are you tired of unwanted hair? Cathleen Barenski, CRNP from the Vein Center at GBMC will answer your questions about the state-of-the-art tattoo and hair removal process at the Vein Center at GBMC.
The Sleeved Chef makes a delicious Cloud Bread Breakfast Sandwich with Turkey, Sausage, Egg and Cheddar!
Kevin Ferentz, M.D., lead physician at GBMC Owings Mills and a melanoma survivor, will discuss the close association between sun exposure and skin cancer, and answer questions about when and how often to use sun protection with our host, John Lazarou.
Listen to Dr. Regina Presley and Greg Carpenter from Today's 101.9 as they discuss hearing loss on Facebook Live.
Dr. Johnston, joined Orthopedic Specialists of Maryland at GBMC as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements and geriatric hip fracture prevention.
Dr. Elizabeth Dovec sits down for a Facebook Live session with April Watts of Magic 95.9 to discuss sugar addiction and ways of kicking the habit.
GBMC welcomes Anna-Maria to the GBMC Family as Vice President of Human Resources/Organizational Development Chief Human Resources
Watch Mike Wah and Joe Palmer demonstrate five exercises they recommend adults do every day to improve and preserve mobility.
The proverb "it takes a village to raise a child" continues to resonate with many modern parents
Watch Jana Wolff, RD, LDN demonstrate how to prepare three healthy breakfasts to help you start your day off right.
The Sleeved Chef and Jana Wolff, RD, LDN prepare Spicy Peanut Tofu Pad Thai with Shirataki Noodles
More of GBMC's primary care practices are Level 3 Physician Practice Connections-Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PPC-PCMH) recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Facebook Live - Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute nurses Judy Bosley, RN, BSN, CCRP Oncology Research Nurse Manager and Pamela Nickoles, RN, BSN, CCRP Oncology Research Nurse discuss the myths and truths about clinical trials for cancer patients with Ashley James from ABC2.
GBMC wants to remind men how vital it is to see their primary care physician for the preventive healthcare they need.
Crystal Pernaslice, PA-C is passionate to take care of every patient as if they were her own loved one.
Laura Clary, BSN, RN, was honored on June 3, 2017 by the Baltimore Orioles as a #BirdlandCommunityHero for her work at the GBMC SAFE Program.
Reagan from the Baltimore Mix 106.5 Morning Show talked with GBMC Doula Coordinator, Lanny Dowell, answering your questions on labor, delivery and parenting!
I believe your daughter has Infant Botulism. There is a treatment, but it is only made in California. She may get worse before she gets better. She may lose her breathing.
Heidi Kenny-Berman, Esq. is GBMC Philanthropy Committee's new chair. Find out what she has in store for GBMC's fundraising efforts.
In a unit filled with postpartum mothers, breast pumps, and newborn babies, Joe Henry, RN may not be the nurse you’d expect to see.
Hear Hilton Foore, a Cochlear Implant patient, talk about his journey from how he found out he had hearing loss to when he discovered and chose to get cochlear implants!
Facebook Live with Dr. Jennifer Heller, Director, Vein Center at GBMC and Medical Director of the GBMC Wound Care Center discusses vein-related questions.
GBMC Neonatologist and Vice Chief of Staff, Dr. Maria Pane is part of the amazing team of experts in the GBMC NICU.
The Sleeved Chef and Jana Wolff, RD, LDN prepare Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
Check out this story of Quinn who received Cochlear Implants. Her parents share her story and explain the process they went through together.
It’s official! Laura Clary, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, CFN, CPEN, manager of GBMC’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) & Domestic Violence Program, is the Prevention magazine and The Doctors "America's Most Amazing Nurse" winner!
Watch Dr. Donegan sit down with Gina Crash to talk about the Survivorship Program on this edition of GBMC's Facebook Live.
GBMC tried out a little carpool karaoke with volunteer, Don Scott!
Joe Palmer and Michael Wah talk about how to maintain flexibility and balance as we age.
