GRMC Welcomes Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon H. John Park, MD


GRMC Welcomes Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon H. John Park, MD

Garrett Regional Medical Center recently welcomed H. John Park, MD to the medical staff. Dr. Park is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement, arthroscopy, cartilage restorations, sports injuries, and trauma. He has practiced for over 35 years in medical centers across the country. At GRMC he will be joining Dr. Dona Alvarez and Dr. Todd Feathers at Garett County Orthopaedics as an orthopedic surgeon. […]

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Garrett Regional Medical Center celebrates 70th anniversary

As Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) celebrates its 70th anniversary this month amidst a national pandemic, the small community hospital originally established in 1950 continues to evolve to meet the needs of the community to which it is dedicated. From its start as a community hospital serving Garrett County, GRMC has grown into a true regional medical center serving a population of 46,000 people living in eight counties across three states. It has also become one of Garrett County’s largest employers with more than 500 team members. […]

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Grantsville Medical Center and the WVU Urgent Care in McHenry

Grantsville Medical Center and the WVU Urgent Care in McHenry have each implemented numerous new safety protocols to ensure social distancing and enhanced sanitation during the coronavirus pandemic. The enhanced protocols are in response to the fact that the number of Americans seeking emergency and routine medical care has decreased, mainly due to fear of being exposed to the virus. However, the strict precautionary actions taken at both facilities are allowing them to continue to safely serve the community. […]

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GRMC offering child and adolescent telepsychiatry through Sheppard Pratt Health System partnership

Garrett Regional Medical Center’s Family Health & Wellness Services, through their partnership with Sheppard Pratt Health System, has expanded child and adolescent mental health care in the region with telepsychiatry. Sheppard Pratt Health System offers high-quality convenient mental healthcare in Maryland through their telehealth services. The new child and adolescent program will provide area youth with comprehensive mental health care that is easy to access. […]

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GRMC Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Garrett Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ this spring by Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction awarded by the Leapfrog Group recognizing GRMC’s achievements in providing safe, high quality health care. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months, assessing how well the hospital prevents medical errors and other harms to patients. […]

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GRMC Named Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Garrett Regional Medical Center named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This marks the second year in a row GRMC has received this honor. The hospital also earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Both the Top 100 designation and the 5-star rating are indicative of the quality care provided at GRMC. […]

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Pillar Innovations works with GRMC to create intubation boxes for potential COVID-19 patients

Garrett Regional Medical Center and Pillar Innovations have collaborated to produce intubation boxes for the hospital. Intubation boxes are used to help reduce a physician’s exposure to COVID-19 as they intubate patients who require a ventilator. Without extreme precaution, this process can put healthcare workers at a high risk of infection. The new boxes produced by Pillar Innovations will serve as an added layer of protection for frontline staff. […]

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Garrett Regional Medical Center thanks the community for their support during the coronavirus pandemic

Garrett Regional Medical Center has received an unprecedented level of community support throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Since mid-March the staff at GRMC has faced pressure to quickly adapt to changing protocol and prepare for a possible influx of patients due to COVID-19. Many local businesses have reached out to provide encouragement for the staff through donations that have helped lift spirits during this difficult and demanding time. […]

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GRMC recommends the use of masks and cloth face coverings to fight COVID-19

Garrett Regional Medical Center recommends the use of masks or cloth face coverings in public places including grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential businesses as outlined in the latest CDC update. The use of a simple cloth face covering or mask can help slow the spread of infection by blocking respiratory droplets, preventing those who may not know they are infected from infecting others. […]

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Garrett Regional Medical Center opens testing site

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has opened a COVID-19 testing clinic at its location on Pythian Avenue behind the hospital campus. The clinic was established in order to provide coronavirus testing for people throughout GRMC’s 8-county service area who may have been exposed to the virus or who are showing symptoms. The drive-through clinic requires patients to stay in their vehicles for the duration of the short process. In order to be tested, patients must have an order from a physician; people lacking a doctor’s order cannot be tested. […]

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