GRMC Named Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital


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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Garrett Regional Medical Center prepares to address Coronavirus

Garrett Regional Medical Center is asking the public to please limit visits to patients in the hospital at this time. Anyone experiencing any signs of illness, such a fever or respiratory symptoms, is asked to please refrain from visitation. Also, please do not bring children to visit patients. This is a cautionary action, taken to ensure that GRMC’s patients are not exposed to unnecessary illnesses. […]

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GRMC cites 340B prescription drug program in support of outpatient services

As a participant in the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) was able to funnel close to $1.6 million into services directly impacting patient care last year, including cancer and infusion therapy services.
The 340B Drug Pricing Program allows eligible health care entities to purchase outpatient drugs from pharmaceutical companies at significantly reduced costs. […]

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Garrett Regional Medical Center receives CMS 5-star rating

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) received the highest rating possible from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently when it received five stars for the quality of care GRMC staff consistently provides the hospital’s patients. According to the American Hospital Association, there are 5,564 hospitals in the US; only 407 achieved this year’s five star rating, and GRMC is one of only eight hospitals in the state of Maryland to do so. The average hospital rating across the country was 3.5 stars. […]

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GRMC’s Mark Boucot speaker at national health care forum

Mark Boucot, CEO & President of Garrett Regional Medical Center, recently participated as one of three panelists at a national forum focused on the challenges facing rural health care providers. The event took place as part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Rural Partnership Development Meeting held in Rockville, MD. […]

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GRMC Welcomes Urologist, Dr. Edward Zagula

Edward Zagula, MD, a Board Certified Urologist, is now seeing patients at Garrett Regional Medical Center. Dr. Zagula is a graduate of the WVU School of Medicine and completed his Urology residency at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, one of the top Urology programs in the nation. He has been practicing Urology in Maryland for over 30 years. […]

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