Did you know that your thyroid, one of the largest endocrine glands, greatly influences almost every cell in your body? Dr, Joel Turner answered questions on Thyroid Health with ABC2's Ashley James.
Cooking demo with the Sleeved Chef and Jana Wolff, Registered Dietitian.
Caring for Your Voice as You Age lecture by Lee Akst, MD: Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC and Daniel Sherwood, MS/CCC-SP, HSE: Speech Pathology.
It's difficult to imagine, but try to picture yourself near the end of your life. Take time to make your wishes known.
GBMC is honored to have Baltimore put their trust in us and we congratulate Dr. Sarah Whiteford for being named Best Family Physician in The Baltimore Sun's Best of Baltimore Readers' Choice poll!
Suddenly, Mr. James was using his voice like never before. Interviews with the Today Show, pumping up sold out crowds of screaming fans and emceeing events like Justin Bieber’s birthday bash. In December 2011, all this excitement caught up with Mr. James’ voice, bringing him to the Johns Hopkins Voice Center at GBMC.
The Sleeved Chef and GBMC's Jana Wolff, RD, LDN prepare Pan-Seared Tuna with Sauteed Red Swiss Chard at the ABC2 News Studio Kitchen.
Chelsea Woodell, RN, BSN, CCRN sits down with ABC2 to talk about her role as the Critical Care and Telemetry Nurse Educator at GBMC.
In the intensive care unit, it’s all hands on deck — and it needs to be. The ICU treats some of the sickest patients in the hospital, and they require round-the-clock care and critical interventions.
Katie endured a nine-hour brain surgery, only to get a biopsy. She was diagnosed with an optic pathway glioma, a rather rare and fatal brain tumor that was malignant and inoperable.
A great, healthy option to a delicious international dish!
Too young for cancer? Think again. More young adults are having skin cancer than ever.
Opening the doors of the William A. and Jarnetta Kroh Center for Digestive Disorders became a reality as a result of one doctor’s passion and the generosity of one very special donor. And thanks to that commitment to patients and exceptional care, today, we have an opportunity to expand the dream even further.
Ashley is one of seven forensic nurses in GBMC's SAFE program who specializes in pediatrics. Many of Ashley's patients had a history of being sexually assaulted or abused in childhood.
The perfect Italian classic with substituted with ground turkey
Norma Ferraro, MA, always knew she wanted to fight for justice. After earning a bachelor’s in sociology from Loyola University and a master’s in public anthropology with a concentration on gender violence from American University, she began working with victims of domestic violence.
If you suffer from the spinning sensation of vertigo, dizziness or a loss of balance due to inner ear problems, a neck injury or other medical conditions, specialized physical therapy may offer just the help you need.
Oh, baby! If you've got a precious little bundle on the way, you're already well aware of how overwhelming getting ready can seem. Fortunately, knowing what to expect and being prepared before labor gets underway can go a long way toward putting your mind at ease.
Dr. Fred Chan, Medical Director of Inpatient Services at GBMC, has signed on to be the chair of our second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. See where he wants to take this popular event!
Chris Pistell is almost there – celebrating 50 years of volunteering with GBMC and giving 10,000 hours of her time.
Ten years ago, Dick and Mickey Price decided to give back to the community hospital that had served their family since GBMC was established in 1965. Now, they can be content in knowing their favorite cause – GBMC nursing – will get a cash infusion to ensure its success in years to come.
Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 12 through Feb. 18, is a national week of spreading kindness with pay-it-forward actions. But two of GBMC's employees reminded us kindness happens all throughout the year.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz discusses depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses with Ashley James of ABC2 Baltimore.
Palliative Medicine at GBMC was established in 2007 and continues its mission of providing symptom management.
Oncology rehabilitation is a key component of the care and support of a cancer patient. Oncology rehabilitation is the process of addressing a host of potential issues...
Imagine a disease that can strike any joint or organ at any time, with no known cause or cure. Sarcoidosis is just that — an elusive disease that is seldom fatal, sometimes painful, sometimes not. It may plague an individual throughout his or her lifetime, or strike once and never return. Treatment might be effective, or it might not.
