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Greg Raymond Named Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for the University Of Maryland Medical Center

September 13, 2017

Greg Raymond, MS, MBA, RN, has been named vice president of nursing and patient care services (PCS) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). In his expanded role, Raymond is responsible for PCS clinical practice and professional development, as well as behavioral health services across both the University and Midtown campuses. In addition, he will continue to oversee the neuroscience units at the University Campus.

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients With Liver Failure

August 23, 2017

Baltimore, Md. August 23, 2017 – Severe acute liver failure (ALF), a rare but life-threatening illness, is associated with high death rates if patients don’t receive timely treatment or a liver transplant. Unlike the heart or the kidneys, there is no established mechanical device to replace the liver’s function. Now, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought.