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July 02, 2015 8:35 AM ET

Healthcare Providers and Services

Company Overview of MedStar Health, Inc.

Company Overview

MedStar Health, Inc. provides healthcare services through its hospitals, urgent care and ambulatory care facilities, and physician offices. Its services include anesthesiology, bariatrics, and burn center; and breast, cervical, colorectal, endocrine, esophageal, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, head and neck, hematologic, liver, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, peritoneal, prostate, skin, stomach, thoracic, thyroid, urologic, and uterine and endometrial cancer services, as well as lymphoma, neurologic oncology, orthopedic oncology, and pediatric hematology and oncology services. The company also provides colon and rectal surgery, community education and family wellness, dermatology, diabetes, emerge...

5565 Sterrett Place

5th Floor

Columbia, MD 21044

United States

Founded in 1854





Key Executives for MedStar Health, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 56
Chief Administrative & Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President and President of Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
Senior Vice President and President of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Senior Vice President and President of Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

MedStar Health, Inc. Key Developments

Federal Agency Selects Medstar Health for Healthcare Research and Quality to Participate in its Research Network Known as Action III

MedStar Health has been selected by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to participate in its research network known as ACTION III (Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks). MedStar is one of just 13 healthcare organizations to win the five-year award. As part of this network, MedStar has become eligible to become a direct contractor with the federal government to undertake research focused on one or more of AHRQ's priorities: Improve the quality of health care and care delivery. With 10 hospitals, 20 diversified healthcare entities, more than 200 service locations, and 6,000 physicians, MedStar Health provides care to one of the most culturally and socioeconomically diverse areas in the United States. MedStar has nationally recognized research experts in the MedStar Health Research Institute, the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, the MedStar Institute for Innovation, and the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. The Research Institute continues to be among the top 20% of U.S. institutions receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. MedStar is already engaged in AHRQ's ACTION II network, through a partnership with the Healthcare Research and Educational Trust, in a project called CANDOR (Communications and Optimal Resolution). CANDOR involves developing and testing an educational toolkit to help hospitals respond to, defuse and quickly resolve potential patient harm situations. In responding to the highly competitive bid process, MedStar organized its own network that includes 22 partners from outside the health system, including universities, foundations, a health department, hospital association, patient safety organizations, and a startup incubator.

MedStar Health of Columbia Appoints Hussein Tahan as Corporate Vice President for Nursing Professional Development and Workforce Planning

MedStar Health of Columbia appointed Hussein Tahan as corporate vice president for nursing professional development and workforce planning.

MedStar Health Signs Expanded Agreement with Cerner

MedStar Health announced an expanded partnership with a seven-year agreement that will streamline operations, help improve the quality of patient care and develop technologies that align with MedStar's vision to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health. The new alignment will allow access to all Cerner solutions and services throughout MedStar's 10 hospitals and 3,000 plus beds, as well as the ambulatory and post-acute network. Cerner will provide MedStar an expanded enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) that will provide clinicians seamless access to patient information across the continuum of care. Through the new alliance with Cerner, MedStar plans to further the work of the MedStar Institute for Innovation by aligning more closely around technology innovation. MedStar cares for more than a half million patients each year across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region in its hospitals, urgent care and ambulatory care facilities, and physician offices. As the larger healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar's 10 hospitals, the MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Physician Partners, and other programs and services are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. Many of MedStar's hospitals are continuously recognized as Best Hospitals by U.S.News and World Report. Recently, the health system also was named one of the nation's Most Wired by Hospital and Health Networks Magazine.

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