It didn’t cross our minds that something might be wrong. But during an ultrasound, it was clear that our first son, Kian, would be born with a cleft upper lip and palate.
A new way of recently approved treatments is expected to significantly alter the fight against cancer.
ABC2 followed around Deborah Higgins, RN to see what it's like to live a day in the life with a GBMC nurse educator.
The first night in the NICU, Grayson's entire body looked like one big bruise and his eyes were still closed. He continued to try to breathe on his own despite the ventilator. Corin, his nurse, kept saying he was a fighter, "just like ‘Rocky,” and the nickname stuck.
People are quick to throw this phrase around when their favorite show gets cancelled or after a bad day. But people who suffer from clinical depression, also known as major depression, are dealing with much more than sadness.
Real patients. Real challenges. This is the Art of Nursing at GBMC. Follow the daily lives of our nurses as they bring healing and hope to the youngest and oldest patients of GBMC HealthCare.
Director of Lean Operations, Lisa Griffee, discusses what Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) is doing to continually improve patient safety and quality. Focusing on achieving better health, better care and least waste through Lean Daily Management and standard processes, GBMC is working to get closer to its vision of: "To every patient, every time, we will provide the care we would want for our own loved ones."
This is the story of Prince Randall, a patient of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at GBMC. Mr. Randall went from wondering if he was going have his toe amputated to now having what his wife calls, "the prettiest toe she's ever seen!"
Want to make your digestive tract happy and the rest of your body strong and healthy? Get busy tending your garden - the one in your gut.
When it comes to cancer radiation therapy, the goals are the safe destruction of cancer cells and tumors with minimal side effects, the shortest possible treatment time and negligible damage to healthy surrounding tissue — no more, no less.
A healthy and hearty lentil soup to keep you warm as you watch the leaves fall.
Everyone is grateful that urgent care facilities are available for medical emergencies. But Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) aims to reduce urgent care visits through a new team-based approach that helps patients stay healthy and medically on track.
GBMC's new employed physicians group president brings vision, experience and good humor to one of the region's preeminent healthcare systems.
The goal at GBMC is 'to treat every patient, every time as a loved one,' VP of patient safety says, after receiving national recognition.
Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. This is when flu viruses are circulating at higher levels than other months.
Doctors at Greater Baltimore Medical Center are much more than graduates of the nation’s top medical schools. They’re standout graduates of life.
As a patient, the late Mr. William E. Kahlert recognized that research trials identify the latest medical interventions and advancements for cancer patients. The results of clinical trials can extend or save patients’ lives as well as contribute to the development of new therapies for the future.
Dr. Betsy Dovec came to GBMC to be a bariatric surgeon as her first job out of fellowship. She hit the ground running with letting people know who she was, but the community engagement effort has come full circle.
GBMC's Parents Advisory Council recognizes the unique opportunity to give back to terminally-ill children, and this holiday season will be their fifth consecutive year adopting families in the Gilchrist Kids' Adopt-a-Family Holiday Drive.
We appreciate the Berman family's continuous support of all areas of GBMC HealthCare as well as extending our GBMC family to include all of the supporters who celebrated two milestone events by giving back to others.
"To every patient, every time, we will provide the care we would want for our own loved ones." It’s GBMC’s vision, but how do we put it into practice?
Our family arrived and saw me before I went under the knife. At 31 weeks, 1lb 14oz, our son Xavier Eli Chin was born. I saw his small face and heard a small cry before they took him up to the NICU.
While saying goodbye to a loved one can be tough, Hospice Home Care nurse Sara Turner said she loves building new relationships and making the transition smooth for families under her care.
Everyone's very caring and open and would really care for their own patients as if it were their own family members, says Roxann Cavey about the MICU at GBMC
When unnecessary emergency department visits started to become too frequent for elders, GBMC HealthCare took notice and developed the Support Our Elders Program.
At 18 months of age, Kharmin contracted Meningitis and lost her hearing. The Cochlear Implant team at GBMC acted fast, surgically implanting bilateral cochlear implants on the toddler. What comes next is truly amazing...
