University of Maryland Capital Region Health's Quarterly Magazine

Welcome to Maryland's Health Matters, which provides great health information on the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, and general health and wellness information.

Look for new issues of Maryland's Health Matters here on a quarterly basis, and use the content here to help you make informed health care decisions for you and your family. Click on any of the links below to see the current issue or archives you would like.

Free Diabetes and Chronic Self-Management Program

Starting fall 2018 we are continuing our Diabetes and Chronic Disease Self-Management Health Workshops. Classes are available in Cheverly, Laurel, and Suitland Maryland, beginning September 19-November 13th. Click here for registration information.

More Facts on Breast Cancer

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
  • Over 3.3 million cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
  • Male breast cancer can exhibit the same symptoms as breast cancer in women, including a lump. Anyone who notices anything unusual about their breasts, whether male or female, should contact their physician immediately.

Quality Care Close to Home

UM Capital Region Health’s Community Practices are improving access to care and helping patient s lead healthier lives. Click here to find a UM Capital Region Medical Group practice near you.

GammaPod Zeroes in on Breast Cancer (pages 10-12)

GammaPod, a new method of radiation treatment for women with early-stage breast cancer, delivers a higher dose of radiation to the tumor with less damage to normal breast tissue and the heart and lungs.  Watch a video demonstration of this new technology, which is exclusively offered at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center

The new UM Laurel Medical Center will offer best in prevention and treatment services. What are some of the services that you can expect from the new UM Laurel Medical Center?

  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Short-stay overnight care
  • Outpatient surgery services
  • Chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure, and breathing problems
  •  Primary care
  • And more!

Get updates about progress on the UM Laurel Medical Center at

New Leaders

Dr. Joseph Wright, MD Named Chief Medical Officer for UM Capital Region Health

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Joseph Wright, MD as Senior Vice president & Chief Medical Officer, for UM Capital Region Health, effective September 10. Dr. Wright will champion the overall clinical vision, direction, and partnership with medical staff across the health system. He is expected to help drive the mission of the organization to provide state-of-the-art clinical care and community leadership with compassion while meeting the highest standards of safety. Read the full story here.

Katie Boston-Leary, PHD, Joins Staff as Chief Nursing Officer for UM Prince George’s Hospital Center

In her new role, Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, will have oversight of all nursing practices for inpatient, perioperative and procedural services, as well as behavioral health and case management. Boston-Leary’s background and experience combine nursing leadership and oversight of patient care services, strengthening our nursing practice and enhancing patient care. Read more about our new Chief Nursing Officer.

Upcoming Events

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Ways to Give

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Fall 2017 Edition
Winter 2018 Edition
Spring 2018 Edition