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New UM Laurel Medical Center Opens Its Doors on June 4

June 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 Model

November 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 Officer

November 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.

Influential Physician Leader to Join University of Maryland Capital Region Health as Chief Medical Officer

April 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.