No ifs, ands or buts about it — nobody wants to get a colonoscopy. Some people don’t understand what it is or why it is important, or their doctors simply don’t mention it, so they think it’s unnecessary. And then there are those who just put it off.
The team's involvement with patients and their families can begin as early as pregnancy, when some birth defects may be diagnosed, providing interdisciplinary care to children born with facial, head and neck malformations.
Open seven days a week with walk-in appointments and extended hours on weekdays, Hunt Manor ensures patients receive immediate care when issues arise.
What was wrong with me? Why was I losing my hearing? We were both terrified I would wake up one morning completely deaf.
School's out. Final grades are in. Still, there's one exam your child might need to take: An annual physical administered by his or her primary care physician. And now could be the time to get one, before physician offices become busier in the fall.
Delicious and juicy steak kabobs with a whopping 18 grams of protein per serving!
Paul Celano, MD, FACP, has been named Medical Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC, while Mary Louise Z. Collins, MD, has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology.
Healthy and delicious pizza recipe, made with whole-wheat pitas and grilled chicken.
If a loved one has survived a stroke, you are likely filled with relief, as stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. But despite the stroke not being fatal, recovery can often feel like the start of an uphill battle.
Any SPF between 15-50 is recommended. A sunscreen with at least SPF 15 will block 90% of the sun's harmful rays. With SPF 50, almost all of the dangerous rays will be blocked, but SPFs of 50+ are no more powerful than 50.
Baltimore magazine named six members of GBMC's nursing staff as 'Top Nurses of 2016' in its Excellence in Nursing issue!
GBMC has been a community establishment since 1965. Find out what our vision entails for the future of our organization.
When allergens such as dust and pollen enter your body, your immune system attacks them the same way it would attack a cold virus. The body creates chemicals like histamine to fight off the allergens, which causes symptoms to develop.
For Lisa Blevins, being a nurse in the radiation oncology department is about more than just taking care of a patient's physical needs.
Things changed suddenly three weeks after surgery, when she began to have debilitating symptoms. Ms. Campbell told her doctor about the high fever, extreme fatigue and intense pain she was experiencing...
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but many more are at risk and are living with a condition called prediabetes.
Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016 as we "chase the record" and mark this momentous occasion by spending a day enjoying family-friendly activities, steeplechase horse racing, food trucks, a vendor village and most importantly, a homecoming of the GBMC survivors community.
Having annual physicals can also help your son or daughter establish a happy and healthy relationship with his or her primary care physician, should there be another reason to visit in the future. Here's what you can expect the care provider to do during the exam:
The CDC reports an alarming increase in Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that infects more than 300,000 people a year - 10 times more than it ever has.
Suddenly, my world was turned upside down. I was supposed to get married in three months! Luckily, the physicians and staff at the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at GBMC started me on treatment right away.
I had my first meeting with Dr. Lauren Schnaper, and she sent me for a stereotactic biopsy of the left breast. It was confirmed that I indeed did have DCIS. I then was scheduled for my lumpectomy.
Back pain became a regular part of Jewel Henry's day, but as the years passed that pain became more and more severe.
Chicken breasts coated in rolled oats served with a fresh red leaf lettuce salad.
For the second year in a row, GBMC has earned recognition as a leader in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) healthcare equality by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Annual gifts from a spouse, children or family, to mom on Mother’s Day usually involve a combination of cards, flowers, jewelry and maybe, if she’s lucky, breakfast in bed. This year, loved ones could give their mom a different kind of present – the gift of health and well-being.
Osteoarthritis limits peoples' activity levels more than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. It's a common myth that you should not use or "wear out" a joint.
Often, the earliest stages of eye problems caused by diabetes, including diabetic retinopathy, do not cause symptoms.
Indulging in special foods can be part of the fun of a day at the yard, so don't worry — you don't have to choose between bacon on a stick and carrot sticks. The stadium offers a variety of lighter options for people who want less caloric, more nutritional food at the game.
