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New UM Laurel Medical Center Opens Its Doors on June 4June 04, 2023
The all-new University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center (UM LMC) will officially open its new doors on June 4, replacing the older facility on the same campus—representing phase 1 of a multi-phase plan to create a health and wellness destination campus.
UM SAFE Center and UM Capital Region Health Receive Grant to Implement Human Trafficking Response ModelNovember 30, 2022
The Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded the University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors, in partnership with the University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UM Capital), a $799,878 grant to establish a comprehensive human trafficking response and referral pathway in five units at UM Capital Region Medical Center in Prince George's County.
University of Maryland Capital Region Health Names Joel Sandler Chief Nursing OfficerNovember 17, 2022
Joel A. Sandler, MBA, BSN, RN, FACVP, has been named UM Capital Region Health's (UM Capital) new Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Sandler, who has been serving in an interim role, will have oversight of all nursing practices for inpatient, ambulatory, perioperative and procedural services, as well as behavioral health and patient engagement.
University of Maryland Capital Region Health Medical Group Opens Family Medicine Practice Next to New Carrollton MetroSeptember 16, 2022
University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group (Medical Group) practice opens new practice next to the New Carrollton Metro Station in Hyattsville, MD. This practice replaces the practice that was located in Cheverly, MD.
Hope Connections and UM Capital Region Health Partner to Offer Cancer Care and SupportSeptember 12, 2022
University of Maryland Capital Region Health and Hope Connections have partnered to provide cancer support services to better serve cancer patients in Prince George's County and the surrounding area.
Influential Physician Leader to Join University of Maryland Capital Region Health as Chief Medical OfficerApril 12, 2022
Tom-meka Archinard, MD, MBA, FACEP has been named the new Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for the University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UM Capital), effective June 1. After a national search, Dr. Archinard was selected to join the senior executive team to lead the overall clinical vision, direction and partnership with medical staff across UM Capital Region Health. She is expected to help drive the mission of the organization to provide advanced clinical care and community leadership with vigor while meeting the highest standards of patient quality and safety.
UM Capital Region Health Hosts Groundbreaking Celebration for New Regional Cancer Center in Prince George’s CountyApril 07, 2022
University of Maryland Capital Region Health reached another milestone to expand care and access in Prince George's County and the surrounding area in a groundbreaking celebration today for a new Regional Cancer Center.
University of Maryland Medical System Announces $1.2 Million Commitment To Address Food InsecurityAugust 02, 2021
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) today announced a $1.2 million commitment to address food insecurity issues in the communities across the state which are served by the organization’s 13 hospitals.
Historic Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for UM Capital Region Medical Center in LargoJune 08, 2021
In a celebratory milestone decades in the making, elected officials, medical, civic and business leaders and community stakeholders gathered today in Largo to celebrate the opening of the new University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, which officially opens its doors June 12.