August 2016

Hunt Valley Location Opens Next Monday, Aug. 8 on US Lacrosse Campus

MedStar Health’s newest location is co-located with US Lacrosse’s newly-constructed headquarters and national training center at 2 Loveton Circle, off of York Rd. The phone number for its front desk and general information is 410-472-7091.

The Hunt Valley location houses orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapy and rehabilitation, performance enhancement, and research. The physicians with Hunt Valley session time include Drs. Allison Fillar, Richard Hinton, Lindsay Jones, Kari Kindschi, Richard Levine, Jason Stein, and Kenneth Tepper. Therapy services are comprehensive and include dry needling, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and functional screening examinations.

U.S. News, Becker’s Hospital Review and Hospitals & Health Networks Rank MedStar


U.S. News & World Report has released their annual “Best Hospital” Rankings. In the Baltimore metro area rankings, MedStar had four of the top ten spots with MedStar Union Memorial at #5, MedStar Franklin Square at #7, MedStar Harbor at #9 and MedStar Good Samaritan at #10.

For orthopaedics specifically, MedStar Good Samaritan, MedStar Harbor and MedStar Union Memorial all ranked regionally as “high performing.”

For neurosurgery, MedStar Franklin Square and MedStar Union Memorial both ranked regionally as “high performing” for the first time.

Becker's Hospital Review has named MedStar one of the "100 Integrated Health Systems to Know," a list based on health systems' focus on the continuum of care, from wellness and preventive services to urgent care, inpatient care, outpatient care, hospice, health plan offerings and more. Many of these health systems have also demonstrated innovation through their participation in care and payment reform initiatives. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected health systems based on rankings by healthcare analytics company IMS Health, as well as health systems' financial, clinical and operational strength.

MedStar was also named in this year’s Hospitals & Health Networks information technology survey as one of “Healthcare’s Most Wired.” MedStar also received recognition for being “Advanced” in all areas of the survey and was recognized as a “2016 Most Wired Advanced” healthcare system, one of only 19 healthcare systems in the country listed and the only healthcare system in Maryland to be named with this additional recognition.

MedConnect Goes Live Next Month


Next month, on Sept. 26, 2016, all four Baltimore hospitals transition to the MedConnect Electronic Health Record (EHR). Success with the new system is essential to providing the best experience for our patients. Most notably, it is a significant step toward providing one health record for the entire system. This enables better provider-to-provider communication, improved care coordination and reduced patient care errors. For more information on MedConnect, visit

 Register for MedConnect training by August 15. Visit and search for Wave 1 – End User: MedConnect Ambulatory Training for Providers (Li-020191).

Clinicians (MA, RN) should search for Li-020185, and Front Office, Back Office and Administrative Associates should search for Li-020186.

Sneak Preview of Olympics TV Ads


Tonight, August 5, is the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympics. MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and MedStar Sports Medicine are once again sponsoring the 3-week event on WBAL (NBC, Ch. 11). The Olympic Games are a cultural phenomenon with unusually high television ratings that include viewers who do not usually watch television. Locally, Olympic viewership on WBAL outpaces the national average. To digitally complement the television sponsorship, extensive Facebook advertising, Olympics-specific Search Engine Marketing and video on is scheduled.

Watch the orthopaedic television ads that will air during the WBAL O-Zone, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Weekend Day, and Weekend News:


Media Contact

Michelle Kline


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