Situated in scenic northern Harford County, Jarrettsville Family Care joined GBMC's growing primary care network!
Doctors suggest eligible patients enroll in clinical trials because they believe the treatment could potentially help others in need.
He was a fit, former member of the U.S. Air Force when he injured his knee. But he said he continued to eat as though he was as active as he used to be.
Fresh baby spinach sauteed with crunchy pine nuts and sweet golden raisins will tickle your taste buds and make your waistline smile.
Live conference from the Dr. John Adams Compassionate Caregiver Rounds at GBMC
I was frustrated, concerned and worried about whether I would be able to play sports again. I had gone from being a tri-athlete to being unable to complete a single mile.
In April 2013, I was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a genetic predisposition to a variety of cancers. Read my story
Live conference from the Dr. John Adams Compassionate Caregiver Rounds at GBMC
Karen Cherelstein had a normal mammogram in October 2006, but a self-examination in January 2007 revealed a lump. A visit to her OB-GYN and a biopsy confirmed her fears: she had Stage 1 cancer with a small tumor just before her fiftieth birthday.
How do you keep healthcare costs in check and find ways to improve quality of care at the same time?
GBMC's offers services to domestic violence victims need a place to turn to when in trouble or in need.
After returning from my Europe trip, I began my treatment program non-stop. I was in a week-long workshop in south Baltimore, too, and when school started in August, I went every day.
To me, the term “patient-centered” doesn’t begin to convey the kind of care I received. Reflected in my personal experience is GBMC’s commitment to provide every patient, every time, with the care one would want for their own loved ones.
In continuing with the heritage of the hospital's founding, Spiritual Support Services at GBMC is committed to fostering relationships with all congregations, keeping in mind the rich religious traditions of the greater Baltimore community.
I never felt so physically miserable in my entire life. I was extremely fatigued and was losing weight at an alarming rate, but the GBMC staff found a way to stabilize my weight loss and made plenty of valuable suggestions to ease many of my symptoms.
GBMC is setting the standard for providing quality primary medical care during a time of industry upheaval.
In Spring of 2013, GBMC implemented Lean Daily Management (LDM) which works as an umbrella to ensure that every area of the hospital's operations are constantly improving through smart oversight and input from front-line staff and patients.
As I was getting dressed for work one morning, I sneezed while bent over and felt a sharp pain in my back. I made it to the bed and had to stay there for most of the day.
I was a very high-risk patient. Two other hospitals turned me away and suggested I terminate my pregnancy due to my blood pressure history. I had already had a daughter; she was five years old at the time, and my pregnancy with her was a close call – we both almost died.
According to 2014 data from the American Cancer Society, an estimated 95,000 new cases of gynecologic cancer are diagnosed each year and approximately 29,000 deaths occur.
Meet your primary care practice physicians and staff out in Owings Mills!
About 117 million Americans have some form of chronic illness or disease. Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can increase the risk for some chronic illnesses.
Revolutionary technologies have not only changed our everyday world, they are also transforming the lives of cancer patients at Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute.
Two years ago, when Helen Roby went for a dip in the pool at her son’s house, it took four men to get her out. At 335 pounds, she couldn’t get into or out of a chair, needed a walker and because of her weight, suffered from diabetes, gout and high blood pressure.
Joyce Myrick was diagnosed with fallopian tube cancer in the summer of 2014, and her journey to recovery had a difficult beginning.
To our surprise, soon after we got the initial news, we found out that our joy was going to be doubled: I was pregnant with identical twins.
Dr. Robin Motter says being a primary care physician also means being a part of the community.
GBMC combines leading-edge technology with programs tailored to suit each patient's mobility needs. With the growing number of aging baby boomers facing mobility issues, it should come as no surprise that demand is increasing for rehabilitation medicine.
Patients and families of every faith, and those with no faith, are tended to and given the same levels of comfort and support.
Meet your neighborhood physicians and staff at GBMC at Joppa Road!
