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Facebook Live: Treating Lower Back Pain

May 08, 2018
Is bending, sitting, even walking leaving you in discomfort because of back pain? Dr. Amiel Bethel, Chair of Neurosurgery at UM BWMC gets back to basics on the causes and treatment options for lower back pain.

UM BWMC Names Sonia Hamlin as New Marketing and Communications Director

October 12, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Sonia Hamlin as the medical center’s new director of marketing and communications. Ms. Hamlin comes to UM BWMC from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus where she served as marketing and communications director. Her previous experience includes marketing, communications, strategic planning and community programs development.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Names Kathy Burk as New Foundation Executive Director

July 14, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has named Kathy Burk as the new Executive Director of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center Foundation. Burk will be responsible for directing philanthropic efforts and community awareness to support the mission of UM BWMC. She has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, business development and marketing. Prior to joining UM BWMC, she held senior leadership positions for two national non-profit health care organizations.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Honored with Mission: Lifeline® Gold Quality Achievement Award

July 13, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has received the Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. In order to receive the Gold award level, organizations must meet specific criteria for at least two consecutive calendar years. UM BWMC has received the Mission: Lifeline award since its inception in 2010 starting with a Bronze award from 2010 to 2012. UM BWMC received Silver in 2013 and Gold from 2014 to present.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry® Platinum Performance Achievement Award

July 13, 2017
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. The award recognizes UM BWMC’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that the medical center has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

UM BWMC To Hold Free Naloxone Training Classes to The Community

July 12, 2017
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is offering free Maryland Overdose Response Program classes to help educate the public on the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose. The Overdose Response Program is part of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s strategy to reduce overdose deaths. Bi-weekly classes will start beginning July 18, 2017 at 6 p.m. and will be offered on an ongoing basis.