February 25, 2018

MedStar Hosting Blood Drive Dec. 22

MedStar Blood Drive Dec. 22, 2016

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Thursday, Dec. 22, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown.

Hospital Foundation Gala Raises $150,000

MedStar Hospital Foundation Gala 2016

“Viva! A Night in Old Havana” brought out hundreds of guests and raised $150,000 for the foundation at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. The 29th annual St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gala was held in November and will help fund health care scholarships, capital projects, and new equipment.

Michaels, Brewster to Lead Healthy Partnership

Behavioral Health Action Team to Meet Nov. 22

Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership selects new steering committee at annual meeting.

Hospice Offers Support Group During Holidays

Hospice Support Group

Holidays can be an especially difficult time for those who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. Hospice of St. Mary’s will offer a special support group through December to help people who are having a difficult time dealing with their grief.

Best Year Yet for Bluegrass for Hospice

bluegrass for hospice

This year’s Bluegrass for Hospice in October, hosted at Bubby Knott’s Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, raised $38,298.91.
In the eight years the bluegrass concert has been in existence, 2016 was the best yet, said Jay Armsworthy, Bluegrass for Hospice event coordinator and promoter. The event has raised $192,000 in total.

Medical Respite Program to Help Homeless Vets

MedStar Medical Respite House

St. Mary’s County has become the second location in the state to offer a new medical respite program, meant to fill in the gaps in health care for the homeless.

Learn About Options During Hospice Month


Talking about end-of-life care is not easy for any family, but it is a necessary part of life. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is helping Hospice of St. Mary’s County to urge residents to learn the importance of planning for the care they would want it they were facing a serious or life-limiting illness.

Hospital Gala Tickets Available Until Nov. 15

hospital gala

Tickets for the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s 29th annual gala, which benefits MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, must be purchased by Nov. 15. The gala will be held Nov. 18.

Healthy Partnership Plans Annual Meeting

medstar st marys sq logo

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will host its second annual meeting from 8 am to noon Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

Hone Opioid Response Skills at Training

BHAT MedStar opiod response

Members of the community who might be in the position to save the life of someone who is at risk of dying from an opioid overdose can be trained to help, even when emergency medical services are not immediately available. The St. Mary’s County Health Department, frequently supported in part by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, is the location for several sessions for qualified individuals to be trained.