The newly named, non-denominational Yvonne Kahlert Chapel at GBMC’s main campus is a place of welcoming for all faith traditions. It is utilized on a regular basis by patients, families and staff seeking spiritual solace, serving as a safe place for those in need during health and life transitions.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome patient, Trevor Wiburg, tells his story.
Strokes can occur at any given moment and can be frightening, as Carol Pijanowski explains her story of her healing process
GBMC HealthCare was created in 1965 from the merged operations of two specialty hospital in Baltimore. Fifty years after its founding, it remains at the leading edge of delivering comprehensive, compassionate women's healthcare.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in the US, with about 12.7 million adults over the age of 18 suffering from the disease in 2011. Learn more about Pulmonary diseases
I was given the option to have this second baby at another hospital, because my husband works at another institution. I could not imagine having my babies anywhere but at GBMC, and I am so happy that I made that decision.
Both Bill and Audrey Sento had chronic hip pain due to osteoarthritis which robbed them of their active life. Read their story of how their hip replacement surgeries have given them their life back.
Keionna Carter worked in hospitals, mental institutions and now works with Gilchrist Hospice Kids, taking care of children. That's how she met 12-year-old Ian Scher.
GBMC celebrated its 50th anniversary in October, 2015 by designating 50 remarkable doctors as "Physician Titans of Care."
Dr. Riley explains how Gilchrist Hospice Care provides Advance Care Planning that describe different types of medical decisions that your family may need to discuss.
In January 2014, GBMC's Family Care Associates (FCA) practice was operating out of two separate offices. Now, it has merged into one cohesive office providing a new kind of care.
Wayne Sutter has been volunteering at GBMC for the past 11 years. Sutter started volunteering with the hospital after retirement. He was looking for something to do that would help others when a friend and longtime GBMC volunteer offered the answer.
There are several options for volunteers, including adult programs for those willing to commit to at least four hours each week. Learn more
Mason Wurzburger says he loves being a nurse in the GBMC emergency department because it means he gets to do a little bit of everything.
GBMC gives out about 600 prayer shawls annually to patients in their hospital
On February 9, 2015, I came to a regular doctor's visit and I was told that my water had broken. I didn't know exactly when that had started, so my doctor said that we were going to have the baby that day.
Navigating the healthcare system an be daunting. Some patients are tasked with keeping track of a multitude of overwhelming details about their own care...
The Prenatal Diagnostic Center at the Harvey Institute for Human Genetics is equipped to help educate pregnant women about genetic conditions, coordinate prenatal screenings, provide insights into test results and offer resources to help facilitate the best possible health outcome.
Follow Ms. Wilson's journey from pre-weight loss surgery through her experience with the GBMC COMP program and to the present.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is a terrifying reality to face. Unfortunately, the disease seems to know few boundaries, affecting women and men of all ages and ethnicities.
The professionals at the Center understand that surgery of any kind can be stressful, so they'll help guide you and your family through the entire surgical process from registration to recovery.
It seems that the older we get, the more we seem to pick up the habit that we thought was ridiculous when we were young. The habit? Starting each day with the newspaper and reading the obits.
Patient Mary Frank began having severe chest pain and shortness of breath as a result of an advanced hernia. Dr. Timothee Friesen at GBMC's Finney Trimble Surgical Associates Office explains hernias through Ms. Frank's story.
To better treat its voice patients, the Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center recently expanded the Johns Hopkins Voice Center located on GBMC’s main campus in Physicians Pavilion West. In addition to a larger and completely renovated space, the Voice Center also houses the brand new Fender Music & Voice Studio, furnished with nearly $20,000 in music equipment generously donated by Fender.
Breast cancer is a diagnosis that one in eight women will receive during her lifetime. It can be a scary and overwhelming experience, filled with doctors' appointments, treatment plan discussions and important decisions to be made.
Erin Wilson, 26, had a difficult losing weight ever since she was five years old. Erin's story is no ordinary weightloss story.
For Jillian Klaucke, MD, the practice of medicine is not confined to the walls of a clinical exam room. A doctor trained in Wilderness Medicine may be the difference between life and death for a patient.
For attorney Richard Eventoff, persistent vocal hoarseness presented a challenge in his everyday life. Treatment at the Johns Hopkins Voice Center changed his life.
Dr. John Chessare(President & CEO of GBMC HealthCare System) sits down with grateful patient Ms. Watkins to learn about the care management she has received at GBMC Texas Station.
A radical course of radiation treatment in 1985 saved 29-year-old nurse's life, and her right leg. However, nearly 30 years later, she found herself once again fearing amputation -- this time due to the radiation that had previously spared her limb. This is her story, in her own words.
Knowing where to turn for healthcare can be confusing because there are many option available, all offering what seems to be similar services.
If it weren't for a routine endoscopy, Allen Woods wouldn't have known there was a silent disease afflicting his esophagus.
Embarrassed by the social stigma surrounding urinary incontinence, women experiencing bladder control issues often remain silent or wait years before seeking help. It's OK though, this is a very common problem to have and may be treated.
When people suffer from headaches, there could be a number of factors as to why they are happening. Taking care of headaches requires comprehensive examination to rule out issues...
Discussing end-of-life wishes can be an uncomfortable topic, but it is an extremely important one.
If you’re like most people, you keep a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications in your home for everything from headaches to heartburn. But did you know that these medications lose their effectiveness past their given expiration date and can also lose potency if they are improperly stored? Here are some important facts to keep in mind to ensure that your medication remains as safe and effective as possible.
Jeannine Moriconi, mother of three and married to her high school sweetheart, had her annual mammogram in 2012, but the journey that followed was anything but routine.
A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved technology is enhancing mammography for women in having dense breast tissue.
GBMC's goal is to provide all babies younger than 30 weeks gestation or weighing less than 1,250 grams with an exclusive human milk diet, even if the milk does not come from the biological mother.
Fifty-five-year-old Brian Lewis was just learning his "new normal" after undergoing a successful gastric bypass. He was embracing his healthy lifestyle when, two weeks after completing a grueling physical competition, he received a shocking colon cancer diagnosis. This is his story.
A large percentage of Americans have taken antibiotics at some point during their lives. They are powerful medicines that physicians may prescribe to treat an infection caused by bacteria. Although some think of them as cure-alls, antibiotics do not work against illnesses that are caused by a virus, like common colds or the flu. Those who take antibiotics to treat a viral infection should think again—they may do more harm than good if not used properly.
Ovarian cancer patient Carol Bechtel explains her treatment at GBMC and why she chose to be part of a clinical trial at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute.
Avid golfer Erin Taylor received the shock of her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 25. Despite her grueling treatment regimen, Erin refused to let cancer get the best of her. This is her story, in her own words.
A honeymoon filled with chemotherapy and radiation wasn’t exactly what Phil Kenney had hoped for himself and his new bride, Linda. However, that’s exactly how they spent the weeks following their wedding.
Dr. Niraj Jani answers common questions about digestive health and gastrointestinal disorders.
Joe Simons was a longtime CLL(Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) patient at GBMC's Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute. Joe brings an inspiring outlook on treatment and life in general. This video is dedicated to his memory.
Having a primary care physician is important for both individuals and families.
For about 20 percent of the United States, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a nagging problem.
When Carol Colgan stepped off the flight from her last business trip before retirement in 2009, she didn’t think twice about the clogged feeling in her right ear. The veteran traveler had experienced her fair share of discomfort from flying.
Rose Gauza spent one year out of work due to complications of lymphedema. Now, she is back to teaching fourth grade. Read her story here
Tony Sartori sought out a second opinion on clinical cardiovascular care from Dr. Reed Riley, a Johns Hopkins Cardiologist who practices on the medical campus of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Learn more about Johns Hopkins Cardiology at GBMC and how the benefit of an academic medical center is provided in the comfort of a suburban setting.
Living with a life-threatening illness like cancer can be as devastating to the family as it is to the patient. In support, GBMC provides two service programs – Spiritual Support Services and the Oncology Support Program.